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DATE NIGHT = MOVIE NIGHT! Our dates nights are SO important with the recent changes in our lives so having an affordable movie night is a must! #MovieNightForLess #CollectiveBias #ad

Last week I told you all that by the end of the school year we are moving to Minnesota. My husband recently accepted a new job in Rochester, MN and by the end of the school year we will be leaving Wisconsin. I'm super excited about this new opportunity and I can't wait to start this new chapter in our lives because we are already in love with Rochester and our plan is to build again! However, between now and then, my husband will be commuting every other week. So that kind of sucks. 

We are that couple who does a lot together. We grocery shop together, we clean-up the house together, we run errands together. And even after spending all that time together, we even still like each other. ;) I couldn't imagine being the type of couple who does things separate all of the time! (Sooo, just an FYI....please don't confuse the fact that we enjoy spending time with each other with those corny, lovey dovey, gushy mushy couples.)

Now that our time together is that much more precious, regular date nights are a must. A MUST. 

Here is the thing though, we don't like spending too much money on date nights. We can be a bit frugal like that. I'm all for saving where you can so you can splurge when you want, but when it comes to date nights, we rather save. This is why we like to make our date nights a movie night. 

DATE NIGHT = MOVIE NIGHT! Our dates nights are SO important with the recent changes in our lives so having an affordable movie night is a must! #MovieNightForLess #CollectiveBias #ad#MovieNightForLess #CollectiveBias

So how fitting was it to find this Movie Night For Less display featuring Warner Bros. movies, Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn, and M&M's® at Walmart! The DVD's are priced at only $5 and the Blu-ray's are priced at only $7.88! Hello affordable movie, popcorn, AND chocolate! Note: these prices will only be available for a limited time and are not suited for children under 13 years of age. Go here to see a list of Walmart stores where this pallet is available. 
DATE NIGHT = MOVIE NIGHT! Our dates nights are SO important with the recent changes in our lives so having an affordable movie night is a must! #MovieNightForLess #CollectiveBias #ad

There is a pretty huge selection of movies available and for us it was toss up between Horrible Bosses, The Blind Side, and Gran Torino. Since Horrible Bosses 2 is coming out soon, we went with Horrible Bosses (I can't believe we hadn't see it yet!). And of course we had to get every single variety of M&M's® that is available in the theater box. 

DATE NIGHT = MOVIE NIGHT! Our dates nights are SO important with the recent changes in our lives so having an affordable movie night is a must! #MovieNightForLess #CollectiveBias #ad

Normally on movie nights, we pop some Orville Redenbacher's popcorn and toss the M&M's® right in the bowl. Speaking of the bowl...........

DATE NIGHT = MOVIE NIGHT! Our dates nights are SO important with the recent changes in our lives so having an affordable movie night is a must! #MovieNightForLess #CollectiveBias #ad

Can I just point out how awesome it is that THE BAG POPS INTO A BOWL! No extra dirty dishes for this girl! 

DATE NIGHT = MOVIE NIGHT! Our dates nights are SO important with the recent changes in our lives so having an affordable movie night is a must! #MovieNightForLess #CollectiveBias #ad

On this particular movie night we both had a serious sweet tooth. So instead of our go-to popcorn and M&M's®, I decided to melt some chocolate and drizzle it over the popcorn and M&M's®

DATE NIGHT = MOVIE NIGHT! Our dates nights are SO important with the recent changes in our lives so having an affordable movie night is a must! #MovieNightForLess #CollectiveBias #ad

It's super easy to do, just be sure to make it head of time so the chocolate has time to dry! 

Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn & M&M's®

Step #1 Pop the popcorn according to package directions.

Step #2 Lay wax paper or non-stick aluminum foil on cookie sheet or counter. 

Step #3 Spread popped popcorn on covered cookie sheet or counter and be sure to pick out the unpopped kernels. 

Step #4 Heat melting chocolate according to package directions and use a spoon to drizzle over chocolate. 

Step #5 ENJOY!

I know, not very culinary. But hey, I wanted to spend my time with my husband, not my kitchen!

