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

2Listen 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!

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!

4Track 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]Thanks a lot! The best idea.

5Remember 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.

6Leave 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

7Open 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!

8Sing 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

9Have 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

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.

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11Watch Movies
Ya I should do that I'm just sitting here

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!

13Snuggle Up by the Fire With Cozy Slippers and a Blanket

14Try to Guess Your Christmas Presents
Always fun, just no peaking!

15Eat 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!

16Drive 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!
There's a street near where I live, that has lights that were flashing to Christmas songs, and its beautiful


17Scream "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

18Set Your Alarm When You Go to Bed
Because you want your awesome presents
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.
So that you can wake up nice and early to open your awesome presents :).

19Make 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

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

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