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Countdown to Christmas Ideas

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This collection of Countdown to Christmas Ideas is full of fun ways to keep track of how many days are left until Christmas. From enjoying small treats to being kind to others, these countdown to Christmas ideas will do plenty to put you in the Christmas spirit!

a collage of Christmas ideas with title text reading 25+ Ways to Countdown to Christmas

My oldest daughter literally started her countdown to Christmas in September. She LOVES Christmas and spends the entire last third of the year planning all of the things she’s going to do, bake, and buy to celebrate the season.

Countdown to Christmas Ideas

Every family is unique and has its own traditions and interests. That’s why I gathered up several different Countdown to Christmas ideas.

I wanted to be sure that no matter how you celebrate Christmas, you would find a countdown idea in this list that you’ll love. Below you’ll find a wide range of countdown to Christmas ideas from educational to beautiful.

Whether you’re looking for an advent calendar that’s fun for the kids, one that will emphasize the true meaning of Christmas, or one that will double as an eye-catching holiday decoration, you’re sure to find what you want in the list below.

This Random Act of Kindness Christmas Calendar is a great way to encourage the entire family to embrace the Christmas spirit and spread goodwill throughout the season.


printable calendar on a red background with title text reading Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Calendar for Kids

Strengthen your family bonds and create lasting memories with this Christmas Activities Countdown Calendar.

Christmas Activities Calendar on a glue background with a present and Christmas tree graphic with title text reading Christmas Countdown Calendar

This Christmas Traditions and Activities Bucket List is another fun printable countdown to Christmas idea that focuses on having fun.

printable with title text reading Christmas Bucket List for Kids

If you want to add a game element to your family fun countdown, try these Family Activity Advent Cards.

a collage of printables on a wood background with bows, ornaments and presents with title text reading Family Activity Advent Cards

If your family loves watching all of the Christmas movies, you might enjoy this countdown of 25 days of Christmas movies.

a calendar with title text reading 25 Best Christmas Movies

Add a little festive fun to your holidays with these 25 science, technology, engineering, and math ideas organized in this Christmas STEM Countdown Calendar.

a Christmas tree with numbered cards on it on a white table with gold beads, goggles, and a magnifying glass on it with title text reading 25 Day Countdown Christmas Stem

Collect food each day of the month in December for those in need with this Reverse Advent Calendar countdown idea.

a plastic tub filled with canned goods with a Christmas tree in the background with title text reading A Reverse Advent Calendar A New Tradition of Service

Keep the kids busy with the building challenges in this Lego Advent Calendar that your LEGO fans are going to love.

a collage of legos and paper bags in a basket with title text reading Lego Advent 25 Day Countdown

Make the most of the holiday season and add to your Christmas decor with this beautiful, simple Chalkboard Christmas Countdown board.

a chalkboard on a wall with a star and numbers on it with text on the bottom reading Days Until Christmas with title text reading Chalkboard Christmas Countdown

I love this beautiful Upcycled Record Advent Calendar. Such a pretty and creative way to repurpose old vinyl records!

a green wreath made out of clothespins with numbered circles clipped on each one with title text reading Upcycled Record Advent Calendar

Print out your favorite photo memories from the year to create this simple DIY Photo Advent Calendar to countdown to Christmas.

a living room in a log cabin with pictures strung across the wall

Countdown to Christmas with this simple DIY Snowmen Advent Calendar using clothespins and tiny paper snowmen.

paper snowmen attached to pieces of brown paper with title text reading Snowmen Advent Calendar

Prepare for the celebration of the Christmas with this Simple Stone Advent Calendar nativity scene.

stones on a winding path on a wood floor from wooden people to a wooden manger with title text reading Simple Stone Advent Calendar

This DIY Nativity Advent Countdown Calendar is an adorable and fun way to countdown to Christmas as you move baby Jesus closer to the cradle.

a paper with numbers on it in between wood string art of a manger and a star with title text reading DIY Nativity Advent Calendar Countdown

Your countdown to Christmas can be tasty and fun! Kids will enjoy these awesome Christmas fun food ideas on The Eats Amazing Advent Calendar.

a collage of Christmas food with the numbers 10, 11, 12 on the bottom with title text reading Eats Amazing Advent Calendar 24 Festive Fun Kids Food Ideas!

This super easy Pom Pom Christmas Tree Advent Calendar makes a great countdown to Christmas craft for the kids.

a collage of a paper Christmas tree with colored pompoms on it with title text reading Super Easy Pom Pom Christmas Countdown

A fun Balloon Advent Calendar, including daily activities for kids to countdown to Christmas.

a boy holding a white teddy bear with a wall full of red and green balloons with paper numbers on them behind him

Make this DIY Advent Calendar from Recycled Yogurt Cups and fill each one with whatever you want (e.g. small treats, stickers, kid coupons)!

cups full of items with lids on them with title text Recycled Advent Calendar perfect for college students or deployed soldiers

Another great option if you want to include small treats for each day is this Easy Christmas Cracker Advent Calendar.

a piece of wood with paper tubes on it decorated in wrapping paper

Fellow book lovers, try this 25 Days of Christmas reading countdown. It’s perfect for getting kids excited about reading!

a square wrapped in polar bear and snowflake paper on a brown background

More Countdown to Christmas Ideas

I love this Countdown to Christmas book. It comes with detailed instructions for 24 days of activities, crafts and recipes perfect for the holiday season.

a spiral book with examples of 3 of the pages with title text reading Countdown to Christmas 24 Activities, Crafts & Recipes

If you want to skip the crafting, but want a Countdown to Christmas activity that is eye-catching, here are some of my favorite advent calendars that you can buy.

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