I present to you, fellow holiday lovers, my favorite holiday finds currently on Netflix:

Mickey’s Magical Christmas

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

Christmas With the Cranks

Love, Actually

Serendipity

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Fireplace for Your Home

Friends, The One With The Holiday Armadillo

What are your favorites?


Happy fall, y’all! Is there any better time for back yard fires, long walks outside, a book with hot tea and a throw blanket and TELEVISION?

I think not.

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Rob and I have been working through The Walking Dead, starting with season one, episode one. We just started season four and, thanks to Netflix adding season five on Sept. 25, we will likely wrap up our recap just before season six begins airing on AMC.

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Rob and his coworkers have been recapping season two of Blacklist to prep for the upcoming season three premiere on Blacklist. He has been telling me to get on this bamdwagon, and I think this is finally my year to join in.

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I don’t think I quite live under a rock, but I was totally surprised last week when I saw a trailer for Heroes Reborn, a new NBC spinoff series based on the original Heroes. I fell in love with the show almost five years ago while I spent hours with my breast pump and Netflix as my trusty companion, then not only did the show just *poof* end, but it disappeared from Netflix soon after I finished.

Heroes is not only back on TV in this new, “reborn” series, but the original is also baaaaaaaack on Netflix!

Praise the Netflix marathon gods, my shelfie is packed with awesomeness!

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My kids are just like me in their Netflix viewing habits – they’re repeat offenders. They have the shows/movies they like, and getting them to check out something new isn’t always easy.

Dinotrux premiered on Netflix at just the right time. ETC saw a preview for the show on the DVD for Home, so when they saw the image pop up on Netflix, they freaked out. “We just saw that preview before Home! Can we watch it?”

Something new I don’t know the theme song to by heart (and wish I didn’t)? SURE, KIDDOS.

It’s a cute show, I must say. Half dinosaur, half construction truck, the first two episodes I’ve seen talk about bullies and standing up for yourself as well as the power of sticking together and being friends. All three of my kids were captivated for two episodes while I cooked dinner after a long day at the playground.

I’m a fan.

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Did you HEAR? Netflix is going to start streaming Reading Rainbow TOMORROW.

I started pregaming with my kids this week by watching some of the newest episodes with LaVar Burton on YouTube, but all four of us are downright ecstatic for full episodes to be available for binging.

My love of merging books with TV/movies for my kids is no secret. Two of ETC’s favorite Netflix “shows” are The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, and they beg for more! more! more! when I put on the Scholastic stories with books like Bark, George! and Chrysanthemum.

Reading Rainbow will be a total game changer, though. The books and teaching segments on the show are not only nostalgic (third grade, lights off, popcorn with fake-cheese powder on my brown paper towel square), but they are timeless.

Netflix just keeps getting better.

(In case you don’t follow me on Twitter, a quick story about a Netflix-related, awesome-parenting-moment milestone Eleanor hit this month: Thanks to the endless Friends marathons Netflix provides once my kids are in bed, Eleanor, who frequently wakes up once a night for a snack, recognized her first Friend by name last week: Phoebe. I am a proud mama.)

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Parents, you know that moment. Your kids ask to do something, and you’re only half paying attention (because you’re doing four other things at the time), and you say, “OK, sure!” because you don’t hear any red-alert words (fire, hit, blood, *&#%!@, etc.), and the next thing you know you realize you have given permission to something NOT COOL.

Abort! Abort! Abort!

Except sometimes it isn’t that easy.

Sometimes the kid wanders off with their iPad and quietly becomes obsessed with Mako Mermaids, H2O and whatever other shows are related.

You don’t realize it’s a problem until the song has wormed its way into your head and you poke your nose in front of theirs and finally check out what it is they’re newly in love with.

The abort! button is now attached to the heartbreak! button, and for the love of all that’s holy, “Because I think this show is obnoxious,” is apparently a reason with some sort of maxed-out limit (and I refuse to take Spongebob off my NOPE list), so the obnoxious show becomes one of those Things you just deal with because it isn’t hurting anyone (except your own brain), and look at how cute they are swooning over mermaids and pretending to be mermaids in the pool!

No? You’ve never been there? Huh. Don’t mind me. I’ll just be over here humming along with, “Together, forever together lying in the sun!”

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