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How about this year all of us overworked, frazzled procrastinators have a fun plan to keep us on track? A Christmas Bucket List filled with fun things to do can be that plan. Start this holiday bucket list in early December and it will not only keep you on a better schedule for the season, but the activities will also get you in the spirit of Christmas.
Get some fancy paper and sparkly pens to write a letter to Santa. His mailing address is hard to forget: Santa, North Pole. Many cities or landmarks will have a ceremony honoring the lighting of their tree. Whether you have or are at heart like me! Whether is be a festival of trees, parade of lights or a welcoming of Santa coming to town, attend a local festival in your city. My town has a wonderful silent auction event where local business owners decorate and donate a tree for a good cause. Then the city people can come and drink hot cider while perusing the dozens of trees and hopefully outbidding each other!
You can eat them in the morning!
Although in the recent years it has become more common to replace a traditional Christmas tree with the Looking for fun before the holdiay kind, nothing beats the Christmassy feeling and scent of having a real, lush tree in your living room for the season. Sure, you can always go shopping for one, but an actual festive holiday dream come true would be to chop your own perfect tree!
Plus, at most places there are other Christmas activities for kids and families to enjoy. It could be a glass frame with pressed wild flowers or pretty smelling soap or infused vodka—the possibilities are endless! So, give them a quick call or text and set up a time to get together. The Internet is full of directions for how to make a garland as well as ideas for what kind of garland to make. Everything from candy cane garlands to delightfully smelling ones made with dried citrus. Put on your creative activity hat for this Christmas bucket list idea and make your own holiday ornaments for your tree or someone elses.
Most craft stores carry clear bulbs or you can buy them here that can be filled with an array of festive things or get even more crafty with these 30 DIY Christmas ornaments. With a collection of papers, ribbons, glue and some decorative pieces you can create some pretty festive Christmas cards that will WOW your family and friends. Country Living has some super cute DIY card ideas the mini wreath cards are my favorite!
One of my favorite things to do while in Zurich in the winter was hitting up the roasted chestnut stands scattered along the streets. It made me want to start the tradition of making them at home for the holidays. Christmas music has come a long way over the years—it seems like every major artist has a song or album.
Use spotify to create your perfect playlist!
Having a hard time thinking of songs? Making paper snowflakes is one of those activities for the whole family. You can make some to hang on the tree, decorate presents with others and even stick a few on the windows of your home for the neighbors to see. Christmas is all about giving, and giving a gift to in need is one of the most rewarding things to do this holiday—a heartwarming addition to your Christmas bucket list!
Each year I typically collect toys at my Italian restaurant to donate to Toys for Totsbut there are many other places in need too. Plus, many shops and businesses will have Christmas Angel trees, where the ornaments hung are wishes from kids in need. During the holiday season there are always people in need of some extra Christmas cheer. Spread some joy by helping in some way. Pick a cause close to your heart and spend the day giving. Find opportunities near you on the United Way or Volunteer Match website.
During the Christmas season, outdoor ice skating rinks start popping up—even in places that have no snow! Put on a pair of blades and glide around the rink. Follow it up with a cup Looking for fun before the holdiay hot cocoa or apple cider. Slip into your comfiest pjs you know, that fuzzy onesie with the feetmake some popcorn and watch a holiday movie that will get you into the spirit. You can even go one step further and make it a movie marathon. Some of my favorites are:. Give your guests a warm welcome by placing a beautiful crafted wreath on your front door.
Each night after the children have gone to bed he goes back to the North Pole to report to Santa. He returns to the home in the morning, but always to a different location. Make sure to get yours well in advance! You can order Elf on a Shelf here. Stockings are such an excellent, and essential, Christmas decoration! Esty has some of the cutest ones on the internet, but if you have never tried making your own stocking, this could be the year to get crafty with it.
It is held and celebrated as a form of dedicating the holiday season to God. After all, it is a season of peace and love. Get a group of friends together, practice some Christmas carols Rudolph the red now reindeer is one of my favorites! Here at some top Christmas carols with the lyrics. You can get your own copy here. Escape to a winter wonderland to make a snow angel or build a good old fashioned Frosty. Bucket list bonus if you do both! For a super easy option just buy a kit. Your company will most likely arrange one, but you can also find excellent ones at some restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as ones hosted by a variety of Meetup groups.
And there are some unfortunate people who need a warm jacket or a pair of cozy gloves to get them through the frigid winter season. Take up a collection from friends, family and neighbors and then bring them to the local homeless shelter. Wrapping presents is one of my favorite holiday activities! I save all the gifts until just a few days before Xmas then spend the night listening to holiday music and covering them all in pretty paper.
There nothing that says Christmas quite like the house filled with the smell of gingerbread and a table ready for home construction. Try this recipe or for something way easier, just buy a gingerbread house kit.
: 60 or the Best Gingerbread House Ideas. An advent calendar is used to count the days until Christmas. The typical ones are filled with chocolate and hanging out at the grocery store checkout line like this one. But, with a little creativity you can create your own using matchboxes, clothespins or just about anything else you can possibly think of! Need Ideas? Drinking eggnog is quite a tradition during the holiday season, so why not partake for your Christmas bucket list?
Typically the drink is made with sugar, milk, cream, whipped eggs, spices and a touch of alcohol though the ones you buy at the grocery store might be sans the liquor—insert sad face. If you want to make your own, try this recipe by Alton Brown. Not a huge eggnog fan? How about just adding a little eggnog flavor to your coffee with this eggnog Torani syrup.
Random acts of kindness are some of the most fulfilling and sweetest things you could ever do, especially when it is done for a complete stranger. Afterwards, you can even organize a cookie exchange with Looking for fun before the holdiay and family.
For some delicious cookie ideas see the 36 of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes.
The Rachael Ray Yum-o! Nonstick Pans are amazing, or at least get yourself some silicone baking mats that make the process so much easier! One of the more standard Christmas activities, but totally a fun one, is to take a Chirstmassy photo together with the whole family.Looking for fun before the holdiay
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