Last year during the holiday season, we provided a holiday entertainment guide to ensure fun, pool-side festivities. This year, we have an updated guide for 2018. The holiday season is underway with Christmas fast approaching. When you own a pool, the holidays can be a time to utilize your pool space for a variety of entertainment options to get into the holiday spirit. Pools are a place where people gather, spend quality time together and make lasting memories whether it’s the peak of summer time, or more chilly weather in December. These are just a few great options to make the most of the holidays with your swimming pool:
- Deck the halls…and your pool: Decorate your pool space for the holidays with strings of lights, Christmas trees and holiday centerpieces on your patio furniture.
- Update your pool space with a fire pit: Have you considered roasting chestnuts on an open fire by your pool? A fire pit or outdoor fireplace provides the warmth you need in December with beside the serene waters of your pool.
- Serve up holiday-themed drinks at your outdoor kitchen: Do you have an outdoor kitchen at your pool? If you do, it’s the perfect spot to serve warm cocktails or hot cocoa.
- Throw a pool-side holiday party: If you live in an area with colder weather, you may need some outside heaters or blankets, but your pool can be the perfect place to host a holiday party.
- Enjoy your warm spa: The holidays are a busy time, so it’s important to take time to relax and unwind. Why not unwind in a Leisure Pools spa and enjoy the warm massaging water?
Another way to provide holiday entertainment by your pool is to project a Christmas movie on a portable screen or wall. Or, if you live in an area too chilly for outdoor pool-side entertainment, holidays movies are always a fun way to get in the holiday spirit. These are some our favorites–with a new list of movies updated for 2018.
Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he’s not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!
Two women (Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet) trade homes during the holiday season only to find that a change of address can change their lives.
The Santa Clause
Divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn’t a dream after all — and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.
In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).
Also, check our holiday entertainment guide from 2017 with a list of great holiday movies like Christmas Vacation, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story and Love Actually.