In case you needed any more reasons to go binge on your favorite Christmas movies, here's your clue.
More than 250 days remaining for Christmas!!! Only Christmas enthusiasts know how DIFFICULT it is to wait for your favorite holiday to come every year and it just comes and goes away in a flash. The STRUGGLE. To make the waiting process easier on us, however, some of us feast on Christmas movies and shows throughout the year and not restrict the Christmas watching to the big day only. It's a Christmas countdown all year round, people! It only makes sense if you watch movies all year and well, it not only makes you feel better but it also has a LOT of health benefits! "How?" below are the reasons!
Christmas movies are amazing stress busters! They are filled with such positive vibes that they take your worries away. If you're feeling low, watching a Christmas movie is always a good idea as not only does it remind you of your favorite holiday, but they are also therapeutic in nature. Watch a classic and you'll feel calm and relaxed! The ones who binge on Christmas movies often are proven to be happier, less stressed and tend to live longer.
Watching Christmas movies boosts dopamine production in your body and you naturally feel better. Psychologist Deborah revealed in an interview that just putting Christmas decorations on releases feel-good hormones. "It does create that neurological shift that can produce happiness. I think anything that takes us out of our normal habituation, the normal day in, day out ... signals our senses, and then our senses measure if it's pleasing or not. Christmas decorating will spike dopamine, a feel-good hormone," she added.
Watching movies together is always a good idea when you're trying to improve your relationship with anyone, be it your kid, your spouse or a friend. Watching Christmas movies together, however, has a bigger impact. Why? Because these movies focus on family values, love between two people and the powerful bond of friendship. Plus, laughing together always helps. Laughing is an amazing exercise which keeps blood pressure issues and heart problems at bay.
This shouldn't come as a surprise. Christmas movies are full of positivity, good vibes, values, and inspiration. In fact, most primary schools these days make children watch Christmas movies together to inculcate positivity in them, teaching them to be kind and content. If not always, more than often Christmas movies end on a happy note, which makes the viewer believe that no matter what they are currently going through, everything will be okay.
To many, the festival of Christmas comes as a relief. It's their escape from the real world into their own winter wonderland of fantasy and often when Christmas passes by, these people find themselves too anxious and unable to concentrate on anything else. Watching Christmas movies comforts them, relieves stress and lightens up their mood. Low-stress levels and happiness is the secret of living a long life!
Celebrating Christmas is not only fun, but it is also a tradition. Every year we gather together with our loved ones and spend quality time together by having special Christmas dinners, parties, or just chilling in bed while watching Christmas movies. When you feast on Christmas movies, you're often reminded of all the good times you've spent with the ones who mean the most to you. You feel loved, you feel nostalgic. You feel thankful for everything good in your life.
Watching an old Christmas movie is like remembering pieces to a song. You know it, you love it, and you keep trying to predict what a character is going to say, which scene will come next and whenever you get it right, you feel like the king/queen of all Christmas movies, no kidding. You've watched so many and you'll keep watching them, that's pretty much your thing. You watch them all. Not only does watching the same movies stimulate your brain but it also improves your memory and helps you avoid the memory loss which comes with age.