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Christmas is a truly wonderful time of the year. Evenings spent with the family, amazing food to be eaten and plenty of festive cheer to go around. One of the best ways to enjoy some quality family time is with a Christmas movie marathon; being able to snuggle up on your cosy sofa with a blanket and lose yourself in a Christmas film is what the festive season is all about.

Setting up for a movie marathon is one of the most important parts of the day. The movies you pick, the comfy spot you choose and the snacks you have at the ready make it possible to hibernate at home with Christmas films for hours on end. Read on to find out our tips on how to set up for your Christmas movie marathon.

Choosing the right movie

With any movie marathon it’s important to mix up the films you watch so you stay entertained for the whole time. You can choose a variety of different films to cater for your friends or close family, depending on the age of the audience. Perhaps add a few films for the kids at the start and then move towards the older, classic Christmas movies as they begin to nod off and go to bed.

What could be better than seeing the wonder on your kids’ faces as Arthur Christmas saves the day, or when the Snowman comes alive and transports the little boy to the North Pole? With the young ones it’s these moments that really bring the festive season to life. With older friends and relatives, enjoy the funny moments as Kevin fends off the burglars in Home Alone or cheer on John McClane as he fights the baddies in Nakatomi tower. There’s a wealth of Christmas films out there that you can choose, from comedies, through to dramas and animated films.

For those who love retro movies from the 1950s and 60s, why not choose one of the old faithfuls and show the kids a timeless movie, like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ or ‘A Christmas Carol’? Nothing beats the moment on Christmas morning when Ebenezer Scrooge realises the error of his ways. These classics are full of Christmas feeling and wholesome family fun that everyone will be able to enjoy.

Grab your snacks

Staying fueled throughout the marathon is key – you don’t want to start lagging due to hunger half way through the marathon. Having plenty of treats and savoury snacks at the ready is an integral part of any movie experience, the perfect way to treat yourself and your family and friends as you relax in front of the TV.

Sweet treats are a favourite, like popcorn, chocolate or pick and mix sweets, all easily bought from the local supermarket. If you’re looking for more savoury snacks to eat during a quick break between films, then why not check out Sally Bee’s sofa snacks article? It’s packed with savoury snack ideas you can eat from the comfort of your sofa as you get ready for the next film in your Christmas movie marathon.

Get comfy on the sofa

Having the right sofa setup is one of the most important parts of the event – making sure everyone is super cosy whilst watching the films means people won’t miss vital scenes trying to adjust their position. Arrange the sofa with plenty of throws and pillows and, if you’re lucky enough to have more than one sofa, you might just have enough room to stretch out and lie down. Just do your best to not nod off, you’ve got a marathon ahead of you.

A sofa like the Emperor is perfect for a cinema room or in your living room in front of the TV. It’s grand in scale and handcrafted from sumptuously soft velvet, and with some of the deepest seats we’ve ever had on a sofa range, you’ll never want to leave your seat.

If you’re interested in other corner sofas, then why not explore the Cedar? It’s a range that has plenty of room for everyone to get cosy during the Christmas movie marathon, as well as thick arm pads you can move around to find that perfect comfy position. It also has a handy bookcase on the end, the perfect place to store books, or even DVDs and Blu Ray boxes so you can easily grab the next film in the Marathon.

You might be limited for space in your living room, which is why choosing a recliner sofa makes perfect sense if you want to kick back, but can’t squeeze a corner sofa into your home. The Rico sofa range is perfect for this, handcrafted from 2 durabilities of 100% natural leather, you can find a relaxing position to suit you with the optional power recline function.

Enjoy some Christmas magic with Sofology

A Sofology sofa is better by design, handcrafted with comfort at its heart. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet evening snuggled on the sofa, or an action packed Christmas movie marathon, any Sofology range you choose to have in your home will ensure you stay comfy for years to come.

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