My Holiday Bucket List

  1. Bake Christmas cookies

  2. Watch a classic Christmas movie (or maybe all of them)

  3. Read one of the Harry Potter books

  4. Go to a fancy Holiday party (bonus points if you wear a sparkly dress)

  5. Drive around the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights

  6. Buy a Christmas present for someone unexpected

  7. Play a Christmas game with friends or family (Holiday Charades, anyone?)

  8. Drink a Christmas cocktail

  9. Decorate a gingerbread house

  10. Wear your favorite Christmas PJs

  11. Go to a Christmas tree farm to get your tree

  12. Wear a tacky Christmas sweater

  13. Give back by doing community service (Angel Tree, visit local hospital or shelter, etc.)

  14. Read the Bible story of Jesus’ birth

  15. Go Christmas shopping for presents

  16. Buy special wrapping paper and have a gift wrap party

  17. Make a gingerbread loaf or gingerbread men cookies from scratch

  18. Go ice skating

  19. Buy a new holiday candle

  20. Make paper snowflakes and roast s’mores

  21. Watch the Nutcracker performance or go to a Holiday Play

  22. Sit on Santa’s lap

  23. Get a special holiday drink from Starbucks

  24. Ride in a horse drawn carriage

  25. Have a Merry Christmas!


The best bucket lists are filled with friends, family, and food. You really can’t go wrong with those. I hope you have a fun, old-fashioned family Christmas that’s full of doing things you love with the people you love! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by going full-fledged Elf this season. So, enjoy the mistletoe, marshmallows, and memories!  


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,