Amanda Simkin

A former teacher turned writer, Amanda's passion is sharing relevant & helpful info for Chicagoland parents like herself so they can stress less and enjoy life more.

Between stay-at-home orders and chilly weather, there is no better time to get the family together to cuddle up on the couch with some popcorn to enjoy a movie. Read on for how to put a festive spin on an ordinary family activity and upgrade it to the Ultimate Holiday Family Movie Night at Home. With just a few essentials, you can create the perfect, cozy Christmas-themed night at home that will undoubtedly become a favorite holiday tradition.

Matching Family Pajamas
Twinning and Winning this Holiday Season

Every year Target’s Wondershop offers a wide range of holiday pajamas for EVERYONE (including fur babies) in your family. Thanks to these Holiday Buffalo Check Fleece Matching Family Pajamas your can be twinning and winning this holiday season.

Soft Blankets
It’s Snuggle Season

Move over, sweater weather—it’s SNUGGLE season. The key to a great family cuddle session is a cuddly blanket that is big enough for everyone in your family to enjoy. This Ulsta Fair Isle Throw is a favorite because of its stylish and soft sweater pattern.

Movie Inspired Slippers
Wear Your Heart on Your Feet

Love to giggle along with Buddy? Secretly cheer on the Grinch’s crazy antics? Prefer classic characters like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer instead? No matter your preference, wear your heart on your feet through these cute and cozy holiday movie-inspired slippers. My personal favorite? Elf, of course!

Christmas Platter
Because Calories Don’t Count at Christmas

Charcuterie boards are ALL THE RAGE right now so why not make a Christmas-themed candy charcuterie platter? This festive Holiday Parade Melamine Platter is a great serving board as it is sturdy enough to withstand candy-fueled kiddos and is large enough to hold a variety of holiday treats.

Popcorn Maker
Popped with Love
Fact: You can’t watch a movie without popcorn. Popping your own popcorn with a Table Top Popcorn Maker is a fun family activity by itself and don’t forget to add some toppings from your candy charcuterie platter!

Christmas Mugs
Enjoy a Cup of Comfort

Holiday-themed mugs are the prefect vessels for your popcorn and other holiday treats because of their handles and small sizes so you don’t totally overindulge before bedtime. You can’t go wrong with any holiday-themed character mug like a Santa, Gingerbread, or Christmas Tree!


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Every year Target’s Wondershop offers a wide range of holiday pajamas for EVERYONE (including fur babies) in your family. Thanks to these Holiday Buffalo Check Fleece Matching Family Pajamas your can be twinning and winning this holiday season.

Holiday Buffalo Check Flannel Matching Pajamas Set

Twinning and Winning this Holiday Season

$15
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Move over, sweater weather—it’s SNUGGLE season. The key to a great family cuddle session is a cuddly blanket that is big enough for everyone in your family to enjoy. This Ulsta Fair Isle Throw is a favorite because of its stylish and soft sweater pattern.

Ulsta Fair Isle Throw

It’s Snuggle Season

$99.95
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Love to giggle along with Buddy? Secretly cheer on the Grinch’s crazy antics? Prefer classic characters like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer instead? No matter your preference, wear your heart on your feet through these cute and cozy holiday movie-inspired slippers.

Elf Holiday Pull-On Slipper Socks

Wear Your Heart on Your Feet

$12
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Charcuterie boards are ALL THE RAGE right now so why not make a Christmas-themed candy charcuterie platter? This festive Holiday Parade Melamine Platter is a great serving board as it is sturdy enough to withstand candy-fueled kiddos and is large enough to hold a variety of holiday treats.

Holiday Parade Melamine Platter

Because Calories Don’t Count at Christmas

$14.95
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Fact: You can’t watch a movie without popcorn. Popping your own popcorn with a Table Top Popcorn Maker is a fun family activity by itself and don’t forget to add some toppings from your candy charcuterie platter!

Nostalgia 2.5-Ounce Tabletop Kettle Popcorn Maker

Popped with Love

$51.99
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Holiday-themed mugs are the prefect vessels for your popcorn and other holiday treats because of their handles and small sizes so you don’t totally overindulge before bedtime. You can’t go wrong with any holiday-themed character mug like a Santa, Gingerbread, or Christmas tree!

15oz Stoneware Santa Christmas Mug

Enjoy a Cup of Comfort

$5
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