Best Things to Do On Christmas Eve


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Spend Time With Loved Ones
This is what Christmas means


I like this better because some people do get carried away and think it is all about the toys and presents and it's not it is about spending love, time, and joy with your family and friends.
I usually spend time with my family on Christmas day but sometimes on Christmas Eve as well.
[Newest]So fun to spend time with the cousins and your parents! Christmas Eve with cousins and Christmas day with immediate family

2Open 1 Gift
Opening presents can get you into the spirit of christmas! Just to remember your excitement on Chrismas Day when you see that stocking full of presents. Also the enjoyment and rebellious feeling of opening a present early. That alone can get you excited, even if the present you open is well, not so good. If you still don't agree with opening a present on Christmas Eve, then just think, you're get a present early! always a good excuse
I love to do thing on Christmas Eve because if you have kids like me (little ones) this usually holds them over until Christmas morning. Pick a small gift that is fun but not a huge time consuming gift. Pick Wisely! Happy Holidays!
Every year we wait until after dinner and then we go get the gifts the neighbours gave us and we open that. It holds us of until the next morning when we can open all our gifts
[Newest]Always do, its fun!

3Watch a Christmas TV Show or Movie
We watch the film Polar Express every year, Absolutely brilliant! Love this film
I don't know if this counts as a Christmas T.V. show or movie but on Christmas Eve night I go and watch tsn year in review. Tsn is espn in Canada. Also opening one present on Christmas Eve is good but there is no use for voting for it because its at the top spot. Opening one gift is good because Christmas isn't about getting, you know.
I always watch a movie on Christmas Eve, as there are plenty of Christmas movies on to suit everyone. Watching a Christmas Movie gets you really excited and I find it helps me sleep. Most Christmas movies can be watched by the whole family.
[Newest]This just really gets me in the spirit, especially Elf and The Muppets' Christmas Carol!

4Remember to Put Christ In Christmas
Agree 100% It's all about Jesus being born into this sin infested world to take our place & save us from all of our sins. He is the only way the truth & the life. Your faith in him & him only has saved from all your sins. Your sins are truly forgiven go & live in this peace.
Jesus is the reason of the season
Do something spiritual. Read the bible, go to church, go to a play or show about Christ.
[Newest]Jesus came to die for us. THAT is why Christmas Even exists! Great idea. We do it every year.

5Leave Sweets Out for Santa
He works hard that night, better give him some energy!
We put out chocolate milk and some type of cookies that we (my family) vote on
Egg nog and a few cookies is alway fun to make with my little Angel
[Newest]I always give him cookies with milk and chocolate milk and we give the reindeer celery and water

6Sing Christmas Carols
I like to do that at home, but singing at strangers doors I'm not so sure...
Carols are the best
This year I am going caroling
[Newest]I love to sing

7Listen to Christmas Music
This truly gets you in the mood of Christmas
Music is everything so this means so much
I listen to the Christmas songs all week and the week before Christmas I just love Christmas songs
[Newest]This is the best thing to do on Christmas Eve with family!

8Have Christmas Dinner
Yum :) Love the idea our family's doing the same. I love the steak turkey and goose liver paté! Hope you like it too!
For my family Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner are the 2 best dinners of the year


The Christmas dinner is like the 3rd or 2nd thing best about Christmas

9Track Santa
It's always fun to track Santa!
I do this all day on Christmas Eve even though I don't believe in him any more
Even if you don't believe in him its always fun to "know" where the big man is on his trip!
[Newest]I love tracking santa! It's so fun!

10Go to Bed Early
Its not that I like to do this because it gets boring because I can't get to sleep! It's just when your in bed staring at your empty stocking forcing yourself to go to sleep it's so annoying but then eventually after trying to do starjumps, rolly pollys and reading to try and get yourself tired your eyes slowly shut and your out in half an hour ;) its not normal
Because santa is coming
Because then you can wrap up the kids gifts and you can tell them that Santa is coming and you have to go to bed early so you can come and put your gifts under the tree
[Newest]It is really hard to get to sleep.

