Simple Ideas to Host a Fun Family Movie Night at Home

What better way is there to kick back with loved ones than by watching a Christmas special. This time-honored tradition is practically a Christmas rite of passage. So, relax with your loved ones and enjoy a Christmas classic this season: Elf Pets: A Fox Cub's Christmas Tale, Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas or An Elf's Story. To make the viewing extra special, try out some of the fun movie night ideas below. Happy watching!

Ideas for Family Movie Night


Set the Scene

Ideas for Family Movie Night

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 Time


Head to YouTube and sing along with the whole family to all your favorite Elf on the Shelf songs. Watch all the sing-along versions together!


Perfect Popcorn Treat

Ideas for Family Movie Night

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

Ideas for Family Movie Night

Meet the characters who star in all three animated specials! Learn everything you need to know about: the stars of Elf Pets: A Fox Cub's Christmas Tale, the stars of Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas and the stars of An Elf's Story!

An Elf’s Story Game

Ideas for Family Movie Night

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

Ideas for Family Movie Night

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.