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25 Fun-Family Christmas Activities

Updated on December 6, 2017
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Bucket list for holiday season.

Bucket list for holiday season.
Bucket list for holiday season. | Source

Count down for Christmas.

We've spent weeks counting down the days until we can start celebrating Christmas.
Make the most of your Christmas season with our list of can't-miss holiday activities.

1. Christmas Bucket List

A complete checklist of our 25 essential Christmas activities!

25 Activities

25 Activities (Right click and save as to your desk top.)
25 Activities (Right click and save as to your desk top.) | Source

2. Mail a letter to Santa.

Because kids aren't the only ones wishing for some Christmas magic.

Dear Santa

Mail a letter to Santa.
Mail a letter to Santa. | Source

3. Hang mistletoe in every doorway.

Forget the fact that it looks pretty. We'll take any excuse we can to cover our loved ones with kisses - even if it embarrasses the kids.

Hang mistletoe

Hang mistletoe.
Hang mistletoe. | Source

4. Video chat with an out-of-town friend or relative.

Take a few minutes to wish a faraway friend or family member a very merry Christmas.

Video Chat

Video Chat
Video Chat | Source

5. Find a fun way to display your holiday cards.

Say goodbye to holiday paper clutter by displaying the season's greetings in a creative way.

A fun way to display holiday cards.

A fun way to display holiday cards.
A fun way to display holiday cards. | Source

6. Make your own holiday tree trimmings.

Put your family's own touch on your Christmas tree by crafting decorations together.

Make your own tree trimmings.

Make your own tree trimmings.
Make your own tree trimmings. | Source

7. Go sledding or ice-skating.

What better way to spend Christmas afternoon?

Sledding

Sledding
Sledding | Source

8. Decorate a gingerbread house.

Have fun!

Decorate a gingerbread house.

Decorate a gingerbread house.
Decorate a gingerbread house. | Source

9. Host a cookie-baking party.

Nothing beats the scent of freshly baked Christmas cookies waffling out of your oven!

Baking Party

Cookie baking party.
Cookie baking party. | Source

10. Make a DIY gift for a past or present teacher.

These holiday-scented potpourri jars are the perfect gift for a teacher that wishes Christmas would last all year.

Make a DIY gift.

Make a DIY gift.
Make a DIY gift. | Source

11. Sip on homemade hot cocoa.

The season wouldn't be complete without a steaming mug of hot cocoa in your hand.

Sip on cocoa.

Sip on cocoa.
Sip on cocoa. | Source

12. Roast marshmallows in the fireplace for homemade s'mores.

S'mores aren't just for campfires! Take advantage of being stuck indoors on a snowy day by getting a fire going.

Make homemade s'mores.

Make homemade s'mores.
Make homemade s'mores. | Source

13. Deliver homemade holiday treats to someone unexpected.

Whether it's the cashier at your local Kroger or Walmart, they're sure to love a delivery of Christmas treats.

Surprise someone special!

Surprise someone special!
Surprise someone special! | Source

14. Make a playlist of your favorite holiday tunes.

There's a reason you just can't seem to get that catchy Christmas song out of your head. A playlist keeps your favorite tunes at the ready no matter when you feel like getting in the holiday mood.

Original carol of the bells song

15. Watch a holiday favorite.

It's a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, Love Actually—there are so many classic Christmas movies, so little time.

Watch a holiday movie.

Watch a holiday movie.
Watch a holiday movie. | Source

16. Write a holiday greeting to someone in the armed forces.

Remind those who can't be with their families during the holidays that someone is thinking of them.

Write a holiday greeting.

Write a holiday greeting.
Write a holiday greeting. | Source

17. Visit a tree-lighting ceremony.

There's no better way to kick off the holidays than by attending a small town tree-lighting ceremony.

Visit a tree-lighting ceremony.

Visit a tree-lighting ceremony.
Visit a tree-lighting ceremony. | Source

18. Surprise the neighbors with Christmas carols.

Sing-alongs are fun for everyone!

Sing-Alongs

Sing-Alongs
Sing-Alongs | Source

19. Donate a toy to a local drive.

Donate something—whether it's money to a favorite charity, or toys, coats, and food to a local drive, it's what the season of giving is all about.

Donate a toy.

Donate a toy.
Donate a toy. | Source

20. Read a holiday classic before bed.

Break out your childhood copy of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and gather around the fireplace with the family.

Read a holiday classic.

Read a holiday classic.
Read a holiday classic. | Source

21. Serve a meal at a local homeless shelter.

Because giving back to your community is the greatest way to celebrate the holidays.

Serve at a shelter or soup kitchen.

Serve at a shelter or a soup kitchen.
Serve at a shelter or a soup kitchen. | Source

22. Cut paper snowflakes to hang in your bedroom window.

When the weather outside is frightful, make your home that much more delightful.

Cut paper snowflakes.

Cut paper snowflakes.
Cut paper snowflakes. | Source

23. Pull out sleeping bags and have a family slumber party under the tree.

Because nothing is more magical than staring up at the twinkling lights of your Christmas tree, snuggled inside a sleeping bag.

Have a family slumber party.

Have a family slumber party.
Have a family slumber party. | Source

24. Check out a local production of "The Nutcracker."

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

25. Open one small gift on Christmas Eve.

Wrap up matching Christmas PJ's for your family, and let them open the gifts on Christmas Eve so they'll look extra festive in the morning.

Open one small gift.

Open one small gift.
Open one small gift. | Source

26. Take a family drive to see the neighborhood decorations.

Pile in the car, and go on a nighttime tour of your town, decked out in holiday lights and decorations.

Take a drive.

Take a drive.
Take a drive. | Source

Have A Very Merry Christmas!

Remember to be good to one another, share, love and give!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

© 2017 Elizabeth J Neal

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    • enl1230 profile imageAUTHOR

      Elizabeth J Neal 

      6 months ago from Louisiana

      Hello Claire,

      I think at Christmas time everyone gets so wrapped up into shopping that they forget about how the simple things mean so much. I hope you have truely enjoyed them!

      May God Richly Bless You!

    • enl1230 profile imageAUTHOR

      Elizabeth J Neal 

      6 months ago from Louisiana

      Hello Claire,

      I think at Christmas time everyone gets so wrapped up into shopping that they forget about how the simple things mean so much. I hope you have truely enjoyed them!

      May God Richly Bless You!

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      Claire Raymond 

      6 months ago from UK

      Ahh I love all of these, I adore Christmas so much. I read A Christmas Carol every year around the holidays.

    • enl1230 profile imageAUTHOR

      Elizabeth J Neal 

      9 months ago from Louisiana

      Hello Devika,

      Thank-you for such a kind comment. I wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!

      Have a blessed day.

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      Devika Primić 

      9 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      This time of year has many ideas, recipes and creative minds out there. You certainly created a useful hub on this topic. I admire your family activities it sounds most helpful.

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