by Suzie Bonaldi


The Christmas Checklist

Every year I make a Christmas checklist in the run up to the big day that guarantees to leave me full of festive cheer. Starting December the first I make sure every little detail is ticked off over the course of 24 days. Seeing as it's my Christmas party tonight and i'll be ticking off number nine, I thought I'd run through my festive check list with you... (FYI the ones in bold have been ticked off!)
  • Crack open the hot chocolate - Wittard Winter Warmer Christmas Pudding HC is my favourite!
  • Open a Christmas present early 
  • Pick up your Primark christmas jumper 
  • Watch Elf and subject your other half to the soundtrack on repeat after it finishes
  • Put up your Christmas tree and decorations
  • Purchase a Christmas scented candle - The Laura Mercier Signature Scented Candle is a dream! 
  • Get baking - hello Ginger Bread Men
  • Polish off a box of After Eights
  • Go to a Christmas party
  • Go ice skating
  • Stock up on Christmas food (or just tonnes of pigs in blankets)
  • See a really terrible movie on Christmas eve
  • Purchase all presents before the 24th December - a girl can dream, right? 
And my favourite - filming festive videos. Keep an eye out for the first instalment this weekend. But most importantly, I need to know - have I missed anything? Let me know what fills you with festive cheer in the comments!


  1. Ah I love your cookies! I'm looking for those cutters but they're hard to find in Holland!

  2. Great post! I love the Christmas jumpers x

  3. Love these! I'm obsessed with christmas candles! My elf is muppets christmas carol, I have to watch it multiple times, sing through the whole thing and then sing all the songs at random throughout December. I feel sorry for everyone that knows me...x

  4. Lovely blog post !

  5. Christmas jumpers are a crime against fashion BUT you just have to! ;)

  6. i bake gingerbread men every year, can't beat them!


  7. I love the Christmas jumpers ^_^
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

  8. forever recommending your blog to my friends, I love it. Was so nice to read your Christmas checklist, I'm getting so excited for Christmas now! Keep all of the amazing posts up.

    holly xxx

  9. Such a brilliant checklist Susie. It would be fun to tick this off throughout the month until Christmas :-) brilliant!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  10. Still have to bake gingerbread cookies, needed the reminder! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Renate from
    A post on my current makeup routine has gone up on my blog, if you're interested to check it out!

  11. Awww this little list is super cute! I always make gingerbread men with my sister every year :)

    Eleri Roberts xx

  12. Hot chocolate and ginger bread men. Yummy.

  13. You should also try and visit a Christmas market! Birmingham have a great one that always makes me feel festive! x

  14. Would love to know which recipe you used for the gingerbread men! I can't seem to find a good one anywhere and it's my favourite food of all-time haha xxx


  15. Those jumpers are soooo cute :) this made me feel so festive!

  16. love your pictures! I literally do half of these things too :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  17. Oh for the past two Christmases I've tried (and failed) to bake gingerbread men. But I can never seem to get it right
    Daniella x

  18. Ohhhh this made me feel so Christmassy. I've done a lot of those things already!
    Best time of year.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

  19. The ginger bread men look amazing, nom! Just made the Christmas cake today with my Mom so thats ticked off my list! Hope you get through your list over the next while :)

  20. Love your posts ♥

  21. This is an amazing list. I especially love your jumper! You could maybe add visiting a Christmas market if you live near one? They're awesome :)
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  22. Please, create a search gadget on your blog! Really need it for searching a product review

  23. It's all about building a gingerbread house! :-)


  24. I love that christmas pudding jumper! xx

  25. absolutely love this post, so sweet! what about exchanging presents - do you meet all your friends say a few days before to swap pressies? also how about looking out the festive mugs for morning tea/coffee and glasses for muled wine...

    keep in touch,

  26. Lovely post! I thought it was just me that makes a little list like this. - Watching Elf is definitely next on mine! xx

    Leanne | Seeking Serendipity

  27. Love this post! I love writing Christmassy blog posts, it's so fun x

    Amy |

  28. I loved this post, nice to see im not the only person to write lists like these! Ha, and elf is most definitely on my list as well!


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