Our Christmas Bucket List

Saturday, November 19, 2016

I am so excited that Christmas is finally on it's way, and we are totally ready to embrace everything festive. Normally I feel like time drags between Bonfire night and Christmas, but this year it all seems to be going by so fast, and it will be the big day before we know it. 

In order to get totally into the Christmas spirit I have put together a big list of all the things we want to do between now and then. I did this last year, and it was so much fun to tick each thing off as we did it, and I think this year will be even more exciting now that Zach is a little older! Here's what we've got planned:

Make a Christmas cake on stir up Sunday
Try all of the Starbucks festive drinks
Dry slices of orange for decorations
Buy food for the food bank
Make popcorn garlands for the tree
Meet Father Christmas
Hang a wreath on our front door
Go to a carol service
Drive around to look at the Christmas lights
Make and decorate a gingerbread house
Go to a Christmas market
Cut down the Christmas tree from our garden
Make Zach a Christmas Eve box
Make mulled wine
Wear Christmas jumpers for a family photo
Make and send our own Christmas cards
Decorate the tree together
Watch The Muppet Christmas Carol and Home Alone
Make Zach a book advent
Drink big hot chocolates with cream and marshmallows
Create a Christmas sensory activity for Zach
Do Elf on the Shelf
Make salt dough ornaments for the tree
Buy a Radio Times magazine and highlight everything we want to watch
Bake homemade mince pies
Do Christmas crafts together
Spend an evening wrapping presents together
Make reindeer food, and sprinkle it in the garden on Christmas Eve
Buy (and devour) a big tub of Quality Street
Forage for holly to decorate our living room
Go for a Boxing Day walk
Watch the local Christmas lights switch on

What is on your Christmas bucket list?

Sparkles & Stretchmarks Sunday Best

Mr and Mrs T Plus Three


  1. I never heard of popcorn garland for the tree but it sounds just nice! I wnat to do it too now!!! #SundayBest

    1. I've never done one before but seen them on Pinterest a lot and they look so cute! xx

  2. I want to make dec really festive for my boy max hes 2 now and understands a little more. Think Il leave Elf on his shelf till next year thou:) #sundaybest

    1. Zach's still too young for elf on the shelf really, I'm doing it more for me haha! xx

  3. oooo lots of lovely ideas here - I think I'd like to do Xmas Eve boxes this year and would like to get into a tradition of a Boxing Day walk (or even a run!). #thelist

    1. Oh a run! I think that's a little too ambitious for me but totally go for it! xx

  4. Okay I need to Google popcorn garland now as I've never heard of that before! Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x

  5. Lovely ideas here! Id never heard of a popcorn garland either! thanks for joining us at #SundayBest...hope to see you there again tomorrow! xx

  6. Great list! Every year I love the idea of going to a carol service and never actually do it - but maybe we will this year! Definitely need to buy a copy of Radio Times too! x #TheListLinky

  7. I'm so looking forward to making homemade mince pies! #thelistlinky

  8. I'm so looking forward to making homemade mince pies! #thelistlinky


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