25 things to do this Christmas

Incase you didn’t already know, I love25 things to do this Christmas Christmas, always have, always will! When I was 5 years old I literally passed out on Christmas morning due to excitement (embarrassing but true!) I wanted to put a list together of fun things to do over the festive period. Whether it’s with friends, family, your partner or on your own! I always think of all these fun things to do but then I get lost in the shopping, cooking and wrapping chaos, and before I know it, the big day has arrived! here’s my list of 25 things to do over the holidays, I hope you like it, let me know your fun things to do in the comments!

1. Make a festive playlist full of christmas carols
2. Bake and make a gingerbread house
3. Buy and hang a piece of mistletoe
4. Go ice skating on a outdoor ice rink
5. Drive around looking at all the lights
6. Read Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’
7. Make hot chocolate from scratch
8. Buy and roast chestnuts… on an open fire
9. Have a ‘ugly festive jumper’ swap!
10. Have a movie marathon, with lots of snacks
11. Buy a ‘real’ tree and buy new ornaments to decorate
12. Sort out old clothes and possessions to give to Charity.
13. Bake Santa themed / snowman inspired cupcakes
14. Watch Carol singers
15. Make paper snowflakes
16. Treat yourself to some new winter themed pyjamas
17. Buy one new ornament for the tree which holds a special memory from this year.
18. Get crafty and make your own cards, a little glitter never hurt anyone, right?
19. Watch The Snowman, The Holiday, Love Actually or Elf…
20. Bake peppermint flavoured brownies
21. Make or buy a wreath for your front door
22. Have a festive indoor picnic in your living room
23. Organise a secret santa
24. Play board games
25. Plan New Years Resolutions early.

What do you think of these fun, festive ideas? I hope you liked them…Do you have any specific holiday traditions or activities you do each year? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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  1. November 10, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    This is amazing! Making me feel so giddy for Christmas. Not so long now! 🙂


  2. November 10, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    I can totally relate to this as I love Christmas too and often get swept up and forget to fully enjoy it like I know that I could! Watching Love Actually and The Family Stone is always at the top of my list as well as going to look at Christmas lights. Here in Austin, we have an event called Trail of Lights which is a giant winter wonderland of lights and is always fun to attend as well.


  3. November 10, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Love this list! It’s making me get into the Christmas spirit and it’s only November! Can’t wait to check off some of the things off this list 🙂


  4. November 10, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Haha I can’t believe you actually passed out on Christmas! So cute, and totally understandable. What a great list- I can’t wait to start doing some Christmassy things!

  5. November 10, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    I am so excited for Christmas and this post has gotten me even more. I am definitely going to try and do as many of these ideas as I can. Lovely post.

    Beth x

  6. November 10, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Christmas is one of my absolute favorite holidays, I love your list!!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

  7. November 10, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    I’m not feeling festive just yet, but I’m definitely getting there. I think I’ll be saving this post as a list of things I definitely want to do!

    Beka. xo

  8. November 10, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Such great ideas – can’t wait to crack open the mulled wine and get the Christmas songs going!

  9. November 10, 2015 / 8:36 pm


    I am new to your blog, stumbled upon this post under BlogLovin’ Lifestyle posts. I love your list. I was actually considering writing a post similar to this one here in the near future.

    Thanks for sharing. We have some common interests Christmas wise!

    Love, Jenn

  10. November 10, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    Love this list 🙂 Definitely gonna save it! I’m a huge Christmas fan as well- hoping that I can find the time to pull off Blogmas throughout December 🙂

  11. November 10, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    I’ve made a Christmas list similar to this in my notebook, although you’ve given me more ideas so thank you! I’m so so excited for Christmas already, it’s definitely my favourite time of year.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  12. November 10, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Aw this post has got me feeling all festive! Some of these are on my list too. I’d LOVE to go outdoor ice skating this year! x

  13. November 10, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Ahh love this post. Feeling so festive right now! I definitely want to attempt making a gingerbread house this year. x


  14. November 11, 2015 / 3:51 am

    Hot chocolate is my favorite thing about winter and the Christmas season, I’ve never made it from scratch though. I really should try!


  15. November 11, 2015 / 4:25 am

    It’s so fun to see all the holiday blog posts happening lately! I am incredibly excited for the season 🙂 I love this list of festive things! I am definitely going to still quite a few of these, xoxo.


  16. November 11, 2015 / 6:53 am

    I wish I can put a real Christmas tree in my living room but I live in a tropical country where it’s hot during Christmas season

  17. November 11, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    Such a cute and festive post, I love it! I like all the ideas you came up with, they seem so fun! I know what you mean though there’s so much to get done around Christmas time with present buying etc. I think it’s a lovely idea to make time to do one or two of these. Peppermint brownies sounds incredible! 🙂 xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  18. November 11, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    aah im so glad there is someone else out there who shares my same love for christmas! will definitely be saving this post as there are some amazing ideas here!

    rachel // Style Soup

  19. November 12, 2015 / 9:58 am

    I love all of these ideas! In our home, we do a lot of them already but reading them has just made me even more excited for Christmas than I was before! I love this time of year too! 🙂

    A gingerbread house is absolutely at the top of my Christmas list! xx

  20. November 12, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    I love christmas so much. I think the best part about christmas for me, apart from the presents, is decorating the house and wearing christmas-y socks. Yay!

  21. November 12, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Great ideas. We really do not need to do some extravagant things to have fun.

    For me baking cookies with kids and their friends, letting them decorate and take back home is a tradition that I can not get away from. Kids get older, yet friends keep asking to come over:0 This is the greatest gift ever!
    Watching Home Alone is what I like to do.


  22. November 12, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    I definitely already treated myself to some Christmas pyjamas this year, love a good tartan set and Primark have some amazing ones. I want to do some Christmas baking soon like a gingerbread house or cupcakes. x

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

  23. November 13, 2015 / 12:12 am

    Such a lovely festive list! I’m really wanting to try my hand at making a gingerbread house this year as well – there’s something just so precious about them!

  24. November 13, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Awww I love your list of festive things to do 🙂 I shall keep this close so I can do lots of them with my partner 🙂 x

  25. November 13, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    Love this list! Getting super excited for Christmastime 🙂

  26. November 15, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    I love this! Board games are a favourite in my family.

  27. Olivia
    November 15, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    I am literally so excited, BEYOND excited for Christmas and this post has just increased my excitedness – I know that’s not a word but arghh this is the best time of year!

    Please check out my own Christmas post, it’s my first ever blog post, and i’d really appreciate it if you took a peak,


    Liv xx

  28. November 16, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    I love all these ideas so much! I won’t be in the UK for the first two weeks of December so I think I’m going to write down these ideas and do them whilst I’m on holiday with my dad. Will give us something nice to do in the evenings together. 🙂


  29. November 17, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    Love this list! Just reading it made me so excited for the upcoming Christmas season.

    You have a very lovely blog, by the way! 🙂

    ~Lor @ cozycomfyhome.com

  30. December 25, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Gotta love a good Christmas jumper!

    Jemima x

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