Tuesday, December 18 2018
Christmas is one week away and its about that time to watch all your favorite holiday movies, so you can really get into the Christmas spirit. Spending a day (or two) bingeing all the best Christmas movies and indulging in tasty holiday treats is one of the best parts about Christmas! We want to help you plan the ultimate Christmas movie binge party that you can enjoy with your friends and family.
Plan to start the event first thing in the morning, to maximize viewing time! Inform attendees that the first movie will begin promptly at 10 am (or whenever you choose) and everyone should arrive early to claim their seats and get situated. You should create a movie lineup with all the movies you plan to show throughout the day, so people know what to expect.
Supply some snacks and holiday treats for the occasion, but also request that guests come with a snack or two to contribute to the snack table! You should include some movie watching staples like popcorn, candy, and chips. It also doesn’t hurt to have a few healthier options like veggies and dip and cheese and crackers. And don’t forget the holiday refreshments like hot cocoa and eggnog (click here for recipes of holiday favorites).
Have plenty of soft blankets on hand for viewers to curl up and get cozy with. Make sure your couch is ready for tons of people and bring in some extra seating like chairs and bean bags, so everyone has a comfy seat. You can even start a fire in the fireplace to keep your home warm and add to the aesthetic! Tell everyone to show up wearing Christmas sweaters and pajamas or loungewear so they are both festive and comfortable for the long movie day that lies ahead. If the room gets a little stuffy, open your Bi-Fold Doors or Multi-Slide Doors and let in the fresh December air.
You might consider scheduling a break from movie watching, to chat, mingle, refuel, and play games. Fun classics like Yahtzee, Cards Against Humanity, Charades, and Pictionary are great for large groups! An hour is the perfect break from the movie marathon, and then you can move on to the next one in the lineup.
The most important thing to plan is your movie lineup. You can opt for all your own personal favorites or conduct a poll amongst your friends and family to conclude which movies will be shown. You can never go wrong with the major classics like A Christmas Story, The Santa Clause Trilogy, Home Alone and Home Alone 2, The Grinch, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Everyone enjoys Christmas movies, so whichever movies you choose are bound to be a hit.
Planning to watch all the best Christmas movies in just one day can be difficult, especially with scheduled times for games, snacking, and bathroom breaks, so why not make it a two-day marathon event! Not only does this give you more time to check off the best movies from your list, but it allows people who may not be able to make it to the party on one day a chance to join in on the next one.
Happy bingeing from AG Millworks!