Christmas Eve Traditions: a Movie a Munchie a Message (Plus DIY Quote Gift!)


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Need ideas for Christmas Eve Traditions? We’ve got 11 fun ones! Download our free 23 page booklet “A Movie, a Munchie and a Message.” Comes with cute quotes.blank630x20Most families have their own unique Christmas Eve traditions. Us? We watch The Muppet’s Christmas Carol and eat baked cinnamon rolls with O.J. and hot cocoa.  For those of you who are looking for your own Christmas Eve traditions or just want a fun family idea for the holidays we came up with “A Movie, a Munchie & a Message”.  Listed below are eleven holiday movies and shows paired with some fun treat ideas and a special Christmas movie quote you can print and hand out that sums up the movies  message. Make sure to grab the full packet below with all the printables and details. The most important thing of all is to make wonderful holiday memories.

Holiday Quote Craft at Bottom

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23 pages (pdf)
CONTENT: One Movie List –  Eleven Movie Theme Sheets – Eleven Different Printable Quotations

Need ideas for Christmas Eve Traditions? We’ve got 11 fun ones! Download our free 23 page booklet “A Movie, a Munchie and a Message.” Comes with cute quotes.

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blank630x20Christmas Eve Traditions Ideas

The details below can be found in the packet along with more info and the printable quotations.  Many of the movies below can be watched online at various places such as Amazon, Netflix Etc.

Amazon Holiday Movies & TV

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MOVIE:
A Christmas Carol (any version)

MUNCHIE: Non-alcoholic sparkling grape or apple cider in wine shaped bottles. Plastic wine glasses or goblets for toasting with. Most grocery stores carry both of these items during the holidays. They are fairly inexpensive.

MESSAGE:  a. Honoring the feelings and love of Christmastime all year.   b. Many things are more important than money. c. Be grateful for what you have.

NOTES: Print and hand out the quote. Make sure to do a “toast” with your cider and everyone saying “God Bless Us Everyone.”

 

 

 

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MOVIE:
Elf, 2003

MUNCHIE: Buddy the Elf Spaghetti Treat.  You could also have regular spaghetti and put the sauce in a washed out syrup container. (Or be brave and have regular syrup on it like Buddy did!)

MESSAGE: a. Wearing a smile makes yourself and others feel better. b. Do the things you love. c. Never give up.

NOTES: Print and hand out the quote.

 

 

 

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MOVIE: The Polar Express, 2004

MUNCHIE: Hot Cocoa

MESSAGE: Sometimes, very small gifts can mean the most.

NOTES: Print and hand out the quote along with a large silver bell from the craft store.

 

 

 

 

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MOVIE: A Christmas Story, 1983

MUNCHIE: Reddish Fudge. Cut into soap bar shapes. (Recipe in packet.)

MESSAGE: a. Family is what really matters. b. Never give into peer pressure. (tongue on frozen pole).

NOTES: Print and hand out the quote.

 

 

 

 

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MOVIE: A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965

MUNCHIE: Snowflake cookies   (Signifies Sally catching snowflakes on her tongue.)  You can buy ready made cookies and draw on snowflake designs with store purchased icing in tubes.

MESSAGE: Remember what Christmas is really about and what’s important.

NOTES: Read the Christmas story as Linus did. Print and hand out the quote.

 

 

 

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MOVIE: The Santa Claus, 1994

MUNCHIE: Chocolate Chip Cookies

MESSAGE: No matter what your age, never lose your belief in magic.

NOTES: Print and hand out the quote.

 

 

 

 

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MOVIE: Twas the Night Before Christmas, 1974

MUNCHIE: Large sugar cookies. Use icing to draw on a simple clock face.

MESSAGE: a. Don’t just wish for things. Work for them too. b. Don’t give up.

NOTES: Print and hand out the quote.

 

 

 

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MOVIE: Frosty the Snowman, 1969

MUNCHIE: Snowman S’mores Recipe Example

MESSAGE: Embrace life and always be as alive as you can be.

NOTES: Print and hand out the quote.

 

 

 

 

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MOVIE: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1964

MUNCHIE: Cherry Gem Cookies (one recipe) or anything that resembles Rudolph’s nose.)

MESSAGE: Never judge others because they are different.

NOTES: Print and hand out the quote.

 

 

 

 

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MOVIE: Miracle on 34th Street, 1947 & 1994

MUNCHIE: Cookies and milk.

MESSAGE: There is power in belief.

NOTES: Print and hand out the quote.

 

 

 

 

 

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MOVIE: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (either version) 1996 & 2000

MUNCHIE: Green Pudding (make vanilla pudding and add green food coloring). Add a red heart in the middle with icing gel if desired.

MESSAGE: Christmas is about more than the presents and decorations.

NOTES: Print and hand out the quote.

 

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Holiday Movie Quote Craft

As a bonus you can print out the quotes and mount them onto thin cardboard and hand them out with a easel as shown. Pull them out each year as part of your Christmas Eve Traditions.

SUPPLIES

  • Thin cardboard i.e. poster board or a cereal box
  • Glue
  • Glitter, bows, bells etc. (Optional extras)

EASEL TEMPLATE DOWNLOAD

Make the easel as shown using the downloaded template.

Easel Template

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Make a Holiday Christmas Quotation gift or handout using our 12 free printable quotes and easel template. Give singular or as a set!Make a Holiday Christmas Quotation gift or handout using our 12 free printable quotes and easel template. Give singular or as a set!

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Make a Holiday Christmas Quotation gift or handout using our 12 free printable quotes and easel template. Give singular or as a set!

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12 Sets Printable Holiday Movie Quotes! Comes in our FREE printable holiday idea kit.

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12 Sets Printable Holiday Movie Quotes! Comes in our FREE printable holiday idea kit.

 

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