Halloween has concluded and the clocks have gone back. This can only mean one thing: Christmas is almost upon us! Stratford is ready for all things Christmas and we want you to be, too. Although there is an abundance of festivities to get involved with throughout the town, we want to talk about how you can get into the Christmas spirit simply from the comfort of your own home.
The Stratford-upon-Avon annual Victorian Christmas market lets you journey back in time to get into the festive spirit in a unique way. Taking place every December, this year’s Victorian Market will feature over 300 stalls packed with festive delights – it isn’t one to be missed. However, perhaps you won’t be able to attend this year’s market, or you are attending but visiting once just isn’t enough. In that case, the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald YouTube channel, among several others, features a 24-minute video of the 2022 market, providing a full walkthrough that still manages to capture the festive feeling.
For some Christmas lovers, the festive season doesn’t start until the beloved pigs in blankets hit the shelves, accompanied by Mariah Carey and Michael Buble echoing throughout the shops. Well, Christmas is now well and truly underway in most supermarkets across the UK (Stratford-upon-Avon being no exception), allowing you to stock up on the upcoming Christmas dinner, or even to treat yourself a bit earlier – don’t worry, we don’t judge! Tesco, for example, has officially announced its Christmas food range, meaning you’ll be able to start stocking up for the big day.
A prime example of how the Christmas tradition is sweeping across the entertainment sector is the iGaming industry. Online casinos, which can be played from the comfort of your own home, are resonating well with players, not only for their convenience but for their expansive catalogues of slots. For example, there are some sites where you can play four different variations of roulette online. This variation means these sites feature Christmas-themed slots, like Fruit Shop Christmas Edition and Aloha Christmas, helping fans get into the holiday mood in a unique way. With graphics full of snow, tinsel, and every Christmas ornament imaginable, these slots bring to life the Christmas spirit.
Streaming Christmas Movies
Carrying on from Christmas-themed casino slots, streaming services such as Netflix are another great source of entertainment to enjoy the run-up to Christmas from your living room – but we probably didn’t have to tell you that! In 2022, Hallmark released 40 new Christmas movies that continue to garner millions of views throughout the year, many of which can be watched on Netflix.
However, the great thing about these services is that when it comes to Christmas movies, you’re granted films old and new, providing plenty of content to work your way through. To help decide what you plan to watch over the coming weeks, there are online guides that tell you when new movies will be added and what you can currently watch.
There are plenty of festivities to experience in Stratford over the coming weeks to ensure you’re fully prepared for Christmas. But we understand that not everyone has the time or resources to attend or take part. That’s why we’re big believers in getting into the festive mood from the comfort of your own home!