Christmas is such a fun time of year and I have loved seeing it through the eyes of my kids from the very start. Sometimes, though, I spend so much time planning Christmas magic for the kids that I feel like I don’t make time to enjoy the season with my husband. I asked my friends on Instagram about it and they came through with some fantastic suggestions for couples Christmas traditions! I love how easy these ideas are to incorporate into one of the busiest seasons of the year. I’ve listed them all below and I hope you find them helpful! And make sure you check out this post if you’re looking for some new and meaningful traditions for the whole family.
Options That Require a Babysitter
Go on a dinner date, then pick out each other’s stocking stuffers at the same store.
See a Christmas performance at a local theater (A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker, etc.)
This isn’t one of our annual traditions, but we love going to see The Nutcracker when we can!
Plan surprise date nights for each other as Christmas gifts.
We’re big fans of experience gifts and I love this idea!
Options That Don’t Require a Babysitter
Watch a movie with a sweet treat or some fancy hot chocolate.
As couples Christmas traditions go, this one is super easy and was by far the most popular response. We do this at least once every year with Elf, A Christmas Story, or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Spend time reviewing the last year and list what you’re thankful for.
I love this idea and we’ll definitely be adding it to our list of traditions!
Open an advent calendar together every night.
Some of you said you bought one with a theme you both enjoy, but it would also be so fun to create your own at the beginning of the season with fun and easy activities you could do together each day before Christmas!
Watching a Christmas movie while wrapping gifts together.
I’m all for sharing the wrapping responsibilities and this would make it a little more fun!
Decorate an ornament together to add to your collection every year.
Bake together and wrap up some of the goodies for your neighbors.
Hello Dolly bars are an easy recipe and you can make them nut free by using pretzels instead of pecans if you know of a neighbor’s nut allergy.
If you have a favorite couples Christmas tradition I haven’t mentioned I’d love for you to leave it in a comment below!