Here at The Everygirl, we take the holidays very seriously, but each of us has a different idea of the perfect holiday season. Some of us are celebrating the holidays with family, some are planning to watch Hallmark movies through January, some are traveling for the first time in what seems like forever, and the rest are channeling Kevin McCallister and enjoying the comfort of solo nights. .
No matter what the season looks like for you this year, we’ve put together a holiday calendar to give you something to look forward to every day from now until New Year’s Eve, because we all could use a little more holiday cheer in our it lives. Take a look at these 61 Christmas activities, add them to your calendar or personal planner, and get ready to soak up all the Christmas spirit this season has to offer.
Close To Final Year
Hang a wreath – fall or holidays!
Find a wish list for a children’s hospital or organization and donate a toy
Watch a seasonal movie you haven’t seen before (this time of year, we love anything snowy like Little Women, Just Friends, Narnia, or The Holiday)
Clean your home to prepare for Christmas decorations.
Pamper your barista with a good tip
Bake Christmas cookies
Send Christmas cards, whether you order them online or make them yourself
Treat yourself to a new pair of sneakers
Make a list of intentions for how you want to make the most of the holidays this year.
Watch your favorite childhood Christmas movie
Make a favorite family recipe
Make it yourself with a holiday-inspired drink (Coffee? Alcohol? Both?)
Send a delivery of seasonal plants to a family member
Wear your favorite holiday socks to get in the mood
Make a holiday craft
More Activities To End The Year
Catch up with an old friend you haven’t seen in a while
See a Nancy Meyers movie
Open a bottle of champagne and celebrate the weekend
Doing a double feature of a Christmas movie that has been remade (Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Bishop’s Wife/The Preacher’s Wife, A Christmas Carol, etc.)
Cook or bake a meal on Zoom with family or friends
go ice skating
Schedule a Christmas gift exchange with your friends
Donate a coat for families in need through organizations like One Warm Coat
Occasions Near The End Of The Year
THANKSGIVING: Call (at least) three people to tell them how thankful you are for them
BLACK FRIDAY: Get an investment piece or item you’ve been waiting for at a huge discount
SATURDAY SMALL BUSINESS: Do some gift shopping from your favorite small business (gifts for yourself count too!)
Get a tree (small, fake, real, whatever works for you!) and decorate it
Wear a tacky festive sweater all day
Kiss under a mistletoe, whether it’s your partner, your pet, a relative, a stuffed animal or yourself 😘
Read a book with a holiday theme (some of our favorites are One Day in December, Royal Holiday, and Winter Stroll).