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Ready for Movie Night?

When you have the opportunity to sit down together as a family for a little bonding is exciting! You work long hours, so having a family movie night where all of your favorites are in one place at one time is going to be a welcome relief. It doesn't matter whether you have little children or teenagers at home, a movie night is going to be a great way to spend time together.

There are inspiring patriotic movies to watch with your teenagers, fun family movies to watch with the little ones and even a romantic movie or two to choose to watch with your spouse. There are so many reasons to have a family movie night together and in this article, we’re going to talk you through four of the best so that you can make the best decision on which night to arrange it for.

You will open new conversations. Movies are often themed so that you can create new conversations with your family members. As your kids get older, they may have changing interests and you’ll be able to talk together more about the themes that crop up. You can open conversations about family dynamics, politics, religion and more simply by watching the right movies together. If you’re patriotic, you can talk through the way the movies aren't always a completely accurate depiction. You can also talk about a range of topics that make you feel passionate!

It’s such a good way to bond. You may not feel like you are going to bond while sitting quietly for a movie, but it’s going to really help you out! You get to sit together in close quarters, sharing snacks and giggling over the funny parts of the movie. You can cuddle up and be tactile and it is a wonderful way to feel more content.

You’ll build a repertoire of inside jokes. When you watch movies together, you end up being in a position to make funny jokes. These jokes will carry you through when you are laughing together as a family. It's fun to have family inside jokes that only you and your kids know what they mean. You'll encourage more laughter when you watch comedies, and you'll be able to take some of those jokes with you as you interact together.

It's a great way to relax. Everybody needs to have some downtime and when you are working long hours, the last thing that you need is to have that. Stress continues when you get home. Being able to slump onto the sofa with your favorite snacks and the people that you love is a great way to spend your time, especially when you are looking to wind down from a long week.

Movie night can be a game changer for bonding for some families, and you'll be able to solidify that bond that you have with your kids, especially when you spend so much time apart at work and at school. The last thing you need is even more time away from each other.