A New Twist on Girls’ Night In(n)

9 Dec

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Once upon a time Girls’ Night In had a completely different meaning for me. It meant drinking games and gossip, pulling pranks and talking about boys. Now I find myself looking forward to a whole new kind of Girl’s Night In. Filled with Christmas classic movies and baking. And with a little helper instead of my sorority sisters or best girlfriends. One thing remains constant though. Camaraderie and laughter will continue. And I know these nights will bond Bronwyn and I for years to come.

Tradition is very important to me, but as I grow up with the family I have created I find myself creating some new traditions. But bringing some of the old right along. My Mom gave me a great love for old movies. The classics. I really hope as Bronwyn gets older she loves them as much as I do. I cannot wait for her to be old enough to appreciate Holiday Inn and now you see why I put In(n) in the title, wink wink, and White Christmas. There is something about Bing Crosby that just screams Christmas. Right around this time every year those movies, starring Bing, were on repeat on the VCR and on Christmas Eve, Bing was on the record player. Not CD, not cassette, on a turntable.

It will be a few years before Bronwyn is ready for these movies, but there are a whole slew of classics to brainwash expose Bronwyn to in the meantime. This weekend will be full of A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ahem the 1966 animated version, as if I would even entertain the notion of a ::cough:: remake with Jim Carrey or somebody), and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1948).

If you ask me now what Girls’ Night In means, I’ll ask you to pass me the eggnog while I bake Snowman Cakes (I just remembered I bought the cake tins last year on clearance), build a Gingerbread House with Bronwyn, and snuggle up with her to watch my favorite Christmas Classics.

What are your favorite holiday movies? I would love some suggestions to help create this new tradition with my best girl.

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  • Susan Cooper

    I am with you girlfriend. This time of year brings on a cozy feeling, comradery with good friends, old movies and the joys of family and friends. My favorite movies to watch at this time of year are Christmas Story, Polar Express & Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart. My favorite things to eat while watching these movies are sugar cookies and homemade hot cocoa. :), Susan Cooper 

  • http://jamesostafford.wordpress.com/ James Stafford

    Hi Eileen:  We met a few months ago at the Under the Gum Tree reading, and I left your card in my coat pocket.  What a nice surprise to wear that jacket last night and find you.  I’m glad to hear that you’re passing your love for the finer things (read: non-Jim Carrey Christmas movies) to your little one.  Looking forward to reading more!