Twelve Days of 60s Christmas
12/25 The First Day of Christmas
Eat too much, hug too much, celebrate
Watch the Rankin-Bass Christmas Collection
Hang popcorn garlands in the trees for winter wildlife
12/26 The Second Day of Christmas
Smooth out and save as much wrapping paper as possible
Watch White Christmas (1954) on Fawesome
Leave a small gift for your mail carrier
12/27 The Third Day of Christmas
Use eggnog instead of creamer in your morning coffee or tea
Write thank you cards
12/28 The Fourth Day of Christmas
Mail thank you cards
Watch Fitzwilly (1967) on Pluto
12/29 The Fifth Day of Christmas
Make jello for dessert
Watch some Andy Williams Christmas specials
12/30 The Sixth Day of Christmas
Have a New Year’s Eve Eve bonfire
Watch some Bob Hope Christmas specials
12/31 The Seventh Day of Christmas, New Year’s Eve
Open a case of champagne or break out the beverages from the Thanksgiving menu and have a party!
Watch some vintage New Years Eve shows on YouTube (https://youtu.be/H_ujXPqNtgQ?si=6GrfVVu7gR9RkPN1)
1/1 The Eighth Day of Christmas, New Year’s Day
Watch the Rose Parade (or some 1960 Rose Parade highlights)
Watch the Rose Bowl
Eat ham hocks and black-eyed peas with greens
Call your friends and family to wish them a Happy New Year
1/2 The Ninth Day of Christmas
Start a gift list for next Christmas
Watch Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) on Tubi, Plex, Pluto, Fawesome, or Filmrise
1/3 The Tenth Day of Christmas
Open a Christmas Club account for this year. Google “Christmas Club near me.” I found more than a dozen.
Heat up leftovers and relax
1/4 The Eleventh Day of Christmas
Update address book from received Christmas cards
Polish off the Christmas cookies
1/5 Twelfth Night, The Twelfth Day of Christmas
Make a King Cake for Epiphany (recipe)
Leave shoes in the hallway for the Magi (traditional fillers are oranges and nuts)
(1/6 is Epiphany, the beginning of the next season. Eat your oranges and take down your Christmas decorations.)
Remember, it’s not the gifts, it's the giving. Peace and love, like Ringo says.
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