Family Movie Night, Popcorn and @netflix_ca! #StreamTeam
25 Sep 2015
We live such busy lives.
Between work, commuting, school, swimming lessons, choir practice, Brownies, Girl Guides, and Taekwondo… there is not a lot of time left for quality family time. That’s why when we get the opportunity to spend time together, we embrace it.
What’s This? What’s This?
One day after school, Lauren asked if we could have a Netflix Family Movie Night. Rachel suggested the 1993 classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. They had seen the movie before, but I hadn’t. I suggested we wait until Wendy got home, because I knew it was one of her favourites.
Wendy arrived, and Lauren ran up to her and asked if we could watch a movie together. After driving for the past hour and a bit, Wendy was up for just relaxing with the family and enjoying a glass of Merlot.
Open your mind and let yourself go.
I’m not sure why it took me 22 years to sit down and watch this movie. Maybe it was because Halloween and Christmas are two of my favourite times of the year.
Well that was all about to change…
Welcome, to an extraordinary world, filled with magic and wonder.
Open your mind and let yourself go, to a place where every day is Halloween, and every night Jack Skellington dreams of something different
A story of two very special dreamers, and the holiday spirit that brought them together.
From the imagination of Tim Burton comes The Nightmare Before Christmas.
From Halloween Town to Christmas Town
The portal had been opened, and we were all sucked in. It is such an amazing story, and the stop motion animation is fantastic!
It was interesting to find out that in 2001, Walt Disney Pictures considered a computer animated sequel, but Tim Burton convinced them to drop the idea.
“I was always very protective of Nightmare not to do sequels or things of that kind.”, said Burton.
I don’t blame him. The stop motion animation made this movie. It was perfect.
Thank you, Netflix!
The folks at Netflix sent me a really cool family movie night package, that included a popcorn popper, popcorn, a Netflix popcorn bowl, a bag of pretzels, M&Ms and Swedish Berries. The M&Ms and Swedish Berries were demolished by Rachel and Lauren as soon as the package arrived.
What to watch this month on Netflix
There is such a huge selection of movies, documentaries and TV shows to watch. Here are a few highlighted selections:
New on Netflix for Kids & Family:
1. Lilo & Stitch
2. Nanny McPhee Returns
3. The Muppets
4. Shark Tale
5. Meet The Robinsons
6. Night At The Museum: Secret of The Tomb
7. Freaky Friday
8. Homeward Bound
9. The Princess And The Frog
10. The Lizzie McGuire Movie
11. The Aristocats
12. The Rescuers
Disclaimer: I am part of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. All opinions are my own.