TIME TO GET FESTIVE | Holiday Bucket List 2020 and Fall Bucket List Check-In

CHRISTMAS SEASON IS FINALLY HERE AND NOBODY CAN GROAN AT ME FOR LISTENING TO TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. I’M LOOKIN AT YOU, BASICALLY EVERYONE I KNOW IRL.

ahem

My favorite holiday is Christmas, so I tend to try to be in the spirit from the day after Thanksgiving through the new year. Meaning, a bucket list is in order.

Last year, I combined my fall and winter bucket list and then never actually referenced it again.This year, I made a fall bucket list separately, and will go over it here to see what I actually did, and then I’ll make a holiday bucket list specifically for this month and into the new year. I’ll go over this one in January 2021 (writing that date out by the way makes me realize how close this horrid year is to being over, augh). So:

Fall bucket list check-in

  • Pumpkin spice latte ✔️
  • Pumpkin cream cold brew ✔️
  • Pumpkin beer ✔️
  • Octoberfest beer ✔️
  • Participate in fall beer exchange ✔️
  • Pumpkin cookies ✔️
  • Break out the fall scented candles ✔️
  • Apple cider ❌
  • Buy spoopy decorations for Halloween ✔️
  • Decorate the house all spoopy ✔️
  • Buy turkey decorations for Thanksgiving ✔️
  • Decorate the house all turkey-y ✔️
  • Break out Christmas decorations and do inventory to see if anything new/replacements are needed ✔️
  • Organize a list of blog posts to write from now til Black Friday ✔️
  • Organize a list of blog posts for Blogmas 2020  ✔️
  • Pre-write November posts, because Nanowrimo ✔️
  • Pre-write at least five Blogmas posts ❌
  • Participate in Nanoplanmo ✔️
  • Participate in Nanowrimo ✔️
  • Go to an applefest (if possible, the plaaaaague, aaaaah) ❌
  • Get pumpkins ✔️
  • Carve pumpkins ❌
  • Hand out candy on trick or treat (if possible, the plaaaaague, aaaaah) ❌
  • Get fall flowers ✔️
  • Gobblerito ✔️
  • Pilgrim sandwich ✔️
  • Turkey and Stuffing ✔️
  • Slow cooker hot chocolate ㋛
  • Fall nail art ❌
  • Buddy read Vita Nostra with Katy @Bookbinderway ✔️
  • Watch The Lord of the Rings ✔️
  • Watch Harry Potter ㋛
  • Watch a scary movie ❌
  • Hang all the framed art that’s been sitting on the ground, leaning against the wall since I moved in three years ago ㋛
  • Buy a new car ❌
  • Read three of my remaining 10 in 2020 books ❌

So overall I did pretty well. The ones I didn’t do tend to be the ones that involve socializing. My area got really bad again right after Halloween because somebody decided to hold a rally nearby and nobody wore masks. So now we have a spike.

The faces are ones I kinda did. Like watch Harry Potter: I watched the first three. Hang wall art: I’ve hanged a few. Stuff like that. Some of these will transfer to my holiday list, some won’t.

As with the fall bucket list, a lot of this is gonna be food. Shh.

Holiday bucket list

  • Chestnut praline latte
  • Peppermint mocha
  • Winter beer
  • Break out the electric blanket
  • Make a list of Christmas movies to watch
  • Watch those Christmas movies
  • Bake Christmas cookies
  • Ship cookies to buddies
  • Decorate the Christmas tree
  • Go Christmas shopping (online? 😦 )
  • Winter nail art
  • Go Christmas light hunting
  • Hang up Christmas lights outside
  • Get Christmas sweets
  • Get fiction TBR down to 200 books
  • Watch Harry Potter (from beginning!)
  • Watch Lord of the Rings (again)
  • Wrap presents
  • Decorate apartment all Christmasy
  • Finish hanging frames on the walls
  • Buy a car
  • Complete blogmas
  • Irish cream cold brew
  • Get Christmas jammies to wear to bed Christmas eve
  • Learn how to play Carol of the Bells on guitar – in progress!!!
  • Break out Christmas scented candles
  • Finish book buying ban successfully
  • Make nacho dip for New Year’s
  • Send cards to my grandmother

Making this list made me both excited and sad. I had so much I wanted to do that involved other people, but I can’t do it this year – I was comparing last year’s list to this year’s and there were so many things where I was like ‘well, can’t do that this year’. It’s kind heartbreaking honestly.

Next year’s list is gonna be baller though, believe you me. I am gonna go all out. I’m gonna be so damned merry.

Let me know what you’re planning on doing this holiday season! Happy Blogmas!

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