25 Exciting Christmas Activities to Fill Your December with Cheer



December is here, and Christmas is right around the corner too! It seems that the past few months have just flown by and now it's time to get ready for the holidays.


I love Christmas - my gift shopping is almost done, wrapping has begun, and now I am winding down and focusing on enjoying quality time with loved ones and relaxing as I await the big day!


But sometimes in the midst of the busyness, it can be hard to think of and plan activities to do.


If you're also trying to soak up everything this time of year has to offer and enjoy activities with your loved ones, I've compiled a list of ideas to encourage you to soak up that holiday cheer.


  1. Read the story of Christmas (the reason for the season!) in the Bible

  2. Deck the halls

  3. Decorate a gingerbread house

  4. Bake cookies & share with your loved ones

  5. Have a present wrapping party

  6. Play a Christmas game (there are tons of fun printables online if you don't have a game)

  7. Sing Christmas carols or karaoke

  8. Go for a drive & see the Christmas lights

  9. Go ice skating

  10. Have a Christmas movie night/day

  11. Sit by the fire with a loved one & just chat

  12. Look at photographs of past Christmases

  13. Make a music video to your favorite Christmas song

  14. Go see a holiday play, concert, or movie showing

  15. Write a Christmas song of your own

  16. Journal about Christmas (how it makes you feel, things you enjoy, memories, etc.)

  17. Do a Christmas DIY (ex: Christmas sign) & display it in your home

  18. Walk through a park to see the Christmas lights

  19. Make a DIY Sharpie mug with your favorite Christmas quote/lyrics

  20. Make or fill out Christmas cards for your loved ones

  21. Plan some random acts of kindness to spread love during the holidays

  22. Visit a nursing home & spread Christmas cheer

  23. Put on your favorite Christmas sweater

  24. Send someone a nice message of how thankful you are to have them

  25. Take a step back & reflect, among the busyness, on what you are thankful for, who you get to celebrate the season with, etc.


Whichever activities you choose to enjoy this Christmas season, I hope you have a wonderful time creating memories full of love, laughter, & joy.


Merry Christmas!

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