Favorite Things To Do Over The Christmas Break

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Last Updated on November 3, 2022 by Lori Geurin

Are you looking for things to do over the Christmas break? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this week’s Friday Favorite’s I thought it would be fun to focus (mostly) on Christmas…but first a nod to my kind, amazing and hilarious daughter, Maddie who was born the week before Christmas.

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Celebrating Our Maddie’s Birthday

I fixed a birthday meal the evening before her birthday because she had plans to go to Silver Dollar City with her boyfriend on her actual b-day. Plus, it turned out to be a snow day that worked well with David’s schedule too.

young lady standing in front of Christmas tree holding a Boston Terrier puppy
My sweet Maddie on her birthday with Rudy

Sometimes we go out to eat to celebrate birthdays but she wanted to stay home and asked me to make spaghetti and Ceasar salad so that’s what we did. Instead of a traditional cake, she wanted brownies. I bought coffee ice cream at the store because I knew it was one of her favorites and we enjoyed staying in on the cold, snowy night celebrating her 19th. (And me wondering how she could possibly be this old.)

All of our kids were there so it was a perfect night. And we ended the night with a couple of games of Scattegories which is always fun.

Favorite Christmas Books

There are so many wonderful Christmas books, but these are definitely some of my favorites.

Favorite Christmas Movies

You might notice that many of the movie titles are from the books above. I like reading the book before I see the movie. How about you? I’m including some links to stream and/or purchase them below in case you’d like to watch your favorites over the holiday break. Enjoy.

  • Home Alone
  • Elf
  • A Christmas Story
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • A Christmas Carol
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • The Chronicles Of Narnia
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Frozen
  • The Polar Express
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (I’m including this one for my husband because he loves the Muppets.)
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Frosty The Snowman
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Things To Do Over The Christmas Break

Do you have special plans for Christmas break? Now that our kids are older we have to be more intentional about making plans together because everyone is so busy. Here are some fun and (mostly) free activities to do during Christmas break.

  • decorate your Christmas tree together
  • play board games
  • attend a Christmas concert
  • bake Christmas cookies then deliver them
  • go ice skating
  • make homemade Christmas cards
  • go for a drive to see the Christmas lights
  • watch a Christmas movie
  • drink eggnog or hot chocolate around a fireplace
  • have an ugly Christmas sweater contest
  • decorate a gingerbread house
  • listen to Christmas music
  • go caroling
  • serve a meal at a homeless shelter
  • cut out snowflakes

Check out these 20 easy ways to express gratitude.

Last-Minute Amazon Prime Gifts Everyone Loves

Here are some gift ideas most everyone loves. All available on Amazon…hello Prime shipping.

things to do over Christmas break / a lady baking Christmas cookies

Holiday Gift Guides

If you’re looking for more ideas be sure to check out these gift guides:

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! X, Lori

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