And when I say spending time with my husband...I mean talking selfies! Well, we try to take selfies anyway.

 

ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas Full Schedule!

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There is nothing like the family settling down at night watching heartwarming movies to get you in the spirit of Christmas. Below is the full schedule of ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas! I've also added an image on the sidebar for you to quickly reference this post! I will keep it there until Christmas so the schedule is easily accessible for you! 

Also, if you wish to read about the movie ahead of time, each movie is linked!  

Monday, December 1
(4:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979)

(5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
(10:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) The Santa Clause
(12:00–1:00 AM ET/PT)Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
(1:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979)

Tuesday, December 2
(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
(8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) The Santa Clause
(10:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) Prancer

Wednesday, December 3
(5:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) Prancer
(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) The Polar Express
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) A Very Brady Christmas


Thursday, December 4
(5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
(6:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) The Polar Express
(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) Disney’s A Christmas Carol
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) Snow

Friday, December 5
(5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) Disney’s A Christmas Carol
(8:00–10:30 PM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(10:30–11:30 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
(11:30 PM–2:00 AM ET/PT) – FRED CLAUS

Saturday, December 6
(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) All I Want for Christmas
(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) A Dennis the Menace Christmas
(11:00 AM–1:30 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
(1:30-2:00 PM ET/PT) Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
(2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
(4:00-6:30 PM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(6:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY 3
(9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) ARTHUR CHRISTMAS - Network Television Premiere!
(11:00 PM–1:00 AM ET/PT)The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
(1:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979)

Sunday, December 7
(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) A Dennis the Menace Christmas
(9:00-9:30 AM ET/PT) The Little Drummer Boy
(9:30 AM–11:30 AM ET/PT) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
(11:30 AM–1:30 PM ET/PT) ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
(1:30-3:30PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
(3:30–5:30 PM ET/PT) The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
(5:30–8:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY 3
(8:00–8:30 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT – ABC FAMILY PREMIERE
(8:30–10:30 PM ET/PT) ELF
(11:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) The Year Without a Santa Claus

Monday, December 8
(5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
(8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) THE FOSTERS – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!
(9:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) SWITCHED AT BIRTH – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!
(10:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
(12:00–1:00 AM ET/PT) THE FOSTERS
(1:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) SWITCHED AT BIRTH

Tuesday, December 9
(5:00–5:30 PM ET/PT)Frosty’s Winter Wonderland 
(5:30–6:00 PM ET/PT) Mickey’s Christmas Carol
(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE MERMAID
(8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!
(9:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) CHASING LIFE - NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!
(10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
(12:00–1:00 AM ET/PT) PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
(1:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) CHASING LIFE

Wednesday, December 10
(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE MERMAID
(6:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) Baby Daddy
(7:30–8:00 PM ET/PT)Melissa & Joey
(8:00–8:30 PM ET/PT) Melissa & Joey – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!
(8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) Baby Daddy – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!
(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(12:00–12:30 AM ET/PT) Melissa & Joey
(12:30–1:00 AM ET/PT) Baby Daddy

Thursday, December 11
(5:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST
(1998) (7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) Scrooged
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) The Mistle-tones

Friday, December 12
(4:30–5:30 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979)
(5:30–7:30 PM ET/PT) Scrooged
(7:30–9:30 PM ET/PT) The Santa Clause
(9:30 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) Holiday in Handcuffs

Saturday, December 13
(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) Unlikely Angel
(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) The Mistle-tones
(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 3
(1:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) Prancer
(3:00–5:30 PM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET(1994)
(5:30–6:00 PM ET/PT) Mickey’s Christmas Carol
(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) The Santa Clause
(8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(10:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
(11:00–11:30 PM ET/PT)Mickey’s Christmas Carol
(11:30 PM–2:00 AM ET/PT)

Sunday, December 14
(7:00–9:30 AM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)
(9:30–11:30 AM ET/PT) Disney’s A Christmas Carol
(11:30 AM–1:30 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
(1:30–4:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(6:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(9:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Monday, December 15
(4:30–7:00 PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
(7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) Disney’s Prep & Landing
(7:30–8:00 PM ET/PT) Disney’s Prep & Landing: NAUGHTY VS. NICE
(8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) The Polar Express
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) Santa Baby


