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Christmas movie night basket and free printable movie ticket

Christmas movie night basket and free printable movie tickets - basket with popcorn, soda, m&ms, blanket and Christmas movie night tickets

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Enjoy Christmas movie night with this fun Christmas movie night basket and free printable movie tickets.

One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is to have a Christmas movie night. Home Alone is always our top choice, followed by Elf and Christmas Vacation. Upgrade your Christmas movie night with this fun basket and some free printable movie tickets.

Christmas Traditions

Christmas is the time for making memories together and traditions. Today the ladies of the Cozy Creative Collaborative and myself are getting together and sharing more about some of our family’s favorite holiday traditions. Scroll down to see all of our fun traditions.

Christmas movie night tradition

There’s just something so cozy about getting in your Christmas pajamas and all snuggling on the couch for a good Christmas movie night with some snacks and hot chocolate. Whether you’re watching as a family or maybe getting some friends together, this is a fun way to celebrate the season and be cozy together.

Some of our family’s favorite Christmas movies are:

  • Elf
  • The Grinch
  • Home Alone
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • The Polar Express
  • Jingle All The Way
  • Christmas With The Kranks
  • The Holiday
  • Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Christmas Story
  • The Santa Claus

Free printable Christmas movie tickets

This year I decided to make some little movie tickets to up the ante on our Christmas movie night. They definitely make it more fun and bring that holiday magic. Whether you want to leave them as a gift from your Elf (if the Elf People come to your house) or maybe just treat the kids at the end of the week.

Boys dressed in matching Christmas pajamas with free printable Christmas movie tickets for Christmas movie night.

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Free printable Christmas movie tickets for Christmas movie night


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Christmas movie night basket

I put together a basket with supplies for our movie night like comfy blankets, of course popcorn, candy and some beverages. This would be a cute idea to gift to a family friend or just leave out and enjoy all season long and watch Christmas movies to your heart’s content.

To make this basket you will need:

  • a basket
  • a blanket
  • popcorn
  • M&Ms
  • popcorn containers or bowls
  • soda
  • festive cups

round wire farmhouse basket with rope handles black and white buffalo plaid sherpa blanket neutral farmhouse decor Packed Party christmas light drink cups with straws Packed Party snowglobe drink cups with straws popcorn containers for Christmas movie night basket


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13 In Christmas/ printables

The ultimate Christmas bucket list and more free printables

The ultimate Christmas bucket list and free printables including a Christmas light scavenger hunt and Letter to Santa template

This Christmas bucket list is the ultimate way to celebrate the whole month of December plus I’m sharing some free printables for the kids.

Christmastime is all about spending time with family.  I’ve got some fun free activities to do together and make memories over the holiday season. Download my ultimate Christmas bucket list for some fun ideas then get my free Letter to Santa printable and Christmas light scavenger hunt!

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The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List

These are some of our family’s favorite ways to enjoy the most of the holiday season.

The ultimate Christmas bucket list for December and free printable with printable Christmas light scavenger hunt and letter to Santa  

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Free Letter to Santa Printable

This template is a little guide to help your little ones draft their letters to Santa. Our elf delivered this one morning and then took them back to The North Pole to give to the big guy. Or you can have the delivered to the North Pole through the USPS Operation Santa program. See more here.

Free printable letter to Santa, Christmas bucket list, and Christmas light scavenger hunt  

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Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Printable

Every year one of our traditions is to go drive around and look at Christmas lights. There are a few neighborhoods we frequent that always have a big spectacle. We get the whole family in the car including the dog, grab some hot chocolate and go for a drive.

This year I thought it would be fun to put together a little scavenger hunt to get the kids involved and make it into a game.

We drove around until we crossed everything off on our list.

So here’s your cue to go check out some lights and have a Christmas light scavenger hunt with the whole family.

Christmas light scavenger hunt free printable and winter bucket list  

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Christmas light scavenger hunt free printable, Christmas bucket list and letter to Santa. Boy in car with hot chocolate crossing off scavenger hunt


Hope you all enjoy! Merry Christmas!


