Okay, okay, okay, okay, THANKSGIVING IS OVER…meaning what? Meaning, my dear friends, that it is officially the start of the Christmas season! Much love for ya, Thanksgiving, but you had your month, now get movin’ so we can start celebrating the best holiday/time of year EVA.
The day after Thanksgiving is basically its own holiday in my mind. I always try SO hard to hold back from any Christmas-ness until Thanksgiving has had its fair turn, and it is always such a struggle. A struggle that I always end up losing when I have my little Christmas slip-ups. I have only broken twice this year and watched two Christmas movies. And, I’ll tell you, that’s better than my usual pre-Thanksgiving record.
I really do just absolutely love Christmas. I love everything about it. My husband even proposed to me on Christmas Eve because he knows how obsessed I am with the holiday.
What better way to celebrate Christmas time than to have a Christmas bucket list that you can work to complete by the 25th! I am actually making this one on request from someone who really enjoyed the Fall Bucket List. Aw, man – what a bummer that I have to sit here and think of happy Christmas activities. Such a drag. FALSE. It has been the best.
So, introducing my Christmas Bucket List:
- Buy and decorate a Christmas tree
- Hang stockings
- Decorate the house with Christmas lights
- Make 3 different types of hot cocoa
- Watch a Christmas movie by the fire
- Make at least one Christmas treat
- Drive around and look at Christmas lights
- Send out Christmas cards
- Have a Christmas movie marathon
- Send Operation Christmas Child boxes
- Go on a Starbucks date and get a holiday drink
- Buy Christmas socks
- Build a snow man
- Have a family board game night with Christmas music in the background
- Drink eggnog by the fire
- Make peppermint bark
- Try a new winter recipe
- Open your blinds and watch the snow fall
- Plan your Christmas morning breakfast
- Go to a Christmas Eve church service
Now, a few notes:
On #4: One type of hot cocoa just wasn’t enough. The coziness of hot chocolate just epitomizes this time of year, so you must make several kinds! YOU MUST! This Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate can be one of your contenders ?. My three are going to be that Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate, a peppermint hot chocolate, and a regular, traditional, rich, made-from-scratch hot chocolate. Yasssss.
On #5: I will be posting several ?.
On #10: If you aren’t familiar with Operation Christmas Child boxes, please click here and read about them. It is just the coolest thing in the world.
On #12: Might seem random, but warm socks automatically fill you with comfy, cozy vibes – even more so if they are Christmasy! I am personally quite excited for this one ?.
On #14: One of my favorite things to do as a family is have board game nights. It is SO much fun, and we have a bunch of board games between all of us. Holidays are such a great opportunity to spend some real, quality time with your family. So turn off the TV (unless it’s playing a Christmas movie), put away the cell phones, and play some games! With Christmas music playing in the background, of course.
On #19: Christmas morning breakfast was always a tradition for us when I was growing up; we always had breakfast casserole. Traditions make Christmas a billion times better, even if it’s small things like breakfast ?.
Here’s a fun image version of this bucket list so that we can print it out and do all of this Christmasy-ness together!
Ah, such a happy day.