After living through what feels like the craziest year yet, I have never been more excited to see Christmas come around. With an ultra-long Christmas break and plenty of free time this year, I’ve decided to make a Christmas bucket list of all the things I always want to do during the holidays but usually run out of time for. Below are some of the things at the top of my list:
1. Lots of Movie Marathons
One of the best parts about Christmas break is that super cozy feeling we get from being at home and relaxing with our family. I love putting on my favorite pajamas, grabbing snacks and binge-watching all my old favorites, especially Christmas movies. "Elf," "The Polar Express," "The Grinch" and "The Santa Clause 2" is my perfect Christmas movie line-up. I also want to watch all the "Harry Potter" movies in one day. Plus, no one decorates for Christmas like Hogwarts. Butterbeer, anyone?
2. Holiday Bake-a-thon
This year, I’m really going to try to channel my inner Martha Stewart and make some homemade holiday cookies. Get some frosting, sprinkles and have a competition with your family on who can make the best cookies. If homemade is a little too much effort, Pillsbury tastes just as good.
3. Get A New Favorite Read
Find a new book, get to your nearest fireplace and stay there a while! Lately, I've been loving Reese Witherspoon’s book picks, which you can find on her book club Instagram @reesesbookclub. I just finished "One Day in December," the perfect Christmas romance read.
4. Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt
Whether you’re spending your holiday in a big city or small town, take a drive around town or through neighborhoods to look at all the Christmas lights. Make a list of a few things you want to see, like a Santa on a roof or a Nativity scene. Keep driving until you find them! Bonus points if you bring some hot chocolate too.
Do you have a list of Christmas must-dos or sees? What are you most looking forward to?