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A Christmas Bucket List

Christmas is COMING, ya’ll – there’s no avoiding it now.  What better time to plan a Christmas Bucket List with your family!?

You can get super creative with these.  Just think of all of your favorite things to do during the holiday season and jot them down.  Movies? Books? Town Happenings? Then, get to work finalizing your list!

Making a bucket list doesn’t have to be complicated, but there are some tips and tricks to make the process a little easier. Check out our post on the Five Ultimate Steps to Building a Bucket List for the details!

Pro-Tip:  If you want to get super fancy, decide on 24 (or 25!) of the very best seasonal activities and make your own advent calendar.  Every day, your family can have some holiday-themed fun to really get you in the spirit!

A Christmas Bucket List:  Our Ideas

  1. Bake Cookies
  2. Decorate the Christmas Tree
  3. Read a Favorite Christmas Story
  4. Shop for Special Presents
  5. Send Christmas Cards
  6. Drink Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
  7. Sing Christmas Carols
  8. Complete a Random Act of Kindness
  9. Have a Wrapping Party
  10. Visit Santa Claus
  11. Decorate a Gingerbread House
  12. Go Look at the Christmas Lights
  13. Make a Wish List for Santa
  14. Volunteer for the Holidays
  15. Wear Your Favorite Festive Gear
  16. Get Your Advent Calendar
  17. Welcome your Elf on the Shelf
  18. Create a Christmas Playlist
  19. Become a Secret Santa for a Friend or Neighbor.
  20. Do a Holiday Craft
  21. Watch Your Favorite Christmas Movies
  22. Attend a Performance of “The Nutcracker” or “A Christmas Carol”
  23. Watch the Claymation and Cartoon Classics
  24. Drink Some Eggnog
  25. Work on Your Holiday Collection
  26. Shop for (or Make!) An Ugly Sweater
  27. Write to Santa Claus
  28. Display Your Holiday Cards
  29. Donate Toys
  30. Cut Paper Snowflakes
  31. Adopt a Family for Christmas
  32. Decorate a Wreath
  33. Start a Gratitude Jar
  34. Track Santa’s Travels Online
  35. Enjoy the Christmas Lights On the Tree
  36. Wear Christmas PJs

No doubt about it, the weeks leading up to Christmas are my favorite in the year!  Spend this time enjoying your friends and family and really focusing on what makes life so great!  And don’t forget to keep track of your favorite holiday fun or ideas you might have missed for next year’s Christmas bucket list!

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About the Author

Author of the Merry Kate

Katie Johansen is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with her M.A.Ed in Children’s Literature.  She spent 6 years as an elementary school teacher in South Florida before transitioning to stay-at-home #momlife.  Now, it’s all things PB&J – with an extra large cup of coffee on the side.

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A Christmas Bucket List

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