12 Days of Christmas | Day 3- Holiday Movie Night | 2019

There’s nothing more cozy about the winter and holiday season than cuddling up on the couch on a cold evening with a Christmas movie playing. Today’s post is going to be the ultimate holiday movie night, filled with movies, treats and everything else that will make you feel oh-so Christmassy.

I’m such a sucker for classic Christmas movies, but I also love all the lovey dovey, romantic holiday movies. There’s nothing more magical than a feel-good movie on to get you in the holiday mood. In years past I’ve done posts fully dedicated to my favorite holiday movies, and for the most part they haven’t changed. But here are my go-to holiday favorites that I will watch year after year without ever getting bored…

♦ Santa Clause (1, 2, and 3)

♦ Home Alone (1 and 2)

♦ A Christmas Prince (and the sequels)

♦ The Holiday

♦ Deck the Halls

♦ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

♦ Let It Snow

♦ Love Actually

♦ Christmas with the Kranks

♦ New Year’s Eve (not exactly Christmas, but close enough)

♦ Serendipity

♦ Bad Moms Christmas

♦ Bad Santa

♦ Elf

And what’s a holiday movie night without Christmassy treats to go along with it? I always have to have a mug of hot chocolate, complete with peppermint whipped cream and a candy cane. I know it’s kind of a cheat, but my go-to is always the Swiss Miss instant packets with the little marshmallows. They’re super handy and easy to use in a dorm room. And for the peppermint whipped cream, I always get the one from Target ($4.29). Or if I’m in the mood for something a little more, the Jolly G. Boots spiked eggnog (I found this bottle at CVS) is SOOO good. If I’m feeling super super lazy, I’ll pick up a peppermint hot chocolate or the caramel brûlée latte (one of my all-time favorite holiday Starbucks drinks) from Starbucks to bring back for my festive movie night.

To go along with the festive drinks, I love splurging on those really awful frosted sugar cookies that are weirdly delicious. And the Pillsbury Christmas tree sugar cookies that you can just stick in the oven (or dorm hack: you can microwave them) are never a bad idea. I always have to have candy canes (which are legitimately one of my all time favorite candies, no joke) on hand during a movie night or just any time during the holiday season. Another treat that I found at Target and absolutely love are the white chocolate, peppermint pretzel sticks. They’re deliciously creamy and minty and so unbelievable easy to eat.

That’s all for Day 3. Hope you get all the cozy movie nights in you’re hoping for this season, see you for Day 4! xx

12 Days of Christmas Day 4- Christmas Activities

Day 4 is all about fun activities to do during the holiday season. So grab your friends and family and let’s get going!

 

Christmas Movie Night:

One of my favorite parts of Christmas and the holiday season is all the movies. They are all so fun, light-hearted and feel good; there’s really nothing better. Grab all your friends, put on some comfy PJ’s and cuddle up in front of the TV together. To amp it up a notch, make some peppermint hot chocolate and have some gingerbread cookies ready to go. Turn off the lights, enjoy the smell of the freshly baked gingerbread cookies and get lost in the magic of the movie. (Some of my favorite Christmas movies are Love Actually, The Holiday, Christmas with the Kranks and The Santa Claus).

 

DIY Christmas Spa Night:

If you’re looking for a pamper sesh with your girls that won’t break the bank, this is just what you need! Start my getting all the spa essentials:

  • face masks (Que Bella and Freeman Beauty one’s are super affordable!)
  • hair mask (HASK is my favorite brand for hair masks)
  • bath bombs
  • slices of cucumbers
  • spa water (just infuse water with fruit and herbs of your choice) or some rosé if you’re feeling it
  • Christmas candles
  • Christmas playlist

All you need to so is dim the lights, light the candles and put on some Christmas music. Put on your masks, sip your rosé and enjoy the night! (P.S. You can totally do this on your own as well if you’re looking for a night in)

 

Gingerbread House Making:

I know this may sound like something that you do when you’re a kid, but I really don’t think anyone every outgrows the excitement of building your own gingerbread house. Just grab everything you need, grab your friends and build your house! To change it up a little, make it a competition. Have one person be the judge and pick the best gingerbread house as the winner (and have a prize ready:). All you need is:

  • square gingerbread cookies and gingerbread men
  • icing in a piping bag (in white, red and green)e
  • mini candy canes
  • mini marshmallows
  • Christmas M&Ms
  • sugared gummy drops
  • gummy bears
  • all the other candy your heart desires!

 

Secret Santa/White Elephant Gift Exchange:

I know this one is pretty obvious, but I still love it! Secret Santa’s and White Elephant parties are always so much fun. Secret Santa is always fun, but White Elephants are perfect for any group too. It takes the pressure off of finding the perfect gift for one specific person and makes you think of something that anybody would like. You can add this on to any of the activities above for an amazing Christmassy day with your friends!

What are some of your favorite Christmas activities? Share them in the comments below!