The Everygirl’s 2020 Holiday Calendar

On The Everygirl team, some of us are celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas at home with family, some of us are planning to binge Hallmark movies with roommates until January, and some of us are channeling Kevin McCallister and staying home alone while having virtual Zoom parties and get-togethers. No matter what the season looks like to you this year, we’ve put together a holiday calendar to give you something to look forward to every single day from now until New Year’s Eve. Because if 2020 needs one thing (besides a moral president), it’s some holiday cheer. Check out these 61 daily activities, add them to your personal calendar or planner, and get ready to bring some much-needed holiday spirit into this season. Just call us Santa Claus! 




1. Hang a wreath—fall or holiday!

2. Find a wishlist for a children’s hospital or organization and donate a toy

3. (ELECTION DAY): Vote if you haven’t yet—and maybe even wear a Santa hat if you’re so inclined 🎅

4. Clean your home to prepare for holiday decorating

5. Treat your barista to a hefty tip



6. Bake cookies

7. Send holiday cards, whether you order them online or make them handmade!

8. Treat yourself to new slippers

9. Let go of a holiday expectation and reimagine it for 2020

10. Watch your favorite childhood holiday movie

11. Make a favorite family recipe

12. Make a peppermint-flavored drink (Coffee? Boozy? Both!?!?)

13. Send a seasonal plant delivery to a relative

14. Wear your holiday socks

15. Do a holiday DIY or craft

16. Wear a tacky holiday sweater all day



17. Watch a Nancy Meyers movie

18. Set up a holiday gift exchange or Secret Santa with your friends

19. Pop a bottle of bubbly and celebrate! We suggest La Marca Prosecco. 

20. Cook or bake a meal over Zoom with family or friends

21. Do a double feature of a holiday movie that’s been remade (Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Bishop’s Wife/The Preacher’s Wife, A Christmas Carol, etc.) 

22. Watch a Hallmark holiday movie (bonus points for a marathon!)



23. Get a tree (small, fake, real—whatever works for you!) and decorate it

24. Watch a Christmas movie that you haven’t seen yet

25. Challenge yourself to try a new holiday recipe

26. THANKSGIVING: Call or text three people to tell them how thankful you are for them

27. BLACK FRIDAY: Score an investment piece or item you’ve been wanting on a major discount because you deserve it! 

28. SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Make a purchase from your favorite small business

29. Kiss under a mistletoe—whether it’s your partner, your pet, a relative, a stuffed animal, or yourself 😘

30. Start/read a book with a holiday theme (a few favorites of ours are One Day in December, Royal Holiday, and Winter Stroll)




1. Make kits for those in need: homeless, animal shelter, etc.

2. Call a loved one and virtually shop for gifts online together

3. Find the perfect Christmas PJs 

4. Try a festive manicure

5. Make homemade hot chocolate

6. Hang some twinkle lights

7. Set out a dish of holiday candy

8. Make DIY wrapping paper and mail a gift to a loved one

9. Make a playlist of your favorite holiday songs


10. Hanukkah begins! Make potato latkes at home

11. Go through your closet and set aside items in good condition to donate



12. Plan to make a special meal you wouldn’t usually

13. Share a favorite holiday recipe with a friend—then make their family fave too!

14. Go through old photos of holidays passed. Bonus points for doing it on FaceTime with family. 

15. Send family and friends a special ornament that reminds you of them with a handwritten note



16. Wrap gifts while watching a holiday movie and drinking hot cocoa

17. Buy some fresh greens and DIY a holiday planter or wreath

18. Donate a coat for families in need through organizations like One Warm Coat

19. Find your go-to red lipstick and wear it!

20. Wear a glittery dress or sparkly eye shadow—just because



21. Host a pajama party with your quarantine crew (over Zoom counts too!)

22. Make peppermint bark from scratch

23. Have a virtual Christmas carol karaoke session with friends

24. CHRISTMAS EVE: Go on a drive or walk to look at lights and decorations

25. CHRISTMAS DAY: Make handwritten thank you cards to give to friends and family for their gifts

26. Take all of your scrap wrapping paper to a recycling plant

27.  Buy a 2021 planner and plan your year



28. Bundle up in your coziest clothes and drink a warm beverage

29. Give yourself a sparkly mani/pedi

30. Make your New Year’s resolutions

31. NEW YEAR’S EVE: Text your friends and family your favorite moment with them in 2020—and what you look forward to in 2021!