Advent Calendar | Christmas | Gabriel

Make hot cocoa

“The angel Gabriel was sent from God unto… Nazareth, to a virgin.” Luke 1:26-27

Shop for a toy to donate to a child in need

“The angel said unto her, ‘Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God.’” Luke 1:30

Watch a holiday movie

“And, behold, thou shalt...bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus.” Luke 1:31

Drive around and look at Christmas lights

“He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High.” Luke 1:32

Bake holiday cookies

“’I am the Lord’s servant’, Mary answered. ‘May it be to me as you have said.’” Luke 1:38

Read a Christmas story book

“And...there went out a decree...that all the world should be taxed.” Luke 2:1

Write a letter to santa

“And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.” Luke 2:3

Read ‘twas the night before christmas

“And Joseph...went up from...Nazareth...unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem ...with Mary.” Luke 2:4-5

Listen to Christmas music

“And while they were there...she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes.” Luke 2:6-7

Ride a choo– choo train

“And laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7

Read a holidaythemed book

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.” Luke 2:8

Make a Christmas craft

“An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were afraid.” Luke 2:9

Paint a holiday picture

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’” Luke 2:10

Make an ornament

“‘Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.’” Luke 2:11

Decorate the house

“‘This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’” Luke 2:12

Sing Christmas carols

“‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’” Luke 2:14

Attend a holiday event

“So [the shepherds] hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” Luke 2:16

Dine by candlelight

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for he is our God.” Psalm 95:6-7

Take a picture with santa

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem ...there came wise men from the east.” Matthew 2:1

Be kind to others

“‘We have seen his star in the east and have come to worship him.’” Matthew 2:2

Make Christmas cards

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him.” Matthew 2:11a

Make a special meal

“Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.” Matthew 2:11b

Watch “how the Grinch stole Christmas”

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 23

Dance to the nutcracker suite

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15


Merry Christmas!

“For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

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