8 Movie Marathon Ideas for Christmas Eve

November 23, 2021

8 Movie Marathon Ideas for Christmas Eve

Christmas is the perfect time to snuggle up with friends and family and watch some of your favorite holiday films. If you ever had an excuse to sit back, relax, and take in hours of festive entertainment, the Christmas season is it. So, fire up the DVD player (or log into your Netflix account), and get ready for your eyes to go bloodshot from watching 12 movies in a row!

In this post, we’ll give you eight of our best ideas for your Christmas Eve movie marathon. The night before Christmas is always an exciting time, with the anticipation building for the day after. 

There’s no better way to pass the time than with these creative movie marathon ideas:

1. Watch Some Trippy Holiday Movies and Enjoy Some Edibles

If you’re a fan of puffing on the old ganja, you’ll definitely like this one. 

The holiday season is a joyous time for everyone, but stoners are one group that tend to especially enjoy the festivities. Maybe it’s because they get extra time to stay home and get high; maybe it’s because of the holiday snacks to satisfy all of their post-weed cravings. Either way, Christmas and weed just go really well together.

If you’re planning on rolling up a fatty this holiday season, we’ve got a better idea for you – bake your weed into edibles instead. You can easily bake some festive weed-infused snacks to share with friends and family using cannabutter.

Cannabutter, made from baked weed mixed with good old-fashioned butter, is perfect for baking, and it’ll give your holiday baked goods the secret ingredient they’ve been missing – weed.

Need some holiday apparel to showcase your love for the green stuff? We’ve got you covered. Our “Happy Holidaze” t-shirt features a retro vibe that blends the iconic cannabis leaf with Christmas motifs like lights and a star. It’s the perfect apparel for the person who wants to let the world know that their two favorite things are Christmas and weed!

2. Dress Up as Your Favorite Holiday Movie Characters 

Movie marathons are fun enough already, but you can really take yours to the next level by getting everyone to dress up as their favorite characters from holiday classics. If you throw a Christmas costume party and movie marathon, you’re setting yourself up for an unforgettable night and a really good photo op.

You can even add a competitive element to your movie marathon by letting your guests vote on the best costume and giving the winner a prize.

3. Play a Drinking Game 

We’ll never judge you for making pour choices.

The holidays are the perfect time for drinking games. After all, with a few days off from work, you’ve got the excuse you’ve been looking for to get absolutely trashed with no consequences. Even if you end up hungover on Christmas morning, you definitely won’t regret it... probably.

One of the best ways to incorporate some booze into your holiday movie marathon is by playing a drinking game.

Here are a few easy ones that will definitely get you plastered by the time you’re halfway through the first movie:

  • Take a drink anytime someone in a movie says “Christmas.”
  • Take a drink anytime you see a Christmas tree on screen.
  • Take a drink anytime you see snow on screen.
  • Take a drink anytime someone in a movie says “holidays.”
  • Take a drink anytime someone laughs at the movie.

With drinking games like these, you’re definitely going to end up having a wild Christmas eve!

Our Top Recommendations for Holiday Booze 

If you need help picking a drink to enjoy during your Christmas Eve movie marathon, you can never go wrong with these staples: 

  • Spiked eggnogEggnog is traditionally made with just eggs, cream, milk, and sugar, but it’s often enjoyed with some alcohol added in. The best forms of liquor to add to your ‘nog (in our humble opinion) are brandy, rum, and bourbon.
    But, you can throw just about anything in there. If your main goal is to get trashed and you don’t care how your drinks taste, do a heavy pour of tequila in the eggnog pitcher. That’s about as chaotic evil as it gets.
  • Mulled wine: This is easily the classiest festive drink you’ll ever come across. Mulled wine is made with brandy, dry red or white wine, oranges, and mulling spices, and it’s often served warm. If you’re marathoning Christmas classics, a glass of mulled wine is the way to go. Wine and presents=best pairing ever.
  • A milk stout: Milk in beer? Yes. Milk stouts are made with lactose, the primary sugar in milk, and they taste great. These dark beers tend to have notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and vanilla, and they’re perfect for the holidays.
  • A nice brandy, neat: If you tend to like drinking the strong stuff straight, you can’t go wrong with a glass of brandy while watching your favorite Christmas movies. Spicy, fruity, and sweet, this liquor made from wine is a Christmas classic.

4. Re-Enact Your Favorite Scenes with Friends and Family 

Another fantastic way to marathon your favorite Christmas movies is to challenge your viewing buddies to a re-enacting contest. You can get as intense with this idea as you want—from full-length, filmed renditions of your favorite holiday films to poorly-acted versions of scenes, reconstructing the Christmas classics can be a blast. The only limits are your imagination and your acting abilities.

5. Try Watching Only Movies You’ve Never Seen

If you’re like us, you’ve probably been watching the same Christmas flicks over and over since you were a fetus. This year is the year to change the routine. For your 2021 Christmas Eve movie marathon, challenge yourself to only watch movies you’ve never seen.

There are a few easy ways to find new holiday films to obsess over, including:

  • Looking up a list of the best Christmas movies of all time.
  • Asking Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms for their holiday film recommendations.
  • Calling up friends and family members and asking what movies they watched at Christmas as kids.
  • Googling the worst Christmas movies of all time for a “so bad it’s good” marathon.

No matter which way you choose to find new Christmas movies to enjoy, you won’t regret it. Holiday traditions are great and all, but now’s as good a time as ever to break out of the box and try something new.

6. Cook and Bake Treats Inspired by Your Favorite Christmas Movies  

If you’re feeling creative, why not accompany your movie marathon with some homemade goodies? Christmas is one of those special times of the year when you basically have a free pass to eat whatever you want, so grab that opportunity by the udders and milk it for all it’s worth.

If you’re enjoying a certain holiday classic about a man who thinks he’s an elf this holiday season, pair your viewing with some spaghetti and maple syrup! Or, if you prefer to watch the one about getting left home alone, you can make the iconic mac and cheese from that Christmas classic. There are plenty of other options to choose from, too.

7. Skip the Marathon and Go Sledding

Are you tired of sitting inside and watching movies? Maybe it’s time to head out into the snow and go sledding. You’re never too old to sled as fast as humanly possible on a plastic sled, and the holidays give you an excuse to do exactly that.

Sledding is a wintertime activity for the ages, and it’s something you can do with even the youngest members of your family. Talk about wholesome. 

8. Grab Some Festive Swag and Dress Up for the Occasion 

The holidays offer plenty of opportunities to dress up and look your best. However, it’s not unusual to find yourself feeling tired of wearing the same boring old Christmas attire year after year. If you need to switch things up a bit, we at Famous IRL have exactly what you’ve been looking for!

Our collection of hilarious Christmas apparel and accessories will make you the star of your next ugly Christmas sweater party, guaranteed. We’re not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, though.

You can choose from tons of different premium designs, including:

No matter how you choose to express yourself, we’ve got just what you need to do it. You can find plenty more holiday-themed designs in our online store so be sure to head over and take a look.


The 20 Worst Christmas Movies of All Time | Paste Magazine

Eggnog Recipe With Brandy, Bourbon, or Rum | The Spruce Eats

How to speed up your sled with scientific tricks | Popular Science

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