Spice up your date planning and get inspired by classic holiday songs! We’ve chosen Christmas tunes that will set a romantic mood and help you plan the best “holidate” with your boyfriend, girlfriend or partner. With this list of date ideas, you can live out your Hallmark Christmas movie dreams—the cheesier the better! Take a sleigh ride, kiss under mistletoe, cuddle with a blanket under the stars, or decorate the tree with spiked eggnog. With every magical moment, you’ll make it a Christmas to remember. The most important thing this holiday is to spend time with the ones you love. We hope these Christmas dates will help you both stay cozy all season long!
7 Holiday Date Ideas Based on Christmas Songs
“All I Want for Christmas is You,” Mariah Carey
This song gets us every time! Plan a romantic date night at home—because like the song says, all you need is each other. Get dressed up in red, dance among candlelight, kiss under mistletoe and toast with champagne to a romantic evening.
“The Christmas Song,” Nat King Cole
Get inspired by the most classic Christmas song and enjoy outdoor Christmas activities! Visit a Christmas market outside, cuddle together in the snow (as Jack Frost nips at your nose), snack on roasted chestnuts and listen to carolers. The simplest activities are often the best, because it’s a season of togetherness.
“Underneath the Tree,” Kelly Clarkson
This is the perfect tree decorating song! Put this song on full blast and decorate the Christmas tree with your favorite ornaments. You can turn this into a couple’s tradition and decorate together every holiday—adding a new ornament each year.
Find a location to take a horse-drawn sleigh ride because “oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.” You’ll be laughing—and maybe hanging on for dear life! —as you dash through the snow on a winter adventure!
“Frosty the Snowman”
Some of the best parts of Christmas are acting like a kid again! Rekindle your childhood spirit and build a snowman together. If you don’t have snow, visit the beach and build a sandy snowman. We love the idea of taking a couple’s photo with your Snowman and using it as your Christmas card for this year or the next!
“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
If the weather is especially frightful, enjoy a backyard bonfire and bring some corn for popping (or make it easy with the microwave kind)! The two of you can cuddle up together to stay warm and cozy.
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
Wish your partner a merry Christmas by baking up some figgy pudding and drinking cups of good cheer! We don’t recommend baking the traditional British version, which is made with suet (raw beef or mutton fat). Instead, try baking a sweet sticky pudding that’s made with dried dates and figs. Make sure to drink lots of “good cheer” as you experiment baking this traditional Christmas dessert! You can laugh at your failure or cheer at your triumph and have a very merry time in the process.