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    Confession: I’m an unashamed fan of Hallmark Christmas movies.

    It all started for me last year. I sort of feel like maybe Hallmark Christmas movies made a leap into pop culture last year? All of the sudden it felt like people were watching and talking and slightly embarrassed by the cheesiness and yet not able (or willing!) to look away. There is just something so easy about the movies.

    You don’t have to think too hard.

    You are never surprised or stressed or worried.

    Everything always turns out.

    They are basically grown-up Christmas-themed fairy tales.

    And I’m totally okay with all of that.

    Last Christmas all of my family spent a few nights and we unintentionally held a Hallmark Christmas movie marathon. My sisters, the guys, some of the kids. While watching, we developed our own version of BINGO with all the repeat storylines seen in the movies. We collected all of our categories on our phones and checked things off as they were seen in the movie.

    I decided this year to turn our game into an official paper game.

    We used the Bingo cards over Thanksgiving break and laughed the whole time. It makes movie-watching that much more interactive and keeps you looking for the different scenes in each movie.

    Of course, I had to make the cards printable files so you can play along, too!

    The pdf file has 10 different game boards with the words scrambled so up to 10 people can play at a time. There is also a page with blank templates if you want to fill in your own.

    To play, print off the game boards and trim to size. Then turn on a movie, grab a roll of washi tape and peel off pieces to as markers. The first person to get 5 in a row (that center box is a freebie) is the winner! The washi tape will peel off so you can reuse the boards for another time.

    The download is free and can be found in THE ARCHIVE, my library of freebies. If you are already a JDC subscriber, just enter your email address; if you are new, pop in your email and you’ll be in!

    Merry Christmas and happy movie watching!

    Outfit details:

    Hallmark Movie t-shirt | Blazer (vintage) | jeans | booties | crossbody bag

    14 thoughts on “christmas movie bingo”

    1. Haha! I was just talking with my mom about creating a bingo card! We’ve had so much fun watching them over the last couple of days. You’re so right – they are perfect for relaxing because you know it will all turn out well in the end :)

    2. Love this idea, Emily! I tried clicking the download link both from this page and from the link in the Printables tab, but I couldn’t get it to work for me (even though I just downloaded the Christmas tags and they worked fine)! Any ideas? Thanks!

    3. I’m laughing so hard because we discovered Hallmark Christmas movies last year, too! I was concerned that my youngest daughter (who was 8 at the time) absolutely loved them, but they are rated G, so good for the whole family ;) We will definitely be playing. Thanks for sharing this Emily!

    4. What fun! You come up with the most adorable things and the outfit – well, it’s every Hallmark fan’s dream. *Wink*

      I can’t wait to Jingle Bingo all the way!

      Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    5. Love this… My girls and I will be playing!

      A long time ago you shared about an eye makeup for lining just under your lashes.
      Can I get that information again, I really need it now! Tried others and they just don’t work or stay on.


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