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‘Tis the season… to watch heartwarming television and movies

 

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The weather outside is “frightful” (it truly is!), and our artificial fireplace is so delightful. And since we are not fans of snow and cold, my family and I will be spending a lot more time indoors the next few months while we ride out yet another winter.

My father and stepmother recently moved to Florida from New York (where we live). I bet they are happy with their decision to move (we’re not… but that is another story).

Being stuck inside can be boring. Thanks goodness for television, books and board games.

Admittedly we watch a bit more television during the winter months than we do the rest of the year. We simply do not want to be outside too long in the cold, and where we live there is really nothing else to do except go to the mall and we’ve done that more times than we care to count.

Thank goodness for Netflix! Netflix offers all of my family members something enjoyable to watch – either together or on our own. Our daughter especially can’t live without Netflix. She’s a big fan of shows like One Tree Hill and Gilmore Girls. In fact, a new Gilmore Girls series is premiering this week – Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. 

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The new series is set a decade after the original series ended. The new series features original cast members Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore. It depicts their lives now and follows them through an entire year (all four seasons).

I now my daughter is especially psyched about this and is already planning to tune in on Friday when it debuts.

FYI…, Netflix released today that 62% of mothers and daughters say sharing TV shows helps build a stronger relationship.

It’s great to watch movies and shows about the different types of families. After all, families come in all different “shapes and sizes,” so to speak. You have mixed families consisting of step parents and step siblings. You also have single parent families with just a father or a mother. You also have families with same sex parents.

In my family I was raised by my paternal grandparents, as well as with my biological father. My biological aunt and uncle are, in my eyes, my sister and brother because that is how I was raised.

Not all families are the same. There are plenty of examples of that on Netflix.

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You have prehistoric families, like the Croods and not necessarily a family friendly family like that on Family Guy.

The series The Fosters prove that you don’t have to be blood related to be a family.

In The Secret Life of the American Teenager, you have someone who was a bit too young to start a family.

The Bluths of Arrested Development overshare a bit too much and the Fullers of Fuller House are squeaky clean and love to hug a lot.

Some families are full of drama, like Switched at Birth and some totally redefine what makes a family like in Baby Daddy

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Other shows and movies about unique families – those that redefine what a family is – worth checking out on Netflix include;

And my personal favorite – the Byer family from my favorite Netflix series Stranger Things (I cannot wait for season two!).

So grab your favorite fuzzy blankets, whip up some hot cocoa and enjoy some quality family time together checking out how other families live and spend time together on Netflix.

You may also want to check out what’s new on Netflix.

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For more information visit Netflix.com. You can also find them on social media.

Do you have a favorite television or movie family? Feel free to comment and tell me about them and why they are your favorite? I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. Julie Wood says:

    We watch a lot more tv shows, and movies during the Cold winter months and think that Netflix has so many good shows for families and the Gilmore Girls is a show that I love!

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