The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List: 47 Cheesy Activities You Need to Do
The Holidays are quite literally the most wonderful time of the year – albeit cheesy. However, it’s the kind of cheesiness we can get behind. And I mean, what’s not to love about classic Holiday movies, all of the hot chocolate and anything holly jolly? The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List has 47 cheesy activities you absolutely need to do this year. Make some time to spend with your loved ones, stir up some Holiday cheer and make the ending to this year a good one!
The Ultimate CHRISTMAS BUCKET LIST: 47 CHEESY ACTIVITIES YOU NEED TO DO
Below are a lis of 47 cheesy activities you need to add to your Christmas bucket list. Get ready to grab some eggnog, get cozy and feel festive!
1. Put on the Dang Christmas Music
It’s time. It needs to go on. There’s no better way to feel festive than to let the Christmas music hit your soul and turn on the festive vibes within you. It doesn’t need to be an old timey classic to make you feel festive as heck!
2. Make a Gingerbread House
A must! gingerbread houses are the cutest snack you can ever eat! If you want to step up your game, check out Charcuterie Chalets – the adult version of gingerbread houses!
3. BAke Christmas Cookies
Indulge in all of the shortbread, gingerbread, sugar cookies and more! Christmas baking is some of the most decadent, heart warming baking you can do! Check out Pinterest for hot new recipes to try out this year!
4. String the Lights
Christmas lights are pretty much the universal signal for it being Christmas! Hang the Holiday lights outside (bonus if you can get it done before a snowfall) and light up your little piece of Christmas.
5. Bring Out The Christmas Scents
Bring on the pine, candy cane, fresh fallen snow and more! Hit up the candle section at Homesense for your seasonal Holiday candle fix, or check out a local candle shop for their holiday blends!
6. STart Your Advent Calendar
Whether you started December first or have some catching up to do, advent calendars are the unofficial mascot of Christmas! One of the best things you can do on The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List (This year I’ve been indulging in a Nespresso Advent Calendar, but next year I’m thinking a wine one!)
7. Camp Out For the HallMark Channel
The Hallmark Movie Channel is the true definition of Christmas. If you’re looking for love, cheesiness, and all of the festivities, this is the thing to do. Choose the channel where Christmas lives and you can feel the festivities running through your veins!
8. Buy EggNog
Chef’s kiss to the eggnog! The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List Eggnog is one of the most festive drinks you can consume near Christmas time. Get into the Holiday spirit (and if you’re feeling lucky, add some rum!) with this perfect Holiday drink.
9. Make Your Shopping Lists
The excitement and buzz of getting shopping lists coordinated and gifts bought is a happy kind of busy we can appreciate this time of year! Get your lists ready and get shopping (check out The Ultimate Gift Guide for Her for some amazing ideas for the special ladies in your life)!
10. Dig Out Your Ugly Christmas Sweater
You know, the one you stuff at the back of your closet every year? That is both equally gaudy as it is festive? Crack it right back out and celebrate every inch of it!
11. Deck The Literal Halls
It’s no secret that decorating for Christmas inevitably psychs us up for Christmas! Put up the wreathes, whip out the holly and deck whatever little space you seem to have (office, home or car)!
12. Do The Christmas Shopping
Important – we can’t forget this part! Whether you decide to online shop or head out to the stores, getting your Christmas shopping done is an activity that is best done earlier rather than later!
13. Spice Up Your CoffeE
Make your coffee order a little festive this year! Whether you decide to try an eggnog latte or add a dash of peppermint in there, make it festive! Spicing up your morning coffee puts you in a festive mood all day long!
14. Write a List of Things You’re Grateful For
After all, it is meant to be a season of giving and spending time with our loved ones, naturally gratitude has a place! Make a list of things you feel grateful for this year and really take the time to appreciate it. The holidays can be busy, but there’s always time to practice gratitude.
15. Send Christmas Cards
My favourite on The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List. Let your family and friends know you’re thinking of them (and that they literally made it on the Christmas Card List!) by sending them a little Holiday greeting! Bonus if you have any photos to throw in there!
16. Embrace the First Snowfall
The first snowfall always seems better as a child, however I’m challenging you to get excited about it this year! Dreaming of a white Christmas is something we can all get behind, and a little snow is what makes it magical!
17. Family PHoto
No better time than when the family is all together! Make sure to snap a shot of you and your family this year!
18. Elf on The Shelf
A true classic! A great way to get creative and come up with new scenarios for your little elf friend! Definitely something off of The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List you need to try!
19. Decorate the Tree
Throw on some Christmas music, pour yourself some eggnog and get your decorating pants on! Decorating the Christmas tree is an absolute must do!
