It’s the most wonderful time of the year (for some). I’m not a Scrooge but Christmas was my favorite time when I was a kid. Then as I grew older, Halloween became my favorite. I still like Halloween but Christmas is making its way to the forefront again because I have a son who absolutely loves Christmas. Maybe because of the decorations. Maybe because of the candy. Maybe because of the movies. Maybe because of the allure. Mostly because of the presents.
Speaking of movies, I decided last year to box up all the Christmas movies because I was tired of watching Elf or the Grinch a blue million times in July. Nothing wrong with watching those movies in July but when Levi gets on his kick, he could watch a movie twenty times in a week. TWENTY TIMES!!!!! So I decided I’m not gonna let that happen again.
So while pulling out the Christmas decor, I decided this year we would do something a bit different. We have been collecting Christmas movies for a while and when we came across a neat game to play with the youngun, we decided to try it this year.
Basically you wrap all your movies like Christmas presents. You child gets to pick a movie when he wants to but only one a day. If he doesn’t like the movie he picked and unwrapped, he has to wait till the next day to pick another one. There are many variants to the game but this is how we’re gonna play it. Sometimes, he may like the movie so much that he’ll watch a dozen times before picking another one. He could also pick a movie he doesn’t like and end up watching one he’s already picked. So it can last a month easily.
It doesn’t take that much preparation. I wrapped fifteen movies in a few minutes. That’s because I don’t care how the wrapping looked plus I used leftover wrapping paper that would normally get disposed of. It also gives the kid something like a present to open all month. It’s fun and it creates mystery and surprise.
What are some Christmas games you like to play during the month?