It’s Not The Holidays Until… Starting The Holiday Season With Movies #StreamTeam

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Stockings-Hung-on-MantleCall me crazy, but we’ve had a long standing tradition that Christmas doesn’t start until after Thanksgiving.  Well, Thanksgiving is almost here and we’re gearing up to start the holiday season in our traditional manner… hot chocolate and Christmas movies!

We’ve never been able to have a real tree (too many allergies), so the annual dragging out of the artificial tree is a Black Friday must.  Some time in the early afternoon, I’ll drag out the tree, do the initial “fluffing” and leave it to “relax”.  We munch on Thanksgiving leftovers, I made homemade hot chocolate and we watch a movie before the kids go to bed.  They never want to stop after just one, but there are weeks before Christmas and many, many movies to watch!

Since Netflix lets us stream to 4 devices at once, I can let the kids settle down to watch their favorite movies independently and avoid the “we watched what she/he wanted last time!”battle – and it’s almost always a battle.  Both kids can snuggle up with their Kindles and watch a movie in the evening while I cook or just for a little down time before bed.

I like that they can watch their kiddo Christmas movies and I can enjoy more grown up movies, like Christmas with the Kranks and Scrooged.  They are still a little young for The Nightmare Before Christmas, well at least the boy is, and it’s one of my favorites (though I’m not sure if it’s technically more of a Christmas movie or Halloween movie.)

What traditions do your family use to kick off the holiday season?

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8 Responses to It’s Not The Holidays Until… Starting The Holiday Season With Movies #StreamTeam

  1. Eugenia says:

    Awesome tradition! We have hot chocolate nights!

  2. ashley says:

    I love Christmas movies! I am also a huge fan of the way Netflix streams to multiple devices at once. It really comes in handy when everyone wants to watch something different.

  3. Lauren says:

    Christmas with the Kranks is hilaaaarious! We love to drive around searching for fun Christmas lights. They put on a “festival of lights” near my town and it’s only a couple dollars for donation. So fun to drive through and listen to Christmas music while sipping hot chocolate! 🙂

  4. Kendra says:

    Sounds like a great tradition. We’re going to go get our tree on Friday 🙂

  5. Love being a part of the #streamteam too! Seriously big fans of Netflix for so many reasons!

  6. Ange says:

    I love me some Netflix and cheeeesy Christmas movies!!

  7. We love our Netflix and use it almost daily!

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