What movies and specials do you and your family watch each year?
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Each week the Mentor Patch Moms Council answers a question on parenthood posed to them by readers or another member of council. This week our question is: It's the holiday season. Hanukkah begins this Friday; Christmas is three weeks away; Kwanzaa starts the 26th (or, at least, so says Google.) It may sound trite but one of my favorite parts of the season is breaking out holiday TV specials. My wife is a sucker for the 12 Days of Christmas. I'm a Muppet Family Christmas kind of guy. What holiday specials do your families love? Peanuts? For Better or for Worse? Justice League? Donna Milnes: Our family always watches the children's classics: Rudolph, Frosty, Grinch and last year we added the Elf on the Shelf (which my grandchildren have at …
Jellybeans, juice boxes and laughter were on the menu
The holidays are a time to pass on traditions and Mentor Public Library librarian Lisa Layton, a self-described Charles Schultz fan, got the chance to share her love for “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” with children at the library. "It's really special to hear the children laughing at the same parts of the movie that I laughed at as a kid,” she said. After watching the classic, the librarians recreated Snoopy's feast from the story for the kids with toast, jelly beans, pretzels, pudding, popcorn and a juice box. The feast on Nov. 19 served as an appetizer for the real feast for the kids. “Well, Charlie Brown had jellybeans but I am going to have turkey,” Matthew Grbavac observed. Sophie Martucci, 6, had no complaints with the Snoopy-style …