Christmas Date Nights You Can Have at Home

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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. 

Christmas Date Nights You Can Have at Home

Bake cookies

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. 

Hot Chocolate Bar

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. 

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Gingerbread house competition

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. 

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Christmas movie night

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. 

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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?

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  1. Jessica Bradshaw says:

    So cute!! I’ve become such a homebody too. We have different traditions with different couple friends. One of our friends we make a huge dinner, eat apple pie, drink wine and whiskey (the guys) and watch Christmas vacation. Another we go look at Christmas lights with.

  2. Sarah Jean says:

    I think my husband and I would love the gingerbread competition the best.

  3. I love these ideas! My husband works third shift, so we don’t get to go out a lot! These are some great ideas!

  4. Faithfullymeblog says:

    Great ideas, we do the movie night but I love the hot chocolate bar. Great tips

  5. Amie Retzlaff says:

    Love the gingerbread house competition!! we always watch Christmas Vacation together!

  6. Sarah Louise says:

    Such sweet ideas. I love making a gingerbread house one. That’s just too cute!

  7. I love the gingerbread house competition idea! I have actually never made a gingerbread house, and I feel like I am missing out on something! We love to build a cozy fire, and share dinner while watching a Christmas movie [preferably something with Rudolph]! :)

  8. Amy Scott says:

    Love these, like you I am a Christmas freak and I love practicing cute traditions. It’s also such an expensive time of year to be going out!

  9. Katie Arnold says:

    I love the hot chocolate bar idea, how cute! That’d be great for a fun movie night with friends too!

  10. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. says:

    I’m on board with the hot chocolate bar!! (I made some from scratch the other day and my husband was so impressed. To be honest, I was pretty impressed with myself too! Desperate times call for desperate measures. And I wasn’t about to head out in 13 degree weather to get some hot chocolate mix so I had to improvise!)

  11. Neely says:

    We have Christmas movie nights a lot this time of year. Such a fun cuddle date!

  12. Serena Reidy says:

    Love these ideas! It’s always fun to bake things around Christmas and I love movie nights too!

  13. I love creative ways we can still make great memories at home together when the kids are in bed! Love the hot chocolate bar! So romantic!

  14. Jen @ Saving with Spunk says:

    Love date nights at home! Anything I can wear sweatpants for is my jam.

  15. Great ideas! We love watching Christmas movies at home during December!

  16. Sharon Glascoe says:

    Aww I love all these ideas. That hot chocolate bar is so cute! I love that idea for my next cookie party. And Elf is one of my go-tos too!

  17. Brittany McGee says:

    I love all of these! My husband and I always need date night ideas

  18. Sonya says:

    Such sweet ideas! Christmas movie date nights are tradition around here. Would love to do the gingerbread house competition with hubby!

  19. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons says:

    Such fun ideas! We are lucky, we actually get to have an out of the house date night next week-but we’ll be using some of these suggestions until that time!

  20. Jenny says:

    I love baking cookies! A hot chocolate bar sounds right up my alley though.

  21. Kate says:

    Really cute post! Sign me up for Christmas movie nights, with a side of cocoa!

  22. i see how chocolate bar + movie night happening very soon!

  23. Suzanne says:

    A gingerbread house competition is such a cute idea! Love it.

  24. Nicole says:

    Love the hot chocolate bar idea! Yum :)

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

  25. Susannah says:

    These are fantastic ideas! I definitely love date nights and we can’t always get out of the house without our toddler.

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