17 Fun Things To Do on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Your family will love these fun things to do on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  Start a new Christmas Tradition for your family with these entertaining family games that include Pin the Nose on the Reindeer, Reindeer Hunt, Christmas Trivia, Christmas Bingo, and snowball toss.

Tip Junkie has 1451 Christmas Day and Christmas Eve ideas all with pictured tutorials to learn or how to make.  You can always search there if you’re looking for more  Christmas Day tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

Christmas Eve

DIY Mini Gingerbread Houses

1.  Mini Gingerbread Houses ~ These gingerbread houses are adorable! Made using graham crackers instead of the traditional gingerbread they are easier to build! Perfect to make with your kids this Christmas!

Christmas Eve Tradition

2.  Gingerbread Cookie Recipe ~ Decorating gingerbread cookies is a Christmas tradition I’ve always enjoyed, so this year I decided to spice things up by making large gingerbread people who represent my real-life friends and family, and to give each individual their own respective cookie as a Christmas gift.

Polar Express Tickets

3.  The Mini-Van Express Ticket ~ Ready to start a Christmas tradition that the whole family will enjoy? I know you’ve all seen The Polar Express, well, this is our own version of that fun adventure! Each year we hide the “Golden Tickets” in our kids’ beds. My husband starts the bedtime routine as usual, while I prepare little bags of popcorn and hot chocolate drinks and place them in the car, oh and don’t forget to have Christmas music playing in the car too!

Pajama Pants Tutorial

4.  Christmas Eve Pajama Pants ~ This is an easy tutorial showing how to make a pair of pajama pants. With this clever pattern idea you could make a pair for the whole family… maybe even in a Christmas theme!  My family tradition is to give new pajamas on Christmas Eve.  This tutorial is for size infant to 8 years.

Homemade Christmas Stockings

5.  Curly Toed Stocking {free pattern} ~ You can make a cute Santa stocking to bring holiday cheer to all (well even more if you fill it up with fun treats).  This pattern comes in two styles and sizes.

DIY Nativity Costumes

6. Nativity Costumes ~ Make nativity costumes in one size fits most for a recreation of the night Jesus was born.  

Christmas Eve Tradition

7.  Christmas Eve Luminaries {tradition} ~ Happy Christmas Eve!  We just moved to Ohio, and Our new neighborhood invited us to come set up luminaries today throughout the entire neighborhood.  It’s a Christmas Eve Tradition they do every year.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day Breakfast

8.  Mr. Snowman Christmas Morning Brunch ~ Here is a fun way to serve breakfast to your kids this Christmas morning! Using pancakes, bacon and marshmallows you’ll create a Mr. Snowman themed meal! Yummy and festive!

Christmas Morning Breakfast

9.  Snowmen on a Stick  ~ If you don’t have any snow this winter or don’t want to trudge outside in the cold to build one, make these fun snowmen on a stick and let your kids build and decorate them inside where it is nice and warm.

Christmas Activity Pages

10.  Beautiful and Fun Christmas Activity Pages ~ Looking for a festive holiday themed activity printable for your kids? Here are a few beautifully designed puzzle printables. Great for the older kids! All you need to do is print!

Family Games

Christmas Games

11.  Pin the Nose on the Reindeer ~ Funny Christmas games are a vital part of Christmas Eve celebrations! This Pin the Nose on the Reindeer game is a version of the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey. The reindeer shapes were cut from card stock and “pinned” to a cork board. If you have smaller children you could tape/glue the shapes to card board and eliminate the usage of thumb tacks.

Christmas Games

12.  Reindeer Hunt ~ Print these fun free Reindeer Hunt Games cards. Hide the tags around the yard and the kids will love searching for the little reindeer. Scavenger hunts are a great party or holiday activity for children of all ages.

Christmas Eve

13.  Christmas Trivia Printable Games ~ Looking for a great way to keep the kids occupied for a little while with something really fun?! This is a post with printable trivia games all about Christmas! Print and play, easy peasy!

Printable Christmas Bingo

14.  Christmas Bingo ~ Who doesn’t love bingo?!  Kids and adults a like can sit down and enjoy this holiday themed bingo game. Best of all, all you have to do is print and it’s ready to go!

Fun Things To Do

Christmas Family Game

15.  Snowball Toss ~ You’re sure to hear some “belly laughs” with this shaving cream snowball toss game.  It’s perfect for all ages.

Christmas Paper Dolls

16.  Little Laurie, Luke & & Lollipop Paper Doll {free printable} ~ Look at this paper doll design just for Christmas! {{LOVE!}}  Tip Junkie readers have asked, and we’ve listened.  Now Little Laurie has a little brother, and a dog.  Just in time for the holidays, I’m thrilled to introduce “Lollipop” and “Luke“.

Fun Things to Do for Christmas

17.  Elf on the Shelf Christmas Countdown Printable ~ Looking for a twist on the traditional Christmas countdown or advent calendar? This post features a combination of two Christmas traditions, the elf on the shelf and a Christmas countdown. All you have to do is download and print! Your kids will love their note each day from the elf with a different activity to countdown the days until the big man in red visits!

More Christmas Activities


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