Christmas Holiday Winter Bucket List

I have been working on making a Christmas bucket list and have been writing just any idea that I see or think of, so I decided to share it here for those who are creating their own.

I would LOVE to hear anything that you might add, so please leave a comment with things you’ve added to yours!

I have an editable Christmas Bucket List template for Canva in my Etsy shop that includes some of these, but since it’s editable, you can customize it all you like! You can find that here.

Attend a church Christmas event

Attend a local holiday market

Attend or throw a Christmas party

Attend your local community Christmas festivities (tree lighting)

Bake a new treat

Bake Christmas cookies

Bring cookies to the neighbors

Build a snowman

Buy a holiday drink

Buy a poinsettia

Buy Christmas tree snack cakes

Buy holiday stickers and use them lavishly

Buy new keepsake ornaments for each family member

Buy or make a snow globe

Color a Christmas picture

Coordinate all your wrapping paper and artfully arrange the gifts

Create a Christmas diorama

Decorate a Christmas card

Decorate a dollhouse for Christmas

Decorate a gingerbread house

Decorate the door/entry

Decorate the inside

Decorate the mantle or a shelf

Decorate the outside

Decorate with stacks of books in Christmas colors

Diffuse a Christmas scent

Do a festive manicure

Do a North Pole breakfast

Do something that delighted you as a child

Donate a toy to a toy drive

Download a Christmas album by a favorite artist

Drape old -fashioned tinsel icicles on your tree

Dress up like Santa and surprise people

Drink hot cider with a cinnamon stick

Drink hot cocoa

Eat candy canes

Eat peppermint stick ice cream

Feed a reindeer

Feed the birds

Find a new Christmas song

Find a person in another state or country and send a postcard (use a Christmas stamp!)

Find the perfect fresh tree

Fold Christmas origami

Gather all your Christmas books and put them in a basket

Get a cinnamon broom to scent your house

Give a gift to someone who isn’t expecting one

Go caroling

Go Christmas shopping

Go for a Christmas train ride

Go for a winter hike

Go ice skating

Go on a sleigh or carriage ride

Go see a Christmas movie at a theater

Go sledding

Go to a Christmas Eve candlelight service

Go to a holiday play or concert

Hang ornaments

Hang snowflakes or decorations in the windows

Hang stockings

Hang twinkle lights somewhere unexpected

Have a Christmas karaoke night

Have a cookie exchange

Have a holiday movie marathon

Have a hot cocoa bar

Have a snowball fight

Kiss under the mistletoe

Learn a new Christmas carol

Leave carrots for the reindeer

Leave cookies for Santa

Letter a holiday chalkboard

Light a Christmas candle

List nice toys and clothes for free on Craigslist or Marketplace

Listen to A Christmas Carol dramatization

Listen to Christmas music

Look at Christmas lights

Make a Christmas playlist

Make a holiday paper chain

Make a homemade gift

Make a mason jar craft

Make a shelf into a tiny holiday scene

Make a snow angel

Make a snow fort

Make a tree out of an unusual material (like green books) and wrap in lights

Make an indoor fort and put Christmas lights inside

Make an ornament or craft

Make decorations or gifts out of recycled materials

Make fudge

Make gingerbread men and decorate

Make matching flannel pajama bottoms

Make or buy eggnog

Make or hang a wreath

Make paper snowflakes

Make peppermint scrub

Make popcorn balls or a special popcorn recipe

Make saltine toffee or monkey bread or other traditional treat

Make snow angels

Make snow ice cream

Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox (before Thanksgiving!)

Paint a festive scene

Participate in a secret gift exchange

Pin a vintage or new Christmas pin on your coat

Play a Christmas game

Play board games

Play in the snow

Print Christmas photos from past years and put them out

Put a train under the tree (even if it’s just outgrown Thomas)

Put bottle brush trees or other tiny decor on bookshelves

Put holiday soap and lotion in the bathroom

Put money in the Salvation Army bucket

Put on your own nativity

Put out an advent calendar

Put together a puzzle

Put up a tree

Put welcome lamps in windows

Random acts of kindness

Read a Christmas story

Read or recite Twas the Night Before Christmas

Read the Christmas story from the Bible (Luke 2)

Scrapbook Christmas memories

Send a card or treats to a soldier

Send Christmas cards

Set up a holiday village

Set up a nativity

Shock an older relative by giving them a phone call

Shovel the sidewalk for a neighbor

Simmer orange peels, cloves, and cinnamon sticks

Slide down the bannister

Snuggle up by the fireplace (videos count!)

String popcorn and cranberries

Take a camera and go for a photo walk

Take a family photo

Take a family selfie in front of the tree

Take a peppermint bath

Take a photo with Santa or an elf

Take a road trip

Take a walk in the frost

Take the family shopping at Dollar Tree and “sneak” buy one gift for each family member

Thrift a Christmas sweater

Track Santa on the NORAD website

Visit a community light show

Visit a decorated walk (maybe a zoo or garden)

Visit a live nativity

Visit a nursing home and bring gifts or sing carols or make crafts with residents

Visit a tree farm

Visit Santa

Volunteer at a food pantry or shelter

Walk down a decorated downtown street

Watch a holiday parade

Watch Elf/Home Alone/White Christmas/Miracle on 34th Street/It’s a Wonderful Life/A Christmas Story/The Grinch

Watch the Nutcracker ballet

Wear a Santa or Elf hat

Wear Christmas pajamas

Wear Christmas socks

Wear holiday earrings

Wear plaid

Window shop! Admire the displays

Wrap 25 Christmas picture books and unwrap and read one per day

Wrap gifts

Write a letter to a child you sponsor

Write a letter to Santa

Write memories down in a book

Write New Year goals

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