Underrated Christmas Decorating Themes

December 2, 2022

By Chloe Rau

Christmas time is here! If you’ve been waiting to decorate your home or need a change of scenery this Christmas…I’ve got some underrated and/or straight up beautiful decorating themes for you! 


Peppermints, lollipops, candy canes, gumdrops, chocolate, and more! Cover your tree in candy (can be real or fake, just make sure if it’s real that it’s wrapped). Wrap your presents like they’re candy. If you want to add more of a touch of the board game Candyland you can add a board game path around the tree or add ornaments that look like different characters from the game.

One Color 

This is as simple as picking your favorite color and making every single decoration that color, or picking complementary colors to be minor color pops in the theme. For example, if you want a fully pink theme you can use some white or green to pop out.


This one is for the record collectors and the thrift store goers. If you have any Christmas records you can hang them up for the holidays, or if you have a record player, have them playing. You can use any other vintage decorations you can find from thrift stores like Goodwill, or family/friends who might be getting rid of their old decorations. 

Half and Half

Some ways you can do this include using black/white, fire/ice, and/or sun/moon. If you can’t find half and half colored trees, you can at least make the ornament colors/styles like you want. If you don’t want to make everything split down the middle, you can have it more sporadic too. 


Did you know about the German tradition that includes pickle ornaments on a tree? In my family we have one pickle ornament hidden in a Christmas tree, and go searching for it. The kid who finds it wins a huge Hershey’s Kiss (it’s hollow, but that’s fine because chocolate is chocolate). Anyways, if you want to follow the tradition you can play this game. If you don’t want to make a game out of it you don’t have to. Nothing’s stopping you from covering your tree in only pickle ornaments. 

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