I am such a sucker for anything Christmas-y! I’m in such a good mood this time of year, simply because I can’t help but smile when I see decorations and hear music playing everywhere I go. One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is spend quality time with loved ones. From driving around to look at Christmas lights, to snuggling up to watch my favorite movies or catching up over a game of cards and cookies, I love it all. Today I decided to share some of my favorite Christmas date nights you can do from the comforts of your home (because did I also mention I’m the biggest home-body??). The best part about them is that you can do them with your significant other, but they are also so much fun to do with some of your closest friends. I look forward to these fun nights every year, and can’t wait to someday share them with my kids.
I love baking cookies this time of year! One of my favorite things to do is find a new recipe to try (or come up with a new one like these Cranberry Orange Cookies I’m sharing next week). Not only is the entire process an adventure, but I love hanging out with my hubby in the kitchen. We have so much fun bumping into each other, laughing and being silly.
I don’t normally indulge in hot chocolate (in fact, as much as I love chocolate, I used to hate it when I was younger!), but I love sipping on some while looking at Christmas lights or when I’m snuggled up watching a movie. I like to make it fun by having a hot chocolate bar where you can add all kinds of toppings and flavors! For this bar, I had hot chocolate, marshmallows, crushed Oreos, crushed candy canes, candy canes, whipped cream, coffee creamer and mini chocolate chips.
My family has done this a couple of times in the past, and this year I decided it would be fun to do it with Isaac as a little date night. I bought a gingerbread house village pack, and we made and decorated our miniature houses. How fun, right? Best of all, we brought the competition to Facebook and let our friends vote on the one they liked the best.
Isaac won! His is the house on the left.
It’s just not Christmastime without a night of watching my favorite Christmas movies! My go-tos are White Christmas, Elf, The Santa Clause and my favorite (cheesy) ABC Family movie, Holidaze. Those movies are heart warming and fun, and I can watch them over and over again. They definitely hold a special place in my heart.
Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
What is your favorite Christmas date night at home?
Do you have any holiday traditions you do every year?