Getting into the Christmas spirit with a movie & s'mores

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We love traditions in the Newsy Parents family! From incorporating ones from when we grew up celebrating Christmas and New Year's  with our families to creating new ones with our own kids like trips to Disney and family movie night, it's so much fun.

This Christmas season, we're starting a new tradition incorporating movies + fun snacks! They're two of our favorite things. Since Lil Tank is now older and can sit through a 1.5 hour movie, it's really more enjoyable to go to the theater or having movie night at home. 

While shopping at Walmart this week, I picked up a new movie, Hallmark's Northpole: Open for Christmas . I love Hallmark movies; they always make me cry at the end because of the happy ending (and spoiler alert: this one was no different). Since we don't have cable, I thought the DVD would be a great way for us to watch this movie every year as our new Christmas tradition.

When I got home, I surprised the girls with movie night. We put on our festive red nightgowns to get into the spirit of Christmas, had a picnic dinner in the living room followed by homemade s'mores for dessert!

Our girls love to help in the kitchen so this was a fun recipe to try. I have seen videos of a s'mores dip circulating on social media but wondered if it was really that easy and really that good. It is and it was! Take a look at our video below.

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?

In case you wanted the recipe:


  • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cup Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers


  • Preheat broiler.
  • In medium saucepan, add chocolate chips, milk and 1 cup of marshmallows. Mix continuously on medium heat until melted.
  • Use rubber spatula to pour chocolate mixture into a small casserole dish.
  • Top with remaining marshmallows in a single layer.
  • Place dish under broiler for 45-60 seconds until marshmallows have started to brown.
  • Serve with graham crackers for dipping.



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Passionate parents (mom & dad bloggers) with a nose for fashion (women's petite, children), food & fun (travel). We are former & current television journalists who met in the business, got married and now have two multi-cultural children.