25 Christmas Activities to Do by  December 25


It’s no secret in this household, that I love Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday and most importantly, I love the reason we celebrate- Christ’s birth. When I was thinking about the upcoming holiday season, I tried to come up with twenty-five activities to do before Christmas day comes. Since the day of Christmas goes so quickly, I like to celebrate practically all month long. This year, I am a little behind because of our new addition…


Hopefully, we will be able to check all of these off our list as we count down the days till Christmas morning! 

I hope you will be able to use some of these ideas in your household this season as you anticipate Christmas approaching.  


  1. Cut down a Christmas tree.
  2. Bake Christmas cookies. (Our favorites are sugar cookies, gingerbread, Candy cane twists, and oatmeal scotchies.)
  3. Decorate the house.
  4. Carole around the neighborhood.
  5. Watch It’s a Wonderful Life.
  6. Watch Elf.
  7. Watch the classics like Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and The Grinch.
  8. Buy Christmas presents for family and wrap them. 
  9. Set up the Nativity scene.
  10. Take plates of cookies to neighbors.
  11. Read Luke chapter 2.
  12. Open one gift on Christmas Eve.
  13. Make homemade hot cocoa.
  14. Listen to Christmas music. 
  15. Attend a cookie exchange.
  16. Go sledding.
  17. Have a snowball fight.
  18. Build a snowman.
  19. Make wassail.
  20. Make Christmas cards and send to friends and family.
  21. Go on a Christmas eve or day run.
  22. Read a Christmas themed story.
  23. Kiss under the mistletoe.
  24. Take a sleigh ride
  25. Build a gingerbread house

Obviously, there are so many more Christmasy things that you could do, but hopefully these will get you started!


Most of all, I hope you take time to reflect on what this season is all about-God sending His only Son to take our place, our punishment, that we may come to know Him. What a beautiful season this is. I hope you all enjoy every single minute of it.


Questions of the Day

  1. Do you have any Christmas traditions? 
  2. What is your favorite outdoor, winter activity? 
  3. Are you a fan of snow?