Happy Friday! Did anyone else think this week was just super weird? Not bad, just super weird. I’m so glad it’s over… I’m not sure if it is because it was directly following a holiday weekend, or what, but I’m happy to see it gone! John’s parents came into town last night, and we are excited to spend the weekend with them, so it should be a pretty fun few days ahead!
Since there are less than 3 weeks until Christmas (what?!), I figured I better get my Christmas bucket list up and running! Linking up with Christina, Darci, Natasha, and April for Five on Friday… Christmas bucket list style!
ONE: Christmas Movies
Christmas movies, Christmas movies, Christmas movies… I’m talking about some serious indulgence here! Some of my favorites include It’s a Wonderful Life, Home Alone (1 and 2), Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Holiday, …to name a few (but really, I’ll watch just about anything – including those terrible straight-to-television Hallmark movies – I don’t discriminate).
Andddd I fully expect to be watching these movies while eating cookies (see bucket list item number 2) and drinking wine – ohhh, the holidays! What are your favorite holiday movies?!
(Confession: I have never seen The Family Stone or White Christmas – are they worth seeing? They are pretty much the only Christmas movies that I haven’t seen!)
TWO: Christmas Baking
Holiday baking is always so much fun, but unfortunately, since we don’t have family to feed, I have no one to eat my goodies (except John and me… but really it’s just me because John doesn’t really enjoy sweets). So I plan to bring many goodies to work to avoid single-handedly eating everything!
Here are some yummy baking ideas from Pinterest.
THREE: Christmas DIY
And to me, even better than baking is a good ole Christmas DIY! I’m cheating a little bit on this bucket list item because I already have a Christmas DIY in the works, but I have many more on my list to tackle.
How awesome (and easy) are these DIY ideas?! Pinterest for the win again!
FOUR: Christmas Advent Devotionals
I absolutely love Christmas, and I absolutely love the advent leading up to Christmas. Every year, I always do several advent devotionals, and although I have read the Christmas story countless times, every time I read it again I am still in awe of God and His gift to us through His Son.
The Bible app has several seasonal advent devotionals (some good, others super short), but I always enjoy doing several of them at a time… it’s a good reminder of the real reason for the season.
FIVE: Christmas Card Book
I saw this idea on Annie’s blog and absolutely fell in love. Each year she binds all of the Christmas cards that she received into a book. Such a fun and festive way to remember everyone’s cards.
I always feel so bad throwing old cards away once the season is over (which for me, is like February… just kidding, but no really, my Christmas cards stay on my refrigerator a while into the new year…) so this is a great way to preserve them.
What's on your Christmas bucket list?!