15+ Christmas Bucket List Ideas – Fun Christmas Activities

Christmas Bucket List Ideas
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Fun Christmas Bucket List Ideas

Our Christmas bucket list ideas will help you make the most out of the upcoming Holiday season. Here are the best tips for making lasting memories!

Decorate The Christmas Tree

Start off the Holiday season by decorating the Christmas tree and stringing popcorn.

Watch a Holiday movie

Personally I love those sappy Hallmark Christmas movies, but there are some other firm favorites we watch like Home Alone, Miracle on 34th street, Elf and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Make a list of your favorite Christmas movies and make sure you have watched them all by the time January rolls around.

Make a playlist of your favorite Christmas tunes

Depending on my mood I will play Holiday tunes from Elvis, Bing Crosby or Doris Day, but also love poppy Christmas classics like Wham.

Compile a playlist of your favorite Christmas songs and sing your heart out. It’s good for your health too!


Offer your time to a local homeless shelter or a pet shelter. This is something anyone should do the rest of the year too.


If your time is limited consider making a donation to a cause of our choice. Money of course will always be appreciated, but old toys, food and warm clothes are also welcome.

After all, it’s the season of giving!

Sing Christmas Carols

Surprise your neighbors or organize a sing-a-long in your local hangout.

Write a letter to Santa

This is strictly for the kids of course. 😉

Bake Christmas Cookies

This shouldn’t be very hard to do: Engage the whole family to bake Christmas cookies and eat them afterwards.

Make Hot Cocoa

Of course you can’t have Christmas cookies without some yummy hot cocoa, so make a big batch and enjoy by the fire!

Make a Holiday Card Display

Head over to Pinterest to find some great ideas for Holiday Card Displays and engage the kids to make one and hang the cards from.

Go Sledding or Ice-Skating

Many winter afternoons in my youth were spend sledding. Such a bliss and it’s a great and active way to spend the day!

Visit a Tree Lighting Ceremony

Is your local town or a town nearby hosting a tree lighting ceremony? Make it a fun event for the whole family and perhaps invite an elderly or disabled person to come along.

Go Neighborhood Sight-Seeing

Enjoy an evening with the whole family checking out the festive decorations in your own neighborhood.

Make a Christmas Centerpiece

Find a beautiful Christmas Centerpiece Idea on Pinterest and create your own Christmas Centerpiece to proudly display on the dinner table.

Decorate a Gingerbread House

And try not to eat the icing and candies!

Write Holiday Cards

Writing a card to family and friends is much more personal than sending an e-card. Especially older relatives will love the gesture!

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