christmas cookies and other holiday ideas

Explore 100 holiday activities! Christmas carols, fancy gift wraps, making crafts, a cozy fire and putting up decorations on the tree all make the season happier, especially when shared with friends and family. Kids love the time off from school, and grown-ups usually get a few extra days to relax. Share these moments with loved ones and relish the extra days off. 

If you find yourself with spare time, look no further! Here’s a list of 100 holiday ideas to maximize your festive moments:

  1. Attend a Christmas parade.
  2. Go ice skating.
  3. Craft homemade Christmas tree decorations, like popcorn or cranberry strings.
  4. Create reindeer ornaments using corks.
  5. Savor hot chocolate.
  6. Enjoy a good book by the fire.
  7. Attend a festival.
  8. Watch a Hallmark Christmas movie or “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
  9. Search for the Elf on the Shelf.
  10. Play Monopoly or cards (Go Fish is a classic!).
  11. Indulge in coloring – grab a coloring book.
  12. Pick a tree from a Christmas tree farm.
  13. Bake sugar cookies.
  14. Decorate store-bought sugar cookies.
  15. Send Christmas or New Year’s cards.
  16. Spike your eggnog.
  17. Attend the Nutcracker ballet.
  18. Wrap presents and reuse or make bows.
  19. Create your wrapping paper with brown paper bags and paint.
  20. Handwrite a note to your grandparents or parents.
  21. Call your high school best friend.
  22. Shop locally.
  23. Visit a local coffee shop.
  24. Try a new recipe.
  25. Host a cookie swap.
  26. Volunteer at a shelter.
  27. Clean out a closet and donate to Goodwill.
  28. Make cookies for Santa.
  29. Create reindeer food.
  30. Craft snowflakes from construction paper.
  31. Enjoy a “Home Alone” marathon.
  32. Decorate the Christmas tree.
  33. Relax in a bubble bath.
  34. Make Christmas tree pancakes.
  35. Decorate pancakes with icing.
  36. Take a walk or go for a hike.
  37. Play frisbee.
  38. Build a snowman (weather permitting).
  39. Take an online class.
  40. Mail a letter to Santa.
  41. Go Christmas caroling.
  42. Attend a tree lighting ceremony.
  43. Pop popcorn over a fire.
  44. Volunteer.
  45. Craft a wreath for your front door.
  46. Hang stockings.
  47. Attend a Christmas Eve church service.
  48. Make a snow angel.
  49. Read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
  50. Build a gingerbread house.
  51. Go thrift shopping for an ugly Christmas sweater.
  52. Send holiday cards to the military.
  53. Go to the movies.
  54. Surprise your neighbors with cookies.
  55. Make Christmas crafts.
  56. Write a letter to Santa.
  57. Track Santa via NORAD.
  58. Host a game night.
  59. Get Chinese takeout.
  60. Exchange one small gift.
  61. Drive through the neighborhood and enjoy Christmas lights.
  62. Decorate a window.
  63. Create a Christmas tree from everyday objects.
  64. Feed the birds.
  65. Feed the deer.
  66. Plan your spring garden.
  67. Go sledding or snow skiing.
  68. Donate food to a food bank.
  69. Host an ugly sweater contest.
  70. Put together a puzzle.
  71. Clean out a kitchen drawer.
  72. Assemble a train set under the tree.
  73. Personalize everyone’s stockings.
  74. Create a hot chocolate buffet.
  75. Make a fantastic charcuterie board.
  76. Create an advent calendar.
  77. Make a Christmas Eve box.
  78. Host a craft party.
  79. Organize a scavenger hunt.
  80. Dress up the dogs.
  81. Dress up the cat.
  82. Share some Christmas jokes.
  83. Create a festive Christmas brunch.
  84. Infuse your home with festive aromas like hot apple cider with cinnamon or an orange pomander.
  85. Craft festive drinks – alcoholic or non-alcoholic.
  86. Discover fun Christmas apps.
  87. Make pine cone decorations for the home.
  88. Craft peanut butter and birdseed pine cones for the birds.
  89. Hang mistletoe and steal a kiss.
  90. Get the kids to help address or sign holiday cards.
  91. Bake pies featuring seasonal flavors.
  92. Get a mini Christmas tree for the kids to decorate their own.
  93. Learn a magic trick.
  94. Look through old photo albums.
  95. Arrange old photos.
  96. Make playdough.
  97. Create cute Santa strawberries.
  98. Visit an elderly neighbor.

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