The holidays always seem to arrive way too quickly, and usually by the time I even think about decorating with boughs of holly it has turned into ‘oh crap’ I have no money left for gifts…ugh!
How about this year all of us overworked and frazzled procrastinators have a fun plan to keep us on track? A Christmas Bucket List filled with fun things to do can be that plan.
I truly want this holiday season to be special more so for Serenity than for us. I want to create magical memories for her that she can treasure for a lifetime. Plus it’ll help us all get into the Christmas Spirit.
Christmas in NYC
Nothing screams Christmas like Rockerfeller Center, Bryant Park’s Winter Village, Dyker Heights light show and 5th ave Winter Display. If you’re ever in NYC during the holidays, these are a must!
Smithpoint & Jones Beach Light Show
NYC has Dyker Heights, Long Island has Smithpoint and Jones Beach Light Show.
Watch a Holiday Movie Favorite
Slip into your comfiest pjs (you know, that fuzzy onesie with the feet), make some popcorn and watch a holiday movie that will get you into the spirit. You can even go one step further and make it a movie marathon. Some of my favorites are:
- Home Alone 1 & 2
- Grinch Movies (new and old)
- Charlie Brown Christmas Movie
- Santa Claus is coming to Town
Bake Cookies & Drink Hot Cocoa
Who doesn’t like a home filled with the smells of fresh-baked cookies? It doesn’t matter whether it’s snickerdoodles, crinkles or simple sugar cookies, spend an entire day just baking. After you’re done baking, brew up some hot cocoa and call it a night.
Eat Tamales and Salvadoran Panes (Sandwiches)
In our case, we don’t eat the traditional American Christmas foods. We enjoy our Tamales made of either pureed black beans or with chicken, chick peas& potato stuffing!
Read Christmas Stories to Serenity
I recently bought Serenity A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This is a tradition I want to start with her. Read her a bunch of Christmas stories throughout the holiday season! Plus it helps with my reading skills hahaha
Visit Santa and Take pictures
Whether you have a child or are a child at heart (like me!), go to the local mall and get a cute snap of you with good ole Saint Nic. Deep down, I hope Serenity has the same meltdown as the little girl in the picture 😂😂
Its COQUITO SEASON!
Coquito is the best thing during this holiday season. I’m not a fan of eggnog, but Coquito….yeah thats my drink! Currently, I have a full bottle in the fridge!
Listen to Christmas Music
Christmas music has come a long way over the years—it seems like every major artist has a song or album. Its no longer Baby Its Cold Outside. Now we have a plethora of songs. Anything from Mariah Carey to Michael Bublé. Create a playlist to your liking and rock out in your car– I sure do!
I hope you enjoyed reading my Christmas Bucket List for this Holiday Season! Do you create a Christmas bucket list or have any traditions that you like to do? I’d love to hear about them!