19 Festive Ways To Do Christmas Exactly Like Zalfie
You will need: one sprout hat
You might assume that Macaulay Culkin, The Grinch, Buddy The Elf or Hugh Grant as the Prime Minister are the ultimate A listers of Christmas, but we’re here to tell you that Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes could knock ‘em all out of the North Pole.
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Anyone who watches Zalfie online will know that they’re SERIOUS about all things festive, and their vlogmas vids are full of so much Christmas joy that you may as well stick a red hat on them both and call them the new Mr & Mrs Claus.
No one does Christmas on YouTube quite like Zoe and Alfie, so if you’re forever swooning over their sleigh bells and drooling over their decorations, then here’s 19 easy ways to do Christmas exactly like Zalfie this year.
1. Remember that one Christmas tree just isn’t enough
For maximum festive joy spreading, you're gonna need at least two in your home - and it goes without saying that they have to be decorated to Pinterest-worthy levels of perfection.
2. Always wear cosy knitwear
What's even the point of winter unless you're filling your wardrobe full of the most snuggly jumpers possible? Bonus points if it's covered in enormous rainbow pom poms or sparkly red glitter.
3. Cover everything in sight with fairy lights
Obviously your filming background is already fairy light central, but Christmas means it's time to take those bad boys ALL around the house. Is there such thing as a fairy light covered loo seat? Because we'd be interested.
4. Make sure your house smells more delish at all times
Whether it's the scent of your homemade cupcake baking or just a little batch of dried oranges that you casually whipped up last night, it's got to be on par with the smells of Mrs Claus’ kitchen.
5. Go ALL out when it comes to decorations
That box of naff 90s baubles hidden in the loft somewhere just won't cut it. We're talking fireside garlands, light up reindeer, handmade stockings, multiple trees and enormous paper staircase garlands. Obviously.
6. Do an intercontinental festive box swap
As soon as December 1st hits, it's time to call up one of the many famous YouTubers in your phonebook and see if they fancy sending you a load of adorable American presents. Just think of the CANDY potential.
7. Add cute and cosy touches
Anyone can stick a bit of tinsel on a tree and get the advent calendars out, but if you want a true Zalfie Christmas then it's all about the Instagrammable attention to decoration detail. How cute?
8. Show your love for Christmas with zero shame
And yes, that means wearing a sprout hat with pride in front of millions of viewers. IT'S CHRISTMAS, PEOPLE.
9. Plan a festive friendmas break before the big day
The all important destination choice is up to you and your pals, but just remember that Zoe and Alfie probably wouldn't go unless there's a half decent, cosy Christmas market involved. Edinburgh is always a good idea.
10. Red lipstick makes everything better
It's an essential part of your festive makeup look (whack on some gold shimmer eyeshadow too if poss), and if you really want the bonus Zoella points then you'd better upload the perfect Christmas Makeup Routine video asap.
11. Have a mini Christmas with your friends at home, too
Much like how one Christmas tree isn't enough by Zalfie standards, you might as well have multiple Christmas Days too. At least three Friendmas Days are required per winter season, with full on elf costumes provided for everyone involved.
12. Spread the Christmas cheer at all times
And yep, that includes rocking to your best mate's Crimbo housewarming party with a surprise inflatable Santa that's literally bigger than their new living room.
13. Make sure your pooch is officially pampered
We all know that Nala is living the goals life on a day to day basis, but her luxury levels are taken up a notch at Christmas time. Would you just LOOK at that chic festive doggy bedding.
14. Bake ALL of the baked goods
If your kitchen counter isn't covered in the world's most delicious and beautiful mince pies, iced Christmas tree biscuits, fairy light cupcakes and Christmas pudding cookies at all times then you've already failed.
15. Smash the present giving game for everyone you know
Honestly Father Christmas, it's probably time that you retired and made way for Zoe and Alfie, because their present giving skills really are second to none.
16. Start talking about Christmas excitement in mid-November
Ensure that your Instagram seamlessly blends from Halloween madness into festive joy within just a few posts, otherwise you're not doing it right.
17. There is no such thing as too much festive joy
IT'S THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR, FFS.
18. Keep it real in your pyjamas
Sure, glitzy party dresses and swanky events are a big part of the Christmas social calendar, but Zoe fully believes that the best part of December is staying cosy in your pyjamas as much as possible.
19. And last but not least, vlog the whole thing
Because it's just not Christmas without a Zoella vlogmas video to count us down every day.
Words by Lucy Wood