Awesome Ideas To Stay Entertained Throughout Winter 2015

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Winter is here, and it’s one of the most magical times of the year. Not only have we got the festivities to look forward to, but it also gives us a chance to sit back and catch up with all the best entertainment offerings.

I love enjoying summer adventures as much as the next person. However, there is no doubt that indulging in technology and entertainment is one of the highlights of winter. There are so ways to do it, but thankfully we’ve got a whole season to squeeze it in.

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Here are the best ways to immerse yourself with all the greatest features to keep yourself suitably entertained this winter.

Get To The Cinema

We live in a world where most of our entertainment needs can be fulfilled at home. Nevertheless, there’s still something very special about heading to the local cinema. While there are always plenty of summer blockbusters to enjoy, I’d argue that winter is the best time of year for a great family flick.

This year, the clear choice has to be The Good Dinosaur. Disney / Pixar productions are loved by everyone, and this is another hit that’s set to improve your winter. A trip to the local theatre with your children is also a great option to start the school vacations.

The great thing about this outing is that the weather isn’t going to impact your enjoyment either. What more incentive could you need?

Home Streaming

TV has always been an important part of modern family life, especially in winter. However, our interactions with television have changed drastically. Thanks to streaming and on-demand services, we can watch our favourite shows and film at a time that suits us.

We are no longer controlled by a schedule, and winter evenings are the perfect time to wrap up on the sofa and get Netflix going. Whether it’s catching up on top shows like the 100 TV series or watching classic Christmas films doesn’t matter. For the sake of a few dollars per month, you will have a world of entertainment at your fingertips.

The future is here. If you don’t already have these services in your home, now is the time to change your viewing habits forever. If your TV doesn’t already boast the facilities, you can quickly turn it into a smart TV with an Amazon Fire Stick. Given the choice between this or satellite TV, I’d give up those other channels in a heartbeat.

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Video Gaming

For the younger generation, video games are a cornerstone of the culture. However, smash hits like Call of Duty aren’t the only option on the market. Invest in one of the next-gen consoles, and it could quickly become the central focus of your home entertainment resources.

Modern computer games can be interactive, so you don’t even need to use a controller. The Xbox Kinect, for example, is a great way for the entire family to play games together. It’s a fun and active gaming experience that offers something for everyone. Moreover, the console can also be used to stream music, TV, and other items.

Game on.

 

Online Bingo

Going to the bingo is great, but there are downsides. For starters, you need to find a time when you and your friends can all go. Then you’ve got to factor in travel costs, and maybe a drink or two. It’s fun, but it isn’t necessarily cheap.

However, you can bring the thrill of playing the game into the comfort of your home. There are various websites where you can play online for real cash. It does depend on location, but you could potentially play for much smaller stakes and for much bigger prizes.

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It’s the perfect way to spend an hour or two after a hard day at work. Just remember to gamble responsibly.

 

Kindle

Sometimes in life, nothing beats sitting in bed with a cup of tea and a good book. There are two major issues that can ruin this atmosphere, though. One is a lack of light while the other is a lack of great reading material.

Both of those issues can be solved with one word: Kindle. This is arguably my favourite invention of recent years and is a must have for any avid reader. Most people will have apprehensions about reading from a screen rather than a physical book. Trust me, once you’ve finished one chapter of your first downloaded novel, you’ll never look back.

It’s like having a library in the palm of your hands. If you tend to spend a lot of time on public transport or in hotels, this is the perfect addition to your life.

 

Get Blogging

As strange as it sounds, blogging is one of the most entertaining parts of my day. I’d certainly encourage others to join the revolution.

You don’t have to blog for money or even have a big following. Simply expressing your views on passionate subjects can be very therapeutic indeed. Meanwhile, it’s a great way to integrate yourself into a community of like-minded people.

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If it’s kept casual, you can write as little or as often as you like. It’s a versatile medium and brings many benefits. Who knows, if you enjoy success, it might offer a secondary source of income too.

 

Decorating

I don’t care what anybody says, Christmas starts as soon as the decorations come down from the attic. It’s one of the most exciting moments of the year. When done right, it can be made very entertaining too.

In addition to putting up the tree and decorations, you can add a unique twist. Creating homemade decorations with the children is a great family activity. Furthermore, the end products can be used as part of your family traditions too.

Moreover, you can take those festivities to another level by cooking special treats together. Even if you aren’t religious, it’s a very exciting time for children. Embracing it is the perfect way to keep them entertained.

And let’s face it, you’ll quite enjoy it too.

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Comments

  1. Decorating and home streaming are my favorites!

  2. Ronald Gagnon says

    You make me morose that I am a 64 year old bachelor with small hopes of enjoying these wonderful ideas

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