Oh, the holidays! Full of merriment, families, decorations, and plenty of proposals. If the most wonderful time of the year doubles as your idea of the best moment to pull out a ring, you’re not alone. It’s the most popular season to get engaged. That also means creativity is of the utmost importance, since well, a holiday engagement is the theme of many a rom-com. There’s always the box within a box idea—watch the Christmas classic Serendipity for inspo—but likely, you want something your future spouse hasn’t seen before that also stays true to your own traditions. That means no cheesy romantic gestures like the cue cards from Love Actually or getting down on one knee by the fireplace with chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne. To help you take it up a notch, here are 12 ways to propose this holiday season.