From A Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Carol to off-beat holiday films like Die Hard, Bad Santa, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, there are plenty of holiday films to incorporate into a Xmas movie themed party. Including festive film inspired costumes, decorations, games, and food will make your celebration much more fun and interesting. Follow our holiday film inspired Xmas party theme tips and tricks to put together a celebration your friends and family will enjoy and never forget. Throw a party that centers around your favorite holiday movie — or incorporate all of the fun films we mention in this creative holiday party guide.
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Try to invite friends and family members who are film lovers. This party will not be for everyone’s taste! It might also be a good idea to ask your guests to email you what their favorite holiday films are, so you can include them in your celebration.
Throwing costumes into your party will really add to the atmosphere and make for great conversation pieces. There are a number of great Xmas film characters your guests can be. Check out some of the suggestions below for ideas and inspiration.
- A Christmas Story: Ralph — Wear a bright pink bunny suit, just like the one Ralph’s Aunt made for him in A Christmas Story.
- A Christmas Carol: Scrooge — Wear a long white night gown, a gray wig, and a night cap. Also, a cane wont hurt if you happen to have one on hand. Or go as formally dressed scrooge by carrying a cane and wearing a top hat, small round framed glasses, and a suit.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas: Charlie Brown — Wear a yellow T-shirt with a black squiggly line across the center and black pants or shorts.
- Die Hard: John McClane – Die Hard is a classic Xmas action film. Dress up as the main character of the film, John McClane. All you’ll need for this costume is a form-fitting white tank top, a gun holster (optional), a walkie talkie, a badge, and bare feet. This costume is fairly simple and easy to put together.
- How The Grinch Stole Christmas – Go as the Grinch, his dog, or Cindy Lou.
- Home Alone – Go as the robbers from this classic holiday comedy.
Deck your room out with balloons, streamers, garland, and strings of lights. Print out a few posters of your favorite holiday films and use them as wall coverings or place mats.
Set up a tiny Christmas tree in honor of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Dress the walls and mantels with popcorn garland. Purchase a roll of admittance tickets at your local drugstore or online. Use the tickets as garland for your tree or mantel. Try to choose a dramatic color scheme to center your decorations around — gold, red, and black will add bold color and festive charm to your party.
Put together a variety of holiday films you can play throughout the party. Try to include films you know your guests will enjoy. You can even ask your guests to bring a few of their favorite films, if you know you have a limited selection.
Also, prepare Xmas movie trivia. To save time, try printing out our Christmas Movie Trivia questions and answers.Bust out your trivia as the night winds down to liven up your party. Divide your guests into teams and award the winning team with a prize — this official Christmas Vacation Marty Moose Eggnog Mug or A Christmas Story Leg Lamp are prizes any film geek would treasure!
Pop plenty of popcorn and provide your guests with lots of candy and snacks — similar to the ones they might order while at the movie theater. Serve food featured in classic holiday films like:
- Christmas Pudding from A Christmas Carol
- Who Hash from How The Grinch Stole Christmas
- Cheese Pizza from Home Alone
- Mulled Wine from It’s A Wonderful Life
- Chinese Turkey from A Christmas Story
- Jell-O Mold from Christmas Vacation
Have Fun With Your Xmas Party Theme
Hope these Xmas film themed party tips gave your the inspiration you need to throw a unique and totally original holiday party! Try involving a few friend in party planning process. Organizing a holiday party can be a challenging task for one person. Also, make sure to gauge your guests interests and taste and incorporate them into the party. Everyone will enjoy the party even more if they feel as if they’ve been accounted for. For more great holiday theme ideas, take a look at our Winter Solstice Soiree and Winter Wonderland Party Guide articles. Good luck planning your celebration and merry Christmas!