Top DIY jobs to complete this month to get your home ready for Christmas

living room with open fire and Christmas tree
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Whether you are welcoming guests into your home this Christmas or simply plan on celebrating quietly, getting your house feeling snug and welcoming will mean you can fully relax. 

We take a look at the top 10 Christmas DIY jobs you might like to consider carrying out before the big day, from easy bathroom DIY to tasks that will ensure you aren’t left shivering should cold weather descend. We've also included a few quick updates to help make any festive hosting run a little smoother. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.