Friday, December 2, 2016

My Christmas Bucket List 2016


Have you got lots to do this Christmas season? Me too! I've still got shopping, making, cooking, and baking along with visiting with friends and family. Still... there are things I just love to do during the Christmas season. Actually, I like to do a lot of them all winter long. Here are some of the things I'd like to do this month.


  • Write my Christmas bucket list
  • Make or buy a tree ornament for each child
  • Sing Christmas carols
  • Put up the tree
  • Decorate the house
  • Christmas parade
  • Put lights on the house (Kids took care of it.)
  • Talk to strangers (It's what I do!)
  • Smile and spread good cheer
  • Curl up with a terrific book
  • Go to Journey to Bethlehem
  • Drink hot apple cider
  • Tree decorating party with my husband and kids
  • Drink eggnog
  • Watch Christmas movies
  • Progressive dinner
  • Make homemade wassail
  • Invite friends for soup and bread
  • Make new Christmas decorations
  • Listen to Christmas music
  • Bake Gingerbread Cookies
  • Advent book
  • Christmas baking
  • Costumes for church production
  • Church Bethlehem outreach
  • Gaze into the fire of a candle
  • Sing Christmas carols as I shop
  • Make cocoa
  • Burn fragrant holiday candles
  • Read by tree light
  • Christmas shopping
  • Watch more Christmas movies
  • Christmas gathering with my CHEC moms
  • Pajama Run - Christmas lights
  • Cookie Exchange Party
  • Worship Jesus Done, but I couldn't bring myself to cross it out!
  • Bake Christmas cookies with my kids
  • Read Christmas books  
  • Wrap Christmas gifts
  • Christmas Eve service
  • Christmas Day at home

Happy Christmas Season!
Laura

26 comments:

  1. The Journey to Bethlehem looks wonderful. If we were a bit closer, I'd ask hubby to take me.
    Enjoy your December ❤️

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  2. Sounds like a perfect season to me! Enjoy it all dear friend!
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. We shall see what I get done! Some will get carried over to my winter list, I'm sure. I didn't finish everything on my fall list, but I did far more than I would have if I hadn't been intentional. Be blessed!
      Laura

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  3. I just saw a movie on Hallmark where the main character makes a Christmas bucket list - it was the first time I had heard of such a thing. I loved it! And I love your list :)

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    1. Make a list Nadia! Thanks for talking back!

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  4. Looks perfect!
    So many cozy and lovely things to celebrate this blessed time of year.
    I wish it lasted longer, don't you?

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    1. I find the same about 'nCrave, Debbie. I don't know. I had to do a few surveys, but they take awhile since I am not qualified for a lot of them. I think it might be either our low income or the fact that I'm not a shopper.

      I'm wondering if Bath and Body will give me a card if I take the e-gift card to the store. It would look nicer as a gift. Have you tried it?

      May your husband be healed completely in Jesus' Name!

      Hugs,
      Laura

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  5. Wow, you have a lot to get done this month, but they all sound like wonderful ideas. Candy cane cocoa and pajama Christmas lights run, sound like fun.

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    1. Wish you were close so we could do some of it together, Annie.

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  7. Love your bucket list.. All of it sounds fun.. It's a busy month, but isn't it fun.. Have a blessed week.

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    1. It is busy. Tonight we'll decorate our tree. I'm taking a break, then I have to get the things together for the snack dinner we'll have.

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  8. Good list here! Hope you enjoy doing these activities this Christmas season!

    God bless,
    Patty

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  9. I'm thinking I am going to borrow a few...OK.. A LOT of your ideas and add them to my bucket list. I have one to work on in December, and am making one to complete in 2017. It's nice to have goals and have them written down..makes you feel more accountable I think. Have a blessed week Laura. Sure enjoy your blog, Hugs and God Bless, Karla

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    1. Good for you Karla! I hope you enjoy yourself. I break my bucket lists down into seasons. They're more for fun than for things I must do.
      Thanks so much for the encouragement Karla. I hope we'll be friends.
      Christmas blessings,
      Laura

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  10. You have some great ideas! Good job for getting many of them done already! I have a list of what I need to do before Christmas...the time seems to be flying by this month!

    ~Ashley

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    1. I agree. Time is flying. At times, I feel like I am too! Things should slow down in a few more days.

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  11. I don't have a list this Christmas. I'm really done with everything already! We shipped all of our gifts on Saturday morning and that's that. We are really looking forward to just winging it as the mood strikes. We're expecting our first snow tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the pot of soup that will go with it!

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    1. Hi Debby,

      I'm hoping to see a few flakes today, too, in SW MO. They predict just a sprinkling then rain. Still, I hope to get in the mood to create. I bought some baking supplies yesterday. Rain or snow... it's cookie time!

      Blessings for a very relaxed Christ-centered Christmas,
      Laura

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  12. I like your idea by dividing bucket lists into seasons..Golly I just can't get enough of your great ideas and encouragement. Have a blessed week, and know your encouragement, faith and tips on frugality are truly appreciated. Your kindness and compassion is evident throughout your blog. I thank God for having our paths cross. You are a breath of fresh air. Sending a hug your way, Karla

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    1. Wow Karla, you made me feel so loved with your sweet comments! Thank you! The fresh air comes from the Holy Spirit of God. I pray He will help you focus your thoughts on Jesus this season.
      Hugs,
      Laura

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  13. Good for you! For some reason, coming into this month exhausted from NaNoWriMo, I have the filling I won't accomplish anything. Hmm. :/ Oh, well! At least I'll have a fun, joyful Christmas with my family. :D

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    1. Just enjoy and do your best. Blessings!

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  14. Love your list! Hopefully several of mine can be checked off this week. I'm trying to slow down and enjoy more this year instead of getting in a tizzy over everything. Keeping it simple!! Blessings & Merry Christmas to you & your family!

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    1. Keeping it simple is the way to go Julie!

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