Christmas Tradition | Movie Marathon

From mid-December through New Years, my home is filled with Christmas cheer.
You see, my mom and middle sister are both teachers so they are off from school and my youngest sister is home on break from her college classes. Now that I’m a stay-at-home/work-from-home mama, I’m here too. So, every year we prepare for a handful of fun, girls-only traditions! The kitchen is filled with delicious treats, we brew cup after cup of holiday cider, and craft projects are spread all about. My toddler is absolutely enamored with all of her extra “friends” who are home as she soaks up the love and joy of the season. It’s truly a fabulous time of year!
One of the tradition we hold fast to each year is a marathon of movies, usually the week between Christmas and New Years. Of course, this is mixed in with all our holiday favorites like White Christmas, Babes in Toyland, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Elf. For our movie marathon we choose a trilogy or series. That way there is a rhyme and reason to our movie watching. Last year we watched Oceans 11, 12, and 13. The year prior, I believe it was the Bourne Trilogy. We’ve watched the Rocky films and all the Anne of Green Gables too. This year we’re considering Harry Potter, and next year, I can almost bet you that my toddler will pull her weight in votes and schedule The Land Before Time series for our marathon!
What holiday traditions does your family stick to year after year?
P.S. You better believe our movie marathons are full of holiday snacks – I love the ideas here for treats kids can help make! But my all-time favorite is moose munch!
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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

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