The holidays always seem to arrive way too quickly, and usually by the time I even think about decorating with boughs of holly it has turned into ‘oh crap’ I forgot to buy Aunt Mary her annual set of dish towels and then also frantically calling the local bakery for my contribution to the cookie exchange. Ugh!
How about this year 2019 all of us overworked, frazzled procrastinators have a fun plan to keep us on track? A Christmas to-do list filled with fun things to do can be that plan. Start this holiday bucket list in early December and it will not only keep you on a better schedule for the season, but the activities will also get you in the spirit of Christmas.
1) Attend a Tree Lighting Ceremony:
Many cities or landmarks will have a celebration honouring the lighting of their tree. It’s a night where crowds of people load up, dress in their warmest level and gather around the tree waiting for the flip of the switch.
2) Catch a Flick (Watch a Movie):
Watching a movie is always the best idea on holiday or especially on Christmas, it becomes priceless. Movie buffs, you better add a cinemas date to your list of favourite things to do on Christmas day!
Take advantage of having the day off from work and catch a double feature with all the popcorn you can eat.
3) Get Your Picture with Santa and Elf:
Yes, the Photos is very important to capture the memories for the future on this beloved event Christmas 2019. Whether you have a child or are a child at heart (like me!), go to the local mall and get a cute snap of you with good Santa and Elf character. If you don’t want the typical holiday photo, then just take a snap with your family member on Christmas day!
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4) Window shop:
Believe me, you would enjoy this! Take a walk and enjoy the stunning holiday window displays. Big city stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and Macy’s, USA are known for their fabulous and funny Christmas displays and smaller town centres often have fun displays, too.
Whether is a festival of trees, parade of lights or a welcoming of Santa coming to town, attend a local festival in your city. My town has a wonderful silent auction event where local business owners decorate and donate a tree for a good cause.
5) Make a Christmas Tune Playlist:
Christmas music has come a long way over the years—it seems like every major artist has a song or album. Music is important to boost your energy level up. So, in advance select your songs playlist!
6) Hide or Find the Elf on a Shelf:
A best and engaging activity of all times! At the beginning of the holiday season, this cute elf is placed all around the home acting as Santa’s eyes and ears, making sure all the children are behaving. Each night after the children have gone to bed, he goes back to the North Pole to report to Santa. He returns to the home in the morning, but always to a different location. If you have children (or even want to play along with your housemate), it’s fun to hide and find him. It’s one of those activities for all ages. T-Shirts design-related Elf. Click here Elf sale
7) Build a Snowman or Make a Snowman Angel:
A good idea to implement. Escape to a winter wonderland to make a snow angel or build a good old fashioned Frosty. Have fun plopping yourself right into the snow, waving your arms and legs to create the perfect angel or stacking big balls on top of each other for a jolly snowman (don’t forget the carrot nose, hat and stick arms!)
8) Do a Random Act of Kindness?
Random acts of kindness are some of the most fulfilling and most humane and human things you could ever do. Especially when it is done for a complete stranger.
- Donate some food
- Pay the bridge toll for the person behind you
- Go to an animal orphanage and help out for the day
- Feed someone’s parking meter.
9) Look at the Holiday Lights in your Neighbourhood:
Fill your thermos with hot chocolate, load up the car with your family and give your eyes a special holiday treat by driving through the neighbourhoods in search of the best light display. Check with your city, many of them make holiday lightmaps for you to follow.
10) Leave Cookies for Santa Claus:
Last, but not least for your Christmas to-do list, on December 24th leave cookies for Santa Claus…even if you don’t believe in him anymore. You can eat them in the morning!