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Christmas Bucket List

I’m all about lists.

I like to plan out meals ahead of time (which has actually saved us money in the grocery store and boredom from eating default pasta every other night).


I make “to do” lists like there’s no tomorrow. I love crossing things off the list. Every once in awhile I’ll write down something I just did, purely for the “cross out factor”. It’s a sickness.

I get an odd sense of satisfaction not only writing a grocery list, but categorizing it by store aisle.


You might say I have a problem. I prefer the words “organized” and “efficient”.

It’s right up my alley, then, to make a Christmas Bucket List.

1. Ooh and ahh at Christmas lights somewhere.
2. Make and decorate cut out cookies.
3. Spend an evening at The Grotto.
4. Visit Santa.
5. Take the kids for their first peppermint hot chocolate.
6. Build a snowman.
7. Watch the old school Frosty the Snowman cartoon or some other classic Christmas cartoon.
8. Read “The Night Before Christmas” to the kiddos.
9. Drink hot spiced cider or egg nog (soy nog?)
10. Listen to copious amounts of Christmas music (preferably by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra- no Pussycat Dolls for me).
11. Cut down our own tree.
12. Decorate a gingerbread house.
13. Visit a Christmas bazaar.
14. Attend a Christmas tree lighting

I think at least 12 out of 14 items are purely for the kids, but that’s what makes Christmas the best! Seriously, if you’re childless, Christmas alone is reason enough to consider having a baby (not you, Aunt B…:)

I’ve been a little thrown off because of the early Thanksgiving. It’s still November? What? I’m done with pumpkin. Let’s move on to peppermint and cranberry and…

This list totally got me in the Christmas spirit already!


Miss Rae and Baby Jesus. Love it.

Deck the halls with boughs of…


P.S. The list is pretty extensive, but am I missing something?


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