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25 advent calendars to count down to Christmas

25 Advent Calendars for Christmas - best advent calendars on Amazon from Squishamals, Friends, Elf, Taylor Swift, Book lovers and more

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Advent Calendars are such a fun way to count down to Christmas and keep the excitement building for the holidays. Growing up we used to get those chocolate advent calendars every year. I used to love opening each little window each night. Now, advent calendars have come a long way and there are so many fun ones from beauty and cosmetics, coffees/teas, toys, collectibles and so many more.

Whether advent calendars are a tradition your family looks forward to every year, or maybe you’re looking to start a new tradition, I’m sharing 25 fun advent calendars to count down to Christmas.

25 Advent Calendars to count down to Christmas.

Sugarfina – discover 24 sweet candies each day in this adorable candy shop.

Sugarfina Santa's Candy Shop Advent Calendar


24 Days of Body & Earth – have fun pampering yourself in the days leading up to Christmas with bath bombs, lotions and other body products.

Advent Calendar 2023-24 Days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar, BODY & EARTH Bath Sets for Women Gift Includes Hand Lotion, Shampoo Bar, Bath Bombs, Christmas Countdown Skincare Gifts for Women


L’OCCITANE – treat yourself to the finest skincare and get a glowing complexion in time for the holiday.

L’OCCITANE Holiday Classic Advent Calendar

Yankee Candle – this set includes 24 tealights in popular fragrances.

Yankee Candle 2023 Advent Calendar - 24 Holiday Tea Lights

Vahdam Teas – 120 teas in 24 different flavors.

VAHDAM Advent Calendar 2023 - Limited Edition Gift Box - 24 Flavors 5 Tea Bags Each - Christmas Advent Calendar 2023 Adult Women & Men - Tea Advent Calendar 2023

K Cup Pods – this one is perfect for the coffee lover.


Keurig Advent Calendar Variety Pack, Single Serve K-Cup Pods, 24 Count


Squishville – Squishmallows are all the rage and this calendar is perfect for kids ages 3 and up!


Squishville by The Original Squishmallows Holiday Calendar - 24 Exclusive 2” Festive Squishmallows - Seasonal Toys for Kids and Preschoolers - Ages 3+


Stem building blocks – this one is great for kids ages 6-12.

Advent Calendar 2023 Kids, 24 Days Building Blocks Toys Holiday Countdown Calendars, Christmas Stocking Stuffers for 6 7 8-12 Year Old Boys Girls Teen, Xmas Gifts Building Set STEM Toys Party Favors


Fidget Toys – this one is full of pop its, squishie toys, sticking things and more to keep those little hands busy.

Advent Calendar 2023-24 Days of Surprises Fidget Toys Bulk - Christmas Holiday Countdown Advent Calendars - Sensory Toy Gifts for Toddler Kids Teens Girls Age 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Year Old Classroom


Dino Dig – for the future paleontologist this one lets them learn about all the different dinosaurs.

Advent Calendar Dinosaur Egg Dig Kit 24 Days Christmas Countdown Break Open 24 Unique Dinosaur Eggs and Discover 24 Cute Dinosaurs Christmas Archaeology Science Gift


Gabby’s Dollhouse – 24 surprise collectible holiday figures and accessories to create a snow day adventure.

Gabby’s Dollhouse, Advent Calendar 2023, 24 Surprise Toys with Figures, Stickers & Dollhouse Accessories, Kids Toys for Girls & Boys Ages 3+

Hot Wheels – this calendar includes a playmat, 8 cars and fun winter accessories like a snowplow to encourage play and imagination.

Hot Wheels Toy Car Set, 2023 Advent Calendar with 8 Cars in 1:64 Scale, 16 Accessories & Playmat, Gift for Kids


Diamond painting ornament kit – Diamond painting is a fun, mess free craft. And this one lets them create a variety of different ornaments for their tree.

Diamond Painting Kit Advent Calendar 2023 Teens Girls Kids- 24pcs Double Sided 5D DIY Diamond Keychain Arts&Crafts Toys, Crafts Christmas Ornaments 24 Day Christmas Countdown Calendar Gifts for Girls


Taylor Swift calendar – for the Swiftie in your life. Comes with friendship bracelets, earrings, ornaments and fun key chains!

