31 Simple Ways to Make Christmas Memorable

Though the holidays may look different this year, we’ve made a list of 31 simple ways to make Christmas memorable. 

A Christmas Candle in a Snowy Window

As we enter the Christmas season, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush and forfeit the meaningful things that make the holiday special.

Woman in the Snow with a Red Hat

Here are some simple ways to make this Christmas one to remember.

 

Make the most of this magical time of the year with our list of fun and simple holiday activities. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and set aside some moments or even special days to celebrate Christmas. To help with planning, we’ve added a printable checklist you can download at the foot of this post.

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Verticle view of a Christmas Candle in a Window

31 Ways to Make Christmas Memorable This Year

1. Write a Christmas letter.

2. Make a Christmas wreath using gathered greens.

3. Watch your favorite childhood Christmas movie.

4. Donate to a local toy drive.

5. Donate holiday food to a local food bank.

6. Read the biblical Christmas story.

7. Read inspirational thoughts or devotions for advent.

8. Roast marshmallows and make s’mores — even in the microwave.

9. Decorate a gingerbread house. (Gingerbread House kits on Amazon).

10. Make a Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix for the season. And make an extra one to gift.

11. Organize a socially distanced neighborhood Christmas Cookie Swap.

12. Go sledding, ice-skating, or a winter hike.

13. Read a Christmas book. Here are some of our favorite Christmas stories.

14. Research your family tree and share it with those you love.

15. Bake a vintage family recipe. (Here are some retro Christmas ideas).

16. DIY a new Christmas ornament for your tree.

17. Print copies of family photos and hang them on the tree.

18. Create your own garland out of popcorn, fruit, or nuts.

19. Dry apples and oranges in your oven for natural decorations.

20. Cut out paper snowflakes to hang in your window.

21. Send someone a virtual coffee or mocha card.

22. Take a Christmas lights drive in your town.

23. Make wassail and share the story of its origins.

24. Simmer apples, oranges, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in water while trimming the Christmas tree.

25. Have a Christmas carol sing-a-long with family or on zoom.

26. Host a simple Christmas Afternoon Tea for a small group or family.

27. String lights on your front door, balcony, or patio to bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood and yourself.

28. Make Christmas candy.

29. Bake Christmas cookies popular in other countries.

30. Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25 – Jan. 5).

31. Light a candle and pray for the new year.

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