Share a Movie with the Whole Family: Opposite Day DVD gift pack

by Jennifer Donovan

Kids and movies go together.

Let’s be honest, as moms we like the idea that if we put in a movie, we know that it could buy us an hour and a half of peace and quiet. And it’s not (always) just a selfish motivation. Kids often get so ramped up, especially with the added stimulation of visiting friends and family and extra sugar that comes with holiday treats. Watching a movie can sometimes ensure that they’ll all sit down and relax for a while.

We also enjoy watching movies together as a family experience. Nothing brings you closer and breaks down walls than laughing together (Maybe those of you who only have preschoolers don’t know what I mean about breaking down walls, but as the kids get older that division between parent and child naturally comes up as they try to establish their own identities).

In addition to laughing together, a movie like Opposite Day might open up conversations about the frustrations that each of us are feeling about our particular roles. I haven’t yet seen the movie, but here is the summary:

Opposite Day is a hilarious new comedy that puts the kids in charge and the adults in the place. Nine year old Sammy and his eight year old sister Carla go on vacation with their grandparents when their overworked parents are unable to take them. On the first night of their mountain vacation, Sammy makes a childlike wish, “I wish kids ruled the world.”

Little did he know what was about to happen!

You can also watch the trailer:

We have a great gift pack for one of you (U.S. shipping only, please), worth over $150:

  • Portable DVD Player
  • Opposite Day DVD
  • The Velveteen Rabbit Christmas DVD
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas DVD
  • All Roads Lead Home DVD

Disclosure: We have received financial compensation in exchange for sharing and administrating this giveaway.

Leave a comment if you’d like to win (U.S. only). The winner will be announced on January 8.

Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Jenn December 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm

This looks hilarious!! I would love to win!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!! :-)


2 Becca December 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Showed my kids the trailer, looks like fun! I would love to win! :)


3 Sherri V. December 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Fun videos and the Player would also be great for homeschooling. Thanks for the opportunity.


4 Shonni December 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm

That looks so fun and would love to win also!! Thanks for doing this.


5 Jessica December 19, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Great prizes!


6 Regina December 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Looks like a super cute movie and that portable dvd player would be awesome for the kiddos when traveling!


7 Alison S. December 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm

That movie looks really cute. (And all the other goodies with it!) Thanks for hosting this!


8 Christine December 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Looks like a great giveaway! Thanks for offering it!


9 Tamara Cosby December 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Oh how my children would LOVE this! They would think I was the COOLEST mom ever! Thank you for the giveaway!


10 Barbie December 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Would love to win this prize pack!


11 Angel S. December 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm

This sounds like a lot of fun – count me in!


12 Stacie December 19, 2010 at 6:08 pm

That look great! I’d love to win!


13 Dawn December 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

This would be so cool to win! Thanks for the chance.


14 Daniel M December 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm

i want to win, looks like a fun one


15 Adele December 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Always looking for some home time family fun. This sounds perfect.


16 Amber December 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Cute! Thanks for a chance to win!


17 Amy Brewer December 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm

These look like awesome prizes!! I have a preschooler and 2 older children. We love to watch movies together… Opposite day seems like it would be a great movie..


18 Annie December 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Looks like a fun time!


19 Lachelle December 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I can see this being a very popular movie!


20 Jen December 19, 2010 at 9:46 pm

This would be a fun gift. I’d love to win.


21 Aura December 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm

For my 7 year old who wants to know why he can’t be in charge ever- he would be THRILLED!!


22 Stephanie Brown December 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I know my kids would love this! It looks like a pretty good movie.


23 Payal December 20, 2010 at 12:01 am

Cute trailer. Thanks for the giveaway!


24 Susan P. December 20, 2010 at 12:44 am

What a nice prize pack – especially with the portable DVD player.


25 Marj M. December 20, 2010 at 8:01 am

What a wonderful Christmas Movie Day package that I would really like to win.


26 Vilmarys December 20, 2010 at 9:50 am

The movie sounds like a lot of fun. Great Giveaway! I would love to win :)


27 Marlena U. December 20, 2010 at 12:15 pm

wonderful! we’ve been wanting to get one of these and the DVDs are great options for the whole family!


28 shelly December 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm

This sounds like a fun movie! The others sound great too. Thanks for the chance.


29 LaVonne December 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I’d love to win!


30 Brenda Rupp December 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Would love to win one! Great for travel!!


31 Mellamommy December 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Fun. I would love to win the player. We have to travel a good bit to see any of our family. I hope I win!


32 Linda Kish December 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm

These look like fun movies.

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33 Celeste December 20, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Yes, please!


34 Melissa P. December 20, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Oh boy would I love to win. Thanks for the opportunity


35 Samantha R December 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm

I would love to win! Thanks for the great giveaway!


36 Terra Heck December 20, 2010 at 11:44 pm

These would be fun movies to add to our DVD collection. Thanks.


37 Idaho Jill December 21, 2010 at 12:15 am

looks great for the whole family!


38 Terri December 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

This would be so great to win, Super Giveaway!


39 mrsshukra December 21, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Would like to watch this film, count me in!


40 nan December 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm

this would be great for us
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41 Stephanie December 21, 2010 at 11:54 pm

A personal DVD player would be awesome for our 4-year-old on our upcoming Give Every Day trek across the country. I bet she’d really like The Velveteen Rabbit.


42 Stephanie December 21, 2010 at 11:55 pm

I meant PORTABLE DVD player – oops! ;)


43 Natalia December 22, 2010 at 1:17 am

Would like to win!


44 John December 22, 2010 at 1:18 am

Nice giveaway!


45 Jessica Harwood December 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm

This looks so funny! Thanks for the giveaway!


46 noreen December 22, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I laughed out loud, looks like a great movie


47 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews December 23, 2010 at 10:38 am

This looks like a good family movie.


48 Megret December 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

This movie looks so fun!
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49 Claudia N December 25, 2010 at 2:37 am

I would love to win


50 Jill December 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Thanks for offering.


51 Betsy Hoff December 26, 2010 at 11:14 am

Thanks for the chance! My son would love this for his birthday this year!


52 Kimberly December 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm

My family woud be overjoyed if I won this prize pack. Awesome!


53 Marie December 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm

my family would love this


54 DB December 29, 2010 at 6:29 am

I’d really love to win!


55 Michelle December 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I haven’t heard of this movie, sounds cute!


56 Staci A December 31, 2010 at 10:06 am

The movie sounds great! We would love to see it!


57 Richard December 31, 2010 at 10:38 pm

This would be great for my family.


58 Jen B. January 4, 2011 at 10:26 am

My kids always think they are in charge, I keep telling them that mom and dad are the bosses! It would be nice for them to get a taste of their “dream life” by watching Opposite Day together! :) I’d love to win this prize, the portable DVD player would be fantastic for my 2 year old who is constantly dragged around to sporting events. Thanks for the chance.


59 crystal allen January 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm

we would love to watch all of these movies on family night. we would have enough to last for a month! the Portable DVD Player would be great for road trips too! thanks clallen at ntin dot net


60 Jill H. January 6, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Oh my my kids would love this for our upcoming trip…pick me! :)


61 Lisa L January 7, 2011 at 5:02 pm

This would be awesome for my son since we take lots of trips in the car!


62 trixx January 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm

This would be fun to win. Thanks!


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