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Christmas bucket list for couples

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and you can make it even more so by ticking items off your Christmas bucket list for couples.

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There’s nothing quite so excited as a child on Christmas Day. Usually they’ll show their excitement by waking up at 3.00am and demanding to open a present or two before falling back asleep.

As adults, we can lose some of that excitement and joy – but a Christmas bucket list is one way you can bring that back.

This Christmas bucket list for couples features 50 ideas you can do at Christmas time with your significant other. They range from easy ideas to ones that are truly once in a lifetime experiences.

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Why not go through these bucket list ideas together and write down the things you’d love to do together this year and then over the Christmases to come?

Christmas bucket list ideas

Navy and red ugly Christmas sweaters.
  • Get your picture taken with Santa (preferably wearing ugly Christmas sweaters).
  • Try Iceland’s Christmas Eve tradition of Jólabókaflóð: Buy a new book each and read it together on Christmas Eve
  • Attend Christmas Eve mass or a church service
  • Have Christmas with just the two of you
  • See a live nativity scene
A pile of star shaped Christmas cookies with red ribbon around them.
  • Bake Christmas cookies for “Santa”
  • Go to a Christmas parade
  • Be in a Christmas parade
  • Choose and cut down your own Christmas tree
  • Visit the Strausbourg Christmas market with over 300 wooden chalets adorning the city center.
Couple on the couch watching a Christmas movie together.
  • Watch a romantic Christmas movie every night for the 25 days of Christmas
  • Create your unique couple’s Christmas playlist: nothing says Christmas like Christmas music!
  • Read The Night Before Christmas to each other
  • Stay in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve
  • Go sledding
A place setting on a Christmas table.
  • Host your family Christmas
  • Go to a Christmas concert
  • Check out the Magic Christmas in Lights at the Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, Alabama
  • Have a white Christmas or a summer Christmas, depending on your hemisphere
  • Go Christmas caroling
Exterior of house decorated for Christmas
  • Enter your home in a Christmas lights competition
  • See Macy’s Christmas window display in New York
  • Go ice skating
  • Sleep in the living room next to the Christmas tree
  • Make a couple’s advent calendar
A Christmas market in Germany at night.
The Nutcracker.
  • See a professional production of The Nutcracker
  • Start a holiday inspired collection that you can add to every year (adding to your collection makes for easy Christmas gifts too)
  • Visit Lapland in Finland for Christmas
  • Visit Disneyland at Christmas
  • Do a 1000 piece Christmas puzzle
Light glowing from the windows of a small cabin on a winter's night.
  • Spend Christmas in a cabin in a small, romantic rural town
  • Do a Polar Express train ride
  • Take a sleigh ride
  • Attend a local Christmas production from a dance studio or school
  • Have Christmas in the Southern hemisphere
Christmas breakfast served on a tray as one of the Christmas bucket list ideas.
  • Make a fun Christmas-themed breakfast
  • Provide Christmas dinner and presents for a family in need
  • Throw a Christmas party (and do Secret Santa)
  • Spend Christmas at a lodge like those featured on so many Christmas movies
  • Visit Bronner’s, the world’s largest Christmas store – maybe buy a Christmas decoration to treasure
A gingerbread house with a Christmas tree behind it.
  • Make a gingerbread house
  • Take a tour of the Christmas lights in your town: as a one-off or as a Christmas tradition
  • Run a Christmas-themed 10k
  • Have Christmas dinner at a restaurant
  • Have a couple’s Christmas photo shoot (get cheesy and include the picture on your Christmas cards)
  • Don’t forget family and friends: have a Christmas-themed game night

This holiday season, bring magic into Christmas by crafting your own Christmas bucket list for couples. Whether it’s to add some extra fun into this year, or to make a lifetime list of Christmas experiences, these ideas have you covered.

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