I’ve always loved going out with Jon in the hustle and bustle of December, and getting lost in the Christmas
But this year, avoiding crowds isn’t just a preference – it’s a necessary step to keep the people we love safe and healthy. We are reevaluating how we spend time together this year, and I’m sharing my date night bucket list for Christmas 2020.
1. Go Christmas Shopping (Early)
If you’re reading this it’s too late! Just kidding, but seriously a good way to limit exposure this year is to shop early on weeknights to avoid the Christmas crowds… you’ll still get the Christmas rush by trying to make it home at a decent hour on a work night!
2. Make A Christmas Decoration Together
Arts and crafts are a great activity for staying home and YouTube is full of tutorials. I really want to attempt making a wreath together this year, but I may be in over my head. 😬 I am more mentally creative than physically, but I think the mess ups are half the fun. Some more fun ideas are homemade ornaments, garland, or wall art.
3. Build Gingerbread Houses
Build one together or if you’re competitive like us, have a competition on who can build the best house. Jon and I built a gingerbread house together a few years ago, and I can’t wait to do it this year.
4. Make Homemade Hot Chocolate
My family loves crockpot hot chocolate, but any hot chocolate you make yourself is even better. You can make it even better with and make a hot chocolate bar with all the fixings and turn on a Christmas movie!
5. Start a Christmas Movie Tradition
Every year when we open our gifts we watch our favorite Christmas movies. Mine is Unaccompanied Minors (if you haven’t seen it now is the time) and Jon’s is Nester. This will be our fifth Christmas watching them together, and it’s my favorite tradition!
6. Homemade Pizza Competition
I know you can do this anytime of year, but nothing says “staying home” like a homemade pizza competition. I definitely think we will make our own pizzas this month, and I definitely think I will win!
7. Drive Around and Look at Christmas Lights
We’ve already driven around looking for lights this year and had so much fun! Jon moved to Nashville in August, and it stinks that we can’t explore the city like we would in a normal year. Driving around searching for Christmas lights is a great way to see the city in a new light (literally).
So now I want to know what date ideas you all have planned for this holiday season. I know it’s a weird year, and I definitely wish things were back to normal, but I do think this year feels extra magical in ways!