Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Christmas Bucket List 2016

In the words of Andy Williams, it really is 'the most wonderful time of the year'. I am christmas mad and wanted to make the most of it by creating a bucket list. I've always loved it but even more so now I have children. Seeing christmas through the eyes of a child is magical and being able to enjoy the festive cheer with them makes it more memorable. 

I love everything to do with christmas. The food, the festive drinks, christmas shopping, decorating the house, writing christmas cards, you name it, I relish it which is why it's all going on a bucket list. In fact I wouldn't look out of place being one of Santa's elves. Perhaps i'll apply for the position next year.

This year is also an extra special christmas for us. Quite a few members of my family including my mum, sisters, stepdad, uncle, aunty and cousin, all emigrated to Australia 8 years ago. They surprised us by telling us they are all coming home this year for our first family christmas in 8 years. They don't arrive until late on the 23rd but there's still time do make it the best one ever by doing some things as a family from my bucket list.

Here's my christmas bucket list for 2016:



1) Send a letter to Santa
2) Go Ice-Skating
3) Watch a ballet
4) Make a gingerbread house
5) Drive around and look at the christmas lights
6) Read a christmas book
7) Have a christmas movie marathon 
8) Make a christmas music themed playlist 
9) Deliver homemade christmas treats to someone unexpected
10) Hang mistletoe in every door way in the house
11) Have a christmas wrapping evening whilst sipping mulled wine
12) Visit a winter wonderland
13) Visit a Santa's grotto
14) Do a christmas themed photo shoot
15) Go christmas shopping and then have a festive drink
16) Go for a festive afternoon tea
19) Give some festive food and drink to the homeless 
20) Make paper snowflakes
21) Take a photo a day
22) Visit a christmas market
23) Do handprint craft
25) Have homemade hot chocolate
26) Have a pyjama day
27) Make a christmas eve box
28) Have a picnic around the christmas tree
29) Make Egg Nog
30) Make christmas decorations with the kids

What's on your list?





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29 comments:

  1. You have some lovely activities listed. I love the idea of present wrapping with mulled wine. I may have to start this tradition xx

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  2. I haven't thought of a list yet. I did a summer bucket list and ought to do a Christmas list too ;)

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  3. Love the idea of a Christmas bucket list! Good luck rocking it all off, can't wait to hear how you get on!

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  4. such a good idea - than you can make sure things happen. I'd love to go to a ballet this year but I fear it might be just a pantomime haha

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  5. Some great ideas here, hope you manage to complete them all :) x

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  6. This is a great list- I may have to nab it to make sure I do all the christmassy things ;)

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  7. I only tried eggnog the other day, oh it tastes sooooo good!! Lots of lovely things on your list

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  8. I love your list. We always made paper snowflakes as kids and I can't wait until my two are big enough for ice skating.

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  9. I love all of these ideas! We are going ice skating and to see santa next weekend, I can't wait!

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  10. A fab bucket list - so many exciting things to do this season!

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  11. ice-skating for sure followed by a PJs day as I am sure I would be well battered after a few hours on the ice ring

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  12. I love this idea and I'm going to have a go at most of these. Love the movie marathon - definitely going to do that!

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  13. What a great idea, I have saved this and am going to give it a go x

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  14. Oh this is fun!! We are going ice skating for the first time this year! x

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  15. that's an amazing list! Very good idea to write down to make sure you don't forget any of those special little things :) x

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  16. Every kids dream is to be able to have everything they want. At least your list wont cost the earth. Great choices

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  17. What a great list. I keep saying every year I am going to make a gingerbread house but still never got around to making one, this year for sure :)

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  18. My bucket list includes going on a London bus and looking at all the lights! Then a trip to Hamleys, just because we love it.

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  19. I have been wanting to write one for a while now but keep forgetting. Thanks for the reminder, now off to do mine

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  20. Ice-skating! It's on my list every year.

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  21. Great list - I fancy a festive afternoon tea :)

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  22. What a great idea. I have never thought about creating a bucket list for this time of year. Always seem to have an autumn or winter one, but never specific to Christmas. Off to go write my list now as I am also Christmas mad. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Great list, I've never thought about a festive afternoon tea. Want to do that!x

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  24. This is a lovely post. Really great ideas here too. Going for my first festive afternoon tea in a few weeks and I can't wait!

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  25. Wow your list is fan and how lovely that you will be seeing all your family this year! On our list is to make some Christmas tree decorations and an advent calander :-)

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  26. I am quite looking forward to visiting Winter Wonderland in a few weeks time x

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  27. I have a lot of these on my list. But the new one on my list this year is to make a gingerbread house, never done one before

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  28. I love how you have made a bucket list. I have never actually tried egg nog x

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  29. This is such a great bucket list - so much fun festive inspiration. I am still putting mine together

    Laura x

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