Five ways to make your family home a festive palace thanks to Sainsbury’s film*

With just a few short weeks to go before the big day, the time has finally come to begin decking the halls, tidying up the manger and generally getting your home ready for the main event.

This year, with Sainsbury’s ground breaking Christmas in a Day video putting everyone well and truly in the festive mood, there’s never been a better source of inspiration for your Christmas preparations.

So if your home is about to undergo a seasonal transformation, here are five ways that you can harness the Christmas cheer of the Sainsbury’s film and turn your house into a veritable festive palace.

1. The tree 
If your household is like most across the country, then your Christmas tree will be taking pride of place in your home any day now.

A quick look at Sainsbury’s Christmas in a Day film will show that it doesn’t matter whether your tree is real, artificial or cut from the forest by your very own fair hands as long as the whole family is involved in the assembly and decoration of it.
By Ernst Vikne (Decorating the Christmas tree) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://], via Wikimedia Commons from Wikimedia Commons

Just as the festive film shows, there’s something incredibly special about that moment the tree is topped with a star or an angel, the lights go on and everyone knows that Christmas day is just around the corner.

2. The decorations
Every year Sainsbury’s has one of the best Christmas tree decoration selections around and with the range of sparkling, traditional and vintage-inspired pieces that you can see here, this year is no different.
To get the best results, choose a style or colour theme and run with it throughout your home. That way your entire house will feel unified and no one will be able to escape the Christmas spirit.

3. Family reunions 
If watching a soldier be reunited with his three young children in the Sainsbury’s festive film doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you should maybe consider going to join The Grinch for this year’s celebrations. After all, family reunions are what Christmas is really all about.

If you’re far away from your family this year, why not arrange a video call to coincide with the present opening? That way you can join in with the festive fun wherever you are in the world.

4. Food 
Food is one of the most important parts of any Christmas celebration, so now’s the time to start planning your festive menu and stocking up the shelves with a few delicious winter treats.

Apart from the obvious turkey and roast veg, you’ll also need to bake a mouth watering pud, so pick up some fruits, spices, a recipe card and a big bottle of brandy and get baking!
By TheKosher (Oven roasted brine-soaked turkey) via Wikimedia Commons from Wikimedia Commons

5. Festive spirit
Last but not least, as old Scrooge found out, the one thing that can transform any home into a festive palace is a little bit of good old Christmas spirit. If you find your home is lacking at all in the festive cheer front, why not gather the family together and sit everyone down to watch the Christmas in a day film.

After that your family should be bursting with goodwill to all men, making this year a Christmas to remember for all of the right reasons.

So why not take a leaf or two out of Sainsbury’s Christmas book and transform your home for the festive period? All it takes is a few decorations, a mountain of scrummy food and a bucket or two of Christmas cheer.

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1 Comment

  1. 13th December 2013 / 12:34 pm

    I like the bucket or two of Christmas cheer comment – hiccup!
    Popping over from #PoLoCo

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