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Christmas front porch with wreaths on the windows and small lighted Christmas trees

Join me for Cocoa on the Christmas Front Porch

December 7, 2022

Welcome! I am so happy you’re joining me for some hot cocoa on the front porch all decorated for Christmas!

You may be coming from Jennifer’s Porch at Cottage on Bunker Hill, isn’t her porch so inspiring? If so, welcome, have some cocoa and take a look around our porch!

Confession: I think about how I’m going to decorate for and celebrate Christmas pretty much year-round.

Do you change your decor from year to year or pretty much stick to the same way of decorating and colors?

On the exterior and front porch, we did a few things differently but the eave lights and wreaths on the windows are a classic look that I love every year!

Welcome to our Christmas Porch

This is our home which I designed and now I sell the floor plans for it on this website, along with a few other “spin-offs”.

Home designer, Jessica standing at her desk looking at a set of floor plans for he Century Oak Farmhouse

For those of you who are new to my page, Hello! I’m Jessica, wife to Cody, and mom to 2 boys and a girl, who are SO lucky because everyday with me is like an episode of carpool karaoke! They get a ride and a show! (OK, so I’m not a great singer, but do have enthusiasm). I have a background in architecture and designed this home that we just built in a small Texas town. We self-contracted the build, and now I’m working on a guide to help other families do the same! Most days you can find me on Instagram @the.old.barn

Annual Christmas Porch picture of Bonnie

If you saw my Christmas home tour post from 2021, you may remember seeing sweet Bonnie as a puppy in this same spot. She’s a little bigger and a little wiser now…a *little* wiser and every bit as sweet.

I hope you like dogs, because Bonnie will probably keep our feet warm while we sip our cocoa.

These trees a wreaths light up at night.

To see a video of the sun going down and the Christmas lights coming on, and a Christmas video tour CLICK HERE.

Christmas Books Tip

This lantern on top of green and red books makes me want to swing and read until the the sun goes down! Did you know you can shop for linen spine hardcover books by color?

Shop this lantern and books by color HERE.

Set up porch decor that invites connection

Make your guests and family feel like they can sit and get cozy for a nice chat and maybe some hot cocoa by adding comfy pillows and warm blankets.

Also, the eye-catching books might spark a conversation or give someone a reason to sit and read for a bit.

And of course, the mugs just beg to be filled with cocoa and marshmallows accompanied by a cozy porch chat.

My husband gets all the credit for putting this garland on the back of the swing.

I think it adds a fun festive and unexpected touch!

Wreaths on windows with red bows is a beautiful classic Christmas look.

I love that they add a Christmassy touch in the daytime even when the Christmas lights are off.

The wreaths on the doors have battery operated twinkle lights.

Image of the front of the Century Oak Farmhouse decorated for Christmas.
Click the image to see the full Christmas home Tour!

Don’t Forget to pin your favorite Christmas porch ideas

Did you see some great ideas and inspiration you’d like to save for future reference? Hover over the images you’d like to save and pin to your favorite Pinterest Boards when you see the PIN button.

Now that you’ve seen how I decked out my porch for the holidays, it’s your turn! What is your favorite way to decorate your front porch? Tell me in the comments. And if you want some more porch inspiration, be sure to check out Kristin’s Porch at White Arrows Home and these other blogs and my YouTube Channel for more ideas. Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

Christmas Porch Inspiration Blog Tour

Click the highlighted link below each image to follow along on the tour.

Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse / Wendy at WM Design House / Michelle at Thistle Key Lane

Stacy Ling at Bricks N Blooms / Kim at Shiplap and Shells / Kelly at The Tattered Pew

Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill / Jessica at Old Barn Company / Kristin at White Arrows Home

Christmas Porch Blog hop collage of the ideas from 9 bloggers
  1. You have a gorgeous home, Jessica!!

  2. Jessica, I could sit here sipping cocoa and enjoying the lovely view all day! Your wreaths look so amazing on all the windows. What a gorgeous home you have!

  3. Your porch looks so festive! Merry Christmas

  4. […] at Cottage on Bunker Hill / Jessica at Old Barn Company / Kristin at White Arrows […]

  5. I would love to be sitting on that gorgeous holiday porch sipping some hot cocoa Jessica. Those sweet mugs, your gorgeous wreaths, and all of those gorgeous trees are all such stunning details for this outdoor space. Happy Holidays!

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