By Rebecca White. Updated by Josh Ringler

Christmas is only a week away, and the anticipation of Santa’s arrival can be calmed by sharing all of your favorite holiday traditions with your partner. Take the time to indulge in some of your childhood memories, finish decorating, and spend a date night deepening the connection in your love life with these date ideas. Enjoy the happy times of the holiday season together!

These holiday date ideas will grow your love life during the happiest season of all!

To get started with, you’ll need to pull out all of your Christmas boxes, dim the lights, turn on your favorite holiday playlist, and bundle up for a festive night spent indoors. Make a special dinner for you and your significant other and include foods from your culture or things that you ate growing up. There are plenty of date ideas you can create why you are in your house during the holidays! Ask for a recipe from your mom to remind you of meals spent at home with your family. For dessert, or just for fun, consider making a gingerbread house together. The pre-made sets make it easy and provide you with everything you’ll need.

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After an early dinner, sit down together and read your favorite holiday book, such as The Polar Express, Santa Mouse, or How The Grinch Stole Christmas. If you’d rather watch a movie, turn on A Charlie Brown Christmas or A Christmas Story to get in the holiday spirit. Chances are you’ll find a classic film on television if you don’t own any DVDs! Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others have been of holiday favorites and classics for you to watch, too! You could also write your letters to Santa or even volunteer to answer letters to Santa from less fortunate kids.

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If you’re in the decorating mood, then pull out your ornaments and trim your tree as a couple. Doing things together makes everything more fun, so follow this dating advice! This activity is sure to provide some fun memories for your relationship. You could also decorate your stockings together and place them over the fireplace! Keep some cookies and hot cocoa on hand to keep your energy levels up. Blast holidays to jingle around the clock!

Follow our dating tips and try starting some new traditions for the two of you. Use your favorite celebrity couples as examples! If it worked for them, it could definitely work for you and your partner! For example, you could purchase a couples ornament or make a holiday village display around the tree. Add a new house or shop to your “town” each year. Happy holidays!

What are your favorite holiday traditions? Share your stories below!