It's Day 2 of 12 Days of Blogmas and we're talking Holiday Bucket Lists. What's on your bucket list this holiday season?
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Holiday Bucket List 2016 {Day 2 of Blogmas}

Day 2 of 12 Days of Blogmas

It’s day 2 of 12 Days of Blogmas and we’re talking holiday bucket lists.  (Did you miss Day 1? If so you can catch up here.) You would think since I’m such a list maker that I would have a zillion bucket list posts, but no, I don’t. I even did a search on my blog, because surely I have bucket list post. I have 10 Things Posts, a spring goals post, and I even mention bucket lists, but no bucket list. So, here goes nothing… my very first bucket list post. 🙂

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When the holidays roll around my family becomes a little tribe of holiday elves. The Christmas music is on full blast as we clean, cook, and play.


My youngest daughter has to be a certified elf, she has so much holiday spirit in her little body that she has to be from the North Pole. 🙂 Well, that’s our little joke anyway…

For her birthday every year for the past few years her room becomes a winter wonderland and we keep it that way until we finally begrudgingly take down all the decor around the house.

My son may also be an elf. This past weekend he said the cutest thing to me: “Mama, I love Christmastime. I like Christmas day, but Christmastime is the best. Everyone is so happy, and there’s music, Christmas movies and cookies.” That pretty much melted my heart.

My Littles Christmas 2014| Mrs. AOK, A Work In

Holiday Bucket List

Anyway… you can imagine when I sat down with my tribe this weekend and asked them for our Holiday Bucket List they were all eager to give me ideas of what they wanted to do this holiday. Some things didn’t make the list, like Disney World. Sadly, that lotto ticket didn’t come through for us… womp womp!


  • Acts of kindness. We plan on doing a few or all of the 12 acts of kindness I shared yesterday.
  • Go see the Nutcracker. The kids haven’t seen The Nutcracker, so I think this is the year. 🙂
  • Go look at the lights. We look at lights often during the holidays, but there’s always one night where we make it a little more special with hot cocoa, blankets, jammies, and of course Christmas music.
  • Play Christmas Charades. The kids absolutely love this, we usually make some snack type food and play the night away.
  • Winter Fest. This one is new, we haven’t been to Winter Fest, but we look forward to checking it out this year.
  • DIY Ornaments. We make ornaments every year, it’s what we do.
  • Snowman Pizza Night. You guessed it, make pizzas in the shape of a snowman with snow sauce (alfredo sauce). You know there’s a Christmas movie involved here, right? 🙂
  • Latke Showdown. I don’t mean to brag, but this is my thing. I’ve won it every year since we started this showdown. I love latkes!!!
  • Make cookies/Gingerbread house. Every year we make cookies for family and friends. Gingerbread house making is just for us. 🙂

  • And of course watch all the Christmas movies!! We’ll probably watch The Elf about a thousand times, A Christmas Story is reserved for Christmas day, and my honey and I watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation alone just the two of us, it’s “our” thing. 🙂

So, what’s on your Holiday Bucket List?

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7 thoughts on “Holiday Bucket List 2016 {Day 2 of Blogmas}”

  1. Listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas cartoons and movies, decorating the tree, visiting family, baking cookies, decorating a gingerbread house, and going to Free Christmas programs are on my Christmas bucket list. Oh and sewing a few gifts is also on my list this year.

  2. Hi! I’d love to bake cookies and make truffles this year for my neighbors. I love the idea of doing acts of kindness. I think I’d like to take my sisters and nieces caroling at Miami’s Children Hospital and of course take them gifts and treats. You’ve been an inspiration to me this holiday season. Thank you!

  3. Cassidy would love to have a latke showdown with you! He so rocks them.
    Scarlet made a holiday bucket list last week and it was soooo cute. We already did two things on it! And it’s only December 2nd! And she rocks at the acts of kindness.

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