The Contenders

11Eat Finger Food
Christmas Eve is the only day of the year that I let my children eat chips, dip, candy, cookies, and chocolate to their heart's content. To them, Christmas Eve is a very special smorgasbord.
I'd say have your kids do a Christmas program for your family and sit down at dinner and watch a movie! Happy ideas
Yeah! A great thing to do on Xmas Eve!

12Make Cookies
I love making cookies with my family and have a good laugh well were making them and when there's left overs we like to eat the left over cookie dough! Its always great to spend time with your family!
My family has made cookies at least three times and they keep running out but I just love baking cookies!
Me and my kids (8 years and 6 Years) make cookies what seems like all day on Christmas Eve we make 8 kinds and homemade fudge every year!

13Set Your Alarm When You Go to Bed
It helps the kids get into the spirit, because it will give them time to think about it with no distractions. If they konw this scheme, though, it will make them stop thinking in subconscious spite.
Because you want your awesome presents
Make christmas goodies
Each person open 1 present

14Watch Movies
Ya I should do that I'm just sitting here

15Try to Guess Your Christmas Presents
Always fun, just no peaking!

16Scream "Happy Birthday Louis Tomlinson!"
I absolutely love Louis Tomlinson as well I, m so proud to be a One Direction Superfan, Louis Tomlinson if you're reading this message I am writing to you please reply back to me within 4 days.
I absolutely love him. Even though we need to stay in the Christmas spirit, Louis deserves a proper birthday, no matter how close it is to a huge holiday!
While Christmas Eve is not all about Lou, it is his birthday and we need to respect that. He would be very excited just like everyone else on their birthday.
Happy Birthday BooBear

And yes I am a directioner
Love One Direction people

17Snuggle Up by the Fire With Cozy Slippers and a Blanket

18Drive or Walk Around Looking at Christmas Lights
I always have a blast doing that with my friends or family! Sometimes I like to see the lights that go all out and beautiful. I usually do this every year with my family for some good memories that I can remember my whole life! I like to take pictures so I could show my kids or friends when I grow up and tell him the story al about it!
I do that I 💖 it!
I do this every year!
[Newest]I always love the lights

19Kiss Under the Mistletoe
What if you don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend then you can't
In the boondocks, cousin's always count
Many special moments and always is fun

20Dance Around the Tree
I love it we just did it she loved it so much

21Make Hot Cocoa
It is warming and if you add some special ingredients it even tastes like christmas!
What you really need to do is taste the magic of christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Cocoa is the perfect way to stay warm on a freezing cold night in December so who agrees with me.
Hot chocolate is my favorite I mean who does not like hot chocolate am I right

22Drink Egg Nog
Eggnog is delish, and should be treated with respect. Eggnog comes in many different flavors, so every one can have a favorite kind of eggnog.
It is so delicious and even tastes like thick, melted ice cream.

23Go Ice Skating
This could be fun and games, especially if you record any mishaps, and send off recording to you've been framed for prize money.
I love ice skating I ice skate every year on my pond.
I love ice skating it's so fun to bad we have so much to do we would never have the time for that
Ice skating with family is all ways super fun xx

24Have a Treasure Hunt

25Go to Church
Wow. #52? Am I the only one who goes to church on Christmas Eve? Scream "happy Birthday Lois Tomlinson is #14 and Go to Church is #52? Christmas is NOT about the presents or One Direction. it is about JESUS!


This makes me feel like I'm really doing the right thing. Just go after dinner or something and you feel much better about Christmas.
Jesus is the reason for the season people! No way would you enjoy December as much if it weren't for him!
[Newest]My family and I go to one every year it's one thing that can help you put Christ into Christmas and my family has a saying " you can't spell Christmas without christ."

26Attend Midnight Mass
That is so fun, I wish I lived in France! I would have so much fun!

