Best Things to Do On Christmas Eve

The Top Ten

1 Spend Time With Loved Ones

It is a great thing to put out on the internet for people that are looking forward to some fun and don't know what to do.Thank you for putting this on the internet it has helped me!

Christmas is about who your with friends and family, but it also ' includes what you do with your family, friends and loved ones. like for instant baking cookies is fun thing for the family. Then when there done sit down and enjoy the love and the time your family put into the cookies and wach Christmas movies or even have a nice Christmas dinner. If it tired out to be a wite Christmas go play in the snow. This year I told my grinds and family to hold off on the gifts that I would buy canned food and blankets with a cnadycane and go around giving it to the home's who need us we were put here for somthing I think I was out here to help my world wide family.😊

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.

It'll be a very special day and just wait until you can spend time with everyone else you love a lot. With your family cooking, and everything, it'll be a special time together if you do that with your family.

2 Watch a Christmas TV Show or Movie

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.

My family watches a different movie every year! The grinch that stole Christmas, elf, and even Charlie and the chocolate factory...

I always do this and it is good or all ages. In my family we have the age range of 15 to 7. That is an 8 year difference!

3 Track Santa

I always love to track Santa every year even though he doesn't visit me anymore, I think it keeps you busy during the day. On Google Santa tracker you can also play games all December long, and on Norad tracker you can learn things about Santa and even other country's Christmas traditions! I recommend Santa trackers.

One year My brother put his iPod on camera and recorded the living room for the whole night. We caught our parents red handed eating cookies

Lol, my great grandparents don't eat cookies but when I wake up they are gone.

I think I once caught a fat guy in a red suit and Christmas hat masturbating before. Don't know if that was Santander nut I'm pretty sure he has a wife.

I track Santa every Christmas Eve and I'm Surprised this is on the list because didn't think very many people do.

4 Listen to Christmas Music

I do this every year, brilliant, passes the time so much and before I know it, the family are calling me through for dinner. lol, great idea.

I love listening to xmas music! Get's you right in the spirit! And also helps to release all of that excitement!

I will listen to Alexa's playlist for holiday favorites for an hour, playing dolls with my younger sister.

I listen to the Christmas songs all week and the week before Christmas I just love Christmas songs

5 Remember to Put Christ In Christmas

Christmas is not about supporting retailers it's all about welcoming Our Lord Jesus Christ into our hearts, minds and into our homes. Today 25 December we all come together from far and wide to celebrate Christ-mass. Give some time over to quiet reflection if you are not of a Christian faith. If you do embrace Our Lord into your family lives, I do recommend visiting a catholic church in your local village, town or city church...Everyone is welcome...hear the carols and listen to the Mass as the congregation celebrate this important festival. If you are infirm and cannot get out, I think one of the T.V. channel is televising a Mass. Happy Birthday Jesus. Come into every ones lives today.

Insult Roman Pagans with Saturnalia.
Insult Pagans with Yule.
Insult Germanic People's with Germanic Winter Solstice.
You would've have Christmas if they didn't exist.
Jesus birth wasn't discovered till the 3rd or 4th century.
How about putting "Christ" back into "Christianity" instead.

Jesus' birth and life is one of my favorite biblical stories of all times Jesus' life means so much for us!
Though I know Jesus most likely wasn't born on Christmas and is still a good reminder of all that Jesus has done. Although I believe that we should be thinking about all Jesus has done for us more often.

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.

6 Open 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

In stead of opening gifts on Christmas Eve we make up a Christmas Eve box so the kids can open it. We put Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows, Popcorn, A movie, A new mug, A new Christmas book and new pajamas and then we sit and watch all the movies every one got on their boxes! It really fun and it saves having to open actual gifts.

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!

This is a tradition for me, I love that feeling you get when opening gifts it just makes you feel so suspenseful because you never know what it could be! (Unless you've been peeking, that is)

7 Sing Christmas Carols

I sing all day! On Christmas of course, in my mind I'd be singing songs like Jingle Bells and 12 Days of Christmas.

My family instead of going caroling door to door, sings inside on the couch in our Christmas pjs. It's a lot of fun

I like to do that at home, but singing at strangers doors I'm not so sure...

I like to sing on an eve I love to sing carols I have never tried but still when I see a vedio girls singing chritmas carols I think I can also do it this chritmas. you can also try.

8 Give Gifts to Your Loved Ones

It's a wonderful feeling...You'll feel so happy that time will fly

It's fun to do it and it will make them feel loved..

This always gets me in the sprit of the holidays

It is fun also it is fun to see their reactions

9 Have Christmas Dinner

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

I to do this with my family

Yum :) Love the idea our family's doing the same. I love the steak Turkey and goose liver paté! Hope you like it too!

10 Drive 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 love doing this, one year my mom and I even saw a deer while we were driving around looking a lights. This is a great thing to do with your parents or your kids because it's magical to see everyone's lights. Especially the people who go over board with their lights.

Where I live, the whole court house is lit up and TONS of trees around it are covered in hundreds of lights! Also, my city sets up something called the Valley of Lights you can drive through, and the have a Christmas Wonderland Light Attraction walk through!

I live by a lot of houses that do that so almost every year we go around looking at Christmas lights and then we come home and draw what Christmas lights/decor we liked the best

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11 Watch Movies

Christmas movie are always fun and awesome! Unless it's TMNT Christmas, The Christmas Tree or Rapsitte Street Kids: Believe In Santa, because no human eyes should EVER bare witness to those movies again

Every year on Christmas Day my family always watch a Disney movie. This year Dumbo. Last year we had to watch Frozen. We watch Home Alone too.

