Friday, November 28, 2014

Netflix is Perfect for A Friendsgiving Food Coma Weekend #StreamTeam

Ah... Thanksgiving. This year that means a 5 day weekend where we're thankful for lazy pajama days, sleeping in, a roaring fire, tons of food, and family down time. We're embracing the food coma, the fabulous, bountiful leftovers, and hangin' with a few favorite friends.

Disclosure: ChiIL Mama is a proud member of the Netflix Stream Team. We've been compensated with a free year of Netflix and a rockin' engraved iPad Mini for sharing monthly posts with our readers! As always, all opinions are our own.

Photo Credit: Kenaz-Mara 2014

We're usually super busy with events and shows to shoot and cover daily (we hit 8 theatre openings in 7 days last week) and international film crew travel. Hubs will soon be off to Hawaii-LA-San Diego-San Francisco-Atlanta over a 10 day span. And the kids are usually on the run to team gymnastics, tumbling, honors classes, Girl Scouts, ultimate frisbee, darkroom photography, and mentoring younger kids after school. So we treasure the few times our whole family has nowhere to go and can veg and watch Netflix together. This Wednesday through Sunday that's exactly where you'll find us!

ChiIL Mama is elated to be back again for another year as an official Netflix Stream Team blog. Once a month we'll be sharing fun content with you. One of the things we dig about this partnership is the creative flexibility. They send a suggested monthly topic, but ultimately we have the freedom to cover anything we want. This month we're loving their suggestions for "Friendsgiving" and famous/infamous TV and movie friends.

This month we're all about Friendsgiving, a popular take on Thanksgiving when friends come together to celebrate good food and great company. We kept our Thanksgiving feast traditional but low key, with just our immediate family, but we've been enjoying hanging with out of town friends over the long weekend and introducing the kids to some of our favorite buddy movies too, while we nosh on leftovers like pumpkin pie, turkey sandwiches and carbs galore. 

Our real life friends are one of the biggest things we're thankful, and so are some of this month's ‘dynamic duo’ titles to stream on Netflix for a wide range of ages and interests. We've marked some of our favs with an asterisk * below. 

If you need some thought starters on how to spark a conversation around friendship with your kids, check out these tips from Common Sense Media.

20 Dynamic Duos Available on Netflix

1. Bob and Larry: VeggieTales in the House
2. *Bert and Ernie: Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends (You can't beat the classics and these roomies rock! The ultimate odd couple for the tot lot set. We've got a life long love for Ernie & Bert.)
3. Bo and Dezzy: Bo on the Go!
4. Justin and Olive: Justin Time
5. Tod and Copper: The Fox and the Hound 2
6. Clifford and Elizabeth: Clifford

1. *Phineas and Ferb (Here at ChiIL Mama we LOVE Phineas and Ferb.)
2. *Shaggy and Scooby: Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (There are so many generations and incarnations of Scooby-Doo movies and episodes dating back to the originals from my childhood. My kids have caught them all.)
3. Vada and Thomas: My Girl
4. Martin and Chris: Wild Kratts
5. Finn and Jake: Adventure Time
7. *Charlotte and Wilbur: Charlotte's Web (Forget arachnophobia and embrace a love for smart and helpful spiders. This sweet story is one of our long time favorites.)

1. Rory and Lorelai: Gilmore Girls
2. Schmidt and Nick: New Girl
3. Ted and Barney: How I Met Your Mother
4. Liz and Jack: 30 Rock
5. Walter and Jesse: Breaking Bad
6. *Mulder and Scully: The X-Files (We're always down for a good supernatural mystery and have seen all the X-Files episodes at least once.)
7. *Wayne and Garth: Wayne's World (Classic Chicago burbs comedy and still as funny as ever!)

Speaking of friends... "Friends" -- all 10 seasons of them -- hit the service Jan. 1. Mark your calendars!

Explore lessons about friendship from a few of the greatest duos, including Rory and LorelaiCharlotte and Wilbur and Bob and Larry, whose all-new Netflix original, "VeggieTales in the House," starts streaming Nov. 26.

Disclosure: Once again ChiIL Mama is a proud member of the Netflix Stream Team. We've been compensated with a free year of Netflix and a rockin' engraved iPad Mini for sharing monthly posts with our readers! As always, all opinions are our own.

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