It’s finally snowing, which can only mean one thing: the Christmas season is upon us!
It’s time to walk under the gorgeous lights at Camden Market, eat as many Christmas chocolates we can until we’re unable to move and spend all hours of the night watching our favourite holiday movies! Anyone up for coming over to watch Elf and The Grinch?
We’re not the only ones who are massive Christmas fans – our faves are too! Each year, they treat us to a variety of festive videos, from song covers and makeup tutorials, to baking tips and gift guides. They make our sub boxes the best gift of all, which is all we could ever ask for, and to celebrate, it’s time for Five of the Best: Christmas Videos! (2017 edition.)
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas | SarahClose1
No festive Five of the Best would be complete without a Christmas cover, so of course we had to include Sarah Close‘s take on Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas. The song is pretty much a holiday classic and the first one that comes to mind when we think about Christmas music, so we were stoked to see Sarah’s video pop up in our sub boxes.
We have nothing to say other than we’re totally jealous of Sarah’s talent. All I Want For Christmas isn’t a song that’s easily sung, but Sarah killed it and managed to make it her own. You can guarantee we’ll be playing this cover on repeat all December long.
Edible Christmas Ornaments | Topless Baker
One of the first things we do when December rolls around is decorate the Christmas tree, and whilst we hate stringing the lights (why does it take so long?), we love putting up the ornaments and making sure our tree totally beats that of Betty who lives down the street. She always thinks her tree’s the best, but, news flash, Betty, ours totally out does yours this year and it’s all thanks to Matt Adlard.
For this video, Matt shows us how to make the most delicious (and pretty) edible tree ornaments. His orange cookie recipe paired with melted-down Jolly Ranchers for the stained glass effect is something we’re totally here for, and we hope we don’t end up eating all the ornaments before Christmas Day… Who are we kidding, we probably will.
Christmas Gift Guide for BROKE STUDENTS! 5 TIPS! | Ibz Mo
Are you a broke student looking for ways to buy gifts for your loved ones? Look no further than Ibrahim Mohammed‘s holiday gift guide! It’s totally helpful… sort of.
Whether you’re participating in a Secret Santa or are one of those people who likes giving your friends things they need (rather than what they want), Ibz has got your back. And if his first four tips don’t help you, maybe his last will: spread positivity and love, and once you’ve lulled your friends and family into a state of raw emotion, tell them what you want for Christmas. You can pretty much guarantee you’ll end up receiving that gift! We promise, it totally works – Ibz wouldn’t lie to us.
NOT MY ARMS GINGERBREAD CHALLENGE W/ TOM DALEY | Mark Ferris
One of our favourite holiday traditions is building gingerbread houses with our friends and family, and if we manage to not eat all the decorations, they normally turn out looking pretty swell. However, we never attempted to make them whilst participating in the Not My Arms Challenge – that is, until we saw this video from Mark Ferris and Tom Daley.
Right off the bat, we found ourselves thinking this might be a disaster, but it went much better than we thought it would! Apart from Tom accidentally breaking a piece of his wall and Mark laughing whenever he attempted to give directions, they managed to make some pretty presentable gingerbread houses.
Also, can we take a minute to talk about the pair’s costumes? We never knew we needed to see Tom dressed up as Christmas tree, but now that we have, we want more!
EASY GLAM CHRISTMAS MAKEUP TUTORIAL + OUTFIT | WOC | Nellie Robert
Closing out this year’s festive Five of the Best is a makeup tutorial for those of you still struggling to pick the right look this holiday season. Everyone knows that Christmas parties are happening all month long, which means you have to look your best. Thankfully, you’ve got Nellie Robert in your corner to ensure all eyes are on you.
What can we say about Nellie’s look other than it’s eye-catching, glamorous and everything you could possibly want for the holidays! The whole party will stop when you enter wearing this bold lip, and the eye makeup, complete with sharp eyeliner and silver glitter, will leave everyone awe-struck. Overall, it’s a pretty stellar look, and when paired with Nellie’s dress is something we can see many viewers rocking this Christmas season.
So there you have it…
Five of the Best: Christmas Videos 2017! Now that we’ve gotten you into the Christmas spirit, it’s time to grab some hot chocolate (with tons of marshmallows and whipped cream), put on your holiday playlist and celebrate the festive season to the max! Just be careful not to drink too much mulled wine. We can say from experience that it’s not that great an idea….
Want more festive Five of the Best? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:
- Five of the Best: Christmas Videos 2016
- Five of the Best: Christmas Videos 2015
- Five of the Best: Christmas Videos 2014