Christmas Bucket List – The Ultimate 100+ Ideas To Celebrate

Planning a Christmas bucket list is exciting. The holiday can be one of the best times of the year as it lasts about a month and involves family, friends, lights, and presents.

Since the holiday only comes once a year, don’t feel like you have to complete everything on this Christmas bucket list at once. You can spread it out over a couple years or even keep adding to it.

Enjoy the Christmas season and have as much fun as possible with your family and friends.

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The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List

Make ugly Christmas sweaters, but make them hilarious so you can check it off your funny bucket list.

Make Christmas cookies

christmas cookies

Watch all the new Hallmark movies for the holiday

If skiing is on your USA bucket list, you can check it off both lists at once

Make a hot chocolate bar

christmas bucket list

Do a white elephant gift exchange

Visit Galeries Lafayette for their gigantic Christmas tree and check it off your Paris bucket list

Pick out a Christmas tree from a farm and decorate it

christmas tree

Sting popcorn to hang on your tree

Make your own ornaments

Adopt a family in need for the holiday

Eat candy canes

Make red velvet pancakes

Start a new tradition

Go to all the Christmas parties

Build a snowman

Open just one gift on Christmas Eve

Make a gingerbread house

Write a letter to Santa explaining how good you have been

Go sledding

Go to a Christmas market and drink mulled wine

Get family photos done

Make your own eggnog – spike it if you are feeling frisky

Leave cookies for Santa

christmas bucket list

Get friends together and go caroling

Donate to a toy drive

Watch classic Movies like Elf and Home Alone

Host a Secret Santa party

See the Northern Lights

Visit Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finland

Make snowflakes out of construction paper and hang them

Go ice skating

Venture out for Black Friday shopping and score some deals

Wrap Christmas gifts

christmas gifts

Camp out under the Christmas tree

Visit New York and see The Rockettes

Make a wreath for your door with stuff from the craft store

Get a picture with Santa at the mall

See the Nutcracker Ballet

Make a handmade gift for someone

Go to Church

Get matching pajamas for the whole family

Get the Christmas scents from Bath and Body Works

See a local production put on by a school or theater

Decorate your house for Christmas

Volunteer at a food bank

Buy Christmas mugs to drink from

Host a big dinner for friends or family


Make your own Christmas cards and send them out

Listen to Christmas music for the entire month

Drive through neighborhoods for Christmas light peeping

christmas bucket list

Kiss under the mistletoe

Go see reindeer

Do a large 500+ piece Christmas puzzle

Start planning your New Years resolutions

Hang up your stockings or make new ones

christmas bucket list

Buy yourself a fancy Christmas outfit

Make a delicious hot cocoa from scratch

hot cocoa

Hang lights outside and decorate the yard

Have afternoon tea with Santa

Create your own snow globe

Take lots of pictures and make a scrapbook

Get cozy by the fire

Make Christmas cocktails

Wear sequins

Wear sequins

Buy fun Christmas socks to wear

Read Christmas books

Watch A Christmas Story

Eat peppermint everything

See nativity scenes in your area

Have a snowball fight

snowball fight

Take a sleigh ride

Go see a tree lighting

Fill jars with holiday candy around the house

Do a Christmas scavenger hunt

Spend Christmas in a small Hallmark like town

Host a family game night

Plan a staycation and visit local attractions dressed up for the holiday

Decorate your table for Christmas dinner

Try a new holiday recipe

Splurge at Christmas markets in Europe

christmas bucket list

Write your own Christmas story or comic book

Make a Christmas themed breakfast

Get an advent calendar

Score some deals on Cyber Monday

Burn Christmasy candles in your home

Dress your animal up as an elf for a Christmas card

Run/walk a Christmas themed 5K and dress up

Make peppermint bark

peppermint bark

Host an ugly Christmas sweater party

Send Christmas care packages

Roast chestnuts

Sing “Grandma got ran over by a reindeer”

Eat all the sugar and laugh until it hurts

Knit your own Christmas scarf

Attend a Christmas parade

Get a Christmas drink from Starbucks in their themed red cups

Start a tradition of getting a new ornament each year

Listen to the entire N’Sync Christmas Album .. on repeat

Make the bed with fun themed sheets

Make Pillsbury snowmen cookies

Take yourself on a wintery walk

christmas bucket list

Make sure to wear crushed velvet

Try local Christmas menus at your favorite restaurants


Did you find anything to add to your Christmas bucket list? There is endless possibilities for fun during the season!


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