The Ultimate Holiday Bucket List Printable | Christmas Break Boredom Busters!

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This holiday bucket list is the perfect way to fill your time during the whole month of December, including your Christmas break! You'll have a fun time making new memories with your family.

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The holiday season is in full swing around here, and if your house is anything like ours, a bit of affordable (or free!) fun is in order! To help bring in some holiday spirit, we've got a great list of the ultimate fun, cheap, and even FREE holiday bucket list activities to keep you and your family celebrating all month long! We even have it in a free printable for you so you can make it an official holiday checklist!

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The holiday season is basically the best time of year! There's something magical about lights, music, and of course, time spent with family and friends. With so many parties and events, it can be a busy time of year. Our printable holiday bucket list will help your family enjoy all of the fun things the holiday season has in store!


Kid writing a letter to Santa as part of a holiday bucket list, from Fun Cheap or Free

Sometimes you just really don't want to leave your house to have a good time. Try out these fun holiday bucket list ideas to see just how fun staying at home can really be!

Don't those all sound like so much fun?! Buckle up because we're just getting started. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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There are some food-related activities that just scream Christmas! From making sugar cookies to drinking eggnog, here are some fun things to do:

So delicious and so easy to do! Who knew a bucket list could taste so good?


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These crafts are a sure-fire way to have some fun at home while keeping the boredom at bay. Have a competition to see how many you can make in a day!

  • Cut out paper snowflakes.
  • Make ornaments.
  • String popcorn.
  • Decorate an ugly sweater.
  • Make homemade Christmas cards.
  • Wrap Christmas gifts.
  • Make reindeer food.
  • Decorate Santa hats.
  • Make gifts for your neighbors.

These are fun for adults and kids of all ages! We promise they're great boredom busters that'll keep kids of any age busy during Christmas break.


Christmas time is about giving back, and it's so important to do that together as a family! Here are some great ideas to do just that:

  • Donate old toys.
  • Volunteer with a local organization.
  • Perform random acts of kindness.
  • Deliver treats to local fire and police stations.
  • Donate to the local food bank.
  • Elf your neighbors!

We love doing service projects together during the summer and winter is no different! It's a great time to spend together as a family.


Family sledding in the snow, from Fun Cheap or Free

If you live in a place with snow, then these are probably pretty obvious ideas for you. But if you don't have snow, don't worry! We've got some ideas that will help you out, too:

  • Build a snowman. (Use white Play-Doh or treats if you don't have snow.)
  • Go sledding.
  • Have a snowball fight. (Use fake snowballs if you have to!)
  • Make snow angels.

These are fun ways to enjoy some outside time and expend some energy!


If you like to get out of the house to fight the boredom, try out these fun holiday bucket list ideas!

  • Christmas light scavenger hunt.
  • Go ice skating.
  • Go Christmas caroling.
  • Find a local production of The Nutcracker.
  • Visit Santa.
  • Look at holiday decorations at the mall.
  • Go to a local Christmas parade.
  • Attend a Christmas tree lighting.
  • Visit a live nativity.

Those are all great ideas, right? Don't forget to grab your free holiday bucket list printable HERE!

What are some of your favorite holiday activities? Do you have any special traditions? Share with us in the comments below!

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  1. Krista Sidhu

    I like to do activities for an advent calendar instead of the typical chocolate or candy and a lot of these are usually in our advent calendar ?

  2. Ethan Frank

    great idea! your information is very helpful. thanks for sharing this.

  3. Adelina Addy

    Ultimate bucket list indeed! Thankyou for posting.

    • Fun Cheap or Free

      Of course!


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