86 Traditions for the Christmas Season

86 Traditions for the Christmas Season

Spreading Christmas cheer is contagious. Most of the year we are innovative and technology driven, but for this short burst at the end of the year, we have permission to engage in timeless traditions. Here are 86 Christmas traditions for the Christmas season.  Take some time to reflect and enjoy the gift the season brings.

While I always love the holiday mayhem, any holiday really, since having Libby, I am trying to implement family values and traditions that will keep us close as a family. Our first family tradition, was cutting down our own Christmas Tree. By no means is everything on this list meant to be tackled. It’s a growing list of traditions for your family to pick their favorites to create your own Christmas Bucket list (free printable).

86 Traditions for the Christmas Season

  • Write a letter to Santa
  • Spend a day living your life like a Hallmark movie
  • Watch an old classic black and white movie
  • Make reindeer food for Santa’s hungry reindeer
  • Watch a Christmas movie at midnight
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  • Make snowman cinnamon rolls
  • Dress up and take a family photo
  • String popcorn and hang it on the tree
  • Start a Christmas count down with an advent calendar
  • Set up a hot cocoa and coffee station for visitors
  • See a Christmas play
  • Make or buy a gift for teachers
  • Roast chestnuts over an open fire
  • Read a book by the fireplace
  • Rally your friends to donate to a go fund me account
  • Put gift packages together for homeless veterans
  • Play Christmas games while listening to Christmas music
  • Pick-up someone’s tab at a local restaurant or coffee house
  • Write a meaningful note or card to someone you lost touch with
  • Make hot cocoa with Peeps marshmallows
  • Pick up some poinsettias
  • Host a themed dinner night, such as “Christmas breakfast for dinner”
  • Make some cinnamon-sugar pecans or almonds (smells like Christmas)
  • Make fresh wreaths out of Christmas tree cuttings
  • Create floral arrangements for around your house
  • Make Christmas candy
  • Host a pajama & pancake party
  • Make a “kiss me” ball
  • Mail Christmas cards to deployed military personnel
  • Listen to Christmas music
  • Leave an “elf basket” on a neighbor’s porch
  • Invent & name your own family Christmas cookie
  • Host an ugly sweater party
  • Decorate the Christmas tree
  • Host a cookie exchange – have each person bring different kind of cookie
  • Donate canned food
  • Make hot cocoa from scratch
  • Hide the pickle on your Christmas tree
  • Have a visit from elf on the shelf
  • Decorate sugar cookies
  • Have a cookie decorating party
  • Host a Grinch party
  • Go to a hockey game
  • Get new Christmas pajamas
  • Find friends, family, and coworkers to sponsor a family for Christmas
  • Fill boots up with goodies on Christmas Day
  • Host a favorite things party
  • Have a gift-wrapping party
  • Donate money to the salvation army
  • Decorate your mailbox
  • Host a Christmas party
  • Decorate gingerbread men
  • Mail out Christmas cards
  • Decorate Christmas ornaments
  • Go ice skating
  • Have a Christmas movie marathon night (The Santa Clause)
  • Decorate a gingerbread house
  • Cut down a Christmas tree
  • Create outdoor bird feeders
  • Go caroling
  • Donate gifts to a charity
  • Create a formal Christmas table setting
  • Make a Christmas wreath
  • Create a “December 1st” box (Christmas count down, fresh jammies, hot cocoa)
  • Host a cookie & wine tasting party
  • Make Christmas themed lunches
  • Buy new Christmas socks
  • Pick-up a matching red lipstick and red nail polish
  • Bring in baked goodies to your bank, doctors office, or other people you do business with.
  • Become someone’s secret Santa
  • Bake Christmas cookies
  • Adopt a pet
  • Make homemade gift tags
  • Decorate your front porch
  • Hang lights up outside
  • Sit down with your family and come up with a list of things you want to do this Christmas season
  • Send someone special a beautiful Christmas flower arrangement
  • Go sledding
  • Have a snowball fight
  • Go see Santa Claus
  • Make Christmas bows
  • Go on a Christmas light scavenger hunt
  • Write Santa a follow up “thank you”
  • Go to a city Christmas lighting show
  • Pack hot cocoa to go, hop in the car and go for an after-bedtime drive to look at Christmas lights

Do you have a favorite Christmas Tradition or Activity? Leave it below in the comments section. I read them all! 🙂
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Christmas is the best time for traditions. We all have our favorites. Here are 86 traditions for your family. #ChristmasTraditions #ChristmasBucketList #ChristmasFun

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