20. MAke a Snow Angel
When was the last time you made one? Safe to say you’re probably about due! Get out there in the fresh fluffy snow and make yourself a snow angel!
21. Put UP the STockings
There’s something about hanging the stockings that makes it feel real! Get your stockings up and figure out creative ways to fill them (don’t forget your pets)!
22. Kiss Under the Mistletoe
One of the cheesiest (yet undeniably cute) things you can do this Holiday season.
23. Buy Yourself a Treat
Of course it’s the season of giving, but you deserve a treat too. Pick yourself out something you’re bound to love and give yourself a little gift!
24. Pick Out a Christmas Tree
Going to cut down your own tree is so magical! The smell of pine cannot be matched. Grab your family and head out to pick out the perfect tree!
25. Support Local – MAke Someone SMile
Whether you decide to shop, donate, volunteer or spread the word, decide to support local this year and help out your community! Click to read 10 Powerful Ways to Support Local this Year.
26. GEt Out Your Christmas Jammies
An absolute must! The only officially approved uniform for performing festive activities such as baking, crafting and Christmas movie marathoning.
27. Watch the Christmas Movie Classics
Duh, of course it’s on The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List. It’s a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – grab the popcorn and let’s get going. Make your own personalized Christmas movie marathon and decide to stay in!
28. Donate to a Toy Drive
Remember the feeling of opening up a gift on Christmas and finding out it was the toy you really wanted? Give that feeling to a child this year.
29. Wrap the Gifts
No matter what kind of wrapper you are (I’m part of the too much tape club), it’s time to get it out of the way. Get your gifts wrapped and under the tree for an extra special festive feeling!
30. Get a Christmas Mani
Sparkly red nails? Yes please! Get your nails festively painted to mark the season of festivities!
31. Visit a Christmas Market
If you really want to feel festive, this is the place to go! Check out your local Christmas Market, bundle up and enjoy!
32. Go Skating
When was the last time you went? Dust off your old skates and get back out there. It wouldn’t be The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List without it!
33. Nothing Like a Secret Santa
You call the shots with Secret Santa – homemade gifts only, wine exchange, or $10 limit – whatever it is, you call the shots so you can fit it into your Holiday schedule of festivities!
34. Make Your Own Christmas Cards
Homemade just feels so good. Get your crafty pants on and whip up a batch of customized Christmas cards for your friends and family!
35. Santa Claus Parade
It’s a tradition! Hit up your local Santa Claus Parade!
36. Turn on The Yuletide Channel
For those of you who don’t have a fireplace, or don’t feel like turning it on, this is a quick fix to make you immediately feel cozier and more at home!
37. MAke a Delivery Person Gift BAsket
For the mail people and the delivery people working so hard to get your packages to you on time, leaving out refreshments such as water and packaged snacks can go a long way to brighten someone’s day!
38. Weekend Cabin Getaway
The Holiday season is craziness crammed into one month, and sometimes taking a break isn’t so bad. Sneak away before things get crazy to a remote cabin where you can truly enjoy being festive in a low key setting!
39. Drive to See the Christmas Lights
Of course this made it onto The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List! Some people go ALL out – and it’s so pretty to see. Take a drive through the streets of your town to go out and look at the Christmas lights. Bring blankets, snacks and put on the Christmas music classics!
Give back in any way you can, whether you’re volunteering your time or donating to a cause. Get into the spirit of giving this year!
41. Make Paper SNowflakes
This is the most nostalgic on The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List! You know, the kind where you cut out a circle, folded it into halves/quarters and cut little designs out? Ya those kind! Feel like a kid again by making a few snowflakes!
42. String Your Own Garland
Another Christmas craft to keep you busy! String your own garland this year for a magic touch on your Christmas tree.
43. Make Your OWn Christmas Playlist
You’ll be more likely to listen to it if you make the playlist yourself! Pick all of your favourite Christmas songs and compile your own personal list.
44. do Something Kind for a Stranger
Hold open a door. Donate to a charity. Buy the coffee for the person behind you. Whatever little act of kindness you can think of, do it – and wear that smile all day long.
45. WEar a Santa Hat
The epitome of feeling festive. Throw on a Santa hat and feel a little bit both festive and nostalgic.
46. Make Something Candy Cane Flavoured
Candy cane is the unofficial flavour of Christmas. Make something candy cane flavoured and enjoy Christmas in every bite.
47. Call Your Loved Ones
Christmas really is about spending time with your family, and getting in touch with the ones we won’t be able to see. Make an effort to reach out and chat with your loved ones. I promise you won’t regret it!
Tell me your favourite Christmas traditions below!