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Pick up a DVD this weekend

In the mood for a great movie this weekend at home – You are in for a treat…Julie & Julia has finally been released. Yes, that’s right – it has arrived on DVD!!

Julie & Julia available on DVD.
Columbia Pictures

This was one of the funniest films of the summer and it has arrived in stores just in time for the holidays to enjoy or to give as a gift. Meryl Streep’s performance was ‘spot on’ as Julia Childs in this unique blending of two stories. The Christian Film Examiner calls it one of the best movies of 2009. It is definitely one you will want to add to your home collection. Bon appétit!

The variety of new releases available on DVD will satisfy every member of your home, whether you want to laugh out loud, dream beyond your wildest dreams or be taken to a place you can’t imagine ever going, you have a variety of movies to choose from this season on DVD. Here are few more new releases to consider:

My Sister’s Keeper I is a touching film about a family dealing with cancer and the lengths they go through to help their daughter survive, including having a baby to serve as a genetic donor. My Secret’s Keeper is well acted and a movie that will lead to rich conversation with your family.

Four Christmases Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) want to avoid Christmas with the family and got to Fiji, but when their flights are cancelled and a predicament leaves no alternative but to head home for the holidays the ride begins! The PG-13 rating is for language and crude humor, Vince Vaughn style.

Night of the Museum 2  The sequel is a fun ride for the younger kids, but for those who were taken by surprise by the first romp through the Smithsonian, they will be left feeling cheated.

Up! / A great family film with an Uplifting message that will take you on a hilarious uplifting adventure where the sky is no longer the limit.

WARNING!! Stay away from The Ugly Truth, it is vulgar and lude. Even I, the Christian Film Examiner can make mistakes; not getting up and walking out of this film was one of them. I felt guilty and abused after watching it, thankfully there is grace…I have repented and learned a lesson on making wise choices. Take it from me, save your money and your conscience and leave this DVD on the shelf.

If you are not sure which to choose, you can always rely on the classics.

Something for the family to watch together available on DVD, like Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life  White Christmas. The Christmas Story has become a favorite, as well as National Lampoon’s A Christmas Vacation, although parental judgment is advised with regards to both of these movies.

A few others to consider; Jingle All The Way, Christmas with the Kranks , The Santa Clause and Elf are just a whole lot of holiday fun. If your holidays have you running ragged, set your DVR and be sure to watch the childhood favorites Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Kris Kringle, pure Christmas fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Stock up on popcorn and m&m’s sit back in your favorite chair and enjoy a great movie (or two) this holiday season.