We have some very important news for you! Ready? National Popcorn Day exists! It actually exists! Ok, now that you’ve finished doing a little happy dance, let’s think about what this really means: 1) you’ve got a cast-iron excuse to hibernate in front of the telly; 2) you can legitimately stay in your onesie for the whole day; 3) you get to spend quality time with family and friends – or yourself; 4) it’s an inexpensive way to relax and have fun after the Christmas spend-fest, and 5) you have to eat popcorn – it’s The Law.
Now we’ve got the ground rules laid out, it’s time to turn our atte
ntion to the practicalities. You’re going to want to be as comfy as possible and this gorgeously soft and cosy Mink Velour Lounge Set ticks all the right boxes. Wearing it feels like being wrapped in a big hug. And for those rare occasions when you need to get up from the sofa to change the DVD or replenish the snacks, just slip your feet into these super snuggly River Island Grey Knit Slippers for toasty toes.
A face mask is always a lovely treat when indulging in a film-a-thon and with the Bliss Multi-‘face’-eted Clay Mask you don’t have to worry about it cracking when you laugh out loud during your favourite comedy – it stays moist whilst it gets on with the job of leaving your skin looking youthful and radiant.
Popcorn aside, this is a brilliant opportunity to get creative with your movie snacks. and who better to guide you in this than Jamie Oliver? His book Super Food Family Classics is packed with delicious and healthy recipe ideas to share in front of your favourite film.
Once you’re all cuddled up with an outrageously large bowl of popcorn and Jamie snacks, it’s time to sort out your viewing. This one is strictly for the adults – Fifty Shades of Grey – The Unseen edition. Even if you’ve seen this adaptation of E.L. James’ bestselling novel before, ‘The Unseen Edition’ includes an extended version of the movie and an alternate ending!
If action and sci-fi is more your thing, then The X-Men: Apocalypse is our top pick. There’s all the Mutant mayhem for which the franchise is so well known but with an added Ancient Egyptian twist. If you’ve started to get a bit too relaxed then this movie will have you right on the edge of your seat!
We absolutely love the hilarious animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets. Fantastic viewing for everyone, it’s packed full of charm and laughs – the perfect family movie for National Popcorn Day. We reckon this is a day we should all get behind and celebrate – you may end up finding popcorn down the back of the sofa for several weeks, sure, but it’ll be worth it! Have fun!