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Big Family + Big Movie Collection = Big Peace

By Alli Worthington |

How I love our couch, snuggle, movie times.

Having five boys between 4 and 14 is crazy, to say the least, especially in the fall and winter. It gets dark early and they have to retreat inside from playing in the yard. They get along well, and by well I mean they like to do things like host wrestling matches in the living room for fun. This would be fine except for the broken furniture that follows.

Before I had kids I imagined we would all gather around the piano and sing (I think I saw that on Swiss Family Robinson) or we would all gather and take up quiet hobbies as a family. These are obviously the delusions of an only child. As the family grew, I fell in love with the snuggling up on the couch as a family and watching movies. The kids are quiet (yay), snuggled up together (awww) and not hurting themselves or others (whew).

Thanks to movies (that we own or stream in) I can also avoid over saturating them with commercials. I’m no fan of the constant ads that make kids want and want and want. Having the ability top cut down a little on the ads is great for me as a parent. Now that we have the Xbox 360, we really love to gather and snuggle up to watch movies as it gets dark so early.

Here are some of the movies that we all love to snuggle up and watch on the Xbox 360. (Can I just say thank goodness for home entertainment? No driving, no lines, no crazy high ticket prices for seven people. Yay!)

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Big Family + Big Movie Collection = Big Peace

The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown never gets old.

My oldest may be a ghost this year! Classic sheet with holes and all.

 

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6 thoughts on “Big Family + Big Movie Collection = Big Peace

  1. Deanna says:

    How fun. I didn’t even know they did that – my wii seems kinda lame now – lol.

  2. Carrie says:

    Yeah, we have a wii too…sigh…I refuse to buy another console right now. I barely have the wii sort of mastered. well, I can turn it on.

  3. Ginger says:

    Elf! That is one of our family’s fave Christmas movies. “Did you hear that?!?” LOL!

    Will totally be streaming that from XBOX. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Monica says:

    Aw. Love it. Movies really do tame the savage beast, don’t they? <3

  5. Becky says:

    Another thing I love about watching movies at home? When people start talking you can shush them up…and if they don’t comply, you can send them to their rooms. ;)

  6. emily says:

    Alie, I really do look up to you, having 4 kids myself. It’s hard, especially in the fall, finding things to do!

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