At the end of October, Staples Canada challenged The Smiths (that’s us!) to stream holiday movies using our new Roku streaming device throughout the month of November. The goal? To crown one movie the ultimate holiday movie! We accepted the challenge, even though I wasn’t sure how we were all going to agree on ONE movie? My husband, myself, and my son all have very different tastes when it comes to movies.
We watched a few Halloween movies, Thanksgiving movies, and then got right into Christmas movies (my favourite!). Little A. gravitated towards DreamWorks Christmas specials, such as “Merry Madagascar” and “Shrek the Halls”. Mister Smith was keen on “Arthur Christmas” – which we all enjoyed – and I loved watching the classics “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Little Women”. Although, some may not consider Little Women a holiday movie, the Christmas and winter scenes are perfection and it’s won its way into our repertoire of holiday favourites.
Our favourite Holiday Movies
So, I’m sure you’re holding your breath to know which one we crowned the Ultimate Holiday Movie? Well, after some deliberation – we’ve decided that our 2014 pick is “Miracle on 24th Street” – the 1994 version directed by Les Mayfield. It is the remake of the original holiday classic – where a little girl befriends a department store Santa Claus who claims he is the real one. The movie is sweet, charming, and altogether a family Christmas classic.
Now, to be perfectly honest – this is a bit of a compromise! You see, if my husband and I were choosing together, we probably would pick “Love Actually”. And if my son were choosing alone, he would pick “Frosty the Snowman”. And if I were picking alone, I most certainly would say “Little Women” because it makes me want to bake, start a fire, sing carols, and play in the snow. But that’s all behind the scenes, we’re sticking to our choice 😉
Thankfully, we have a nifty streaming device from Staples Canada that allows us to search hundreds of titles and find just what we are in the mood for to watch and enjoy the season.
We’re giving away 2 streaming devices!
Staples Canada wants you to have the chance to do the same! So today, we’re giving away 2 streaming devices to 2 lucky readers of The Best of this Life! The winners will have the choice between the Roku 3 Streaming Media Player or the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player. Enter in the rafflecopter below and good luck!
Giveaway is open to Canadian Residents only. Two winners will be drawn. Each winner will receive (1) device of their choice. Giveaway closes December 12th, 12am EST.
Tell me, what is your favourite holiday movie?
*The Best of this Life is part of the Staples Canada #StreamInto2015 Campaign and as such received movie night snacks and a streaming device to participate in the holiday fun! All opinions are my own.