Making the Most of December

This isn’t really a to-do list, because almost none of these things are necessary for any reason. They’re just a bunch of things that I think will help Josh and I make the most of this Christmas season. It’s sort of like a Christmas bucket list . . . but not really because many of the items reappear on the list every year despite the fact that they’ve been “crossed off” every year prior.

Okay, I don’t know what it is . . . but it will be fun!

There are enough items both traditional and unique for you to choose one everyday, if you want. Whatever you do, be sure to make the most of your December.

  1. Go ice skating.
  2. Make eggnog or mulled cider.
  3. Buy children’s gifts for Operation Angel Tree.
  4. Drive around and look at Christmas lights.
  5. Splurge on a professional performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker ballet.
  6. Cuddle up in front of a fireplace.
  7. If you haven’t yet, decorate a tree. If you already have, decorate someone else’s
  8. Watch the movie White Christmas with a cup of white hot chocolate.
  9. Chop wood for a family that relies on a wood stove.
  10. Tired of Christmas music? Try traditional Celtic music.
  11. Go caroling with friends.
  12. Make chili for chilly carolers to come home to.
  13. See how many film versions of A Christmas Carol you can watch in a day 😉
  14. String popcorn and cranberries.
  15. Go to Wegmans and Sam’s Club on a weekend for holiday samples.
  16. Learn to knit or crochet.
  17. Send Christmas cards or letters updating family and friends on your year.
  18. Get invited to a Christmas party. This could be tricky . . .
  19. Make a snowman, snow angels, etc.
  20. Go to midnight showings of The Hobbit(December 14) and Les Miserables(Christmas Day).
  21. Go to a candlelit service.
  22. Kiss someone under the mistletoe. Warn them first.
  23. Shop a holiday craft bizarre.
  24. Help young relatives make a wreath or ornament.
  25. Help your family with Christmas dinner.
  26. Take a super late walk in the snow on Christmas Eve and see if anything magical happens.
  27. Make homemade soaps with personalized scents for gifts.
  28. Read A Child’s Christmas in Wales.
  29. Declare a snowball war.
  30. Watch at least one terrible Christmas movie. Try Kiss Saves Christmas.
  31. Go for a sleigh ride
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