Gather Your Chestnuts, Here's Your Holiday Movie Watch Party Guide

Even if it's a party of one. 

Caitlin U.
ByCaitlin U.

Ready or not, it's getting to be that time of year! The Hallmark Channel has officially released its Holiday lineup and Netflix has also shared their festive flicks for the season. So, we've thought up the ultimate enhancements for any holiday watch party, even if the guest list only includes you and your pup. Whether you'll be viewing a new seasonal movie or whatever a "holiday classic" means to you, be it Home Alone, The Christmas Story, Elf, The Holiday or the good ole' Yule Log, here's everything you need to sit back, relax and enjoy the show: 

Get cozy. A favorite holiday movie can feel like a warm, cozy sweater within itself. But we think getting comfy on the couch with a soft weighted blanket and a pair of  moisturizing aloe socks will make the feel-good viewing experience that much better. 

Set the mood. If you can't set a fire, why not light a candle? Pick a seasonal scent like Thyme's Frazier fir to really set the scene. 

Pop the popcorn. We suggest snacking over stringing in this instance, but if you're feeling the DIY vibes, go for it! Here are some the best microwave butter popcorns to choose from as ranked by our Influenster community. 

Bake some goodies. Home-baked cookies just scream holiday-time. And we think Dolly Parton's Cookie Mix makes for the perfect batch. Check out the rest of the super star's festive kitchen line at Williams Sonoma, we might be adding that apron and oven mitt to cart too.

Pour the hot chocolate. No holiday movie watch party would be complete without a nice, hot cup of hot cocoa. Here are the best hot chocolate mixes and some ideas for hot chocolate toppers too. Looking to spice things up a bit? We heard that a few splashes of Kahlúa in your hot chocolate can really do the trick.

Do egg nog your way. The holiday beverage can be an acquired taste. So we suggest trying an Anti Aging Egg Nog Face Sheet Mask instead. 

Did we miss any holiday movie watch party must-haves? Share your ideas in the comments and let us know what you'll be viewing this season.