The Anatomy Of A Netflix Night In

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How many times a day to you daydream of being home on the couch with your favourite snack and TV show? Or maybe you have plans to go out, but deep down, you really just want to make it a Netflix night in. I don’t know about you, but it’s a pretty common feeling for me. TV has always been a vital cog in staying sane as a parent to young boys. I look forward to both, watching shows with them, but also watching shows I want to watch after they go to bed.

In the old days, you had to plan your nights according to when and what shows were on. Thursdays used to be big. Must See TV and all that jazz. It was a night you would choose to stay home and make it a fun event.

Now with the likes of Netflix, any night can be whatever you want it to be. No more waiting. If the kids wake up for whatever reason, you put down the popcorn, pause the show and deal. Then pick up where you left off. Technology is a beautiful thing. I can’t imagine a time when you just had to suck it up and miss part of what you were watching.

Our family has a few routines when it comes to a Netflix night in. It comes down to whether or not it is a weekday or weekend.

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Valentine’s Day: A Modern Showmance

There’s a new relationship benchmark to achieve and it has nothing to do with a status update.

As we head into the month of love, Netflix asked some of their members how the video streaming service has impacted their romantic life. From the early phases of courting to post marital bliss, Netflix has often been a barometer of a relationship’s status. The streaming service polled its millennial members to ask how Netflix has impacted their relationship process over the years. From finding that show compatibility is important (yes, a love for Making a Murderer could make or break a bond) to understanding the significance of deciding to share an account, the findings uncovered some interesting insights…

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New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces 2016 Jury

EVENT RUNS FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 20

SLATE PREVIEW:
THE BOY AND THE BEAST – OPENING NIGHT, SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING
THE IDOL – CLOSING DAY FILM
THE LITTLE PRINCE – SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING

2016 JURY INCLUDES:
SOFIA COPPOLA, GEENA DAVIS, MATTHEW MODINE, JULIANNE MOORE,
BILL PLYMPTON, SUSAN SARANDON, CHRISTINE VACHON,
GUS VAN SANT, JEFFREY WRIGHT

NEW YORK (January 20, 2016) – The critically acclaimed New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival has announced its 2016 jury and slate preview for the upcoming event, which runs February 26-March 20 at New York’s Bow Tie Chelsea, DGA Theater, IFC Center, Museum of the Moving Image, Scandinavia House, SVA Theatre, and Village East Cinemas. Now in its 19th year, the Festival is the nation’s largest for children and teens and will present all new animated, live action, documentary and experimental shorts and features from approximately 30 countries. The complete festival lineup will be announced on January 26 and tickets for the festival will go on sale at www.nyicff.org.

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Baking and Streaming This Holiday Season

How did it get to be December 21st already? Christmas is only a few days away and there is still so much to do in our house to get ready. Thankfully, everything that is remaining is of the fun variety. To me, the holidays means time to relax with the family and eat lots of baked goods while watching movies.

So it was great to see this month’s streamteam theme was just that. What have we been baking and what have we been watching on Netflix?

What’s Baking?

Well, so far, most of the baking is still to come. The kitchen will be giving off the scent of freshly baked muffins this week and once everyone is home for Christmas, Netflix will also be giving off smells of a different kind. You know that electronics smell of dust and over usage?

I did manage to do some “dad” baking last week that was festive. I whipped up some easy-bake cinnamon rolls on a night it was just the boys and I. Whenever mom has to work late, we have what the boys call a “dad dinner”. It usually means something they love to eat and watching Netflix.

So when I added cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate, it became a real holiday party.

If you look around the house now, you will see candy canes, gingerbread houses and all kinds of random treats that only show up during the holidays.

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