Best of … family movie night
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Tim Brugger, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Spending some quality time with the family; there’s nothing quite like it.
Seems we don’t do it enough nowadays, whether it’s sitting down mercilessly whoopin’ the kids at Go Fish or watching a good flick. But ours is not to wonder why, but rather to help make the time we do spend together even better.
And so here are the best family movie night ideas to get your evening started.
Disney Movie Club
Movies for all ages
The toughest part about family movie night is finding a movie everyone can enjoy. Probably a good idea to limit the sex and violence, but at the same time watching the Anthology of Barney isn’t going to win over the teens or the parents. When in doubt, go Disney, as in the Disney Movie Club that is. I’ve long held the belief that part of the reason Disney is bigger than most countries is they figured out something it took other studios years to get; if you make movies that both kids and adults like, you’ve just doubled your market. The Incredibles is one of hundreds kids of all ages enjoy.
In addition to saving a small fortune, one of the many pleasures of family movie nights is being able to stay cozy on the couch. No sticky floors or being trapped in one of those theater chairs. I mean, who knows where those things have been? Much more relaxing to kick back in your favorite pair of PJ’s. This is an example of Appleseed’s Zip Front Terry PJ Set, but they have a full complement of flannel and even silk for the stylishly casual.
Nostalgia Family Video
Enjoy the classics
You know the look; the eyes roll and the head leans back to get a good view of the heavens. It’s the universal response we get from kids when we patiently try to explain “you want to see a real movie? Check out one of the classics.” Well, now you can put your movie where your mouth is. Nostalgia Family Video has all the classics you’ll ever need to put those kids in their cinematic place.
In keeping with the family movie night theme, here’s the perfect kickin’ it throw fleece blanket from Collections Etc. We’ve already agreed that one of the many upsides to watching movies at home with the fam is the ability to curl up and get comfy. No better way to do it then with a Duke Blankie. Not a big fan of the western? Not a problem, at Collections Etc. there are no shortage of styles and colors.