Family Friendly Friday – 11.19.10 (Guest Post)

Family Values Entertainment News, Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved – 11.19.10

Moms Speak Out

We really want to hear from all of you, so check out our question for this week and let your voices be heard. With the biggest engagement of the century upon us how can I not ask:

“What do you think of the media’s frenzy over Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement?”

Speak up and make a difference! If there’s a question you’d like to have discussed, let’s hear it. Please email me your answers and comments!

Quiet on the Set 
Did you happen to see Family Values Cinema and the National Board of Mothers on Lifetime’s The Balancing Act? If not, be sure to watch it here and check out the great promotion we announced with BLOCKBUSTER Express® Kiosk (they have an easy kiosk locator online to take advantage of this offer). Thanksgiving is just around the corner and like every year, I find myself totally rushed to get everything done. Hopefully this week’s pick will have your family entertainment covered! I can’t wait to hear your feedback! Also, have you answered our Moms Speak Out question above? Please take a look and let your voices be heard! As they say out here in Hollywood, “lights, camera, action!”

I am so happy to share this great DVD with all of you, a true family film with morals and lessons to help us all come out of the holiday full of love.  Enjoy!

Family Holiday

Director: Craig Clyde
Cast:  Dave Coulier, Alexa Fischer, Terisa Greenan
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: English
Year: 2007

An enjoyable family film filled with the real meaning of giving and forgiving…

Laura says: Good movie shows how everyone can turn around and become better people
Paula says: Good movie really enjoyed it.
Alexandria says: Really good movie with family values.

If you are interested in finding other family friendly movies on DVD, here is a good place to start.

This week offers some great options for TV shows from the Parent Television Council. Here are my favorite picks: First, The Night Before the Night Before Christmas is a movie about pulling together and learning what’s important; second, Good Luck Charlie, is a classic and fun for the whole family to enjoy. Here are some family friendly options for this week:

Friday, November 19, 2010
Man v. Food, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel The “Wing King Challenge” at the West End Tavern in Boulder requires the host to consume 50 wings in 30 minutes or less. 
Hannah Montana: The Movie, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel As high-school student Miley Stewart’s alter ego, pop star Hannah  Montana, continues to grow in popularity, Miley struggles to keep up with her schoolwork and friendships.  Worried that fame will overshadow everything else in her life, Miley’s father takes her to Crowley Corners, TN, in hopes of bringing her back down to earth. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Ratatouille, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Pixar comedy about a rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef and teams up with an inexperienced kitchen worker at one of Paris’s finest restaurants.  
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A calendar mix-up causes Santa to leave the North Pole a day early and crash his sleigh into the home of a disconnected family led by work-obsessed parents.  Santa has amnesia following the accident and loses his magic gift bag, threatening to ruin Christmas unless the family can pull together to help save the day. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010
Good Luck Charlie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Teddy creates a mean-spirited music video about her boyfriend after she discovers he is cheating on her.  Meanwhile, Gabe decides to make use of an extra room in Mrs. Dabney’s house, without getting her permission, when he loses interest in sharing a room with PJ. 
Great Migrations, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) National Geographic Channel Alec Baldwin narrates this seven-part series, which documents epic animals migrations on all seven continents.  The premiere focuses on Christmas Island red crabs, which travel en masse from interior forests to mate on the beaches and deliver their young.   

Monday, November 22, 2010
Tinker Bell, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Peter Pan’s favorite fairy stars in this animated adventure that follows her attempts to find a suitable position for her talents, which include fixing things and bonding with fairy friends when it looks like her clumsiness might result in Spring not arriving on time. 
Finding John Christmas, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Valerie Bertinelli and Peter Falk star in a holiday heart-tugger about a woman’s search for a man she sees in a newspaper photo and believes is her long-lost brother, a heroic firefighter who left town 25 years before. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The Three Gifts, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel During the holidays, a couple offer a temporary home to three orphaned boys well known for their rambunctious behavior.  When the boys begin to hope one of them will be adopted by the couple, they start a fierce competition to win the pair’s affections. 
Aladdin, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Robin Williams lends his voice to the genie in this musical based on the “Arabian Nights” tale.  It’s the story of a street urchin who discovers a magic lamp. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Beauty and the Beast, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Disney’s Oscar-nominated children’s musical about the romance between Belle and a prince who’s been transformed by a spell. 
Merry Madagascar, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC In this animated holiday tale with the gang from the “Madagascar” movies, Santa crashes into the island, leaving him with amnesia and putting Christmas in peril.  Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria take the reins to deliver presents and save the holiday, but they’re also hoping to use the sleigh to return home to New York City. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Charlie Brown and Snoopy try to whip up a Thanksgiving feast including ice cream, popcorn, and toast followed by “This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers” which finds the whole Peanuts gang aboard the Mayflower.
The Town Christmas Forgot, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark A disconnected, technology-dependent family learn what the Christmas spirit is all about when they are stranded in a small, struggling town during Christmas.

To see the complete list of shows recommended by the Parents Television Council and/or to learn more about this great organization, please visit

We know the movie this week has been on top of kids lists for weeks now… so without further ado, this week we feature Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. But moms beware this can be scary for the little ones.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Directed by: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Release date: November 19, 2010
Running time: 145 minutes
MPAA rating: PG-13
MPAA reasoning: Some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images

Based on the seventh book by J.K. Rowling, this action intense imaginative film has Harry in a race against time to elminate Horcruxes. As we have seen with each of the installments Harry’s missions become more and more intense, but as we enter part one of the final chapter it is clear that he has found himself in the most dire circumstances of all.

Harry’s best friends are by his side as they uncover the three most powerful objects in all of the wizarding world. In what is clearly the most high-intensity volumes yet, friendship and adventure take you through the maze of character development and action for over two hours. Harry Potter fans will not be disappointed with the special effects and story that will have you yearning for part two.

Due to the intense action violence and frightening images in this film, the National Board of Mothers® is not able to approve this movie. 

It’s a wrap! I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving week and gets time to cherish the moments with your loved ones. And if you get a chance please let me know what you think about The Balancing Act! Please email me and enjoy! See you next Friday!

Founder, National Board of Mothers®

Patty is first and foremost an experienced mother both to her teenage daughter, and to her Labradoodle Romeo. With a great passion for wholesome entertainment, Patty spearheaded the National Board of Mothers to establish a rigorous review process ensuring that your family’s treasured time is enjoyed with Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved products. Patty is most currently known for forging new ground with family friendly entertainment as the Founder of not only the National Board of Mothers, but also Family Values Cinema. You can read more about Patty and family friendly entertainment here or email her with any questions.

Disclaimer: This is a weekly guest post on behalf of Family Values Entertainment. I am not being compensated for this post, but links included in this post may be affiliate links. Read more about my relationship with Family Values Cinema here.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.

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