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December may be filled with a bazillion different holiday events with amazing food and black tie dress codes, but every year, I’m most excited to plan my annual Christmas movie marathon. It’s the one designated night of the year when all my favorites girlfriends spend the night, appropriately clothed in their coziest winter PJs, for an epic night of Christmas classics, decadent gourmet popcorn, and bottomless hot chocolate.
It’s also an opportune time to stage awkward family photos, like this one. Our tasteful Christmas headbands are from Target, and my fun snowflake pajama set is from All for Color.
Since this is an evening of celebration, boring old popcorn simply won’t do. Pop Works & Company just launched a line of ready-to-eat popcorn, providing hosts and gift givers with a unique and novel twist to an otherwise traditional party favorite. What makes them so special? Pop Works & Company starts with light and airy popcorn, adds sweet glazes and drizzles, and sprinkles bits of sweet treats over the top resulting in three delicious flavors: Cookies & Cream, Salted Caramel & Fudge, and Birthday Cake.
They’re sold exclusively online, and you either can choose one of your favorite flavors or “Build a Box” by mixing and matching all three flavors. I recommend mixing and matching all three flavors… because they’re all pretty amazing. Ashley Brooke, Mash Elle, and I demolished all three bags by the end of our first movie. To be fair, some of it was wasted trying to throw popcorn into each other’s mouths.
Since it is the season of giving, Pop Works & Company is offering an introductory price of $15.99 on its official Pop Box, which is a colorful and versatile box filled with the 3 different popcorn flavors. They’re also offering free 2-Day shipping through New Year’s Eve, so in case you’re planning a New Year’s event instead of a Christmas party, there’s still time to surprise your guests with the world’s best popcorn.
Keeping with our shameless, nostalgic middle school theme, we traditionally forego adult beverages all together and opt for a self-serve chocolate bar. Adorable Christmas mugs, pink marshmallows, and candy canes included.
Oh, and in addition to the aforementioned Christmas movie marathon sustenance, of course you’ll need a full catalog of cinematic Christmas classics. This year we started around 7PM with my personal favorite, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, continued with Love Actually followed by The Santa Claus, and then fell asleep to Home Alone. While eating breakfast, we re-watched Home Alone and concluded the marathon with Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Note to Self: Next year, get triple the popcorn. It was a party favorite, to say the very least.
What holiday movies top your list of favorites? I can always use suggestions for next year’s Christmas movie marathon!
If you’re into so-bad-they’re-good movies, Silent Night, Deadly Night is a holiday classic for me. I can’t stop laughing at how bad it is, especially when I’ve had some of my lethal eggnog
I think that the gourmet popcorn is such a festive and delicious tradition. I thank you so much for sharing it.