Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This Month’s Pick for Families: To Grandmother’s House We Go

I’m a working mom of two little kids and I couldn’t imagine living without Netflix. Honestly. It was true even before I started working here. I love curling up on the couch with my kids tucked under each arm, but I also love the fact that Netflix sometimes helps me keep the house running smoothly…if you know what I mean.

So if you enjoy watching TV shows and movies on Netflix as much as my family does, then I hope you’ll like this blog series. Every month we’ll be posting “This Month’s Picks for Families” to give you some ideas that should fit into your family’s routine that month. And we’ll also include some craft or recipe ideas, but don’t worry we’ll keep them realistic and practical.

Our first blog post is full of ideas for the Holiday. Some will get your family in the festive spirit, some are perfect for pre-plane waiting time and some will take you down memory lane yourself. In case you hadn’t thought of taking your Netflix with you wherever you spend your holidays, it’s really simple. Just download our free app on your Smartphone or tablet and enjoy your trip over the river and through the woods.

Here are some of your kids’ favorite characters - Holiday style:

If you make it through this list, we have even more holiday favorites here.

December usually means a lot more time out and about, which can be a recipe for cranky kids and cranky parents. So we asked recipe expert Alejandra Ramos to create a Chocolate Candy Cane Smoothie for us…just don’t tell your kids it’s actually packed with protein. Learn how to make your own.

And I love this idea from former Parenting Magazine editor Kelly Ladd on how to create your own Lego travel box. Learn how to make your own.


On behalf of our team at Netflix, I wish you all a safe and happy Holiday season.


Jenny McCabe is director of the Consumer PR team at Netflix (and a mom of two)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Movies and TV Episodes

‘T is the season for watching great holiday movies. We’re playing our part by featuring a sleigh load of traditional and new favorites. Longing to see A Christmas Carol? We’ve got two versions waiting for you. How about Miracle on 34th Street? Once again we’ve got three to watch instantly, from the original 1947 classic to a more modern version.

But wait there’s more to brighten the festivities. Beyond the many movies and specials, this year we’re highlighting the best TV holiday episodes.

Watch Michael from The Office let the vodka flow way too freely and embarrass everyone. Watch Sue from Glee rig the Secret Santa gift giving while the kids belt out lots of holiday songs. Watch JD from Scrubs persist through another jaded Christmas until a patient miraculously emerges from a coma.

We’re highlighting episodes that capture the full range of holiday moods—goofy, heartwarming, cynical, uplifting—with unforgettable TV episodes from 30 Rock, Roseanne, Arrested Development, South Park, The Andy Griffith Show, Family Ties, etc.

Finally we go way back in the vaults to unearth a wonderful hidden gem: Art Carney playing a drunken department store Santa who finds hope in the Twilight Zone. Please don’t miss this one and enjoy your holiday viewing.

Todd Yellin, the VP of Product Innovation at Netflix, plans on feasting on all of this fat-free holiday content during the month of December.