20 Must-do Things For Christmas You Need to Put on Your Bucket List

Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations of joy observed annually in almost every part of the world. Even the non-Christians take part in the festivities wholeheartedly. And this time of the year is the peak of the holiday season when you are in your best spirits. This is the time when you get the opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones and indulge in fun activities and foods. 

Now that the biggest festival of the year is just around the corner, there are a lot of things to consider and plan if you want to get the most out of this holiday season. How can you make this joyful occasion even more memorable and meaningful? Create a Christmas checklist to make things easier for yourself and your family. 



A Christmas checklist will include everything you need to pay attention to celebrate the festival without any hitch. From sending out holiday cards to relatives to decorating the Christmas tree at home - this checklist will serve as a reminder for everything. And here we are with some useful and fun Christmas preparation ideas you can put on this list to make this holiday this year even more exciting.


  1. Prepare the Christmas Cards: A classic Christmas tradition to keep and a way of connecting with your relatives and friends. Sending out Christmas cards is a great way to show your regards. So start preparing them ahead of time. Firstly, you have to decide if you are sending the holiday greeting card via email or physical form. In the case of emails, you can find numerous templates online and customize them according to your wish. And if you decide to print physical cards, then there are also a lot of ideas to get creative about them. You can DIY your Christmas card and add a special touch to them. After all, nothing can beat the sincerity of a handwritten letter.



  1. Set Up The Schedule of Card-posting: If you are sending physical cards, then set up the date and time in advance when you will be posting them. It's important to send them out in time so they can reach the receivers before Christmas.


  1. Declutter the House: Holiday season means it's the perfect time to declutter your house and do a thorough cleaning. Get rid of all the old and unnecessary items to free up space for important and relevant stuff.


  1. Donate to the Needy: There is no need to throw away your old items in the trash can. Instead, donate them to charity. It is a good way to repurpose things you won't use anymore, help out needy people and earn some merit.


  1. Throw a Christmas Party: The best way to celebrate Christmas is to mingle with all your friends and family and have a good time. And what better way to connect with your loved ones than to throw a Christmas party at home? Gather all the important people in your life and have a good time on this special occasion. 



  1. Buy the Christmas Tree: A must-have for Christmas is the Christmas tree. So that's something you need to put on the top of your shopping list. You can get your tree at any local stores and for some extra jazz you can also visit a tree farm to acquire your Christmas tree yourself.


  1. Decorate Your House: The must-do task for every Christmas - decorating the house in the perfect holiday spirit. No matter if you are throwing a Christmas bash or not, your house decor would need a bit of sprucing up to fit the vibe of the festive season. Go all out with the perfect Christmas tree, snow globes, and other little trinkets. Decorate the living space exactly as you like and make it feel welcoming for your guests.


  1. Ask Kids to make Gingerbread Houses: A great Christmas activity to keep your little ones entertained and busy. Ask your kids to unleash their imagination to make adorable gingerbread houses. You can easily buy all the things you would need for this activity from your local stores. So let your kids also enjoy Christmas and also have something to eat later on!



  1. Ask Kids to Write Letters to Santa: Another time-honored tradition for your little ones. Give them paper and a pen to write a letter to Santa. Your kids will be happy to take part in this fun activity and you will have some inspiration for what gifts to purchase for your kids this Christmas.


  1. Bake Your Christmas Cake: Cake is an integral part of the Christmas celebration. Yes, there are a variety of delicious cakes available in the market, but baking one on your own feels even more special. It makes for an engaging activity for your family. So put your apron on, take out the flour, eggs, sugar, and dry fruits and get to bake your desired Christmas cake!


  1. Make Christmas Cocktails: Make this festive season even more thrilling with the addition of fizzy and tasty cocktails. Classic Eggnog or mulled wine is the crowd favorite, but you can also try your hand at some new and creative cocktail recipes that are easy to make at home. Check out these Spring Cocktail recipes for inspiration. 


  1. Prepare the Christmas Gifts: Another very important thing to pay attention to that can take a significant amount of time out of your schedule - preparing the Christmas gifts for everyone. First, prepare a list of people you need to buy gifts for. Then decide what you want to buy for each person. Make sure that the gifts get delivered to the receivers on time if you are sending them out via post. Don't forget to include nice gift packaging and a card. Explore the gift section of our store to find the perfect present for your loved ones.



  1. Cosplay as Santa: The best way to bring a smile to your child's face on Christmas day is to make their fantasy of meeting with Santa Claus come true. Buy a Santa outfit and cosplay as one to entertain the kids. You can do it yourself or ask another adult in the family. It is a lovely way of spending some fun time with the little ones as well.


  1. Arrange a Movie Night: Spend your Christmas Eve with your close-knit gang of friends and family members by binge-watching your favorite holiday movies and cozying up on the couches while munching on finger foods. This is one of the best ways to spend this special occasion with everyone in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Be it White Christmas or Jingle all the Way, you are bound to have a good time. And if you want to go outside, find a local drive-in movie theater to have a new experience of movie watching.


  1. Arrange a Bake-Off: When you are inviting guests over for a Christmas party, you need to arrange some fun activities well to keep them entertained. So arrange a bake-off and ask everyone to bake and bring their favorite Christmas cookies. Or set up baking stations so they can bake the cookies there. You can make someone judge to taste the cookies and declare winners. It's a nice activity to keep everyone engaged and you will also have a lot of tasty cookies to serve and enjoy!


  1. Prepare the Food: The life of any party is the food that gets served. So think of the Christmas menu ahead of time and stock up on ingredients according to that menu. The classic Christmas menu includes roasted turkey, vegetables, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. And you can opt for vegan food items as well as there are plentiful choices.


  1. Serve in Style: Preparing good food is not always enough. You need to pay attention to serving as well. Take out all the tasteful dinnerware and serve tasty appetizers and desserts in style. These quirky Christmas tree style plates from Custo Mosaic are perfect for Christmas parties.


  1. Light Up Your Home: Light up your home for Christmas and incorporate the festive feel to your house at its finest. There are various interesting mood lights and string lights available that you can use to tastefully decorate your space to welcome the year-end holiday season. (Recommended item: Terracotta Candle Holder and Nativity scene)



  1. Volunteer: The time of Christmas is the best time of the year to earn merits. And the best way you can do that is through volunteering. Helping out the community of needy people enlightens your mind in a lot of ways and also brings a smile to their faces on such a fateful day. After sharing the joy of Christmas with others is the best way to commemorate this festival.


  1. Attend A Service: Many churches organize services for the day of Christmas. You can attend such a service at your local church with your family. Such occasions can be a meaningful means to bring peace of mind and tranquility. It's a great way to start off the festivities of Christmas.


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