Tuesday, December 16
(2:00–4:30 PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
(4:30-6:30 PM ET/PT) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
(6:30–8:30 PM ET/PT) The Polar Express
(8:30–11:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe

Wednesday, December 17
(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) Holidaze
(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) Santa Baby
(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe
(1:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) Disney’s A Christmas Carol
(3:00–4:30 PM ET/PT) Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
(4:30–5:30 PM ET/PT) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(5:30–6:30 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
(6:30–9:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE
(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) The Santa Clause
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) Christmas Cupid

Thursday, December 18
(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) Christmas Cupid
(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) Unlikely Angel
(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) 12 Dates of Christmas
(1:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) Holiday in Handcuffs
(3:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) Prancer
(5:00–6:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
(6:30–8:30 PM ET/PT) The Santa Clause
(8:30–11:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) Holiday in Handcuffs

Friday, December 19
(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) DESPERATELY SEEKING SANTA
(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) Unaccompanied Minors (
11:00–11:30 AM ET/PT) Mickey’s Christmas Carol
(11:30 AM–1:30 PM ET/PT) Prancer
(1:30–3:30 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
(3:30–6:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE
(8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
(10:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) Scrooged

Saturday, December 20 
(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) THE DOG WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS VACATION
(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) Santa Buddies: THE LEGEND OF SANTA PAWS
(11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET/PT) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(12:00–2:00 PM ET/PT) Arthur Christmas
(2:00–4:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE
(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
(8:00–10:30 PM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(10:30 PM–1:00 AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE
(1:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) A MISER BROTHERS’ CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 21
(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) Santa Buddies: THE LEGEND OF SANTA PAWS
(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) Arthur Christmas
(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) RICHIE RICH’S CHRISTMAS WISH
(1:00-1:30 PM ET/PT) The Little Drummer Boy
(1:30-2:00 PM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY
(2:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
(3:00–4:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
(4:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(5:00–7:30 PM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(7:30–10:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE
(10:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) The Polar Express

Monday, December 22
(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) RICHIE RICH’S CHRISTMAS WISH
(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) A Dennis the Menace Christmas
(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) Unlikely Angel
(1:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) Snowglobe
(3:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) The Mistle-tones
(5:00–5:30 PM ET/PT) Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
(5:30-6:30 PM ET/PT) Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
(6:30–7:30 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
(7:30–8:30 PM ET/PT) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT
(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) The Santa Clause
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July

Tuesday, December 23
(7:00–8:30 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
(8:30–10:30 AM ET/PT) Christmas Cupid
(10:30 AM–12:30 PM ET/PT) Santa Baby
(12:30–2:30 PM ET/PT) Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe
(2:30–4:30 PM ET/PT) Holiday in Handcuffs
(4:30–6:30 PM ET/PT) The Santa Clause
(6:30-7:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT
(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE
(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT)The Polar Express
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) Arthur Christmas

Wednesday, December 24
(7:00-7:30 AM ET/PT) Mickey’s Christmas Carol
(7:30–9:30 AM ET/PT) Arthur Christmas
(11:00 AM-1:00 PM) Snow
(1:00 PM-3:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST
(3:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) The Polar Express
(5:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE
(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) Scrooged

Thursday, December 25
(7:00–7:30 AM ET/PT) Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
(7:30–8:00 AM ET/PT) The Little Drummer Boy
(8:00–8:30 AM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY
(8:30–9:00 AM ET/PT) Twas the night before Christmas
(9:00–9:30 AM ET/PT) Mickey’s Christmas Carol
(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE
(1:00-2:00 PM ET/PT) Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
(2:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

(3:00–4:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
(4:00–4:30 PM ET/PT) Disney’s Prep & Landing
(4:30–5:00 PM ET/PT) Disney’s Prep & Landing: NAUGHTY VS. NICE
(5:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE
(12:00 AM–2:00 AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 3


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