Do you love watching movies? I love watching movies. I especially love to cuddle up on the sofa, teenagers and blankets draped around me, to watch movies throughout the slow-moving holiday season. I think that pizza-on-the-coffee-table and some group screen time is a great way to spend time with my teenagers.
Apparently, I’m not alone. According to a new survey from Netflix Canada,
‘… over half (58 per cent) of households with children reported that they watch movies together during the holidays. Along with Holiday dinners, cooking, baking and shopping, watching TV and movies together is a new holiday tradition!
While watching movies is a big part of Canadian holiday traditions, another holiday tradition, purchasing gifts, isn’t easy for the majority of those surveyed. Netflix research shows that 62 per cent of Canadians who participate in holiday gift giving say that it’s difficult to find a gift the entire family can enjoy, while the same amount (62 per cent) say it’s hard to find the perfect gift while staying within a set budget.
At just $8 per month, Netflix is a great, reasonably priced gift and something you can do together as a family. I know that as a Mom of teens, I’m always looking to hit those two birds with one stone. (Why does everything teenagers want cost more than $100?)
To make sure that we liked the service before we could recommend it, we loaded up our own Netflix subscription.
The verdict: While they don’t have all the newest shows, there’s enough to keep everyone busy. This means that my husband enjoyed some TV on his Windows 8 phone while on the exercise bike, and I haven’t see my 13-year old since last Wednesday. We tried Netflix with both a computer and Sony Playstation hooked up to the TV and both worked great. The signal was consistent and the interface was easy to use. I look forward to getting near the TV to watch coveted shows like Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey now that my boy has exhausted the library of Family Guy, The Simpsons, and Futurama.
If you like someone and you want them to watch a lot of TV and movies, you can give them the gift of Netflix (especially because there is no where to buy Blockbuster gift certificates anymore). What a great gift that just keeps on giving! Head over to their website to purchase a Netflix gift card. to purchase a Netflix gift card. (I know that my Mother would love a year’s supply of movies and TV, never mind my daughter and her university roommates.. Oh, and that lady down the street, and…)
To make sure you can embrace this new holiday tradition with GLEE, Netflix has given momfaze TWO 3-month subscriptions to share with our readers.
To enter, all you have to do is tell us:
WHAT IS THE ONE MOVIE YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE TO YOUR TEENAGERS.
HINT: for me, it was The Breakfast Club.
For extra entries, do these simple tasks and let us know you did them:
1. Tweet the contest
2. Share the contest on Facebook
3. Follow momfaze by subscribing in the box to the right
4. LIKE us on Facebook to join in the fun
Contest is eligible for Canada only, and runs from Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:00 am to Monday, December 17 at 12:00 noon.
Disclosure: We were provided statistics and information by Netflix to write this post. We were also provided two subscriptions to try netflix as well as two to giveaway. The opinions in this post are our own.