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Fun-Filled Festive Film Ideas For The Family
Fun-Filled Festive Film Ideas For The Family
The festive season is fast approaching, and after enduring the string of covid19 impacts and other stressful events that have scattered over 2020, there’s no doubt this Christmas will be a memorable one for us all. While the year may not have lived up to our optimistic expectations, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t fully enjoy the nearing festive season. Ending the year on a positive and prosperous note should be the ultimate goal for families around the globe. There’s no doubt you are hoping to make the best family memories for your Holiday Photo Book this year; whether you are staying home or considering exciting travel adventures.
While hosting a standard Christmas dinner party is probably on your agenda, celebrating each day of December will drastically enhance the festive atmosphere. If you aren’t entirely sure how to spend the month celebrating Christmas, getting in touch with the true meaning of the season by watching festive films is a great idea. There are so many incredible festive films out there that have become iconic movies over time, maintaining a timeless element that has the world rewatching them year after year. While selecting the best films will be undeniably easy; with available lists of top-rated Christmas films readily available online, the following family film ideas will add unique enchantment to each film night.
Indoor Comfort Retreat
Indoor film night with tons of snacks, lots of cozy blankets, and ample floor cushions are often enough to excite any child around Christmas. What’s more, the concept of an indoor comfort retreat will probably excite you too. You won’t have to plan much for this type of film night as comfort is the main factor. Although, you can add the spirit of Christmas to the mix with festive themed snacks and a bit of bright Christmas decor. Tons of festive-themed snack idea tutorials will simplify the effort of preparing the joyous snacks. Besides, letting your children help you prepare the snacks will drive the excitement of the season and allow for those memorable bonding moments to unravel.
DIY Outdoor Big Screen
If you have a projector and a large white sheet, you can transform your garden area into a magical movie experience. Add a few fairy lights, blankets, and of course, a few snacks, and your backyard family film night will be exceptionally unique. However, this fantastic idea is only ideal if you live in the southern hemisphere where Christmas time is significantly warm. Although you can recreate the scene indoors if you are prepared to add a few enchanting elements. An indoor projector evening may require a bit more effort to achieve that enchantingly magical atmosphere that the outdoors offers. Still, the effort will pay off in terms of quality time spent with your loved ones.
A Trip Back In Time
There’s hardly only one standard of Christmas films to consider as the options are near endless. With exciting new releases reaching the big screens each year and seemingly ancient iconic films maintaining their fame over the years, you definitely won’t be pressed for choice when choosing films. However, hosting a family movie night in which an iconic and timeless film is showcased is a great way to make your movie night unique. The cinematography seen in timeless films such as black and white versions of the beloved Scrooge will take you back to your children in ways you may not have thought possible. If the classic Scrooge film was not your favored childhood Christmas film, introducing your little ones to the movie that you watched as a child will serve as a bonding moment, your children would hold dearly.
The Drive-In Experience
We all remember the fondness felt for drive-in film experiences we had as youngsters. While drive-in theatres seemed to dissolve into our pasts, the new social distancing norms have revitalized the concept yet again. This means you may be able to find a drive-in theatre in your area before the festive season peaks. Enjoying a classic festive film at the drive-in will be a unique memory your children will cherish for years to come. Even though regular movie theatres hold a certain charm, it remains unable to compete with experience a drive-in theatre has to offer.
Festive Film Themed Family Party
There are quite a few days in December, and planning multiple unique family film nights may not appeal to all members of your family. If this is the case, planning a festive film themed family party will be perfect. Members of your family can recreate costumes of their favored festive film movie characters to showcase the spirit of the season. This idea could also supplement the traditional formal Christmas dinner party that is usually a bit too tense and stressful for some family members. You can add fun to the event by choosing a few family-friendly Christmas games as entertainment. With so many festive films out there to choose from, selecting a character and creating outfits will be a fun part of the experience for the whole family. You can also invest time into helping your little ones craft their costumes rather than merely purchasing ready-made outfits.
Making Festive Memories
Even though Christmas is often described as a stressful time of the year, there’s no doubt we all deserve a fun-filled festive season that is packed with peace and prosperity. When planning how you and your family will be spending the month, it is vital to include all members of your family. You should also ensure you are allowing ample time between experiences in which you and your family will be able to relax and truly unwind. Making memories is not always about the selection of decor, and the effort invested in planning exciting ideas, spending time with your family and bonding over casual time spent together is just as significant. Whether you are spending time with your family at the local ice rink or you are spending the evening in at home, festive memories truly have no bounds when considering the true meaning of Christmas.