How to Host a Holiday Movie Night at Home

by Alli

This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The holidays are quickly approaching and for me, it’s truly the most wonderful time of the year. I’m busy planning family get-togethers and thinking about all of our favorite holiday traditions. One of our family holiday traditions is enjoying a night out at the movies with the entire family. We get together to pick our favorite movie and choose the one night when we’re all available. That’s the hard part. My family has now grown to 15 members and now that baby Finley has arrived early, we’re 16 strong.

 Our family is extremely close and the texts have already started arriving. “When are we going to the movie” and “What movie are we going to see” questions are beginning to pour in!

While I enjoy our movie night out, I also love our Holiday Movie Night at Home! I love having the family over and I like being able to pause the movie for a bathroom break.

Holiday Movie Night at Home

Holiday Movie Night at Home

When we’re not going out to a movie during the holiday season, I host several holiday movie nights at home. Some of our favorite movies are those we watch every single year and the holidays wouldn’t be the same without them. I admit that I have a good cry during some of the sentimental movies.

Invite the Family

I print out cute invites and hand them out during our weekly Sunday family dinner.

Holiday Movie Night at Home

If you have kids at home, place the invites on their pillows just before they awaken for the day. It’s a great surprise and I’m sure you will hear shouts of joy!

Download my free holiday movie printable, fill in the blanks and you’re ready to go: Christmas Movie Night

You can see what the invite looks like below.

Free Printable Holiday Movie Night Invite

Have Everyone Wear Ugly Christmas Sweaters or Favorite Holiday PJ’s

Invite the entire family to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters. Come on, we all have one or two! Give a small prize for the ugliest sweater. Or, have them wear crazy Christmas PJ’s. The family really likes this part!

Holiday Movie Night at Home

Stock up on Your Favorite Beverage and Snacks

Before the entire family comes over, I head to Sam’s Club to stock up on snacks and Coca-Cola®!

Holiday Movie Night

It’s a good thing Sam’s Club has the Coke® 35 pack! Coca-Cola® pairs perfectly with pecans.

Holiday Movie Night at Home


Family Holiday Movie Night

Provide Plenty of Blankets and Pillows

There’s just something about watching holiday movies that require blankets and pillows. My husband thinks I have entirely too many throw pillows, but they sure do come in handy when the entire family comes over to watch holiday movies.

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I always look forward to Holiday Movie Night! Spending time with the family and making precious memories is priceless.

Helpful Hint: Be sure to take lots of family photos during Holiday Movie Night! You’ll cherish them for years to come.

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What are your favorite holiday traditions?



candy December 13, 2017 - 7:44 am

My daughter does this all the time. They even have a blow up mattress they use for the kids to sprawl out on. Having great snacks and drinks makes it complete.

Amber Myers December 13, 2017 - 8:42 am

We just love movie nights. I always have Diet Coke in the house because it keeps me friendly. We also always have tons of snacks out.

Jeanettte December 13, 2017 - 8:56 am

We love doing movie night! It is one of the favorite nights of the week. We get into her pajamas get some good snacks cuddle on the couch and watch a movie. It would be fun to go to a red carpet event too.

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh December 13, 2017 - 12:37 pm

We do Christmas movies a lot during the month of November and December. As a matter of fact, I write all the holiday movies we own on pieces of paper, and place them in a cup..Throughout the month someone declares movie night and we pull from there.

Anita December 13, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Movie nights and an “ugly pajama party” is always a blast to do. Whether it is with family or friends, its always fun getting together to have a nice time.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy December 13, 2017 - 6:58 pm

Hosting a holiday movie night is a wonderful idea. And I agree that great snacks and drinks are a must. We always stock up on Coca Cola during the holidays!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All December 13, 2017 - 6:59 pm

I am always up for a family movie night. For the holidays I enjoy spending time with my boys and my parents.

Emily December 13, 2017 - 6:59 pm

Movie nights at home are the best! We get comfy and cozy in pajamas, of course have popcorn and drag blankets onto the sofa. We just has a movie night last weekend and my kids watched Home Alone for the first time. It was a big hit!

Tomi C December 13, 2017 - 9:43 pm

We usually have a movie night on Christmas Eve. Everyone meets up at my mom’s house and it’s pjs and Christmas movies all night until the stroke of midnight when we open up our gifts.

Amanda December 13, 2017 - 10:34 pm

We absolutely love having holiday family movie nights. We also will pile into the car and drive past the Home Alone house (it is only a town over) after watching the movie as a family. So fun!

Rach Ferrucci December 14, 2017 - 1:02 am

I love holiday movie nights but I never thought to invite everyone (family) over. I always invite friends but this is a great idea! We only buy Coke and didn’t know about the giveaway so definitely entering

Our Family World December 14, 2017 - 1:33 am

After Pizza Pasta Fridays, we have movie and game night Saturdays. This is something we all look forward too. Usually it is me and my husband who picks a movie, but now that the kids are a little older, they make suggestions on what to watch. It is just so nice to have the whole family gather together and spend quality time, watching a movie or playing a silly board game. 🙂

Kita Bryant December 14, 2017 - 4:04 pm

I haven’t had one of these outside of just the kids and I in a long time. I will have to invite the family over soon for a movie night like this!

Debra Schroeder December 14, 2017 - 11:14 pm

A holiday family movie night sounds like a fun idea. There are so many great holiday movies it would be hard to choose. What a great sweepstakes!

Mellissa December 14, 2017 - 11:32 pm

I have a friend who does movie night with her family and I think its the cutest thing. They even have a popcorn machine and a bucket of “theatre” candy.

ricci December 15, 2017 - 4:34 am

I love a good family movie night! I also love that size of Coke can! It’s perfect for when I just want a little taste of Coke and then I won’t waste any! WIN!

Dina Demarest December 15, 2017 - 4:14 pm

Movie nights are the best! This is the only time where we can all spend time together when the kids are busy at school and we are busy with work.

Fi Ni Neachtain December 16, 2017 - 11:00 am

These are all such lovely ideas for movie nights – definitely going to do some of these with my own family. I love Coca-Cola too, you’ve made me crave a can now! 🙂


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