Are you looking for things to do with your partner this holiday season to make your Christmas more memorable? This Christmas Couple Bucket List is exactly what you need!
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Traditions are what make a good, or even great Christmas turn into a memorable Christmas. If you’re Christian, when you think about Christmas, you likely think of the things you and your family did each year when you were growing up. The memories are so ingrained in your head that when you see other people doing it, you feel some sort of connection to them because they experienced part of your childhood.
Continuing old traditions that you had growing up is healthy and likely nourishes your relationship. At the same time, creating new traditions as a couple is important because it gives your new family a feeling of tradition and belonging.
If you’re looking for things to do this Christmas season, below is a Christmas couple bucket list that you will not want to skip over! Do you have kids? I encourage you to do some of the activities with the family, and some with just you and your spouse to build some intimacy.
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Christmas Couple Bucket List
Things to Do at Home This Christmas Season
Decorate the Christmas Tree
Hang cute memorabilias on the tree with your family, reminiscing on the memories you’ve made together.
Bake cookies for Santa
Santa can never have too many cookies! Pick your favorite kind to share with him. These Cinnamon Roll Cookies are our favorite!
Make reindeer food and sprinkle it in front of the house
Give the reindeer something to look forward to while stopping by your home this Christmas season! Here’s a great reindeer food recipe.
Watch the Macy’s Christmas parade live on Thanksgiving morning
Create a tradition of having the Macy’s Christmas parade on each Thanksgiving morning while you decorate the tree!
Watch Christmas movies each night of the 25 days of Christmas (don’t forget to slide a couple Hallmark ones in the mix!)
We all have Christmas movies that we love watching each year. In my family growing up, it was Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol.
Read The Night Before Christmas aloud
Pull that book that never gets touched off your bookshelf and read it as a family together. If you don’t already own it, you can purchase a copy here!
Create a unique Christmas playlist of your favorite Christmas songs and add 5 new ones each year
We all have Christmas songs that bring us joy every year when we hear them in the mall or on the radio. Save them to your playlist to get a curated playlist that you can add to each year!
Take a Christmas photo for a family card
Dress up for a family photo shoot (taken by a family friend, or a professional photographer) and design a card to wish your loved ones a Merry Christmas!
Make your own ornament, gnomes, stockings, or wreaths
Get creative this holiday season by making a craft you haven’t made before! Our favorite holiday craft is the sock gnomes – here’s a tutorial.
Make homemade hot chocolate
Experience hot coco in a new way by making it as a family to enjoy together! Here’s a quick recipe.
Leave a homemade gift for your mailman/woman in the mailbox
Your mailman/woman will be delighted when they find a gift in the mailbox for them. Here’s a tutorial to make adorable rustic ornaments.
Put up Christmas lights on your house together
Work together to get your house looking festive this year for the winter season.
Decide on one Christmas movie to watch as a family each year
Pick one movie that you love to watch together as a family and designate that movie as the one you’ll watch each year during the Christmas season.
Donate $100 to an organization or non-profit you’re passionate about
Think about an organization you and your family care deeply about. Once you decide on one, reach out and ask how you can donate to support their endeavors this season.
Other Things to Do This Christmas Season
Shop for & Cut Down a Christmas Tree
Fill your house with the smell of pine and spend time as a family out looking for a unique Christmas tree!
Wear matching sweaters out
Find sweaters that you can wear as a family to a local shop or restaurant this holiday season. We’re big fans of this Llama sweater.
Attend Christmas or Christmas Eve church service
Remind yourselves of the reason for the season by attending a Christmas service.
See a live nativity scene
What’s a better way to recall the reason for the season than a live picture of Jesus’s birth?
Go to a Christmas parade
If your town hosts a parade each year, sign up this year with your family!
Take advantage of being snowed in by bundling up, grabbing a sled, and hitting the hills near your home.
Spend a day at the slopes with your family this Christmas season!
Go snow tubing
Enjoy sledding but wish it was more extreme? Check out a local snow tubing spot!
Go Christmas Caroling
Print out some lyrics to your favorite Christmas carols and bundle up to go sing to your neighbors on their front porches!
Go to a Christmas Concert
Looking for things to do this Christmas season? Look up Christmas concerts happening near you and buy tickets for you and your family!
Drive around to see Christmas lights on people’s houses
Drive slowly through the neighborhoods in your town to see the creative light displays people set up this year.
Go Black Friday shopping
We all have lists of gifts to buy for our family members. Plan to spend this black Friday in the stores with all the energy and excitement for the holiday season!
Volunteer at a food bank
Serve the people who need it most by volunteering at a food bank this holiday season.
Purchase an ornament that references a milestone or memory from this year
Think back on a major milestone or exciting memory from this year. Research ornaments that you could buy or make that accurately represent that memory.
Get dressed up and see a Christmas play
Check the website of your local theater for Christmas plays happening this holiday season. Purchase tickets to the one that seems most exciting for your family!
Visit a coffee shop that decorates for Christmas
Find a coffee shop that gets FESTIVE with their decorations and go there with your family for a relaxing break from your regular activities.
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