If you have family and friends spending time with you this holiday, you’ll need to find some recreational entertainment that the entire family can enjoy!

As the holiday season comes chiming in, there’s no better time than now to start some traditional family bonding with your loved ones. If you have family and friends spending time with you this holiday, you’ll need to find some recreational entertainment that the entire family can enjoy!

You might be wondering to yourself, “Should I break out the board games? Should we plan a family outing?” There’s no right or wrong answer to this. But, if you’re like me, and sometimes enjoy walking on the wild side, how about you give streaming (Netflix or Hulu) a try? Not familiar with streaming? Check out our video below about Netflix.

Honey, I shrunk the Kids


Streaming Service: Hulu

And the father of the year award goes to… This classic science fiction movie is about a scientist named Wayne Szalinski who shrinks his children by accident with his new invention. Now the children must try to overcome the dangerous obstacles of being bite-sized all while their father searches for them. This comedy is sure to bring your family to tears as well as awareness to stay far away from shrink machines.

Full House


Streaming Service: Hulu 

Wondering what’s next on the list, well “you’ve got it, dude.” Full House is a family sitcom based on a single young father raising his three daughters. Sounds easy right? Well, of course it is, especially when you enlist the help of your childhood best friend and brother-in-law to help. Full House is full of joy, laughter, and values that you and your family will appreciate for years to come. Also, if your family finishes it, you all can watch it’s follow up series Fuller House on Netflix.

The Iron Giant


Streaming Service: Netflix

Who says you can’t teach an old robot new tricks? This animated coming of age film is about a giant robot alien that crash lands and befriends a young boy named Hogarth. Now with the government on their tails, Hogarth must find a way to help his newfound friend from becoming public enemy number one. This film is a tearjerker that really expresses and shows the true value of friendship. It’s a masterpiece that the entire family can enjoy!

Family Matters


Streaming Service: Hulu

“Did I do that?” Who doesn’t remember this classic? Family Matters is about the Winslow family and their annoying next-door neighbor, Steve Urkel. If you think it doesn’t sound so bad, well picture that same annoying neighbor never leaving you alone, even in the comforts of your very own home. This timeless sitcom will have everyone in tears (of joy, of course).



Streaming Service: Netflix 

Think you could go the distance with this one? When the son of gods was kidnapped by Hades and stripped of his power of immortality, Young Hercules is forced to grow up on earth as a half god, half human. Hercules must now overcome a trial of strength and courage before he can reclaim what was taken from him many years ago. This fun Disney spin on Greek mythology will have the entire family rooting for Hercules!

Beauty and The Beast


Streaming Service: Netflix 

‘Never judge a book by its cover’ is the motto behind this timeless classic. Belle, a young maiden, is taken captive by a monstrous looking beast and held in its castle. With the situation looking bleak, she starts to befriend the Beast’s living household objects (or staff in this case), just to find out that the Beast might not be all that he appears to be. This remake of the classic love story will have your entire family singing along!



Streaming Service: Hulu 

How can one little mouse cause so much trouble? When the father of brothers Ernie and Lars passes away, he leaves them his old beat up mansion. With a little tune-up, the brothers see this as a chance to get rich quick, except their only problem is a little devious mouse that thwarts their efforts at every single turn. This comedy, reminiscent of Tom & Jerry, is something the family can bond over with lots of laughter involved.



Streaming Service: Netflix 

Grab your shovels! This novel based movie is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats who gets sent to a detention camp to dig holes. After making various friends at the camp, Stanley and his friends start to question why they’re digging random holes in the first place. This award-winning movie will have everyone guessing and wondering the same thing.

Boy Meets World


Streaming Service: Hulu 

All you need is good friends and your loved ones. In this dramatic comedy series, Cory Matthews is an average kid who you follow through middle school all the way through college. With his trusty friend Shawn and his childhood love interest Topanga, we watch the gang mature and develop meaningful relationships as they journey from childhood to adulthood.



Streaming Service: Netflix 

Who would ever think a cop and a con artist would team up? Well, that’s the case in this movie about andromorphic animals. In the city of Zootopia, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde must uncover a secret that will change their lives forever. This family-friendly movie is a must see and will have your family talking for days on end.


With all of these shows & movies to watch, your next family gathering will be a special one! So, grab the popcorn, put away the cellphones and enjoy this streaming moment with your family.

About Trey Patterson

Trey Patterson is a young, award winning, creative writer & designer. His aspiration is to make an impact on the world.

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