27Kiss Someone

28Help Those Who Don't Have Much

29Stay Up All Night
I love to stay up all night. I'm the youngest out of 4 kids so as a kid I was the only one up all night it's because my sister was too old to wait for Santa and wanted her sleep more some people say always go to sleep on Christmas I've said that to my own kids but if they don't I know not to blame them. Somtimes you want to go to sleep but you can't your to excited. Staying up can be kind of fun but also boring if you have Simone stay up with you it's really fun but alone a little boring one of the good things of staying up all night is that you're the first one up and get to wake everyone else especially siblings I hope some people stay up not every one though somtimes you're tired. If you stay up on you're phone track Santa on NORADs sans tacked its fun to do with kids stay up with your kids have Simone dress up like Santa and go show them the big guy Thanks
Sometimes I stay up all night because my sister makes me because of santa
I hate going to bed early on Christmas

30Play On Your Favorite Website
I agree it really fun and I gets me in the festive mood if you play Christmas games and track Santa while watching a film
I love going online all the time

31Play Board Games
Maybe make it Christmas themed, and all of the words must relate to the holiday!
It's a fun way to pass the time, plus they are just plain fun!
Add in drinking games for adults

32Take Pictures of Your Christmas Star, Tree and Other Decorations

33Read Christmas Books
I have a tradition of reading a Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve and twas the night before Christmas. During the run up to Christmas I read other festive books like lost Christmas and the Christmas mystery.
We read all the Christmas snooks we can find!
Read "'Twas the Night before Christmas"

34Go to a Movie
Movie in the PM (the best one ever was the Muppet Christmas Carole), followed by dinner at the local lost and olde world pub, as the carol singers pile in for a pint after doing the rounds. It's excellent, as they continue singing songs as the fire burns and the frost is on the ground. Christmas in the Shire!

35Make Tamales & Atole
I love Tamales! Who doesn't?
I agree on the tamales my grandma makes the best

36Make a Gingerbread House
I'm going to make one with my other grandma in 2 days
Ha I'm doing that today :) x
Yes, I made one the other day! It needed scaffleding though!

37Watch the Christmas Film Elf and Go Out With Family
Elf is one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time!

38Party the Night Down With Some Drinks
Nothing like a few drinks to keep you going through the night x is it just me r would anyone else just love company on Christmas eve x

39Make a Card for Your Crush
Makeing a card for your crush is always nice. you could put your name in it but just make sure you say merry Christmas!

40Try to Sleep
I just turned 13 and I still can never sleep on x-mas Eve.

41Eat Cookies
It's fun I did it today which is Christmas Eve and we went and bought cookies and ate them and then we made dinner
I agree on the cookies

42Have a Christmas Party
It is always nice to have a small party or get together during december. especially with family and friends

43Do a Christmas Craft
My niece loves to collect Christmas craft ideas and on Christmas Eve we do a few of them. Then save the rest for Christmas day.

44Write a Christmas Story
Great idea, I really like writing and it will give me something to do.
I do this too. I also write poems and songs. Creative Christmas.

45Make Up Stupid Christmas Traditions
Yes this is the funniest thing when you do it for a year and realise you just stupidly made it up
Cookies should be involved!

No better christmas to have then a bit of relaxing after baking all those cookies and christmas dinner have a bit of alone time and read a good book so just relax!
Because it would be christmas tomorrow and you need energy

47Go Outside and Have Fun
Sled, snowball fight, build a fort, etc.

48Have a Sleepover
Sleep overs are awesome because you can stay up and prank "Santa"
Enjoy yourself and have a night with a friend xx or even just an evening x

49Buy or Make Last Minute Christmas Cards or Presents
I love CCOKIEES! Who doesn't?

50Take a Video of You Opening Presents
It's very fun to watch your face when you open a present

You have memories
Me and my family always do that P. S you have fun doing it with your family.

