Even if the tree is not trimmed, the presents aren’t wrapped and the stockings have yet to be hung, it’s time to get down to what’s really important about the holiday season: spending time with family. What better way is there to kick back with loved ones than by watching a Christmas special or two. This time-honored tradition is practically a Christmas rite of passage. So, relax with your loved ones, and enjoy a Christmas classic this season: the 26-minute animated special Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas or An Elf's Story, which is 23 minutes long. To make the viewing extra special, try out some of the fun movie night ideas below. Happy watching, friends!
Set the Scene
Start by setting up the perfect place to watch your favorite movies and animated specials. Gather all of the sheets, blankets and cushions you can, and use them to help your little ones build the perfect pillow fort! They’ll love to cuddle up and watch the film from their newly constructed hideaway.
Sing along with your favorite song from Elf Pets Santa’s St. Bernards Save Christmas. Get printable lyric sheets and more info via The Elf on the Shelf® Karaoke Challenge!
Perfect Popcorn Treat
Movies and popcorn just kind of go together, don't they? Put a fun twist on this movie-night staple by adding white chocolate and peppermint, per a favorite recipe of the Scout Elves.
Meet the Characters
Meet the Characters who star in the animated specials An Elf’s Story and Santa’s St. Bernards Save Christmas! Learn everything you need to know about An Elf's Story characters, and check out fascinating facts about the Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas characters.
An Elf’s Story Game
As you watch An Elf’s Story, you can play this fun printable activity sheet that asks you to fill in answers to questions from the animated special. Then, reveal a secret message from Santa!
Make it Official
Host your own official family movie night using the Festive Family Night kit, which features fun accessories like movie tickets, a watch-along chart, bingo and popcorn buckets to make your home watch party totally legit.
Get more ideas for family friendly crafts and activities in Scout Elf Craft Corner.
Please remember that when attempting the craft included in this post children should always be supervised by an adult. When using crafting supplies or products, always read manufacturer’s instructions and warnings.