Above is a preview of the movie “The Nativity Story.” We watched this as a family (minus our youngest who was 5 last year, because of the “murder of all firstborn sons” scene) last December. It is a beautiful movie, and it really made an impression on my older girls (they were 7 and 9), they are both so visual, it really helped bring the story to life for them. I would like to make a tradition of watching it every year, so I plan on making some homemade popcorn and some fudgy buttons so we can snack, snuggle and watch it together on a near- future family movie night!
Most Friday nights you will find us at home, in the basement with popped corn, cozying up on the couch and watching either recored tv or a movie as a family.
During the summer months and during the month of December, (summer break and winter break) we buy the Blockbuster Monthly Movie pass. (it is called the Blockbuster total access in-store subscription) It allows 2 movies out at a time, unlimited amount of time, for 30 days, one fee. This is our little family splurge, it replaces going to the movie theatre as a family, so really, it is quite inexpensive comparably. We usually get the deal that allows us to rent wii games, too, so that is super fun when the cousins are over for summer/winter break sleepovers. The best part is NO late fees!!
I love it. We are able to catch up on the movies we missed throughout the year. Todd and I have had many fun date nights watching a movie in our basement once the kids go to bed. Who needs a movie theater?
When we don’t have the pass, we watch recorded tv as a family, like “Amazing Race” or “American Idol,” on the weekends. As you can tell, we are a family who likes our tv!