What’s better than a movie night? A Christmas movie night! There’s nothing quite like an evening filled with good company, food and entertainment. A movie night is the perfect Christmas event to host, as the cost is fairly minimal and the pressure of entertaining is out of your hands for 80% of the time. But since it is the festive season, it’s only natural to get into the spirit and go all out!
One of the most important things about a movie night is obviously, the films of choice. There are so many options in the Christmas category – so choose wisely! You can go a few different ways with this, depending on your audience.
If you want to lighten the mood, movies like Jingle All The Way, Bad Santa, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and The Night Before will give you a good laugh. If you’re more into the classics, be sure to check out It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol and White Christmas.
There are a few stand out Christmas films that never seem to get old, no matter how many times you’ve seen them! Even though they may be from decades ago, they almost have a sentimental value and it just wouldn’t be Christmas without them. Some top picks are Elf, Home Alone and The Grinch!
A big part of the movie night experience is all about the food. Well, let’s face it – most occasions are all about food! There’s nothing wrong with your standard bowl of popcorn and packets of lollies but adding some festive food will set your movie night apart!
Another idea, that will make things a little more interactive, is to set up a self-serve station for between films. You could create a hot chocolate bar, with festive cups, whipped cream and different toppings. This can also be done with ice cream, if you live in a warmer location and don’t feel like a hot beverage on a 40 degree day! Everyone will have a good time, getting a little creative and they will definitely thank you for the insta photo ops too.
If you expect people to sit through a few movies, it’s important to make sure they’re comfortable. Think about how much space you have in your home and the seating that is available. If you don’t have a ton of couch room, grab some pillows, cushions and blankets, to make some comfy spots on the floor.
A big part of any event is all about creating atmosphere. In this case, you want your guests to get into the festive spirit! If you haven’t already, make sure your house is decked out in all things Christmas. To add a little something extra, you could light some Christmas scented candles to really set the mood.