Binge

Yes, I realize that it has been a month (A MONTH) since my last post. I’ve failed at being a consistent blogger, but today, I try again.

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”, right?

Anyways, with winter rapidly approaching and everyone traveling home for the holidays, I figured people could use a guide on what to watch as they enter hibernation.

Not only will I share with you Netflix’s best, but I’ll give you the scoop on the must-see holiday movies to get you feeling festive. It is December after all.

Let’s dive right in.

NETFLIX/HULU/TV:

Get your binge on, starting with these.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Unbreakable! They alive damnit, it’s a miracle!

If you’re friends with me, then I’ve already told you to watch this. Multiple times. For those of you living under a rock, this is a Netflix original series starring Ellie Kemper and created by Tina Fey. I watched this entire series in one night. It’s quirky and original and has me laughing out loud each episode. Plus, season two is coming out this year, so why not get going just in time?

The Flash

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This is a CW show, currently on season two, but you can get up to speed (see what I did there?) on Netflix. It’s hard not to love the smart characters and clever one liners, as well as the obvious action and adventure. You don’t have to be a comic book nerd to get sucked into this one. Start one episode and you’ll be hooked in a flash (again, see what I did there?). Plus Barry Allen is the most loveable person in all of Central City.

Quantico

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I tend to end every episode with more questions than answers, but that’s what makes this show so compelling. If you’re into conspiracy theories and government lies, then this is the show for you. The character development is fantastic and the twisting and turning plot lines keep you guessing. You’ll be shouting at the tv “NO! WHY! WHAT! HOW!” with each major plot twist.

Scream Queens

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This is another result of the brilliant Ryan Murphy hard at work. Season one just had its winter finale but never fear, Hulu has the latest episodes if you want to join in before the spring premiere. This is a witty, clever, twisted horror/comedy that keeps you on your toes. It’s pretty much making fun of every scary movie…ever. Not only is it full of celebrities, but the writing is incredible and only Ryan Murphy could get away with some of the crazy lines.

Psych

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An oldie, but a goodie. If you’re looking for something to hardcore binge and not have to have it ruined by Facebook posts, look no further. Psych was on from 2006-2014 and you have eight delicious seasons to take your time watching courtesy of Netflix. This is the only show of its kind, mixing comedy and crime, and doing it well. Be careful, you might not be able to stop watching once you get started.

Moving on.

HOLIDAY FILMS:

Now, these are just a few of my favorites. I could easily list a hundred movies right now, but here are the ones you simply can’t miss this holiday season. 

Elf

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While this may be a standard addition to your yearly holiday movie fix, I figured I would include it because it is important. You learn life lessons and that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

The Holiday

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“Say a man and a woman both need something to sleep in and both go to the same men’s pajama department. The man says to the salesman, “I just need bottoms,” and the woman says, “I just need a top.” They look at each other and that’s the ‘meet cute.'”

This is a solid, solid romantic comedy staring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and the dashing Jude Law. This will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you want to hug your grandparents all at once. It will also have you googling whether or not “home exchange” is seriously a thing. I did that for you. It is. I checked.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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The Jim Carrey version. Watch this purely for Faith Hill’s version of the song Where are you Christmas, which, fun fact, was written by Mariah Carey. This is a classic; and the colors and costumes and set truly bring to life one of the greatest Christmas stories of all time.

Home Alone

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Even though every crook in this movie would technically be dead from Kevin’s shenanigans, this movie is another feel-good. It’s timeless and makes you want to set up booby traps all over your house.

Love Actually

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One of those movies with nine billion storylines that all connect, but this one is sweet, deep and will give you all of the feels.

I’ll be Home for Christmas

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Ahh, the JTT years. Could Jonathan Taylor Thomas be any cuter? The movie makes you laugh and it also shows you that there really isn’t any place better than being home for the holidays.

The Santa Clause

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You will want to apply to be a part of E.L.F.S (Effective Liberating Flight Squad), “elves with attitude”. You will also want to start a snow globe collection. Tim Allen is wonderful as Santa Clause and this is a magical film that will simply make you believe. 

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Phew, we did it. We made it through the list.

So there you have it. Twelve things to keep you entertained this winter season, just in case baking holiday desserts and playing in the snow or having actual conversations with human beings doesn’t interest you.

Currently binge watching The Flash? So far, so good.

 

 

 

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