A Cozy Holiday Movie Night With Casper

Holiday Movie Night with Casper

Today marks the start of winter. And while it might not feel like it in certain parts of the country (ahem, the East Coast!), trees still need to be decorated, presents purchased, and fun festivities planned. So when the mattress company Casper asked me to share my essentials for the perfect holiday movie night, it got me thinking about a cozy evening.

We all need a little downtime before the holidays arrive. And if you’re like me and waited until this past weekend (as in, the final weekend before Christmas) to start and finish your shopping, then you may be in need of a movie night as well. Go ahead, treat yourself!

Holiday Movie Night with Casper

My perfect holiday movie night consists of the following:

My favorite mug & and a warm beverage: The gold initial mug from Anthropologie is the perfect seasonal option for holding my beverage of choice. While I love my White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks, I turn to the soothing Trader Joe’s pomegranate white tea when I want to relax in the evening.

Holiday Movie Night with Casper

Warm layers: I’m not a cold weather person by any means, but I get excited when it comes time to layer up. Even when I’m in the house, I get comfortable and stay warm with my long cardigan from LOFT or a chunky sweater from Mossimo. They make an evening in bed with your favorite treat and movie seem that much more indulgent.

Cozy throw (and of course, an equally comfy mattress!): You can’t have a movie night without either of these, right? My Restoration Hardware throw is a winter staple and accompanies me when I’m relaxing on the couch, while I’m working from bed, or of course, when watching a movie.

Holiday Movie Night with Casper

A sweet treat: As any good choc-o-holic knows, a night in is not complete without something sweet. My favorite combination any time of year is chocolate and peanut butter. So why not throw a Reese’s No-Bake Peanut Butter Bar into the mix? This easy dessert takes no time at all, requires no baking skills, and needs few additional ingredients. Everything you need comes in the box, including a handy tray to prepare it all. After it’s chilled in the fridge for 30 minutes, your movie night is ready to begin.

Holiday Movie Night with Casper

All that’s left is a classic movie! Whether you opt for It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, or my personal favorite, A Christmas Carol (the best is the 1984 version starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge), you have all you need to spend a quiet evening indoors while embracing the holiday season.

What are you waiting for? Visit Casper to create your own checklist (and maybe gift yourself a new mattress this year). However you decide to spend the last few days before the holidays this week, remember to take some time out to unwind with all of your essentials that make you feel cozy at home.

Thank you, Casper, for creating my personalized holiday movie night checklist!



  1. I love this list, I am the same way! I love curling up in bed or on the couch with a throw and some sweets for a movie night! The best part about the temperatures dropping is curling up and snuggling under a cozy throw (and on a cozy mattress!) Great post, and Happy Holidays!

  2. This is such a cute post, Vanessa! I love cozying up and watching a movie, especially during the holidays! We love to watch Christmas movies of course, but we also LOVE watching Madea’s movies; she is way too hilarious! I’m all for movies that make me laugh πŸ™‚ I HAVE to try out that Reese’s no bake, I’ve never had it before and it looks so delicious and super easy. I love Reese’s or anything that combines both chocolate and peanut butter, yum!

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful day, beauty!



    1. Thanks, Jalisa! I’m looking forward to a movie night after my whirlwind weekend of holiday shopping. Definitely try the Reese’s no-bake bar. It’s so easy to make — you will have a delicious treat in no time!

  3. oooh my gosh those peanut butter brownie things you made look amazing. What a brilliant idea. Also, A Christmas Carol never gets old. What a great classic! x

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad, a fashion + social action blog

    1. Isn’t this weather crazy, Dara?! It’s been very warm in NY, too, and I heard it will be 69 degrees on Christmas. The peanut butter bars require few ingredients — everything you need comes in the box, including a tray to prepare it all in. You will just need a stick of butter to add to the dry ingredients. It’s takes about 20 minutes to make, and then it should stay in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes. I usually purchase the Reese’s no-bake from either Target or Walmart. Let me know how it turns out if you decide to make it.

    1. Thanks, Stella! I could use a cozy movie night, too — especially after all of the shopping I’ve done. Maybe after the holidays. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, and I hope you get to have a movie night soon!

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