Also lots and lots and lots of memories

51Decorate the Christmas Tree
Decorate the Christmas tree with lights
I love doing that

52Go Looking at Christmas Lights Around the Block
We did that yesterday
Have fun check out the neighbourly Christmas spirit

53Make Your Favorite Christmas Dinner
Christmas is about love and family so eating as a family is exciting, when the children take time to come home with our grandchildren. This for me is the real sense of Christmas. Traditionally we always look for a person who do not have family and invited over for dinner we love to make somebody to feel the love of christ
My family and I love doing this and we gather around to eat together!
Me and my family eat tamales

54Go Out On a Drive to See Christmas Lights
I love doing this I always try and count the Christmas trees or drive to a really big hill so you can see all the lights

55Facetime Your Eggnog Buddy

56Go Run 8 Miles With All the Runners In Nothing But Short Shorts and a Santa Hat
It's what I do. We got almost 600 honks. Say no more. #cross country

57Give Gifts to Your Loved Ones

Yes definitely I love singing

59Bake a Christmas Cake
It's really fun and you can eat it after Christmas dinner

60Online Shoe Shop
Is this a thing? Sherry.

61Bake Cookies
There always so yummy!
I always love doing that
I love to bake Christmas cookies with m family. When I'm done I set it out for Santa to take.

62Wake up early and everyone else in the house
Laugh out loud I do this every year but first I peek over the railing to see how much we got then I wake every one up but they cover my eyes so it can be a "surprise" that's because they have no idea I peeked☺️
I always do that to see what santa brought

63Decorate Stockings

64Countdown 'Til Christmas Day
If you are with friends and you countdown until christmas then it gives you something to do get chatting and eventually you will get tired and you will fall asleep in wait for santa x
My mom would hang a big clock on the wall that we made (out of paper) and every time we walk passed we would take a number down. I loved doing that!

65Pull Christmas Crackers
You never know what you might get!

66Make Candy

67Hang Your Stockings
I do this anyway

68Eat Chocolate
Stock up on sweets and that and get you're little/big brothers/sisters and go into a quite room and eat them yum laugh out loud
Chocolate is needed for a proper Chrsitmas! Stock up on Celebrations, Hereos, Roses and Quality Street! Yum.

69Secretly Decorate Family Members' Rooms

70Spy On Your Neighbours
That would be more fun with COOKIES!

71Avoid Christmas Arguments
Yes try really hard to do that if you are very, very, very nosy so nosy your mom says to stop every time

72Draw Christmas Pictures

73Put Out Reindeer Food

74Open One Gift That Your Parents Bought Then Wait for the Rest from Santa
My family opens on gift every year and it's always pj's. It's really fun to wear your pj's on Christmas Eve and it gets you nice and cozy for the big night

75Eat Fish and Chips

76Put On Some Footie Pajamas

77Go Last Minute Shopping
Be sure to do your big last minute Christmas shopping spree before the big day to avoid disappointment getting your Christmas Turkey and other Christmas Lunch Ingredients.

78Open Advent Calendars
Be sure to buy your advent calendar to avoid disappointment of being sold out in your local shops.

79Have Sex
Having sex can take your mind off Christmas on Christmas Eve but still gets your blood racing.. Use protection 😉

80Run Around Being Excited
Not only will this get you more excited it will make you tired so that you will hopefully fall asleep quicker
Yes I always go crazy

81Turn On Your Christmas Lights
Turn on your lights if you have then on your tree or strung around the house it's a great way to get into the Christmas spirit

82Make Lasagna

83Eat Chili
The day before x Mass my dad makes chili and we eat it after we go to church. Then we open a present under the tree.

84Go Shopping
Buy loads of lovely stuff

85Play With Past Christmas Gifts

86Play Outside In the Snow

87Open Presents
I do it every year not all presents just like 5 or 7

88Play Fun Games
It's fun I am 8 and I like it still

89Get Excited
Even though it's well worth doing these things. Just get excited!

90Eat Cheese and Crackers by an Open Fire

91Have S'mores by the Fireplace
Yes s'mores are so good

92Make Christmas ornaments to put on your tree

93Make Your Own Christmas Show

94Play Christmas Games

95Make Food for Dinner

96Wrap Last Minute Gifts
It's smart to do this

97Prank Call

98Open a new pair of pj's on Christmas Eve and go to bed in them

99Make Eggnog

100Have a Christmas cookie decorating contest

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