My favorite movies are The Charlie Brown Christmas and Elf, the kids especially love How the Grinch Stole Christmas too.

I love doing this. I always watch Elf on Christmas Eve, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a good movie to watch as well.

12 Leave Sweets Out for Santa

I generally leave out brandy, cookies and carrots for santa and his reindeer. I put them by the fire near the Christmas tree for when he comes down the chimney. Each year I leave a variation- sometimes milk or beer with the brandy.

Leave out some milk and cookies, or one year I left out some leftover sausages. Santa will love them. I also have loads of pleasant memories of leaving out snacks for Santa.

My family always puts out milk and sugar cookies. But, you can't forget the reindeer food (usually the kids make that at school for fun).

Well we should,because he is working hard to give out presents all over the world. We can't forget about the reindeer,we always leave out 9 carrots beside the chocolate chip cookies and milk. Out on the yard we sprinkle some reindeer food. This is a tradition we do it every year and the recipe for the cookies just put in "http://allrecipes. com/recipes/841/holidays-and-events/Christmas/desserts/Christmas-cookies/" ALL THE RECIPES ARE GREAT.

13 Bake Cookies

This is a tradition in our family. This is because we always bring over TONS of cookies to our grandmothers house, and it will be a tradition that never ends!

Every year we bake cookies they make the whole house smell so good!

I love to bake Christmas cookies with m family. When I'm done I set it out for Santa to take.

I always bake cookies and we give 4 to Santa and we keep the rest

14 Go to Church

Lol so I don't believe in god and neither does the rest of my family but we go to church anyways. I don't know why but I just love listening to the stories even though I don't believe them, for me its like a fictional Christma story like the night before Christmas.

I agree! People should spend less time fooling around and actually do what they like, if church is your thing great it may not be anyone else's but I do believe in doing what you love especially during the Christmas season so getting on out there is the best thing for you since the Brady bunch.

For me, going to church on Christmas Eve at about 7:00 is a great tradition in our family. It's so nice to go and see the church decorated and to sing Christmas carols with the church. Christmas Eve always ends up being so boring during the day, so going to church is something I look forward to.

Yes! Super important. Christmas is about Jesus, so going to Church is a very good idea. Besides, the Word of God can be very inspirational on the night before Christmas and is a great reminder to give thanks.

15 Go Out On a Drive to See Christmas Lights

I have never done this but everyone says I should so I will try it this Christmas

Great idea it makes you really excited for the big man to come down the chimney

I don't do this but I will in the future! Very beautiful and fun!

I'm going for a walk with my half brother, stepdad and possibly my mum next week!

16 Go to Bed Early

I live with a family of seven and 5 of that number is children! So as you can guess it's pretty hard to make them all go to sleep! We tried layering it but the younger ones complained that the older ones would stop Santa from coming and the wouldn't go to sleep until they came up to bed, so we scrapped that idea and decided to try this idea!
We would let them open up their Christmas Eve boxes and then we would buy previously a caldron and we would put it in the middle of the room with hot water and we would let each of the kids pour their packet of hot chocolate on and then read out a little letter that their elf on the shelf left and the letter would roughly say this.
SLEEPY POTION
and it would tell the kids that this was a special drink to make them fo to sleep and it would actually make them sleep!

Every Christmas Eve I stay in my room, go to "sleep" at 9:30. Then I just play on my phone until around 12-1 AM. Then I go in my living room and look at all the presents! Sometimes I look in my stocking. But if there's wrapped presents in the stocking, I don't open them until the actual morning. I just look at everything that isn't wrapped from my stocking. Then for the ones under the tree I shake them, or I peel a little wrapping paper off and peek. Then I tape it back again so nobody suspects anything.

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 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

17 Make 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!

Yes! My daughter and I are staring new trations and this was on the top, to make cookies Christmas Eve eve and Christmas Eve too! Then we'll give to the neighbors with some candy canes! Love this

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!

My family has made cookies at least three times and they keep running out but I just love baking cookies!

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

I snuggle with my dogs because no one loves me...

Yes indeed,totally agree,chill out before the hectic day head. Have a snuggle with the hubby whist the kids are in bed getting excited bout xmas.

I totally agree with this one

That's my idea of Christmas

19 Drink Hot Chocolate

Marshmallow and Wiped cream and that when we are having a party

It's just good. I drink Hot chocolate throughout the year, too.

Delish yum yum

I love love love love... Hot chocolate
It's so chocolaty

20 Scream "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.

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOUIS!
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!

I think someone thought this was a list called worst things to do on Christmas Eve and added this

21 Turn On Your Christmas Lights

Any white reindeer light I see reminds me of a patronus from the harry potter books

I love to do that it looks pretty

No then what is whole point of the light if your going to turn them out:(

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

22 Make a Gingerbread House

I'm going to make one with my other grandma in 2 days

Love it Xmas soon laugh out loud love it prezzs all year round prezzs and family I says

I like to do that I am about to make one

Yes, I made one the other day! It needed scaffleding though!

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

Every year, my Mum gets everyone new pyjamas and bedding sets. After having a bubble bath and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream we get into bed with our new bedding and pyjamas :-) Mums excuse for getting these year after year... "You've got to look nice and clean for Santa" :-)
Happy Christmas Everyone and Happy New Year

That is one of our Christmas traditions and it is super fun.

I don't have pj's

yes. I love that.

24 Try to Guess Your Christmas Presents

Every time I do, my mom doesn't answer me! She wants it to be a surprise :c

I don't guess I already know what I'm getting for Christmas

I don't like doing this. It ruins the surprise

Ruins surprise but at the same time fun

25 Eat 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!

Hell no that's cannibalism.

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