Popcorn and A Movie

How long has it been since you have treated yourself to popcorn and a movie? I happen to think the timeless pairing of popcorn and movies will last forever. This coming Sunday, January 19th, is National Popcorn Day. What better way to celebrate, than popcorn and a family movie afternoon with your children.

Every year a ton of children and family movies come out on DVD. I thought since the Oscars are coming up in a couple of months I would highlight some of the best animated movies that were nominated and are currently available on DVD for home viewing.  I have added a some of my family’s favorite animated DVDs as well. Naturally, everyone has their own favorites and my list is completely biased, but what better way to spend some quality time with your children than a great animated movie and a big bowl of delicious popcorn.

Popcorn IS delicious! Popcorn is the perfect snack and is so easy to prepare. Best of all, it is the perfect partner when watching a movie. Popcorn can be sweet, salty, buttery, spicy or cheesy. We happen to live in a city that has the most fabulous popcorn around and we simply adore cheesy and caramel popcorn. Whether you like it sweet or cheesy, popcorn is the perfect snack for watching a family DVD. You can make yours covered in caramel and chocolate, or air-pop it for a health conscious, whole grain nibble. Whatever type of snack you’re in the mood for, popcorn can fit the bill.

5 Great Family Movies

  • Frozen (release date March 18)
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (for your tweens and teens)

Pop up some favorite popcorn for National Popcorn Day and grab your family and your favorite DVD.

How do you like your popcorn prepared?


  1. says

    What a fun idea! Its been forever sense we had a family movie and poporn night. My son loves dispicable me! He hasn’t seen the second one yet. I’ll have to try and find it.

  2. says

    We really enjoy popcorn as well but we make it in a crank and turn stove top popcorn maker (my daughter calls it my Amish popcorn maker LOL). But the real treat for my family is going to a theatre to see a new release and eating the “theatre” popcorn during the movie. On and by the way, Despicable Me 2 was really funny, my daughters loved it. Thank you for a really entertaining post!

  3. says

    I like your list! My kids and I love The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Mary Poppins! I recently found some great homemade popcorn recipes, so we are going to pop some up today!

  4. says

    We love to do family movie night a few times a month. I let the kids have popcorn and eat it in front of the TV, a big deal around here because there is only food allowed in the kitchen normally. I have to admit we love the yummy greasy extra butter movie popcorn lol!

  5. Kate says

    I have never heard about national popcorn day. Sounds like a good idea! Btw, despicable 2 is now my favorite movie. It was so funny!

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