The countdown to the New Year means it’s also time to countdown to when the kids go back to school. We know you love your kids, but too much down time combined with too many holiday cookies means everyone is probably a little on edge.
Just in case you haven’t seen enough movies already over the holiday break, we have one final family-friendly list for you this year. (Personal note… as I write this post my girls just threw books at each other. I’m definitely in countdown mode!)
For Cranky Teenagers – Vampires Suck, PG-13
Let’s face it, at this age… everything sucks. So lighten up a little and laugh along with your teenager by watching this ridiculous and sometimes hilarious parody of that other vampire movie series that has tweens (and their moms) all hot and bothered. The Sullens vs. The Cullens — which vampire family sucks more?
For a Family Movie Night – Alice in Wonderland, PG
In our house we’ve seen almost every movie in the theater this holiday season and have also worked our way through all the redbox new releases. So on week two of family time, we dug a little deeper for a movie we could all enjoy. Up next: Alice in Wonderland, because our family can never get enough of Johnny Depp. Especially me (mom) who has secretly had a crush on JD since his 21 Jump Street days.
For Your Little Readers – The Electric Company: Hey You Guys! TV-Y
The original Electric Company is one of my all-time favorites, and I was very excited to see that it is back and almost as good as the 1970s classic. I say “almost” because the original starred the super-fabulous Morgan Freeman and it would be nearly impossible to compete. Both versions focus on helping your little one improve his or her reading skills. Who can argue with that?
For Families Who Love a Great Classic – True Grit, G
Before you head to the theater to see the 2010 version of True Grit starring Jeff Bridges, pick up a copy of the 1969 original starring the one and only John Wayne. Check out Wayne’s Oscar-winning performance and see if Bridges stands a chance at scoring an Academy Award. And if you haven’t done so already, make sure to play our Movie Awards Game on Facebook and log your picks!