Movie Night! {Giveaway} #PopCameraAction

I am always amazed at the many opportunities that come my way here on From Dates to Diapers. The latest, but certainly not the least, of these opportunities is my partnership with Pop Secret, through Mom Spark Media, as a Pop Secret Mom.

What is a Pop Secret Mom?

Well, my main job – if you can even really call it that – is to tell you about the Pop! Camera! Action! Sweepstakes where you can enter to win a gaggle of goodies and even have a chance at an At-Home 3D Theater!

What makes this job fun is that one of my tasks was to plan a movie night with my family. (Boy, do I love what I do!) Of course, we decided to watch one of our favorites – How to Train Your Dragon – which is up for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. But, first, we had some shopping to do. And, what was on the list? Popcorn, of course!

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When our movie night finally arrived, we had a house full of kiddos. Not entirely unlike any other night, but in this case we had some extra kiddos here! Take a look:

Guess what? I get to give away a Pop Secret Prize Pack, so you and your family can have your very own Movie Night! (Yet another reason why I love my job!) This prize pack includes a $50 Visa Gift Card, Pop Secret Popcorn (3 pack, Movie Theater Butter), and a box of Raisinets.

Entering is easy… Just leave me a comment, before 9pm on February 26th, telling me what your family’s favorite movie is and why!

I am a Pop Secret Mom sponsored blogger, courtesy of Mom Spark Media.  Thoughts are my own.


  1. says

    How to Train your Dragon was awesome! My boys went as Knight and Dragon for Halloween (too cute!). But what was up with the one teeny tiny scene that mentioned the helmets and his mother? Very random and not appropriate for a kids’ film. :(

  2. Sara s says

    We have been enjoying Mary Poppins lately. My husband and i brought the movie home for our girls after seeing the broadway show.

  3. Michelle says

    Our favorite is the Narnia series because there is something for all of us. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Mari says

    We love The Goonies. My dh and I loved the movie, and initially my foster son dismissed it as an “old” movie, but once we watched it, he kept peeking his head in and by the end he was glued to the set enjoying it just as much as we did.

  5. says

    At the moment its a toss up between CARS and Toy Story 2 (Eli’s a LITTLE obsessed) however if I get to pick I love the Curious George Movie. And we don’t reserve popcorn eating just for movie nights…we eat it almost every day. Seriously!
    Jaime´s last blog post ..Theyre Done!

  6. Margaret Smith says

    My family and I really enjoy the Home Alone movies.
    Thanks so much.

  7. Darcy B says

    WE love to have Star Wars Marathons, Lord of the Rings marathons, or Harry Potter Marathons–when we have cold and rainy weather we get a fire going make some popcorn and have a movie marathon.

  8. Kelly Kimmell says

    My family’s favorite movie is How to Train Your Dragon because it is entertaining for the whole family. Plus We like that the message it conveys is of acceptance.

  9. Emmi says

    Bravheart because I love the whole storyline and especially the message of freedom as in the end when he yells- Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddoooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  10. says

    Lately, our favorite movie has been the new karate kid one. The kids love it, and its one that I can sit through with them, unlike some of the other kids movies out now-a-days!

  11. Heather S says

    We love the whole Harry Potter series because of the adventure and magic. It is good to watch movies that require you to be open minded and use your imagination.

  12. nan says

    my son loves shrek forever after cause of the little’s the only one we’ve gone out to see together..cause of his age..but he loved it
    nannypanpan at

  13. DeeAnn S says

    We like to watch the Ice Age movies. They are very entertaining for both kids and adults. We especially like Scrat and the antics he gets up to chasing his acorn. lol

  14. Gillian Fischer says

    Our favourite is The Secret of Roan Inish. It is a touching and magical movie that mixes family and folklore.

  15. Holly says

    We love the Harry Potter movies. With six kids of various ages it is hard to find something they will all watch. I often find one of them watching a Harry Potter movie and before long the whole family has joined them.

  16. Kelly says

    Newsies is the favorite around here! Good music (and cute guys singing it) and a good story–what else do you need? :)

  17. Kathleen says

    We love the Toy Story movies because they are funny every single time we watch them.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  18. John Stetson says

    We absolutely laughed till we cried when we watched What’s Up Doc with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal

  19. Sharon Harmon says

    Our favorite famiily movie is “Rat Race” because it’s hilarious! lol! We all laugh through the entire movie! 😉

  20. Kendra says

    most animated ones but the one we watched the most was Evan Almighty..thanks for the chance!
    go homeschoolers!!!

  21. Suzanne K says

    How to lose a Guy in 10 Days is the favorite of my daughter and I because it’s just so funny and cute, and with a happy ending!

