Christmas Day Movie Releases 2014

2014 December 18

We have created a  new tradition of sorts…

Now that our kids are all older there is less ‘Early Morning’ present chaos and more… ‘can we sleep in on Christmas Morning’ types of conversations going on over here. We get up and I toss our favorite Breakfast Casserole into the oven.

Christmas Stockings from Amazon Super cuteEveryone comes down at the same time.
THIS IS A RULE. They remind each other.
Along with the rule about creating a sleeping cave in the upstairs family room and yes they still sleep slumber party fashion together on Christmas Eve.

In the morning we take turns shrieking with surprise and unwrapping the Stocking and ‘Santa’ gifts. But we leave any family gifts for later after a few photos, changing into new clothes and breakfast.

Then we take our time enjoying the rest of the gifts and the morning.
We leave the wrapping paper mess alone most of the day. THIS IS A RULE, I remind them.

Starting a couple years ago, we had Christmas all wrapped up (ha ‘unwrapped-up’?) by early afternoon. The roast beast was nestled in the oven for a long winter’s nap. And we drove over the river and through the woods to see Les Miz at the movie theater!

You have to understand. We are a showtunes-roadtrip-singing kind of family. We’ve seen a lot of plays and the girls listen to music from all types of Broadway shows.

And this year.
One of our most favorite musicals of all time.
Opens on Christmas Day!

Into The Woods — PG

Into the Woods opening Christmas Day

Oh. How to describe a Stephen Sondheim musical?

Chaos. Brilliance. Genius.
A Wolf and a Witch and Red Riding Hood.
Cinderella and her Prince.
A Baker and his Wife.
A Boy and his Cow.
Rapunzel and her Hair.
And a Big Tall Terrible, Awesome, Scary, Wonderful Giant in the sky!

We already bought our tickets. Christmas Day. Matinee.
Hope the roast beast doesn’t burn while we’re out.
Who’s dying to see Meryl Streep as The Witch?!


I’m torn this year though, because a book I fell in love with several years ago has also been made into a movie and comes out on Christmas Day.

Unbroken — PG 13

Written by Laura Hillenbrand (same author who wrote Seabiscuit). And directed by Angelina Jolie… you know? Maleficent?

 unbroken movie directed by angelina jolie out Christmas Day 2014


The Interview with Seth Rogan also comes out on Christmas Day.
But first it’s rated R. I probably wouldn’t have seen it. And second we have the North Korean’s to thank for leaking most of it already. #Weird.

WAIT! Nevermind, according to The Interview will NOT come out Christmas Day and there is no plan to release it at all, not even on DVD. Oops. Sorry Sony.

But in case you’re looking for other fun family movies BEFORE Christmas Day or during the holiday break?

Night at the Museum, part 3: Secret of the Tomb – PG

Opens Friday December 19th, 2014 (This Friday!)

Annie the new production for 2014 — PG
Also opens this Friday, December 19th.


The Hobbit Part 3 – PG 13

I’ll be honest I saw the first movie of this series and yawned a lot.
I thought we would rent the 2nd one and well… just didn’t get around to it and now the 3rd one is already out? I’m pretty sure we won’t see this one in the theaters but maybe we’ll try to rent the 2nd one and catch up? Anyway, The Hobbit is already in theaters right now.


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2014 December 15

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Last Minute Christmas Cards! There’s Still Time!

2014 December 15

Found a whole bunch of hilarious Christmas Cards.
You Still have time. You could even print at home with some options!


Or… Skip the Mail… just post a funny Christmas Card to Facebook.
DONE. Go wrap presents.

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When You’re Looking for a Modest Prom Dress?? Ask a Mormon.

2014 December 11
When You're Looking for a Modest Prom Dress?? Ask a Mormon.

I know I’m on a soapbox here, but I’m hoping if you’re reading this you feel at least a little bit like I do. Finding a modest prom dress is YOUR JOB as a mom.


Are Boots On Your Wishlist This Year? #GoodNCrazy Flash Giveaway

2014 December 8
Are Boots On Your Wishlist This Year? #GoodNCrazy Flash Giveaway

I’m giving away a $150 Gift Code to, because I love boots. Who doesn’t? And I love the thousands of boot options over at CountryOutfitter. They also sell handbags and children’s boots!


Shhh It’s a Secret! The Best Gourmet Homemade Hot Chocolate!

2014 December 8
Shhh It’s a Secret! The Best Gourmet Homemade Hot Chocolate!

I might be a tiny bit addicted to all things hot cocoa. Lately my main love affair has been with locating salted caramel syrups to add to cheap instant mixes. But once a year. During the magical sparkly Christmas Tree Lights time. I break down and make the true best hot chocolate in the world. […]


10 Reasons to Find out What Popmoney Is!

2014 December 4
10 Reasons to Find out What Popmoney Is!

Here’s where the brilliance of Popmoney shines. It ISN’T an online wallet. If Carissa sends a note to her 9 other siblings to send her THIS exact amount of cash via Popmoney, that money will come directly from their checking account to hers. They don’t even have to set up an account with Popmoney if they don’t want to. It can all take place on a computer or directly on a smartphone.


How to Make Perfect Instant Oatmeal

2014 December 3
How to Make Perfect Instant Oatmeal

Do you manage to boil over your oatmeal in the microwave every. single. time?
Here’s the trick to NEVER boiling over instant oatmeal in the microwave:


Where To Find Smart Gifts For Nerd Tweens? RadioShack!

2014 December 3
Where To Find Smart Gifts For Nerd Tweens? RadioShack!

When I heard about the LittleBits kits at RadioShack, I was intrigued and wondered if they might be a good fit for my brand of nerd kiddo?

The age on the box says age 14+? But I’m pretty sure as long as I supervised him and made sure he didn’t eat the parts he would be fine.


Getting To Purple? Using Lightroom to Blast Your Photos From Blah to Hurrah!

2014 December 2
Getting To Purple? Using Lightroom to Blast Your Photos From Blah to Hurrah!

5 Steps to Rock Lightroom and Speed up Your Photo Editing Workflow


GetClipless and Stop Losing Your Phone! #GoodNCrazy Flash Giveaway

2014 December 1
GetClipless and Stop Losing Your Phone! #GoodNCrazy Flash Giveaway

I’m giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card, just because I love you. Seriously. I’m paying for it. Go fill a stocking or 2. Clipless is also giving away a Clothing Package with extra NFC mounts and connectors for multiple devices!


#ItsAllTooMuch We Made an Elf on the Shelf Parody!!!

2014 November 26
#ItsAllTooMuch We Made an Elf on the Shelf Parody!!!

When you are asked to take part of a Parody Video that will very likely embarrass your children, you say YES of course!


Free Chalkboard Christmas Card Download Ideas!

2014 November 24
Free Chalkboard Christmas Card Download Ideas!

Even if you don’t have Photoshop you could totally pull this card design off on PicMonkey or Canva. And you can download the Free Chalkboard Christmas Art on THIS WEBSITE.

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