Top 10 Best Things to Do On Christmas Eve

The Top Ten
1 Spend Time With Loved Ones

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.

Spending time together is what Christmas is all about.Of course we all love gifts and presents but the true meaning of Christmas is celebrating the birth of Christ with our family and friends.

This is good because not good to get carried away with gifts and some people think that but its all about spending time with your family.

2 Watch a Christmas TV Show or Movie

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

4 Open One 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)

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.

Celebrating Christmas is about celebrating the birth of a baby named Jesus who died to save us from our sins. If you are not familiar with Jesus, reach out to him. Try to say a prayer. It doesn't have to be anything special but let it come from your heart. ask for him to show you who he is and why god sent his one and only son, Jesus Christ to save you by dying on the cross. Matthew 7:7 says
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:"
Don't let materialized Christmas take your attention from the actual reason of Christmas.
Matthew 21:22 tells us "and whatever you ask for in prayer, you will receive if you have faith."
You will find that a Christmas without "Christ" no longer becomes Christmas. May the greatest gift this holiday be this message.

love, a 15 year old believer

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 Give Gifts to Your Loved Ones

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

It's better to give gifts than recieve gifts,although we all love getting gifts it's better to give someone else them.

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

Give my older brother a spanking.

7 Have Christmas Dinner

We always go out for mexican food this tradition gives you a chance to spend time with loved ones, eat a delicious meal, and feel even more excited for christmas

For my family Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner are the 2 best dinners of the year

8 Listen to Christmas Music

Christmas music rocks, just steer clear of the thousands of low-quality "All I Want For Christmas Is You" covers, and also stay away from Justin Bieber's christmas carols.

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.

This is the best thing to do on Christmas Eve with family!

9 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!

My family does this EVERY YEAR and in my town there is this hill you can drive up. We drive up the hill and one year I saw a red light move through the sky and it didn't look like a plane or anything either. Coincidence?

10 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 love doing that

The Contenders
11 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).

I don't tell my kids about Santa but we do always make cookies for a Christmas Eve treat that day.

12 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.

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.

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

13 Go to Church

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.

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!

14 Go Out On a Drive to See Christmas Lights

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!

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

15 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

Shrek The Halls. On Christmas Eve I'm gonna watch Shrek The Halls a load of times and see if Netflix tweets about it. Shrek is love, shrek is life.

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.

16 Drink Hot Chocolate

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

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

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 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

Anyone who likes one direction is brain damaged.

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!

19 Turn On Your Christmas Lights
20 Go to Bed Early

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

You always have to go to bed early on Christmas Eve- it always makes Christmas Morning seem to come quicker!

What. People who know me know that I slept late on Christmas Eve. Till around 11-2 AM.

21 Open a New Pair of PJs 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.

My parents do this every year and give me, my sister, and brother new pajamas to wear on Christmas Eve

22 Make a Gingerbread House
23 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

Lots of my favourite foods start with a "C"

Chocolate, chicken nuggets, cookies, cheese.

Yeah! A great thing to do on Xmas Eve!

24 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.

25 Run Around Being Excited

I know it really works

Yes I always go crazy

This is what I do

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