As you bask in the afterglow, and shredded Christmas gift wrap (and enjoy your spoils like Ralphie here), you might find yourself in the mood for the time-honored pleasure of ye olde Xmas movie. While basic cable is at the ready with a multitude of traditional yuletide standards, leave it to our friends at Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF for short) to subvert expectations.
Keep reading for three new, interactive twists on Christmas flicks from SIFF—which include swashbuckling, olfactory stimulation and chinese food—each of which you can re-create at home.
Christmas classics, from Die Hard to Home Alone:
New Christmas traditions, via our friends at SIFF:
The Princess Bride Quote-Along. “The beloved swashbuckling fairy tale returns to the big screen complete with quote-along subtitles for all the best lines, free inflatable swords, and R.O.U.S. (Rodents of Unusual Size).” [Read more from SIFF]
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision. “Mmmmm…snozzberries! The family classic returns in SIFF’s legendary ‘Smell-O-Vision,’ featuring fragrant and tasty treats from our free Wonkariffic goodie bags.” [Read more from SIFF]
Fiddler on the Roof Sing-Along. “Party with the best Jewish-themed musical of them all, while singing along to ‘If I Were a Rich Man,’ ‘Sunrise Sunset,’ ‘To Life,’ and ‘Tradition.’ We’re also including the holiday ‘tradition’ of free Chinese food take-out before the show.” [Read more from SIFF]
Each of these three is available to stream on Amazon Instant Video. Supplement with your own pretend swords, snozzberries (?), or Chinese take-out, and you’re good to go.