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You saw what a marathon our Christmas Season was!! Let’s get on with the New Year’s celebrations! Let’s knock this one out of the park! For the past four years, we’ve been ringing in the New Year with a movie marathon: Sherlock Holmes, Lord Peter Wimsey, Dr. Who, and Alfred Hitchcock. This year, to top off an amazing […]
If you knew how much I loved Hitchcock films…and, in particular, the way that Hitchcock treats both FOOD and ARTWORK in those films, you’d know how easy it was to say YES to Bea’s suggestion that we have a Hitchcock-themed New Year’s Eve Party this year. This summer, the kids got hooked on Rear Window and The […]
I know, I know. It’s a Thursday. We probably don’t want to keep the kids up all night long. They have school on Friday morning. But we’re still in that hazy lazy period of adjusting to Daylight Savings Time. And, we’ve got plans to go and see The Tempest this weekend at Hart House Theatre. So, […]
“Stop taking pictures of the calendar,” yelled my youngest. “I’m syncing our schedules on my tablet, now!” While the giant paper calendar in the kitchen has its uses, it’s hard for our family to keep tabs on each other unless we’re standing right there in front of it. And, let’s face it, we’re not home […]
Today, we’ll be watching two movies featuring the spunky Jean Arthur, who reminds me of my grandma Geraldine! Tonight’s Classic Comedies with the Christmas Spirit are The More the Merrier and The Talk of the Town. To go along with our films, we’ll make last year’s fabulous recipe for Punch & Judy Cookies [with a […]
Pizza and Cary Grant!! Pizza and Cary Grant!! The Advent Film Festival “Classic Comedies with the Holiday Spirit” Continues! Tonight, we’ll watch a Cary Grant double feature: Topper and His Girl Friday. And we’ll make pizzas from a recipe we posted during advent last year: Quick & Easy Thin Crust Pizzas. You’ll find a reprint […]
This year’s Advent Film Festival is chock-full of double features!! Each week, we’ll watch a pair of classic, comedic films the kids have not yet seen and which, in some way shape or form, convey the Christmas spirit. To that end, we’ve chosen to structure our first three Double Feature Fridays [and yes, there will […]
As always, our New Year’s Eve plans come along last minute. Last year’s family Sherlock Holmes Party was such a success, that we decided to continue the tradition of having a mystery movie night this year by introducing the kids to the fabulous story-telling of Dorothy L. Sayers. Tonight, we’ll be dusting off the DIY Detective […]
Tonight, we’ll order Fish & Chips and settle down to watch a Christmas classic on the darkest day of the year! Our Friday holiday Film Fest Continues with The Bishop’s Wife!
George Cukor’s Holiday (1938) is one of our favourite movies. It was high time we showed it to the kids! To go along with the excitement, we decided to design a special new cookie to add to our repertoire. At first, we thought of creating a Linda Seaton “If he wants to sell peanuts” Peanut […]
We’re starting our Friday Night Holiday Film Festival with a rather unusual double feature: Gremlins and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Neither of these movies are particularly “good.” But, after a long week of school, the kids are bound to enjoy a good giggle and squeal. We’re going to try to limit their “sweets” intake tonight […]
The Best Laid Plans : Screening Lists : Food & Drink : DIY Detective Kits : Fingerprint Chart __________________ The Best Laid Plans “Excellent!” I cried. “Elementary,” said he. – “The Adventure of the Crooked Man,” Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes I didn’t think I would be writing another Lunchbox Season post until 2012. The Advent Shadowbox has been set aside […]
December 23, 2011 27th Day of Advent 2 Days til Christmas LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! You’ve done a great job reading the adventures! Now grab your 3D glasses! We’ll catch the new TINTIN movie after school! _____________ The kids, especially my daughter, have been reading Tintin comics religiously after school. When they saw the movie […]
December 15, 2011 19th Day of Advent 10 Days ’til Christmas Rudolph Festival Watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on the CBC, Eat Some Festive Snacks, and… Design your own Misfit Toy! __________ This evening, we’ll be snuggling up by the fire to watch a Christmas classic. Mid-way through the film, I’ll break out the gel pens and […]
December 9, 2011 13th Day of Advent 16 Days ’til Christmas Today, our MERRY-MAKING splits us up. The girls set off with a few good friends for a holiday MOVIE, while the boys embark upon a living room LEGO-building contest royale. BE MINDFUL, then, of what you see and hear and feel and think today. So that when we come […]
December 2, 2011 6th Day of Advent 23 Days to Christmas Meatless Suppers & Classic Movies Are Friday’s Fantastic Feats Tonight We’ll Watch a Thin Man Mystery Or a Marx Brothers Tear-Up Tackling Piles of Pancakes Topped with Pure Canadian Maple Syrup Fridays in Advent are typically meat free. Since I have an evening party to attend, […]
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