Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thirteen Videos/DVD's Our Family Likes to Watch

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Here is a list of videos and DVD's we own and love to watch. When winter closes in, I'm sure we'll be digging some of these out to view again.

1. Hoodwinked. Creative re-telling of the story of Little Red Riding Hood, with lots of great lines that have become part of our family conversation. "Can I have coffee??"

2. Robots. Fun story, great graphics. (Okay, we don't actually own this one, but we sure helped our friends get their money's worth out of their copy.)

3. Fly Away Home. This one has a lot of "real" to it. Real geese, real hang gliding. Based on a true story about guiding a flock of geese to their wintering grounds.

4. Veggie Tales. Nearly all of them. The first time we had one home to watch, years ago, we all watched it together, and I remember saying to myself, "Anything that makes the fourteen-year-old and the four-year-old both laugh has got to be good."

5. 3-2-1 Penguins. From the makers of Veggie Tales. Just a lot of silly stuff with a good message.

6. Instructional video for the Robland X-31. I know-- we are weird. This is a crack-up, even to me. We don't even own a Robland X-31. It's a huge many-tools-in-one gadget for a woodworking shop. I don't remember how we got the video-- I think maybe Hubby was dreaming and somehow got the video to better dream-- but we love watching the guy on the video demonstrate how the machine works, and especially we love listening to his wonderful Swedish accent: "Now we're getting really tricky."

7. On Any Sunday. A film from the 70's about the world of motorcycling-- racing, trials, motocross, just dinking around. I don't know if this movie had anything to do with it, but not only do we have a motorcycle for every male in this family, we also have a couple of our guys enamored with the 70's.

8. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We don't have this one anymore, because when MB3 was little he was having way too much fun memorizing and using the names and insults in it. (Remember the song about the grinch?) Maybe now that he's 16 we can watch it again!

9. Toy Story. This one has a lot of insults and fighting in it, so we had to put a limit on how often it could be watched. See number 8. But it has a great ending.

10. Moody Science videos. For years we watched these over and over. Now I think we have them all memorized so nobody watches them anymore. The lonely videos are sitting there waiting for the grandkids-- assuming there is such a thing as a video player by then!

11. Mark Lowry, Remotely Controlled. Mark Lowry is a Christian comedian/singer. In this video he spoofs the world of television. It's a crackup to see the audience singing along with his medley of old TV theme songs (like, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Isle, Flintstones.) Even I knew most of those songs. Isn't that pathetic? We also like his video "Mark Lowry Goes to Hollywood." A lot of his stuff is very funny.

12. Michael Palin travel videos. We have "Around the World in Eighty Days," "Pole to Pole," and "Full Circle." We not only like going where he goes, but we like listening to his British accent. (We love listening to people talk who have accents. We're funny that way. In fact, once I was attending a large conference with afternoon "breakout" sessions, and I had to choose which session to attend. At first I was stymied by all the choices, but I could only choose one. When I had it narrowed down to three or four, I chose the one being taught by a lady from New Zealand-- just so I could listen to her accent! You can laugh...)

13. Victor Borge's Birthday Gala. Mr. Borge is pretty old in this video (it was his 80th birthday) but still funny and talented.

Last weekend some friends came over and brought the movie Monsters, Inc to watch with us. We loved it! Now I want to own it...

What are your favorite things to watch?

10 comments:

Shelby said...

Oh my goodness Mark Lowery is HILARIOUS!!!!! been lovin' him for years.. :)

Awesome list

-- and the moody science videos - those are fantastic -- I've had those thoo...

great person you are!

jenn said...

I must check out Mark Lowery. He sound funny.

Nancy Bond said...

I don't believe I have any of these, but I've seen some of them. Great idea for a TT!

Rims said...

Wow Happy Movie watching to u...I have only watched Toy Story and Monsters Inc is my all time fav I find Boo Boo simply adorable and I always watch the movie after I have watched a sad story or had a bad day :D
Happy TT

i am the diva said...

Happy TT

i love Vicor Borge. Great comedic and musica genius.

i also love Monsters Inc.

Sniz said...

We watch almost all of those ad naseum too. I can watch movies more than once, but those kids and their videos...how about 100s of times? Maybe it's because we never buy new ones?

Qtpies7 said...

We have almost identical tastes! Seriously, almost every one of those is a favorite of ours, too.
If you love Mark Lowry, you must go buy every one of Brad Stine's DVDs, seriously, love this guy, after you figure out why he keeps banging his head like an idiot. http://youtube.com/watch?v=awLtBoOfGS0

Diane V. said...

Hello there mom huebert. You left a comment on my Running Reflection blog and I just wanted to let you know that the song, Thoughts of You, is from the cd, Another Journal Entry, by the Barlow Girls. One day while I was running I heard it and it just captured how I had been feeling. My daughter put that song and a bunch of her music on my ipod so I could run to music. I decided to put it on my blog site. BTW, how did you "run" into my blog site?

Nicholas said...

I loved Palin's travel shows too.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

We love Veggie Tales and 3-2-1 Penguins too. We're currently on a "Monk" kick, but we rent them from the library.

Happy post-Thursday (I'm so very late) and thanks for the visit a couple of weeks ago!