Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Movie Date Night

Sometimes the winter months make it a bit difficult to be creative when planning date night. Between going to parties, addressing Christmas cards, shopping, wrapping, delivering, baking, and more--it seems money and time are tight. In addition to that--it's cold(ish) outside and there are huge crowds that you don't want to face if you don't have to.

So I advise giving yourself a break. Keep it simple and low key, but don't leave date night out. There are no excuses with this fun and easy date night IN--and thanks to Casper (the mattress experts), I've even got a little checklist to help you make sure you've got the basics covered for this simple at home date night and then some suggestions below to enhance the evening--if you'd like! 


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The Basics

It starts with choosing your favorite movie or movies if you're up for a marathon. 

My five favorite Christmas movies are as follows:
*The Santa Clause
*Mr. Kruegger's Christmas
*The Family Stone (I at least consider this a Christmas movie) 
*Elf
*Home Alone

Zach's Favorite Christmas movies are:
*Muppet Christmas Carol ("only for sentimental reasons")
*Elf
*The Santa Clause
*Home Alone
*How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original) 

 We have plenty of choices for date night. Of course, for this particular date night we're going with The Santa Clause. (I just love it so much you guys!) 

Next, make sure you have somewhere comfortable to be, something delicious to eat and drink, something comfortable to wear, and your favorite holiday movie to watch.



Enhance It

Liven Up the Food
Change it up by baking the cookies together first--maybe even have a cookie decorating contest, setting up a hot chocolate bar, or having breakfast in bed--you'll be there anywhere, right? 

Boost the Location
Buy some new holiday flannel sheets, set up a fort in the living room, or 

Movie Fun
Find or create some Christmas movie trivia--or just Christmas trivia in general and play that before or after, try having a conversation just using the lines of your favorite Christmas movies, or rewrite the ending to one of your favorites together. 

Turning a simple movie night into a memorable holiday tradition isn't too hard and is so worth it. 

For more winter date night ideas check out this awesome winter date night collection

Now I'm dying to know, what's your favorite Christmas movie? 

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