2020 Holiday Entertainment Guide
Just in case digital happy hours are getting a bit stale, your ultimate holiday entertainment guide has arrived! We’ve compiled the top ways to entertain yourself through this year’s holiday season, from movies to board games and other festive activities.
The Best Modern Holiday Movies to Stream
We understand you probably already have a favorite classic holiday movie, like A Christmas Story. So here we wanted to open your eyes to some new-ish movies that you might not have seen yet.
In this seasonal rom-com, two strangers decide to be each other’s plus-ones for all date-appropriate celebrations, but they end up catching real feelings and must navigate their situationship.
This LGBTQ holiday movie has had rave reviews. A woman takes her partner home for the holidays to meet her conservative family for the first time, but there’s a catch: they must keep their relationship a secret until after the holiday season when she plans to officially come out.
Let It Snow
In this feel-good film based on a best-selling novel, a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, causing a group of highschool seniors’ friendships and love lives to intertwine.
The Man Who Invented Christmas
This movie shares the true story of how Charles Dickens became inspired to write “A Christmas Carol,” all while showing his deep and imaginative nature.
If you’re one of the many who are into cheery, animated holiday movies, this beautifully illustrated story with a positive message will surely fit the bill. Follow along as a Postman and Toymaker form an unlikely alliance to change the “unhappiest” place on Earth.
Board Games for Adults
Gone are the days of basic games, like Monopoly and Uno. Get competitive playing one of these downright addictive, modern games with family and friends. Hint, they could make some great gift ideas too!
This strategy game won “game of the year” for good reason. It’s basically like uno mixed with Russian roulette... and kittens.
This is a hilarious adult twist on the classic game of Life. It features all too real millennial-esque scenarios, like starting out with crippling debt.
In case you haven’t done so already, now is the time to jump on the Catan bandwagon. The addicting, multi award-winning game requires players to build civilizations by harvesting and trading resources.
Two teams compete by having “spymasters” give them one-world clues, helping them guess the identities of secret agents.
Other Fun Things to Do
Have a holiday-themed karaoke party by getting a microphone and singing along to the lyric videos of your favorite holiday songs. Make the experience resemble a karaoke bar as much as possible by dimming the lights and serving up a favorite cocktail.
Gingerbread House Decorating
Gingerbread house decorating is a classic for a reason. Building a tasty, edible house of icing and cookie is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Plus, you can add a competitive element for some extra fun. Compete with family and friends near and far by sharing photos and voting on the winner.