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Everygirl’s 2022 Holiday Calendar

At The Everygirl, we take the holidays very seriously, but each of us has a different idea of ​​the perfect holiday season. Some of us are celebrating family vacations, others are planning to binge on Hallmark movies until January, some are traveling for the first time in what seems like forever, and others are channeling Kevin McCallister and enjoying the comfort solo nights.

No matter what the season looks like for you this year, we’ve put together a holiday calendar to give you something to look forward to every day from now until New Year’s Eve, because we could all use a little more of festive joy in our lives. Check out these 61 holiday activities, add them to your calendar or personal planner, and get ready to soak up all the holiday spirit this season has to offer.


1. Hang a wreath—fall or holiday!
2. Find a wish list for a children’s hospital or organization and donate a toy
3. Watch a seasonal movie you’ve never seen before (this time of year we love anything with snow like Little women, just friends, Narnia, Where Vacations)
4. Clean your house to prepare for the holiday decoration
5. Give your barista a big tip
6. Bake holiday cookies
7. Send greeting cards, whether you order them online or make them yourself

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8. Treat yourself to a new pair of slippers
9. Make a list of intentions on how you want to make the most of the holidays this year
10. Watch your favorite childhood vacation movie
11. Make a favorite family recipe
12. Create a holiday-inspired drink (Coffee? Alcohol? Both?)
13. Send a seasonal plant delivery to a loved one
14. Wear your favorite holiday socks to get in the mood
15. DIY a Holiday DIY

Source: Felicia Lasala for The Everygirl

16. Reuniting with an old friend you haven’t seen in a while
17. Watch a Nancy Meyers movie
18. Pop a bottle of champagne and celebrate the weekend
19. Make a double feature of a holiday movie that has been remade (Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Bishop’s Wife / The Preacher’s Wife, A Christmas Caroletc.)
20. Cook or prepare a meal on Zoom with family or friends
21. Go ice skating
22. Plan a holiday gift exchange with your friends
23. Donate a coat to families in need through organizations like One Warm Coat

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24. THANKSGIVING: Call (at least) three people to tell them how grateful you are
25. BLACK FRIDAY: Mark an investment or item you wanted with a big discount
26. SATURDAY SMALL BUSINESS: Shop for gifts from your favorite small business (gifts for yourself count too!)
27. Get a tree (small, fake, real, whatever works for you!) and decorate it
28. Wear a tacky vacation sweater all day
29. Kiss under a mistletoe, whether it’s your partner, pet, parent, stuffed animal, or yourself 😘
30. Read a holiday-themed book (some of our favorites are One day in December, royal holidaysand winter walk)

Source: Alaina Kaczmarski for The Everygirl


1. Make kits for people in need: homeless, animal shelter, etc.
2. Call a loved one and virtually buy gifts online together
3. Find the perfect Christmas pajamas
4. Try a festive manicure
5. Make homemade hot chocolate
6. Hang twinkle lights
7. Make a holiday candy dish
8. Make wrapping paper and mail or give a gift to a loved one
9. Create a playlist of your favorite holiday songs

10. Challenge yourself to try a new holiday recipe
11. Go through your closet and set aside undamaged items to donate
12. Make your favorite meal – which you normally order – from scratch (truffle pasta or pad thai, anyone?)
13. Share a favorite holiday recipe with a friend, then make it a family favorite too!
14. Look through old photos from vacations spent with your family
15. Send a family member or friend a special decoration that reminds you of their presence with a handwritten note

Source: Alaina Kaczmarski for The Everygirl

16. Wrap presents while watching a holiday movie and drinking hot chocolate
17. Host a slumber party with your friends, siblings or cousins ​​(matching pajamas required)
18. Hanukkah begins! Make potato latkes at home
19. Find your perfect lipstick for all your party needs
20. Wear a sparkly dress or sparkly eyeshadow, just because
21. Buy some fresh greens and DIY a planter or holiday wreath
22. Make Peppermint Bark From Scratch
23. Organize a karaoke session with friends (Christmas carols are a must)

Source: Felicia Lasala for The Everygirl

24. CHRISTMAS EVE: Go by car or on foot to watch the lights and decorations
25. THE DAY OF CHRISTMAS: Create handwritten thank you cards to give to friends and family for their gifts
26. Take all your wrapping paper waste to a recycling plant
27. Buy a 2023 diary and plan your year
28. Bundle up in your comfiest clothes and drink your favorite hot beverage
29. DIY a sparkly manicure/pedicure
30. Make your New Year’s resolutions
31. NEW YEAR’S EVE: Reflect on your favorite moments of 2022, then set goals and intentions for 2023

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