Finally finished classes for the semester? Here are 4 ways to get yourself into the holiday spirit

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Chances are, final exams and terms papers have been consuming your life for the past few weeks if you’re a student. And it’s understandable if you haven’t been feeling particularly festive. You had classes and tests to worry about. But now that those things are behind you, it’s time to get in the holiday spirit.

Not sure where to start? Whether you’re headed back home for the season or you’re staying in the dorm or your off-campus apartment, use the four tips below to get yourself feeling extra cheery during this magical time of year.

1. Make a Christmas playlist.

One of the easiest ways to get into the holiday spirit? Listen to Christmas music, duh! Whether you're into classics or new jams, you can actually find lots of great options on Amazon Music Unlimited. The service includes more than 75 million songs in HD, and for a limited time, you can get a three-month subscription for free.

Need some ideas for what to include on your playlist? We love "Santa Tell Me" by Ariana Grande, "Underneath the Tree" by Kelly Clarkson and of course, "Last Christmas" by Wham!.

2. Buy a mini tree.

Just because you're short on space doesn't mean you have to forgo a Christmas tree. Instead, just buy a small one. This Joiedomi 23” Prelit Tabletop Christmas Tree comes with the lights and ornaments already included. Plus, if you order today, it will arrive before Christmas if you have an Amazon Prime Student account. Not a member? Signing up is easy, and you can enjoy all the benefits (including fast, free shipping) right away.

3. Make Christmas cookies.

If ever there is a time to indulge, it's during the holiday season. This Betty Crocker Holiday Christmas Cookie Kit is the perfect pick for beginners and experienced bakers alike. It comes with sugar cookie mix, cookie cutters and yummy cookie icing.

Not really into the whole cooking thing? Then use the GrubHub+ student perk that's part of your Amazon Prime Student account to unlock free delivery from your favorite local cookie joint.

4. Do a holiday movie marathon.

No big plans in the days leading up to Christmas? That calls for a holiday movie marathon! You can find tons of must-see films on Amazon Prime Video, including Office Christmas Party, Four Christmases and my personal favorite, Love, Actually. You can find a complete list of holiday movies available on Amazon Prime Video here.

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