Nothing compares to the comfort and joy that comes from spending time with your loved ones during Holiday season. You put on a movie, snack on good food, and feel the holiday spirit that fills the room. We’ve curated a list of holiday movies and snacks to go along with them to ensure your gatherings are fun and memorable!
Picking a movie in a large group can be a feat! But our list contains a mix of classic, nostalgic, and atypical Holiday movies so you’re sure to find something to watch even if everyone might not agree on it.
It's a Wonderful Life
It’s a Wonderful Life is a Christmas classic from 1946. This movie follows a man named George who is contemplating ending his life, but through an angel’s intervention is granted a chance to see the positive impact his existence has made on his community.
You know what pairs perfectly with a classic movie? A classic movie snack of course – popcorn! But not just any popcorn, try out our very own specialty popcorn made in-house at our Parallel Road Food Store. You’ll find a variety of delicious flavours such as birthday cake, toffee, green apple, chedder dill, ranch, Chicago style, and in spirit of the holidays – holly jolly mix.
Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street is a heartwarming Christmas classic, originally released in 1947. This movie tells the story of a man names Kris Kringle who is hired to be Santa Claus. Upon claiming that he is in fact the real Santa Claus, Kris is declared insane which leads to a test and trial of his authenticity and the true Christmas spirit.
There might be a miracle on 34th street, but you know what else is miraculous? The flavor of Co-op Gold Pecan Clusters! A classic sweet treat perfectly paired with a movie like this.
Christmas with the Kranks
If you’re in the mood for a festive comedy, Christmas with the Kranks is just that. The Kranks decide to skip Christmas celebrations and embark on a tropical vacation instead. However, their plans take an unexpected turn when their daughter decides to come home for Christmas, and chaos ensues as they scramble to pull-off Christmas festivities at the last minute.
You can’t go wrong with Potato Chips, they’re the perfect snack for so many occasions, including watching a movie. Try out our Co-op Gold Potato Chips, they’re made in Canada and come in a variety of flavors.
Maybe you’re looking for a rom com that lines up with the Holiday spirit. Well, Love Actually might be your next watch. It’s a romantic comedy that weaves together multiple love stories set in the hustle and bustle of London during the Christmas season, exploring the different variations of love.
Love is great, but so are our Co-op Gold Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches! Give them a try and taste the Christmas spirit while you watch it on screen!
Another fun Christmas rom com, The Holiday revolves around two women from different parts of the world (California and England), who decide to swap homes for the Christmas holiday to escape their respective romantic troubles.
Perfect for any occasion, including The Holiday are our diverse assortment of Co-op Gold chocolate covered snacks, such as almonds, cashews, peanuts, and raisins to name a few!
Want to stay in the Holiday spirit but skip out on your typical Christmas movies and opt for action instead? You need to watch Die Hard. This movie follows John McClane, an NYPD officer as he single-handedly takes on a group of terrorists who have taken hostages in a Los Angeles tower during Christmas party.
Maybe you’re looking for a more filling, savory snack to enjoy with your family and friends while you watch a movie. Well, look no further than our Party Packs! Find house made snacks like french fries, onion rings, yam fries, perogies, and more in value packs in our freezer aisles. Our Party Packs are sure to be a hit amongst your guests!
Home Alone classic comedy that many of us grew up with. The story follows a young boy, Kevin McCallister who accidentally gets left behind when his family goes on Christmas vacation. All alone, Kevin defends his home from two burglars using a series of inventive traps – making for an entertaining and heartwarming holiday adventure.
Your friends and family likely don’t all prefer the same type of snack. So, why not give them the best of sweet and savory flavors through a charcuterie board. Co-op Gold has an assortment of crackers and cheeses that will help you build the ultimate charcuterie board to snack on while you all enjoy movie time.
Elf is a heartwarming Christmas comedy that follows Buddy – a human raised by elves at the North Pole. Buddy embarks on an adventure to New York to reconnect with his biological father, and along the way manages to spread holiday cheer with his infectious enthusiasm, childlike innocence, and unwavering belief in the magic of Christmas.
Watching a movie goes hand in hand with snacking on candy. Co-op Gold has an assortment of delicious candy! Keeping in touch with Christmas, we’ve got candy canes in addition to our regular variety of gummy and sour candies, taffy, chocolate and more, so you’re sure to find something to enjoy!
As the holiday season unfolds, take some time to kick back with a movie and indulge in tasty snacks. Whether you're into classics or exploring new films, pairing them with your favorite tried-and-tested treats can make for laid-back and enjoyable holiday downtime. So, grab your snack of choice, press play, and relish in the simple pleasures that make this time of year unique!