PlayDrMom’s December Bucket List

PlayDrMom's December Bucket ListRemember you don’t HAVE TO do all (or any) of these.  But we have found them to be great things to do together during the holiday season.  The most important thing is to have fun as a family and ENJOY each other!  Here’s my December Bucket List!:

  1. Put up the Advent Calendar.
  2. Decorate the house and put up the Christmas tree.Honor's tree
  3. Send out a fun photo card to friends and family.
  4. Have fun finding our Elf every morning (click here ALL our Elf on a Shelf posts).
  5. Help out a family in need.
  6. Celebrate St. Nicholas Day.
  7. Make a fire in the fire place and spend an quiet evening together as a family.
  8. Make a homemade holiday themed play dough for our friends  (snow and gingerbread).
  9. Watch our favorite Christmas movies and tv shows.
  10. Read Christmas books together, like these 25 favorites and a Countdown to Christmas with Books parts 1, 2, and 3).
  11. Make candy or gingerbread houses.make a candy house
  12. Bake and decorate cookies.
  13. Celebrate my dad’s birthday! (12/12)
  14. Buy a keepsake ornament to give to each kid.
  15. Have each child make an ornament for the tree.
  16. Writing in my Christmas Journal
  17. Look at Christmas photos from the past.
  18. Go for a drive and look at the Christmas lights (here’s our Scavenger Hunt list).
  19. Write a letter for Santa.
  20. Sing Christmas carols with my mom playing the piano.
  21. Visit Christmas at Crossroads and the Huckleberry Railroad.
  22. Make an Elf Yourself Videos on and make sure to use these coupons!
  23. Sleeping under the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve Eve.sleeping in front of the tree
  24. Give a back-to-back gift … a tradition in my family where you give 2 people the same thing and have them open each present while they are sitting “back to back”!back to back gift
  25. Spend a full day in your pjs.
  26. Write thank you notes for the gifts you received.  (here are some ideas … one and two)
  27. Review your favorite memories of the past year.
  28. Spend New Year’s Eve with my honey … while the kids enjoy ringing in the New Year with Nana and Gpa!

What would you add?

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Emma

    Sounds like a busy (but “fun busy”) month! 🙂
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