Go Ape’s countdown to Christmas checklist!

Countdown Clocks
It’s official: Christmas is less than a week away! We reckon the elves are finishing off their wrapping as we type, with Santa’s sleigh prepped and ready to carry pressies to good kids across the world!

Is Banana HQ excited for the 25th? Well, you could say that we feel like kids on Christmas morning! Bublé’s been blasting around the office for the past couple of weeks (still not bored), and we’ve managed to munch our way through a shamefully giant stash of mince pies. We’ve worked it off in the treetops – that makes it alright, right!?

The question is, are you fully ready for the festivities? If you feel a little underprepared in these final weeks, our countdown to Christmas checklist might help…

Deck the halls

If you haven’t already, it’s time to unearth those yuletide accessories from the loft, give them a dust off, and get creative! Rein in the whole family to help, especially when decorating the tree – arguably the best festive activity!

Write your cards

Be ‘that person’ by writing and distributing your cards early on, whether by hand or by post. Spare yourself any awkward moments by writing a list of names to make sure you’ve remembered everyone!

Send out invites

Christmas around yours this year? Make sure everyone knows the plan! You’ve probably had this arranged for months, but still, a gentle remind won’t hurt.

Order the turkey

The star of the show, the main attraction, the crème de la crème of the Christmas dinner. Order your turkey asap and make sure it’s free range. Nearer the big day, you’ll need to think about buying your trimmings, like the veg and Christmas pud!

Finish present shopping

That list is getting shorter, but there’s a way to go. Save yourself dashing to the shops by purchasing some Go Ape gift vouchers for your loved ones! They make the perfect Christmas gift – print them off yourself, or get them delivered to you and presented in a wonderful wallet (just make sure you order before 20th December).

Make your movie schedule

Is it even Christmas if you don’t curl up on the sofa and binge on festive films? Have a few lined up to enjoy on those chilly winter evenings, with mugs of steaming hot choccy (covered in marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles – yum).

Stock up on nibbles

We all deserve to treat ourselves at Christmas, and it’s absolutely fine to indulge so long as you stay active. Stocking up on snacks and treats with a longer shelf life will help to minimise waste, as they can be stored away for next year if you don’t eat them.

Spread the cheer

Ever thought about dedicating some of your time to the less fortunate over Christmas? Places like homeless shelters always need helping hands around now, when the winter chill sets in. Have a little search on the web to find charities and initiatives near you.

Get wrapping

Paper, scissors and name tags at the ready… remember last year when you said to yourself, “I’m never going to leave wrapping to the last minute again”? Make a start on it asap! Or you can buy hassle-free, wrap-free gifts, like our vouchers!

With all of these ticked off your checklist, all that’s left to do is relax, get into the festive spirit and have a very merry Christmas with your friends and family!