100 Christmas Ideas to Savor the Season

The ultimate list of 100 Christmas Ideas features crafts, recipes, decor, wreaths, and more. Savor the season and get inspiration for a new holiday project!

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For many years, when the Christmas season rolled around, I sent out a post called “Christmas Through the Years.” It featured each year’s seasonal decor, and then went a step further by providing links to all my Christmas categories. Even though it was organized, I knew there were projects and ideas that were missed, simply because the links were all over the place.

When I finally organized all my categories, I decided to compile every Christmas idea I’ve ever shared into one ultimate guide. What follows (freshly updated for 2023) are all the crafts, decor, recipes, wreaths, and other random ideas I’ve shared to celebrate the season. I’ve organized everything by category, so finding what you need will be very easy.

trestle table with christmas centerpiece

Every year, in addition to celebrating the season, we need to savor the season. I encourage all of you to enjoy every minute, and I hope this post helps you do just that.

countdown to christmas paper chain red numbers

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Planning + Prep

cookies with gift tag in pot with holly berries

25 Holiday
Recipes

Discover a delightful array of holiday recipes perfect for gatherings with family and friends. Explore this collection of delicious Christmas recipes, and create memorable holiday moments.

sugared cranberries in crystal bowl

More Sweet + Savory Treats

air dry clay christmas ornaments stars gingerbread men christmas trees

Christmas Ornaments + Crafts

free printable christmas napkin ring with ribbon
red white diy wool felt garland
jars of stovetop potpourri with tags
diy snowman wreath with scarf 2022

Christmas Porch

christmas porch ideas
pitcher of christmas flowers on coffee table 2022

Christmas Decor

small christmas trees in stoneware

gold christmas bells
christmas greenery and dried limes in dough bowl
cable knit christmas stockings on mantel with garland

I love sharing this post, and I hope you found some new ideas to share with your own family. I will keep adding to the list as I share new content each holiday season. Once again, I want to thank each one of you for your support and friendship. This year especially, I am so grateful that you take the time to come here. Until next time…

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35 Comments

  1. Christine says:

    Thank you! It’s wonderful to have all your great ideas in one post!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Great ideas for the holidays. I always enjoy these posts as they help so much. I don’t ever see where on Instagram to enter the gift giveaway though. I guess I’m not techie enough to find the link?

    Happy holidays!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Lori…go to my Instagram profile page. The link is in the email I sent. At the top on the left, tap on my round picture. That will open my stories. Today’s story gives all the information about how to enter the giveaway. I hope this helps!

  3. Kathy Scheibel says:

    Love your account and really appreciate all of your ideas and links! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  4. Thank you for compiling all this information into one email. I pinned it to my Christmas 2023 board so I can find it quickly and start planning early. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  5. Ann, I have to tell you that I have added a new to me this year snowball candle. My grandmother had one when I was a little girl. I found one on ebay and snapped it up. Also another confession: years ago you offered some Christmas printables of Ho Ho Ho, Holy Jolly and others. There were 3 . I still put them on my wall for Christmas. So love them.

    Merry Christmas

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Gail…thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  6. Ann, you always have such beautiful Christmas ideas. I love them all but the snowman wreath is one of my favourites. It is very unique. Thanks for listing all of the ideas again. I took a quick look but will go back and choose the ideas I will try. Great blog! Marjorie

  7. Pamela Howell says:

    Where can I purchase those little white ceramic houses in your picture? They look so cute on the mantle piece above the fireplace.
    Merry Christmas love your blogs.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Pamela…those came from Target last year and they sold out very quickly. Happy Holidays!

  8. Love the December printable. Hallmark has some precious Grinch items this year and plan to pick one up to place by this printable.

  9. Maria Jordan says:

    Hi Ann ~
    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. Your blog is such a treat to visit while I sip a cup of tea at the end of the day. Quick question…do you recall where you got the red and white kitchen towels pictured with the pecan tassies? I often see them in your photos…maybe even in blue too. My mother has some that I bet are 50-60 years old which my grandmother monogrammed for her. I would love to have a few more.
    Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!
    ~maria

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Maria…those towels are vintage. I believe I got them on Etsy from a seller in France many years ago. I love them too!

  10. Anne~
    This is amazing. I kept clicking on everything you posted. I wanted to keep going but I’ve been sitting for over an hour just amazed at everything you put together for all of us.
    When I finished I had 24 tab opened.
    Thank you so much.
    Merry Christmas Anne.
    Much love,
    Rose

  11. This is just a wonderful list of Christmas ideas! Thank you for putting it all together in such an easy to use format!

  12. I am here just to wish you the happiest Chtistmas and New Year’s ever. You so deserve it. I’ve seen almost all the ideas you’ve posted here, but it was lovely to revisit them. Thank you for doing that for us.

  13. Ann,thanks for taking the time to do this some really great ideas.

  14. Freddie Ann says:

    I am opening a folder just for this 3-mail, so I will always have it.

  15. Vicki Dennis says:

    Great ideas, as always! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Best of luck with the move..happy holidays to you and yours!

  16. Rachel Lohman says:

    5 stars
    Every year you do an outstanding job of helping me and others navigate Christmas and make it easy! You rock! Many thanks!

  17. Thank you for these beautiful Christmas ideas.

  18. Thank you, Ann, for sharing these wonderful Christmas decorating ideas, crafts and recipes! Always a delight to view your lovely photos – thanks for the inspiration!
    Diane

  19. Teddi Lowry says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! Your post has gotten me in the mood for Christmas & I’ll be decorating my home soon. I love your post & look forward to opening my email to see I have a new one from you. Thank you!

  20. Natalie Ann Redman says:

    Love all of these! So festive!

  21. Thank you so much for all of the beautiful ideas and guidance! I have tried many of your recipes and crafts and my family loves each and every one. Happy Holidays!

  22. Ann, you have truly given us a plethora of Christmas traditions, recipes, and craft ideas. I so love the clay tags and the stuffed star ornaments that are used as gift tags or hung on our tree. I purchased red lanterns for my porch and now know how to use them with our tree branches outback. So pleased to see yours. This is an awesome post. Your kindness in sharing is so appreciated. Bless you and your family during this Thanksgiving season.

  23. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    Fun reading all your past decorating ideas. My fav is still the ironstone and Holiday China on your bookshelf! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  24. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are such a blessing! What a wonderful post filled with all your amazing recipes, crafts, decor and printables! It was a wonderful reminder of why I love your blog so much!

  25. Penelope Bradford says:

    This is the absolute best Christmas list I have seen
    I am savouring it slowly
    Thank you so much – love love this 😘

  26. Thank you for all your great ideas & the effort in your organization.
    I enjoy reading your posts very much !

  27. This is great to have all in one place! Thank you! Many lovely ideas – some I’ve used already and others that are still on my to-do list.

  28. Nancy Kreischer says:

    Thank you so much for this treasure chest of ideas.
    I have been following you for a few years and I am always thrilled with your blog and ideas.
    Nancy

  29. 5 stars
    Wow! What a fantastic resource! Thank you 😊

  30. Lesha Setzer says:

    Oh my gosh! This is better than Pinterest!!
    Thank you so much!