25 Things to do This Christmas

Friday, November 29, 2019
In a couple of days, it will be December which means: the Christmas season is almost here and there are so many things to do!

Besides the fall season, the holiday season is my favorite. I love the decorations, music, the cookies, and everything about the season. For the last couple of weeks between my study sessions (its finals season) I have managed to squeeze in the time to bake and decorate!

Since I did my "Things to do this Fall list" I thought it would be befitting to do a Christmas one.

As there are 25 (24 really) days before Christmas, I thought it'd be befitting to do a list of 25 things to do this holiday season.
They are fun, very seasonal activities that you and your family/friends will enjoy.

25 Things to do This Christmas

1. Do a marathon of Christmas films. Elf or the Santa Clause, anyone? Better yet why not watch a movie every other evening as a family.

2. Bake Christmas cookies. And maybe host a cookie swap night?

3. Call your parents (or grandparents) and tell them you love them and wish them happy holidays.

4. Make mulled apple cider.

5. Make and decorate a gingerbread house.

6. Go to a carol service or join a caroling group.

7. Send Christmas cards to your loved ones.

8. Build a snowman (if possible).

9. How about making some homemade gifts? Both thoughtful and fun to make.

10. Make a Christmas playlist.

11. Host a weekly game night.

12. Organize a holiday party or supper.

13. Feed the winter birds

14. Count down do the big day using an Advent calendar.

15. Make some paper snowflakes and hang them down from the ceiling.

16. As a family, go sledding.

17. Volunteer this holiday season. At an animal shelter, food drive, senior's home or other.

18. Make some Christmas decorations

19. Write a grateful list.

20. Drink (or make) eggnog

21. Don't forget to drink hot chocolate! With lots of whipping cream and caramel?

22. Go for a drive to see the Christmas lights in your neighborhood or city.

23. Host a cookie decorating party.

24. Go to your local church and attend the Christmas pageant/program.

25. Take a yearly family portrait. Maybe in ugly Christmas sweaters?


Have FUN!

Those are all the fun, family-friendly activities I could think of for this Christmas season. Obviously, there are some activities that depend on the season/weather and culture, but they can be adjusted for your family.

This year I challenge myself to do all the activities on this list, it could be a great family-bonding activity and I know it will make some great memories. Follow me on Instagram where I'll be sure to post what I'm checking off my list!

Did I miss any fun activities? What will you be doing this holiday season? 

Let me know in the comments down below.

Merry Early Christmas
Loren Camila


  1. I love all of these ideas!! I have a feeling doing at least a few of these would just make the Christmas season just that much winter-y and lovely! I've always wanted to have an ugly Christmas party, so maybe that's something I should try to plan this year. Or even just a cookie swap (great idea, by the way!) would be a great way to see friends! I'll definitely be borrowing a few of these ideas. Thanks for the Christmas inspiration!!

    PS. Also, I wish I could build a snowman. It doesn't snow here where I live :(

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    1. Hope you are able to do all of them, Emily! a cookie swap is fun way to get together with friends to eat delicious cookies, maybe while wearing ugly Christmas sweaters?

  2. I am loving the ideas on your list! A lot of them we can't do in Australia though, as it's summer here! Lol.


    1. Glad your enjoyed it Jeanne! It's unfortunate there are some that you can do, but the others are perfect for any temperature

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  5. I love this post! I personally love to watch Christmas movies and make homemade gifts for my family! What a fun time of the year, thanks for sharing all of your Christmas recommendations! :)


    1. Glad you enjoyed this post, Melissa! Hope you have a great holiday season!

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  7. These are all very sweet things to do for Christmas!! I can't wait to watch a holiday movie this season and bake cookies too.


    1. Glad you enjoyed this post, Atsuna! Hope you are able to do all of them!

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  9. This list is so fun and festive! I like thinking everything you mentioned. I should go around my neighbourhood soon for the Christmas lights tour.


    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed this list. Hope you have a great time looking at the lights!

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  11. Ten and twenty are at the top of my list. And I love your Xmas tree decorations. Your so artistic and creative.


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