With 2020 going down the annals of history as one of the most difficult years this side of the century (thank you COVID-19), Christmas has finally rolled back around and it is time to look for that elusive cheer.
So whether you have thrived or survived by a whisker, have been naughty or nice, we have something wrapped with your name on it.
Don’t let that festive cheer elude you. Join us as we review the best Cannabis strains for Christmas 2020!
For forgetting the woes of 2020…
Very appropriately named, this strain will lull away the memories of 2020! Deep Sleep is a cross between Larry OG and Bubba Kush. Very true to its name, it will overwhelm you with deep feelings of relaxation that will taper off into drowsiness and end in eventual deep slumber. Though its spherical buds are relatively small, it has impressively dense and solid flowers. When properly cured, Deep Sleep smells fruity with fermented undertones that are slightly rank. Its effects might set your mind free before it lures you into a deep slumber. It is a very appropriate strain to bid this year topsy-turvy year goodbye.
For bringing on the Christmas cheer…
Apart from its Christmassy name, the delicious notes of pine and pumpkin with citrusy undertones are a great way to usher in the season. It has a balanced high that inspires euphoria and creativity while combining a dedicated burst of energy. With astronomical THC levels of up to 23 per cent, this strain will also alleviate pain, improve your appetite, and help you get that sleep that has eluded you all year round. Its rich mossy green leaves with yellow pistils are a sight to behold while it takes between 8-9 weeks to fully flower.
Nothing ushers in Christmas better than the 3 orient Kings. With high THC levels of up to 20% and being sativa dominant, this strain will give you an intense cerebral high and set you in a celebratory mood. If you have any lingering anxiety or unresolved issues from the year that was, this is definitely the strain for you. Its title of the three wise men is believed to have come from it being a combination of OG Kush, Headband and Sour Diesel, which are commonly referred to as the “three five-star strains”.
This strain has a scent that evokes memories of the winter pine of your Christmas tree, with undertones reminiscent of freshly turned soil. Not only does it smell like Christmas, it also looks like Christmas. With its frosty layer of trichrome which gather on its buds just before harvest time, this strain manages the symptoms of ADHD, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and resolves an assortment of stomach issues.
With a strain such as this in your pantry, you are bound to enjoy Christmas, no matter what maladies you may be suffering from.
For dealing with the pesky aunties and cheerful neighbors…
If you need an extra boost of energy and focus to complete your Christmas tasks, this is definitely the strain for you. Linked to the 1970’s Columbia scene, this is definitely a strain that has been around for a long time. With THC levels averaging 21%, Red Haze will give you that burst of energy and feelings of cheer you need to handle the holiday banter.
It tastes of mint and skunk, with undertones that are of musky earth. Red Haze has a deep olive green appearance with red and violet hues. It also has amber pistils that complete its look giving it an almost regal appearance. As Red Haze also improves your mood and makes you more sociable, go right ahead and take this strain to help you get through the D-Day with a smile on your face, a genuine one even.
For having a roaring time with your buddies…
Sugar Plum Fairy
This sativa-dominant strain has THC values that range anywhere from between 6% and 26%. Its flavor profile is also very appealing with fresh tropical notes that make for a very enjoyable smoke. Though Covid restrictions may not allow for a joint to be passed around, the sociable and productive mood this strain inspires will make for the few stolen moments you manage to steal worth remembering. The upbeat properties of this strain are also ideal for people who suffer from stress, and depression.
For cozying up to your honey bunny…
We all deserve a few laughs and a good time as we wind down the year, don’t we? Though we have been hopeful throughout this article, a Covid Christmas might just comprise two; you and the one that makes your heart sing. So why not reach for a strain that will also fill your bellies with deep laughter?
So while you might not be able to see your family and friends, you can certainly have a good time at home.
This potent strain will fill you with feelings of euphoria accompanied with great Christmas cheer, the high will then spread down your neck to the rest of your body inspiring fits of laughter as it goes that will put you in that holiday mood.
Though this strain could not be more inappropriately named for the purpose we aim to use it for, white widow is the perfect cozying strain. It’s earthy scent, with subtle sandalwood hints are perfect for that low-down, relaxing evening. It has great cerebral activity combined with awesome bodily relaxation which is the perfect combination to set the mood for holiday bonding.
With the unimaginable mess 2020 has been, we all deserve a nice, relaxing Christmas and fresh start into the New Year. We hope our guide on the strains to use this season will help you wind down appropriately and embark on the Christmas season with great cheer and the hope for a better tomorrow. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!