Picture it: a quiet house, a warm bowl of Campbell’s soup, toasted crusty bread, a glass of wine, online shopping to do, and 35 tempting new Hallmark holiday movies to choose from. Does it get any better than this? It’s productive, it’s fun, and dare we say it might be the best night of the holiday season.
So as you cozy up inside, turn on Hallmark's two new heartwarming holiday movies: The Christmas Club, a film about fate, true love, and Christmas magic, and A Christmas Miracle, starring Tamera Mowry-Housley as a single mom and magazine writer whose latest story takes her on a journey to find love and bring about a Christmas miracle.
And while you're watching, make it a time to multitask! What is the holiday season without a little hustle, after all? Read on to for some key seasonal activities to do while you're getting into the holiday spirit with Hallmark.
Though it might be the most wonderful time of the year, the holidays can also cause a fair amount of stress. Between hosting, gift shopping, and traveling, it's no wonder we're so run down come Jan. 1. While you're in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, make a point to spend an evening in all by yourself. Queue up your Hallmark movie and get to pampering — put on a face mask, give yourself a mani/pedi, and just allow yourself to zen out. Stay on theme and grab this Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Mask and go full Christmas with a bright-red nail polish.
Check Holiday Shopping Off Your List
Skip the lines this year and get all your holiday shopping done online — make it even easier and get everything you need from one retailer, aka Walmart.com. Finally get your dad that Apple Watch he's been talking about forever. Grab your Frozen-obsessed niece a toy she'll go crazy for: Elsa's Enchanted Ice Interactive Vanity. Treat your mom to gorgeous tablewear from Drew Barrymore's home line, like a vintage-inspired table runner and vase set. When it comes to holiday shopping, Walmart saves the day.
Cook Something to Warm You From the Inside Out
Nothing sets the inviting, warm holiday mood like the smell of Campbell's Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup wafting in from the kitchen. Make sure to have a loaf of fresh-baked bread on hand — throw it in the oven for a few minutes to crisp the edges and sprinkle some flaky salt and EVOO on top. You'll be toasty in no time.
Get a Workout In
We know it's hard to make yourself get to the gym when there are three inches of snow on the ground or the temps have dipped to scary levels. Use your movie night to fit in a quick at-home workout. It doesn't have to be superintense — take yourself through a yoga flow or do a quick ab sequence. We promise you'll feel oh-so accomplished after.
Work on a DIY Project
A movie night is a great time to work on that DIY project you've been putting off. Why not create something festive for your home — perhaps it will inspire you to host a holiday dinner party so you can show off your handiwork to your friends! Try making a simple, herb-filled wreath. You only need a few simple supplies (a wire base, thin wire, and leaves) and you can make it with fresh greenery or faux branches. We suggest using greens like eucalyptus, olive branches, and classic pine needles, and adding in extra touches like pinecones or berries.