It’s Christmas time! Tis the season to sit in your living room in your favorite warm stockings with a hot cup of cocoa, and watch Christmas movies with your loved ones. This year, gather your friends and family and plan a wholesome Christmas movie night. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to connect with everyone during the holidays and to spend quality time with the people who matter the most.
If you’re concerned about the planning process, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a nifty little guide for you to host the best Christmas movie night of all time. So let’s get into it.
1. Send out the invitations
Christmas is a pretty busy time of the year – a lot of different events are happening. So you need to get your invites out well in advance so that people can save the date. After all, the early bird gets the worm – or in this case, the party guests.
We would recommend that you send out your invites at least a month in advance. It’s alright if you haven’t finished the planning process by this time. All you’ll need for the invites is the date, time, and name of the movie.
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Now we know this is probably going to be an extremely overwhelming decision. Especially since there are so many great Christmas movies to choose from.
A good way to narrow down your options is to get ideas. Ask your friends and family what they feel like watching. But it’s important not to give them too much power because no one will ever agree on one thing. So get suggestions, but make sure that the final movie decision is your own.
Here are some timeless, elf-tastic Christmas movie options to choose from:
- Snow Day (2000)
- Home Alone (1990)
- Nanny McPhee (2005)
- Miracles from Heaven (2016)
- Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
- Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1976)
- A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007)
- All I Want for Christmas (1991)
- The Polar Express (2004)
- Elf (2003)
3. Ready your living room
Make your living room as cute and cozy as you can for the movie night. The main thing you’ll have to ensure is that everyone has somewhere comfortable to sit. So bring in some throw cushions and some blankets, and place them around the room.
You should also arrange some dim lamps and hang up some fairy lights that you can light when the movie is playing. Moreover, after you choose your movie, make a cute little movie night poster to decorate your living room for the movie screening. Add the name of the movie, the name of the event e.g. “The McCallisters’ Christmas Movie Night”, and some pictures to tie it all together.
Finally, hang up some stockings and Christmas ornaments – of course, the tree! And don’t forget to keep it warm, whether it’s through a fireplace or an electric heater. You don’t want your party guests freezing halfway through the movie.
4. Think about the food
Let’s be real – no one can enjoy a movie without munching on something. So make sure to lay out a couple of tasty snacks for your guests before the movie starts. For drinks, have cups of hot chocolate for everyone. On your snack table, lay out a bowl of eggnog and some plastic cups that people can enjoy periodically throughout the movie.
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For food, here are some options that will really get the party started:
- White chocolate peppermint popcorn
- Candy cane cream cheese spread
- Christmas vanilla and sugar cookies
- Roasted veggie chips
- Cranberry pie crust bites
- Baked coconut shrimp
These options are easy and incredibly fun to make, not to mention, utterly delicious.
Planning the perfect movie night for your loved ones can be as easy as pie. All you need are the right tools and enough time to use them efficiently. So start planning your Christmas movie night today, and create a fun, magical evening for everyone you love.
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