I think Christmas Eve is the most special day of the entire year! So I don’t want to squander it! I make sure we do lots of memory making things that have become Christmas traditions. Here are 10 fun and wonderful things to do this Christmas Eve!
This year especially we need to keep our traditions and make even the smallest things we do special!
Ready to make this Christmas Eve a day to remember? If you have a fun Christmas Eve idea please share them in the comments! We would love to hear!
TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR CHRISTMAS HOUSE
As a blogger, I have a running visual record of my home decorated for Christmas.
And I love to see how things have changed over the years!
Why not do a movie or image tour of your home? If you have a smart phone use it to take lots of pictures of all your pretty decorations. Start at your front door and take pictures of all your Christmas decorations!
PUT YOUR SHOES OUTSIDE THE DOOR OF YOUR ROOM
Every Christmas Eve when our grandbabies come they put their shoes outside their bedroom doors and “Santa” fills them with goodies.
This year is a much quieter year so Bobby and I are putting our shoes out. I wonder if Santa will fill them too!
SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS
The only time I miss having a piano is at Christmas! If you don’t have any instruments to accompany you then put on your favorite music and SING!
Of all the days of the year to sing, this one is it! As a matter of fact, have Christmas music playing from the second you get up until you go to bed!
GIVE A NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS GIFT
Since Bobby and I were first married we have given each other a “night before Christmas gift”. And we do the same for our children and grandchildren. I bet so many of you do this too. Let me guess, is it pajamas?
Everyone in our home gets a nice new pair of fun jammies! And sometimes they are matching!
GO TO CHURCH
Christmas Eve feels holy to me! Every year we go to Christmas Eve service and it puts Christmas into perspective!
This year we will be attending remotely! But it still is an O, Holy Night!
MAKE CHRISTMAS COOKIES
My new love of baking is almost an obsession! I’m going to wake up early Christmas Eve morning and bake cookies while listening to Christmas carols.
Our home has been so busy in years past I would not have had the time to do something like that.
But instead of being frumpy about our small gathering this year I’m finding joy!
I won’t bake a lots of cookies, just my favorite! My sugar cookies.
You can see MY BEST SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE HERE.
MAKE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
No matter how big or small Christmas brunch is we always have CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST CASSEROLE.
I make it Christmas Eve and then bake it on Christmas morning! Everyone loves this taste of Christmas!
WRAP LAST-MINUTE GIFTS
Instead of putting those last minute gifts in a gift bag why not find joy in wrapping them and tying them up with a pretty bow?
Wrapping gifts really puts me in the Christmas spirit!
You can see how easy it is to make the STONEGABLE CHRISTMAS BOW HERE.
WATCH YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIE
Our first married Christmas Bobby and I watched IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and it has become a Christmas Eve tradition.
When we get home from church we pop the cork on some bubbly, snuggle up in our new pajamas and watch George Bailey, Clarence, Zuzu, and more working out a Christmas miracle in Bedford Falls.
What’s your favorite Christmas movie?
Last week we watched THE STAR with our little grandsons. I think this is a beautiful movie for young children.
GO ON A CHISTMAS LIGHTS DRIVE
I LOVE LOVE LOVE going for a long drive to see all the good, bad and so so ugly Christmas lights!
Actually, we usually do this on the way home from church. But this year we are doing our Christmas Eve drive a few days early.
Make sure to take hot chocolate and some cookies to boost your Christmas spirit!
I hope I’ve given you a few ideas you can use to make your Christmas Eve special and memorable!
Now, it’s your turn! Please share you favorite Christmas Eve activity!