With 2022 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 2023! For forgetting the woes of 2022…
Christmas is a time to celebrate with friends and family, and what better way to do so than to treat yourself to the best cannabis strains of the holiday season? From flavorful sativas that will have you feeling uplifted and energized, to deep relaxation that comes from indicas, there are plenty of strains available for whatever type of experience you're looking for.
For those looking for an energizing high, Sour Diesel is a classic sativa-dominant strain that provides stimulating effects and a strong uplifting head high that can be perfect for social gatherings or creative projects. White Widow is another popular choice for sativa lovers, delivering a great deal of energy along with a euphoric rush. Jack Herer is also great for those who want an energetic effect without the overwhelming potency of many newer hybrids.
Those seeking a more mellow buzz should look no further than Grandaddy Purple, an iconic indica strain known for its purple hues and deeply relaxing effects. Another great option is Afghan Kush which delivers powerfully tranquilizing effects – perfect if you’re looking to kick back and relax on chilly winter nights. For those who don't mind getting couch-locked, OG Kush will certainly satisfy your needs as it provides an intensely calming body stone ideal for unwinding after Christmas festivities.
If you’re hoping to capture all the complex flavors associated with the Christmas season, Girl Scout Cookies offers users a truly unique experience when it comes to taste and aroma. Its potent effects combine both a physical relaxation as well as mental stimulation that can be extremely enjoyable when shared among friends or family members during the holidays.
And finally, one of the most sought-after strains currently on the market – Blue Dream – features sweet aromas emitted from its buds which make it perfect for enjoying in any kind of seasonal celebration or gathering.
So whether you’re looking for something energetic or something more soothing this holiday season, consider these top cannabis strains to help make your Christmas even more special!
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 weed 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.
Is White Widow Indica or Sativa?
White Widow is a hybrid, meaning it is a cross of indica and sativa varieties. Despite its indica lineage, it is typically thought to have effects that lean more toward sativa. In addition to its capacity to elicit feelings of exhilaration and creativity, White Widow is well recognized for its energetic and uplifted effects.
Is White Widow Good For Sleep?
White Widow is generally considered to be a sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis, and as such, it is typically not recommended for sleep or relaxation purposes. Sativa strains are known for their energizing and uplifting effects, and may actually keep you awake or make it more difficult to fall asleep.
With the unimaginable mess 2022 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.