It’s the first Friday of the month and you know what that means! Dinner and a Movie time! And since the Grinch is one of my favorite characters of all time, I am particularly excited about this one.
When I was a kid, the Grinch cartoon was the one I absolutely Would Not Miss. (And remember, that was in a whole other century, back before cable was the norm or satellite TV even existed. You watched the cartoons when the local channels played them or you did not watch them that year. And DVD? Pshaw. There weren’t even VHSs when I was very young.)
When I heard they were making a live-action version of the Grinch, I was not sure how to feel.
Welcome to my new series, Dinner and a Movie! I’m so excited about this idea and I hope you are, too.
Dinner and a Movie is going to rock, starting now. Every month, on the first Friday, I’ll bring you a movie suggestion and recipes for a meal, dessert, and snack to go with the movie. An entire family night, already planned. Do you love it?!
I debated long and hard about what film to start out with on this launch. New series, new film, right? And I want to bring you book-based films for your family to enjoy together. But I also want the film to be relevant to the present, the same way my Story Times are relevant to the present. So I thought (it being November) a Thanksgiving-related movie would be best. I hope you’re following my reasoning and not wondering why the heck I’m not suggesting something brand new.
Enjoying a movie on family night with a meal and snacks that relate to it is a great way to have fun and still have a bit of education thrown in. Just don’t make it look like learning. It’s sneakier.