The holidays come way too quickly. And by the time I think about decorating with boughs of holly, it turns into “oh crap,  I forgot to buy Aunt Maria her annual set of dish towels and/or I’m going to have to go hit up the local bakery for my contribution to the companies cookie exchange. This year, I have a plan. And it’s a good one. 

Day 1: Chop Down a Real Christmas Tree

Day 2: Make a Christmas Song Playlist

Day 3: Put Christmas Lights on Your House (outdo the neighbors)

Day 4: Donate to a Bell Ringer

Day 5: Get a Picture on Santas Lap

Day 6: Make a Homemade Gift

Day 7: Decorate an Ornament

Day 8: Create Handmade Christmas Cards

Day 9: Donate Toys and/or Volunteer at a Childrens Hospital

Day 10: Watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Day 11: See the Nutcracker

Day 12: Build a Snowman or Make a Snow Angel

Day 13: Roast Chestnuts on an Open Fire

Day 14: Make a Gingerbread House

Day 15: Go Ice Skating Outdoors

Day 16: Go Christmas Caroling

Day 17: Give Your Unused Mittens & Jackets to the Homeless Shelter

Day 18: Spend the Day Baking Cookies

Day 19: Drink Eggnog

Day 20: Kiss Someone Under the Mistletoe

Day 21: Start a New Tradition

Day 22: Look at the Lights in Your Neighborhood

Day 23: Leave Cookies for Santa Claus…Even if you don’t believe in him anymore. You can eat them in the morning.

Christmas Day: Kick back by the wood-fire until your feet start to burn, drink too much eggnog, eat more than you think your stomach will hold, fill your heart with the childrens laughter and be grateful for everyone at your table (even the always-inappropriate Uncle Bob).

What’s on your Christmas Bucket List?