50 Things to Do This Christmas

This Christmas has definitely been at least a little different to most others, but some things haven’t changed (like gingerbread making day with the fam!) I know Christmas itself has passed now, but there’s still lots of fun holiday things to do before school and work start back again, or just before the new year! It is often difficult to embrace change of any kind, but keeping a little normality and sticking to a few traditions can make things feel a little less strange.

That’s why I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of 50 things you can do to make the holiday season as Christmassy and cosy as possible!

Let’s get right into it!

  1. Watch Home Alone
  2. Make slow cooker hot chocolate
  3. Decorate your bedroom or office space
  4. Make Christmas cookies
  5. Make homemade gifts
  6. Make dried orange garlands
  7. Make gingerbread houses
  8. Paint Christmas cards
  9. Go for warm walks
  10. Hang stockings
  11. Have sleepovers with your siblings
  12. Make Christmas crackers/ table favours
  13. Wrap gifts
  14. Do fancy place settings for Christmas meals
  15. Watch Elf
  16. Have a family games competition
  17. Have a bonfire outside
  18. Take part in a Christmas Quiz
  19. Exchange new PJ’s on Christmas Eve
  20. Leave Milk and Cookies our for Santa
  21. Listen to Christmas music
  22. Make a Christmas wreath
  23. Watch The Muppet Christmas Carol
  24. Do Christmas art
  25. Wear Christmas socks
  26. Deliver Christmas goodies to neighbours
  27. Go to/ watch online a Christmas carol services
  28. Drink cosy drinks
  29. Have a family sleepover by the Christmas tree
  30. Take a tour of Christmas lights near your home
  31. Get a Starbucks gingerbread latte
  32. Eat candy canes
  33. Help cook the Christmas meal
  34. Make paperchains
  35. Have a (covid safe) shopping trip
  36. Make a fire a cosy up inside
  37. Write letters to friends and family
  38. Make tree ornaments
  39. Write thank you notes for any gifts you receive
  40. Make paper snowflakes and stick them in the window
  41. Wear mittens (even if it’s not snowing)
  42. Watch Christmas Specials of your favourite TV show (like maybe… Glee 😉)
  43. Wear a Christmas sweater
  44. Do a family photoshoot (don’t forget the pets)
  45. Make Christmas candy and chocolates
  46. Stay up until midnight to see in the New Year
  47. Do a cookie exchange with friends
  48. Go on Christmassy dog walks
  49. Hang fairy lights/ Christmas lights in your home
  50. Roast chestnuts and marshmallows

I hope this list has given you some ideas of ways to bring a little normality to your Christmas this year- or even just some fun things to do over the festive season.

If you’re still struggling with the idea of such a different Christmas this year, I recently guest posted on Addie’s blog Musings of a Teenaged Girl about how to hold onto that Christmas joy you may be missing, so be sure to check that out!

Christmas wishes,

Published by Megan

Hey there! I'm Megan, creative lifestyle blogger. I love Jesus, frappuccinos, Pinterest, and all things creative! My message is that there is no such thing as perfect and that we can't live our lives chasing perfection because we will never find something that satisfies us as much as life in Jesus does. I aim to inspire people to find their own not-so-perfect and embrace who they are. I blog at notsoperfectblog.com where I share my ideas for creative, free living! Feel free to visit my blog and have a look around!

13 thoughts on “50 Things to Do This Christmas

    1. Yes, I do! I’m a Christian, so I believe that the reason for celebrating Christmas is to remember and be thankful for the birth of Jesus. (I actually have a post more about this titled ‘Jesus Is The Reason’ under the Faith and Inspiration category of my blog if you’re interested!) So yes, Jesus is the reason I celebrate Christmas but I also enjoy the holiday season (as you can tell from this post haha) which is mainly what the ideas on this post are about. I hope that answers your question!!

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      1. Okay, thanks for the post.

        Of course, almost every body who celebrates this holiday enjoys it.

        Yes I can tell. 🙂

        Do you think that Jesus wants you to be celebrating this holiday?

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        1. Yes, I would say that Jesus would want us to be celebrating Christmas. Because the fact that God sent His only son to earth as a baby is a pretty big deal, so I think it’s important to remember all this and celebrate it! Thanks for you question and hope that helps! 🙂

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          1. Yes, it is petty cool that god sent his son. Did you know that there are some pagan roots in Christmas? As there are some of the other celebrations that Christians do as well.
            It says in Deuteronomy 12 that God said not to worship Him the way the other nations worship their gods. Have you considered this verse? If God doesn’t want us – His people – to be worshiping Him the way that other people worship their gods, and if Christmas is pagan in practice and root, then why do we as Christians today worship Him in that way?

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          2. No, I didn’t actually know that Christmas had pagan roots (although I do now! 😉)
            This gave me something to think about, so thank you for challenging me! I had a read through Deuteronomy 12 and I see what you are saying. After thinking about it, I would probably say that for (most) Christians, we celebrate Christmas to remember how God sent Jesus to earth to save all people. Therefore, I would say we’re celebrating a Christian festival separate to the Pagan winter solcitce which may be at the roots of the Christian festival of Christmas. We are also worshipping God in our own way at Christmas- through prayer, reading the Bible, attending Church and singing worship- these are the ‘Christian way’ of worshipping God and celebrating Christmas, not the ‘pagan way’. What do you think? Thank you for challenging me on the subject!

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          3. Ok, but even if you are doing it for Jesus, Does that make it right? God still says not to worship him the way the other nations worship there gods.
            I know that this might lead you down a rabbit hole, but have you ever researched the symbolization of the tree and the wreath? The symbolization is just mind blowing!
            I would definitely suggest that you do research on it.

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          4. Well I think I would say that putting up a Christmas tree or hanging a wreath on your door isn’t really an act of worship- it’s more enjoying the holiday (holiday- not Christmas) season. Of course, you don’t have to do this things at all though. Alternatively, going to church, praying, reading your Bible and other forms of worship are the ways in which I worship Jesus at Christmas and thank God for the greatest gift he ever sent. But I know what you mean… I’m going to think on it a little more. And I will definitely do a little research! 🙂

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