There are so many great reasons why fall is a great time to step back from the constantly hustling from one social event or errand to another, and to spend some more time at home. The weather is cooler, the days feel shorter, you can make your own pumpkin spice lattes at home, so why not kick your feet up and use your precious weeknight and weekend hours doing something for yourself (and even the whole family) : watching movies streaming on Netflix when you just want to chill.
Although the pre-holiday season often brings new movies to the theaters, with streaming services it's easier than ever to revisit old (and current) favorites, watch original programming or find lesser known movies while relaxing in your pajamas from the couch in your living room. When I'm poking around and looking for something to watch, I tend to drift toward the actors that I like. It's kind of like spending the afternoon with old friends. Sometimes I'll just watch half a movie while I clean the house, pay my bills or get on the exercise bike. For that I need movies that are old-blanket comfortable and will try to find ones that I know have a great soundtrack. Other times I'll find an entertaining film to watch to retreat from reality. I spend a lot of my time these days reading and watching the news, which can be very stressful.
Whether you're watching solo or with your whole family, grab the popcorn, throw some slices in your sparkling water, pour yourself a glass of wine and get ready to chill.