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My Christmas Bucket List

Christmas bucket List

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My Christmas Bucket List

Over the past few days I’ve been reading some blogs and all the fantastic things parents have been doing with their kids. My time with Sylvia is often limited to evenings after school and weekends and is then determined by how my health is each day.

Christmas bucket List

To make sure we have lots of family fun despite being ill I have to plan. This is where the quote above comes in. I can dream of having more fun with my daughter and set a goal to spend more time with her but if I don’t plan anything, it wont happen and will just be a nice thought.

So after sitting down together we have planned 15 things we want to do in the lead up to Christmas. This is our Christmas Bucket List.

  1. Go to a Pantomine
  2. Make some Christmas Decorations
  3. Make a secret santa gift
  4. Make our Christmas Hampers
  5. Read ten Christmas Books
  6. Have a Christmas Movie night
  7. Visit Santa at a Grotto
  8. Make some Reindeer and Snowman Poop! (with marshmallows and chocolate raisins)
  9. Make a Christmas present for Grandma
  10. Write a letter to Santa
  11. Do some Christmas baking
  12. Create some Christmas outfits for Sylvia’s dolls
  13. write Christmas cards for Sylvia’s school friends together
  14. Make a Christmas parcel for Sylvia’s Cousins in New Zealand
  15. Do some Christmas painting

So this is the list. It’s a lot but I’m sure we can do these things If I plan them out right. What are you planning to do with your kids for Christmas?

Angela x



  1. Yours and Sylvia’s list looks a lot like mine! Making Christmas decorations is a must, as well as baking and reading holiday books! Love the poop idea– lol! I hope you accomplish every last thing on that lovely list of yours! xx

  2. Fab list! And totally do-able. I think we need to make a list as well. I can’t believe it’s already November, where has the year gone?! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 xx

  3. Hi Angela, making a Christmas bucket list is a fab idea as the time soon flies and before you know it time will have run out. I can’t say we’ve ever made reindeer or snowman poop, but it sounds good.

    I love the time leading up to Christmas ?, and always watch plenty of Christmas films ( reruns of course) and reread our old Christmas books, the children never seem to outgrow them although they are well into their teens. And December wouldn’t be Christmassy without the smell of Christmas baking.


    1. Thanks Debbie. Sylvia helped me plan. Last year she missed out on some of these thigns as I was too tired, so planning and spacing them out will be the key to this Christmas! 🙂

  4. Popping over from #candidcuddles =) I have a lot of wishes… I need to work on that. I love your Christmas plan, sounds fun! Come share your crafts, DIY’s, recipes & up-cycle posts at #2usestuesday (Mon PM to Fri PM) & your latest & greatest Pinterest pins at #Pinbellish (Fri AM to Tues AM) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!

    1. Thanks Sarah. I now have to schedule these around my hospital/medical appointments and hope that we can fit it all in. i’m hoping this is the last christmas i am so unwell. Angela x

  5. Bye-bye Halloween, Hello Christmas! I love the run up to Christmas and all that goes with it…I’m super impressed that you already have a list…and it’s a good one! Christmas movie night is almost law in our house, the pantomime is a Christmas tradition as is the baking. Good luck with the list…enjoy it! x #AnythingGoes

    1. This is such a lovely time of year. I hope this is my last “sick christmas” i really do! I’m going to visit pinterest and plan some great activities!

  6. Great quote – I’ve never heard it before & have just recited it three times out loud lol it’s spot on! Great list of fun things in the lead up to Christmas Ang! I love this time of year! Thanks so much for sharing your quote with #candidcuddles x

  7. Some lovely ideas here. We have down on our list going out in the dark all wrapped up warm to look at the Christmas lights. And going for a special Mummy and daughter hot chocolate on the day that school breaks up.

  8. This is a great list. I’m going to make one myself. With the new baby due to arrive, I don’t want my daughter to miss out on anything. I’ve started jotting a few things down. I love the idea of making xmas outfits for dolls but I am useless at stuff like that x #ABloggersChristmas

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