I am beyond excited that Halloween is almost over. It’s not just because I can’t wait to eat all the candy that the kids bring home either. That’s only part of it. There’s also that whole part about Halloween costumes being the bane of my existence. Can you believe that Maggie keeps changing what she wants to be TOMORROW?! And we still have pumpkin carving to do tonight. By ‘we’ I mean Nerdguy. I seem to be sensitive to the pumpkin guts – both in the whiny, crying, OMG don’t make me do this anymore type of sensitive, and also in the itchy hives kind of way. So I happily handed the carving knife over. Although I have the same reaction to dusting, and no one is exactly wrestling the duster out of my hand.
But after tomorrow, it will all be behind me (literally in the case of the 5 pound candy weight gain), and I can start doing what I look forward to all year – I can freely start playing Christmas movies on a 24 hour loop!
Settle down! I’m not rushing the holiday season or doing one of those stressful xx shopping days left or anything. Those are awful. No. I’m talking about sitting and watching movies. No stress – a vacation if anything. Ooh, maybe a National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – I spotted that piece of gold on Netflix the other day! The reason that I need to start watching now is because there are so many that I love, and it’s hard to fit them all in if I wait. Apparently the children still want to be fed and driven places. Grinches.
By the way there are only 55 shopping days left until Christmas. And 47 until Hanukkah!
Just in case you are starting to panic as much as I suddenly am, you’ll be glad to hear that I may be able to help you out with that. Staples.ca has provided my family with a new Roku 3 to stream our movies on, and they are generously letting me give one to TWO of my lucky readers!!! I’m getting started early on the holiday movie watching so that I can screen the best ones for the lucky winners to watch on their early holiday gift!
I know I am going to stream Netflix on my Roku 3 most of the time (hello…addicted!) but there are tons of other channels to choose from, and Nerdguy was pretty psyched about playing Angry Birds Space using the remote with motion control. The other cool feature about the remote is that it has a headphone jack so that I can keep watching after the kids have gone to bed. Can’t have light sleepers waking up while I’m wrapping gifts! Or eating shortbread! I love the sleek look of the Roku 3 as well – it fits anywhere, with no heavy lifting – I’m still recovering from lifting our ancient TV by myself.
What are your favourite holiday movies? My family will be streaming holiday movies all month, and at the end of November we will crown our pick for ‘Ultimate Holiday Movie’ and I will announce my two lucky winners as we #StreamInto2015 !
Contest open to residents of Canada excluding Quebec.
Disclosure: I received a Roku 3 and snacks from Staples.ca so that we could crown our ‘Ultimate Family Movie.’ I am also a member of the Netflix Streamteam, which provides me with a free membership and perk throughout the year.
Shriek the Halls! What can i say, i’m classy!
Shrek the Halls! What can i say, i’m classy!
Selena Eprile says
love this giveaway, I am in the market for a steaming device and loved reading your post about it!
Kim McD says
All time best Christmas movie EVER is Charlie Brown Christmas, I make my husband watch it every. single. year!
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A Christmas Story.
Andrea Amy says
Its not Christmas unless I’ve watched the Santa Clause like 12 times. LOVE that movie so much 🙂
My favorite holiday movie is A Christmas Story
Lori Jackson says
How the Grinch stole Christmas with Jim Carrey
I like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
My fav holiday movie is the Gring Who Stole Christmas.
I really like It’s a Wonderful life. It’s so sweet.
My favourite holiday movie would have to be Home Alone!
It will always remain – It’s a Wonderful Life
Me too Lee-Ann. Have you seen Mr. Deeds? It has Jimmy Stewart in it too, and it’s just as good (maybe better :p)
Kristine Ewald says
I love the elf movie
Elf is my favorite holiday movie
I love watching Elf.
Lori Bazan says
How the Grinch Stole Christmas ia my favorite
Amy Heffernan says
Mickeys A Christmas Carol!
lori b says
it’s a wonderful life
angela m says
My favorite is A Christmas Story
Brenda Penton says
My favourite is A Christmas Story
michelle tremblett says
I love home alone 🙂 followed by Elf.
The Polar Express!
Erin W says
I love Mickey’s Christmas Carol!
Tammy Dalley says
I love Elf!
Belinda McNabb says
Our favorite holiday movie is Elf because it is so funny and has a great message
stacey dempsey says
My favorite is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, I love Bumble the snow monster
Home Alone 1 & 2.
Karla Sceviour says
ELF is my favorite holiday movie to watch with the family! 🙂
heidi c. says
I love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The Abominable Snowmonster is my fave!
it’s a Wonderful Life
Sabrina Tong says
It’s a Wonderful Life is my favourite!
seham merzib says
Wendy Jensen says
My favorite holiday movie is Home Alone.
A Charlie Brown Christmas is my favourite.
Irene Eichler says
It’s a wonderful life
Judy Cowan says
My favourite is White Christmas.
Wendy hutton says
National Lampoons Christmas vacation
Doris Calvert says
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Nightmare Before Christmas
Elf and as a child it was National Lampoon’s Christmas.
Great giveaway! I still love to this day “To grandmothers house we go” such a good movie my kids are now into!
My favorite holiday movie is The Polar Express!
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I enjoy Love Actually!
vidya sudarsan says
Polar Express 🙂
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Megan F. says
Christmas with the Kranks is my favourite!
katrina sherfield says
Jack Frost and Home Alone are wonderful holiday movies!
katrina sherfield says
Jack Frost and Home Alone are wonderful holiday movies
Maggie C says
Home Alone 1
My fave is ELF!
Florence C says
I look forward to watching A Christmas Story every year.
Bailey Dexter says
Our family loves to watch every year It’s a wonderful life! Always a favourite at our home.
Holly Messana says
My favorite is Christmas with the Kranks. I can watch it over and over.
Polar Express 🙂
Lisa Smith says
I love White Christmas
Jen B. says
My favourite Christmas movie is Muppets Christmas Carol. So good!
My favorite holiday movie is Love Actually! It’s such a sweet movie and makes you feel good inside!
Suzie M says
I like Its a Wonderful Life
bev reid says
I love white Christmas and polar express with the grand kids.
bev reid says
white Christmas and polar express
naiddia p says
Andrew P says
Elf is my favourite holiday movie
I love Garfield’s Christmas, I’ll watch it 100 times.