Blogmas 2020 {Day 15/ Favorite Christmas Movies}

Hi Guys!

Welcome back to another day of Blogmas!

Today i’m sharing some of my favorite Christmas movies!

Christmas Movies:

Those are some of my favorite Christmas movies, what’s your favorite?

Be sure to come back again tomorrow for another fun post!

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5 Halloween Movies & Books (For The Whole Family)

Hey Guys!

Today i’m sharing 5 Halloween movies, and 5 Halloween books your family will be sure to love.

Let’s start with movies first…

  1. Hocus Pocus – A classic Halloween movie! I don’t care for some of the language, but overall i love this movie!
  2. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie – Another classic! All of my kids have loved this movie, and so do i!
  3. The Haunted Mansion – Not really a Halloween movie, but i feel like it works for Halloween. My whole family enjoys this movie.
  4. Room on the Broom – Such a cute movie (and book!), perfect for Halloween.
  5. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest – If you love Curious George this Halloween movie will be perfect for you!

Now onto books…

  1. Room on the Broom – Yes this story has made both of my lists, it’s that good!
  2. The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat – I grew up reading ‘The Berenstain Bears’, so this book just brings back childhood memories.
  3. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat – I’ve previously mentioned we love all the ‘There Was An Old Lady’ books, so it’s no surprise this book has made my list.
  4. Ten Timid Ghosts – Such a cute story, if you haven’t read it yet i highly recommend it!
  5. Click, Clack, Boo! – All the ‘click, clack,…” books are so fun!

There are my lists, hope you enjoyed them. What’s your favorite Halloween movie & book?

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10 Fall Movies

Hey Guys!

With Fall fast approaching (only 5 more days), i thought it would be fun to share some Fall movies.

  1. Hocus Pocus

2. Harvest Love – This is a newer movie (2019) and for full disclosure i’ve never watched it before, but it looks good!

3. You’ve Got Mail

4. Practical Magic

5. Love, Fall & Order – Another newer movie (2020) and i’ve not yet seen it, but it also looks good!

6. Sweet November

7. When Harry Met Sally

8. Stepmom

9. Sleepy Hollow

10. Autumn in New York

What’s your favorite Fall movie?

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Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies {Blogmas Day 8}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing my top 10 favorite Christmas movies…

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In no particular order…

It’s a Wonderful Life – “An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.” – I absolutely love this movie! I always watch it with a box of tissues next to me, because it gets me every time.

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The Bishop’s Wife – “This Christmastime angelic intervention sparkles with good humor as Dudley the angel is sent to help a bishop and his wife survive their attempt to finance a new cathedral.” – Anything with Cary Grant in it is a good movie in my book!

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Christmas With The Kranks – “Fed up with the commercial aspects of Christmas, particularly all the money spent, and alone for the holiday for the first time in decades, as their daughter has just joined the Peace Corps, grumpy Luther Krank and his sweet wife, Nora, decide to skip Christmas this year and forgo the gifts, the tree, the decorations, the cards, the parties, and to spend the dollars saved on a 10-day Caribbean cruise.” – A funny Christmas movie for the whole family.

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas – “He’s a crabby Christmas hater (for some silly reason). Can this green-tinted meanie steal everyone’s holiday season?” – I love the Jim Carrey version of this classic story.

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White Christmas – “These song and dance men bring some holiday cheer to sunny Florida. And woo a couple of lovely ladies in the process.” – Good story line and the singing is wonderful!

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The Santa Claus 1 & 2 – “A bizarre twist of fate transforms a divorced dad into the new Santa.” – I’m not sure why i love these movies so much, but i do. Probably because Tim Allen is a comedic genius.

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Elf – “One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys Raised as an elf. Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world–in New York City.” – I can pretty much quote this entire movie!! It’s an all time family favorite!!

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A Christmas Carol – “When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas — but he must act on it before it’s too late.” – I just love this movie.

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Home Alone – “When little Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family’s home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return.” – Some of the language and stuff i am not a fan of in this movie, but it’s a classic and i grew up watching it, so it made the list.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – “The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in this latest “Vacation” outing, the third and most successful of the series.” – This is another one that i can pretty much quote the entire movie.

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What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

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Themed Learning {Halloween}

A few years ago I shared about doing a themed learning unit, Winter. I remember how much fun that was for the kids, so I decided to bring back themed learning units. Yay!

Of course with Halloween being only 1 day away, what better theme to start with…

Halloween Themed Learning

 

We started our Halloween themed learning unit last week, and here is everything we did.

Books we read:

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Fun stuff we did:

#1 – Halloween Sensory Bin

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You can read all about our Halloween Sensory Bin, HERE. The kids had a lot of fun doing this.

#2 – Carving pumpkins

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We carve pumpkins every year. It has been a tradition of ours for about 12 years now.

#3 – Candy corn, corn on the cobs

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We first tried our hand at this a few years ago, and it was a lot of fun so we decided to try it again. You can find really cool ones on Pinterest.

Food we ate:

Pumpkin shaped sandwiches – We made peanut butter and jelly, but you could do any kind of sandwich. You just need a cookie cutter. I paired the sandwiches with oranges, Jello (orange), Carrots with ranch, goldfish, Halloween Oreo, and a homemade pumpkin looking pretzel.

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Mummy hot dogs – So cute, fun, and easy to make! You only need hot dogs and crescent rolls to make these mummy hot dogs. Recipe can be found HERE.

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Roasted Pumpkin seeds – Use the seeds from the pumpkin carving, roast them in the oven (350 degrees F) for about 20 minutes.

 

Movies we watched:

 

That’s it for our Halloween themed learning week! I hope you enjoyed it!

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