The fireplace is warm, your kids are running around the Christmas tree, and your neighbor’s holiday lights are shining brightly in the distance. What is there to do before the real festivities arrive at Christmas?
Movies are great pastimes especially with the family and here are a few ways to enjoy them this holiday season.
Movie producers love this season. There is a wide variety of topics including the Grinch, reindeer, and snow. While the typical selection of action and horror movies is still available at movie theaters, these winter and Christmas-themed movies are special additions to your viewing selection. These movies are usually rated G or PG, which makes them available for all ages. In addition, movies are accessible from home as well as from theaters. Because the weather outside may be chilly, don’t hesitate to stay at home and watch movies from your computer or television. Services such as Netflix allow you to stream movies online. You could also buy DVDs and watch on your television. Children love to pick out movies, so give them a few to choose from and see what interests them. Near Christmas, they will be extremely excited about presents and Santa Claus and cannot wait to watch a movie about the holiday spirit! Movies can be culturally educational as well as hilarious. Other Christmas activities such as board games or fireplace stories are awesome. Accompanying these activities with a movie in the background is a great mix of old and new.
Movies are excellent ways to start a conversation. Many families invite relatives over for Christmas or New Year’s Day, and for extended families, some people might not know each other. Movies are terrific icebreakers, particularly holiday movies that have themes that everybody can relate to. Turning on a movie and laughing at a snowball fight is a great way to introduce people through humor.
Finally, the holidays make a perfect time to watch movies due to limited options. Movies are indoor activities for mornings, afternoons, and evenings. During the holiday season, many restaurants and malls close or have limited hours. Although fewer activities are available, movies are reliable sources of entertainment for all ages. Don’t bother trying to find a bowling alley on Christmas Day; tune into your family’s favorite movie instead!
Even though the holidays only occur at the very end of the year, their festive mood can be felt throughout December. On Friday and Saturday nights, entertainment is a must and movies are a great way to turn this into a reality. Make sure to look for movies that the entire family will enjoy. Moreover, look for holiday specials that are less prevalent at other times of the year. Movies can definitely give a sense of holiday spirit and make this season even more merry for everyone involved.