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Christmas Family Bucket List Ideas 

 

Here is a list of fun Christmas family bucket lists ideas to try with your loved ones this year. You don't have to indulge in all of them; you can pick and choose which ones are right for your family, enjoy! 

 

Wrap gifts / Decorate / Hang Stocking 

Having your children help can be a fun holiday activity. Have your kids participate in decorating, stocking hanging, and wrapping of gifts, and let them be a part of the process. 

 

Count your blessings

It is important to be mindful of all that you have all year round, but Christmas is an especially great time to take stock in all that you have. Counting your blessings can be an open-ended activity, and you can blend them into other activities throughout the month. 

 

Donate to the food bank / Donate old jackets and sweaters /Volunteer

Having your children donate and volunteer is a great way to spend time together as well as embrace the Holiday season. Showing how good it feels to support or give back to your community is a great way to bond with your family.

 

Make Christmas Cookies 

Our family always made Christmas sugar cookies and handed them out to our friends and family the week before Christmas. My parents had us roll the dough, cut the shapes, and had us children be the ones going up to the door and gifting the cookies. It remains a cherished memory for me, and I hope it will be for my children as well. 

Don't forget to leave some cookies out for Santa! 

 

Make hot chocolate with marshmallows

Having a cup of hot chocolate after playing in the snow for hours was a time-honored tradition at our house growing up, and making a hot chocolate while adding a handful of tiny marshmallows is always a good idea. 

Add some candy canes to your hot chocolate for an extra treat!  

 

Family Photo

If you can swing a family photo, even a selfie, it's a great bucket list item because you can make them into an album or use the pictures for your Christmas card next year. 

 

Christmas Movie Night

A classic tradition for many families is having a fun Christmas movie night. There are many options to choose from; some of our family favorites are A Christmas Story, Santa Claus, Home Alone, and A Christmas Carol, Elf. 

 

Sing Christmas carols

Even if you don't go caroling, it is nice to have some holiday music this time of year. Make a holiday playlist or if anyone in your family is musical and plays an instrument, then sing along with them. 

 

Advent calendar

Kids love to have a countdown and something to look forward to, and having an advent calendar helps with that. There are so many beautiful advent calendars to choose from it is hard to pick just one. We ordered ours from Etsy and love bringing it out each year. 

 

Read A Christmas Book

We always love a good Christmas story, and at our house, we usually read a few! If you don't have any favorites yet, try some from this list from Busy Toddler's website. 

 

Send Christmas Cards 

Many families send out Christmas cards, and it can be a fun bucket list item to start with your kids. You can also collect all the cards you receive, add them to your mantle or special card box/holder, and look over them throughout the month. 

 

Write a letter to Santa

If you incorporate Santa into your Christmas this year, have your children write him a letter and even mail it. Writing a letter is a great way to show your kids how the mail works and even get a glimpse at what they want for Christmas!  Here are the instructions on how to mail a letter to Santa

 

Make a Family Keepsake Ornament

If you love homemade ornaments for your tree, try this one with your family. Our suggestion is to try the salt dough ornaments or any one of these DIY ideas.  

 

Kiss Under Mistletoe 

Kissing under the mistletoe is a fun and festive way to share hugs and kisses with your little ones. With their consent, of course! 

 

Outdoor Activity

A Christmas market is an excellent outdoor activity if you have one in your area. If you live in a place where it is snowy, you could take your family sledding, ice skating, snowman building, or skiing. If you live in a warmer area, you can try a nature walk, check out Christmas lights or spend some time at the park.  

 

Christmas PJ's or Holiday Sweater

This newer trend can be super cute for the holiday photos mentioned before. You can stick with the classics or even do a funny sweater or silly pajamas to make it your unique tradition. 

 

However you decide to spend your holidays this year, we hope you stay safe, warm, and cuddle up with your loved ones!