Our family loves movies.
Even before our 3 girls were born, (who are now 15, 13 & 11 years old) you could find Todd and I in our basement in front of the TV with a whole bunch of snacks and a movie. When our girls came along, they joined us every week for family movie night. I have vivid memories of them sitting in front of the television in their little portable chairs with a tray, with their faces full of chocolate and smiles.
Now that they are teens, we do our best to continue the tradition each week. It is not as easy to find a movie we all agree on!
That won’t be an issue this week. This week I’m planning on making a couple of our family’s favorite snacks, and gathering us all around the television to watch Hallmark Hall of Fame’s“AWAY & BACK” movie.
Hallmark Hall of Fame“AWAY & BACK” Movie
The movie stars Jason Lee and Minka Kelly and the premier is on Sunday, January 25th at 8/7 Central on the Hallmark Channel. It sounds like a movie that we all will enjoy. It is a heartwarming, family -friendly film that has adventure, humor & romance.
With 3 girls, family-friendly romance is always a fun thing! My two older girls love it, but my 11 year old just rolls her eyes and moans. I know she will be fine during “AWAY & BACK” as there is a girl who is just a bit younger than she is in the movie.
What I Know About The Movie
“There is a 10 year old daughter named Frankie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) in the movie who experiences love at first sight when a family of swans makes their home on the Peterson farm. But along comes no-nonsense ornithologist Ginny Newsom (Minka Kelly), who rushes in to “save” the majestic birds. For Frankie’s dad Jack (Jason Lee), it’s dislike at first sight when he encounters pushy, know-it-all Ginny. Frankie and her brothers are anything but neutral observers as they watch the initial hostility between their widowed father and the song-willed Ginny transform into something else.”
How great does that look/sound? I’m really looking forward to it, and I know my girls will love it. Todd will appreciate the humor and that the movie is family-friendly. He also loves any excuse to get the family gathered into the basement for some family-time.
It never fails, when we are all down there together, (in what I call Todd’s domain), I can glance over at him and he just sits there and grins with his eyes. Ever since the day I met him, he has smiled with his eyes and I melt. Aww…can you feel the romance? Can you just see my little one rolling her eyes?
Hallmark Hall Of Fame
More than 60 years, the Hallmark Hall of Fame has presented original films that entertain, enlighten and inspire. AWAY & BACK is the latest in the series and is no exception to the Hallmark Hall of Fame legacy! It is directed by Jeff Blackener, director of Hallmark Hall of Fame fan favorites like Remember Sunday (2013) and Loving Leah (2009).
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Family Movie Night Recipes
2 things we always ‘need’ during our family movie nights is popcorn & chocolate! This Sunday for our Hallmark Hall Of Fame AWAY & BACK movie, I am going to make delicious Raw Peanut Butter Chocolate Slice & pop some popcorn! Chocolate, sweet & salty. Can’t wait!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Slice
pinch of good quality salt
1/2 cup cocoa
~Place Your nuts into your food processor or high speed blender and process until crumbly.
~Add your dates and raisins and process again.
~Now add your salt, cocoa, honey and peanut butter.
~ Process till it starts to come together. If the mix is too dry add a little water a bit at a time till the mix sticks together when pressed into a ball.
What About You?
Do You Have A Regular Family Movie Night?
Are You A Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movie Fan?
What Are Your Favorite Foods To Snack On During A Movie?