40 Ideas for Your Christmas Bucket List

Are you trying to get into the holiday spirit? If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following Christmas bucket list ideas for you and your family to enjoy.

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  1. Countdown to Christmas with an Advent Calendar (Yes, there’s still time to start one.)
  2. Host a Christmas craft day.
  3. Visit a live nativity
  4. Host a Christmas movie night
  5. Decorate your home, porch, yard
  6. Put up your Christmas tree
  7. Play classic Christmas music
  8. Write letters to Santa (Yes, you can do this as adult.)
  9. Make homemade hot cocoa (Great for movie night.)
  10.  Make and send out Christmas cards
  11. Ride a holiday train
  12. Game night with Christmas music playing
  13. Watch a tree lighting ceremony
  14. Do random acts of kindness
  15. Take photos with Santa
  16. Drive around and look at Christmas lights
  17. Read a Christmas book by your tree
  18. Make cookies for Santa
  19. Go caroling
  20. Bake cookies to deliver to friends, neighbors, and relatives
  21. Make a birthday cake for Jesus
  22. Go on a sleigh riding
  23. Read the story of Christmas (Luke 2: 1-20)
  24. Make homemade ornaments
  25. String popcorn
  26. Make paper chains
  27. Make pinecone bird feeders
  28. Host a potluck style Christmas gathering for family and friends
  29. Attend Christmas Eve service
  30. Make a special Christmas morning breakfast
  31. Buy Christmas socks
  32. Be a secret Santa
  33. Participate in Operation Christmas Child
  34. Watch a holiday play or performance
  35. Go to a Christmas concert
  36. Have slumber part under the Christmas tree
  37. Take a family Christmas portrait
  38. Volunteer
  39. Donate food to a local charity
  40. Host a Christmas tea or brunch

Have a great Christmas season!

Creating a Christmas Season Bucket List

Ushering in a magical time of year, the holiday season is now in full swing. Soon, your schedule will be busy with all sorts of work, school, and other Christmas time commitments. Taking time to enjoy every moment is vital to making long-lasting memories.

Before you realize, Christmas vacation will be here. Get the best out of your holidays, make a Christmas Season Bucket List. Ask your family or friends for ideas on how to make the holiday season more fun. 

Ideas for Your Christmas Season Bucket List

Do you need some inspiration to get your bucket list started? Consider the following activities for your Christmas Season Bucket List. 

  • Decorate for Christmas
  • Put up the Christmas Tree
  • Decorate and hang stockings (don’t forget to add one for your dog)
  • Make your own Christmas ornaments
  • Go to the library to get Christmas-themed books
  • Bake and decorate Christmas cookies
  • Attend a Christmas parade
  • Visit Santa (Yes, even adults can have their picture taking with Santa. Enjoy the season!)
  • Write Santa
  • Make homemade Christmas cards
  • Go to a community event
  • Go caroling
  • Volunteer
  • Decorate a gingerbread house
  • Make holiday goodies to deliver to friends and relatives
  • Go ice skating
  • Host an Ugly Christmas Sweater party
  • Build a snowman
  • Host a Christmas tea
  • Have a Christmas movie marathon 
  • Make homemade hot cocoa (perfect for the movie marathon)
  • Sponsor a child or donate to a local charity
  • Make a Christmas wreath (make an extra one to give to a friend)
  • Ride around to view Christmas lights and other holiday displays 
  • Donate toys and gently used coats to your local charity
  • Make cookies or cupcakes for your local fire department
  • Get a professional Christmas portrait
  • Attend a live Nativity 
  • Go to Christmas services at a local church
  • Host a Christmas craft day
  • Go sledding or snowboarding
  • Play in the snow
  • Build a snowman
  • Call loved ones who live far away

Regardless of what you decide to do, spend quality time with those you love. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures of your activities. Make a Christmas scrapbook. Have fun, and enjoy the Christmas season. 

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