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Christmas is hands down my favourite holiday of the year. There’s something so special about the weather, the decorating, the food, holiday traditions, and spending time with the family. That’s why I created this countdown page – so I always know how many days until Christmas.

Time is ticking! If you’re looking to get your holiday shopping done early or just want to know exactly how far away Christmas is, then this “how many days until Christmas?” countdown is for you.

If you want to know how many hours until Christmas Day, multiply the first number (days) by 24 and then add in the hours to get that number. 

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How Many Days Until Christmas Eve?

It’s only one day before Christmas, but if you’re wondering how many days until Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day, then this is the countdown you should be looking at.

Also known as the “How Many Days Until Santa Comes!” or “How Many Shopping Days Are Left Before Christmas” countdown.

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100 Days Until Christmas

If you’re interested in when there are exactly 100 days until Christmas, that date for 2021 happens on September 16th, 2021.

12 Days Until Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… The date when there will be 12 days until Christmas. If you’re planning on gifting someone a partridge in a pear tree (which, by the way, is actually a ground bird) or just want to countdown the 12 days of Christmas then you’ll want to start on December 13th, 2021.

Get Ready For Christmas

Now that you know how far away the holidays are, check out these resources to help you get ready for Christmas. 

Ways to Get a Head Start on the Holidays

Whether you’re looking at this countdown and seeing stress (“Christmas is almost here and I’m not ready!”) or you’re excited (“Can’t wait until Christmas, I want to get started now!”) there are some things that can make your holiday prep go a bit easier.

First of all, check out the Christmas Prep Printable linked above. It has everything you need to get ready for Christmas on it including timelines.

Second, it’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping. Especially if you have kids. While you shouldn’t jump on getting them toys from their early in the year interests (they’re subject to change) some items are timeless even when picked up in the summer.

For example, there was a promotion at the LEGO store recently that prompted me to grab a couple sets for the kids that I’ll give for Christmas. That’s the type of toy that never goes out of fashion in our house.

Finally, start planning your holiday gatherings and travel early. You’ll not only beat the rush when it comes to booking tickets (for example, flights) but you’ll also get your first pick of venues when it comes to holiday parties. 

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Everett

Everett, or Evvy if you're looking at our social media, has been blogging for years. As a parent of 5 in his early 30s, he decided to start The Best Nest to offer practical tips and ideas.