Do you ever feel like you’ve lost that Christmas spirit? Sometimes the stress and busy-ness of the season can rob you of a joyful Christmas. To experience your best Christmas, let me share with you 25 things you can do to have the best Christmas of your life.

December 1 – Read the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-20

December 2 – Attend the Carthage Christmas parade

December 3 – Sing a Christmas song

December 4 – Give Jesus a gift by visiting someone in the nursing home

December 5 – Decorate your home for Christmas

December 6 – Beginning today, play at least one Christmas song each day

December 7 – Have each member of your family share a special Christmas memory

December 8 – Read the Christmas story from Matthew 1:18-25

December 9 – Wear something that reminds you of Christmas

December 10 – Start wishing people a Merry Christ-filled Christmas

December 11 – Write Christmas Cards for family and friends

December 12 – Make a Christmas donation to Mission Carthage

December 13 – Take a college student to dinner

December 14 – Give Jesus a gift by raking leaves or doing laundry for a shut-in

December 15 – Read the Christmas story from Matthew 2:1-12

December 16 – Throw a Christmas party

December 17 – Text your contact list a Merry Christmas

December 18 – Take a walk, thanking Jesus for His gifts in your life

December 19 – Finish buying Christmas gifts

December 20 – Attend the Christmas pageant at your church

December 21 – Wrap Christmas presents and put them under the tree

December 22 – Read the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-20 again

December 23 – Go on a drive to look at Christmas lights

December 24 – Take cookies and cakes to the Fire and Police Departments

December 25 – Wish Jesus Happy Birthday

Allen Tilley is senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Carthage.