Taylors Advent Calendar 2023 Gift for Girls Women, 24 Days Countdown To Christmas Holiday Birthday Countdown Calendar with Bracelet Earring Keychain Pendants Ornament Sets Xmas Gifts for Kids Adults Fans


For the book lover – each day, a bookish gift.


Playmobil NHL – great for ages 5 and up for those who love hockey can experience the road to the Stanley Cup!

PLAYMOBIL NHL Advent Calendar - Road To The Cup


For the dog – spoil your favorite pooch

Himalayan Dog Chew 24 Joyful Days Dog Advent Calendar, 24 Tasty Dogs Treats for All Breeds, Himalayan Cheese Treats, Cookie Treats, Freeze Dried Whole Meat Treats


For the cat – these gifts will make any kitty purr.

MOVINPE Cat Toys Advent Calendar 2023 Christmas for Kitten, 24Pcs Interactive Kitten Toys Cat Collars Assortments Cat Feather Teaser Wand, Catnip Fish, Mice, Balls and Bells for Puppy, Kitty Fur Kids


Christmas tree – Each day, a new ornament to decorate the tree. Once the tree is up, it can be used year after year.

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For the one who loves to garden – a variety of 24 seeds that will have you looking forward to spring.

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Family games – the holidays are a time for being together as a family and this advent calendar is perfect for the whole gang. Each day a new game to play together.

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Christmas is coming advent book – contains crafts, recipes, activities and more for each day.

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EXIT game puzzle – A storm has hit the north pole and you must look for Santa to figure out how to escape the workshop and save Christmas! 24 days of puzzles to lead you through the escape room.

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FRIENDS – could this advent calendar BE anymore fun?

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Buddy The Elf – 25 days of being a cotton headed ninnymuggins. Collect all of the best Elf inspired keepsakes.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2020

holiday gift guide for kids 2020

The first of my holiday gift guides is here, and to kick it off, we’re starting with the kids!

Typically, I love to gift experiences, but since we’re all staying home more, this year’s gift guide is a roundup of some of my favorite toys and activities for kids. Click the links or photos to shop!

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Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2020

Rainbow Rocker This is perfect for kids ages 9months-5years old. We were just gifted one and it’s great for when the littles need to get their energy out!

rainbow rocker

Bounce Houseset it up in the lawn or in the basement during the winter months. This was a lifesaver for us this summer and we plan on using all winter too!

bounce house

Pickler Triangle playset Can’t go to the playground? No problem. Set up this baby right in your house. Another great Montessori toy. Santa is getting this for the boys this year.

pickler triangle gift guide for kids


Kinetic Sand one of the sensory activities I love because it doesn’t make a mess.

kinetic sand gift guide for kids

Quiet Busy Book a soft book with over 10 activities to keep those little hands busy

busy book gift guide for kids

Light Bright I loved mine when I was little and would play for hours.

lite brite amazon gift guide for kids


Tot Tube Playset this is a very simple concept but I think the boys would have fun for hours.

tot tube playset gift guide for kids


Poke a Dot Books interactive books to help develop language skills

poke a dot books gift guide for kids

Colorama kits we were just gifted some of these and they are absolutely adorable! There are several themed boxes to choose from including unicorns, rainbows, monster trucks, dinos, the beach, etc. Plus, it’s a mama run small biz!

colorama - holiday gift guide for kids



Sago mini pillow playset several different themed play ideas.

sago pillow playset gift guide for kids

Melissa and Doug lacing cards great for developing fine motor skills.

Melissa and doug lacing cards - gift guide for kids


Osmo – this is one time I don’t mind when the kids want screen time. Hands on educational games!

osmo holiday gift guide for kids


Play Excavator works in the sand, dirt and snow! We go to a local farm every fall that has these and they are the boy’s favorite!

play excavator - holiday gift guide for kids



Cinemood – Create your own little at home movie theater. This is another awesome idea! Comes with Disney e-books and you can also stream all your favorites like Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video.

cinemood gift guide for kids

Check out my other 2020 Gift Guides!

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Gift Guide for Him

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