  22. Deborah Wellenstein says

    Our favorite movie is The Wizard of oz-it is just a perfect movie!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  23. Stephanie V. says

    charlie and the chocolate factory with the kids (because we love candy and chocolate and good lessons)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  24. Cynthia C says

    We love the original The Producers because we can’t stop laughing no matter how many times we watch it.

  25. Cindy says

    I’d have to say that our favorite movie is Sound of Music because its wholesome and entertaining.

  26. Cathy says

    Our favorite family movie is Star Wars – I’m sure everyone has a different favorite movie on a personal level, but this is it at the family level. Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. Pamela Simon says

    My family’s favorite movie is probably anything that is James Bond. I’m going to pick Moonraker.

  28. Denise B. says

    Our favorite movie is “It’s A Wonderful Life”, because it encompasses old-school morals and values like we want our children to grow up with and teaches to treasure the life we’re given and never to give up on ourselves.

  29. Meaghan F. says

    I think ours would have the be The Princess Bride because it’s so sweet and funny.

  30. Alicia Webster says

    My family’s favorite movie? Ooooh, that’s a tough one, because there are five of us and we all love completely different movies…But we all really enjoyed Kung Fu Panda, so I’ll say that!

  31. Sara B. says

    We love “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” because it’s so quotable.

  32. Jessica says

    We love Toy Story 3 because it is so cute and it ends the trilogy perfectly. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. amber gi says

    we are pretty evenly split.
    my daughter and i LOVE ever after, hub and son love 2nd hand lions
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  34. Anne says

    We love all the Harry Potter movies. Right now our favorite is goblet of fire, because it has dragons. But I have a feeling the last will end being our all time favorite.

  35. Barbara M says

    Favorite – Flicka 2.
    Because we’re all horse lovers!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  36. Carrie K says

    Pippi Longstocking – the old Swedish/dubbed version.
    I think anyone of any age can identify with Pippi’s sense of adventure.

  37. Cindy Merrill says

    Nuns on the Run was so funny, I laughed through some of the best lines- My husband and I might buy it, since I never get tired of watching it.

  38. Holly says

    Our family loves to watch the Harry Potter movies. We have all read the books and enjoy comparing the books to the movies. Some of us like scenes in the movies better than the books, others of us love the books best.

  39. wcc says

    Our fave movie is the Wizard of Oz. It’s just so magical — we all love it! Thanks for the chance! :)

  40. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says

    I think every member of my family would say something different. I love Forrest Gump. My oldest daughter likes Wizard of OZ. My husband likes Rudy. My middle daughter (she’s an adult now) watches things I don’t think are appropriate. and my youngest daughter isn’t too interested in watching movies (although she spent last weekend at my oldest daughter’s house and they watched Gone With the Wind). My son and I enjoyed watching Remember the Titans together. It was nice that at the tender age of 12, he could appreciate the soundtrack (yay! we have something in common :)
    I can’t explain why I liked the movie Forrest Gump so much, but something about it has just stuck with me all this years (you know, “Life is like a box of chocolates…”)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. jay w says

    Our entire fav family movie is probably Toy Story. Lots of fun, great characters, and even some lessons.

  42. Ellie W says

    Cars is our family’s favorite. It’s a great movie that appeals to the adults and the kids alike. We’ve watched it dozens of times.

  43. ashley says

    we like the chronicles of narnia because its a great family movie that everyone likes, and it happens to be based on my favorite books

  44. Deanna G. says

    We love Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory because it’s just such a fun movie! I love all the songs, too. :)

  45. Jess says

    Second Hand Lions. It’s funny, sad, and a bit scary at times. It has action, romance and coming of age. I’m sad how few people seem to have seen it.

  46. Chirs Ann says

    Homeward Bound Incredible Journey is our fav. movie. We love animals and the story has a happy ending.

    Chris Ann

  47. Shannon McGrew says

    My families (most recent) favorite has got to be Legend of the Guardians.

    keelagodrino at gmail dot com

  48. Dave says

    One of our favorite movies is The Neverending Story. It’s a truly timeless fairy tale, highly entertaining, and suitable for the whole family. Thank you for the fun give-away.

  49. Stephanie Phelps says

    Our family loves to watch the Harry Potter movies. I have them read the books before we can see the movie.

  50. Susan H says

    Forrest Gump is our favorite family movie. We have watched it quite a few times now. Tom Hanks is wonderful in this movie (as he is in all of his movies). Never get tired of watching it.

  51. Amanda D. says

    Right now we’re loving Gnomeo & Juliet! Can’t wait for it to come out on DVD! Any of the 4 Shrek movies are always popular around here, too.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this!

  52. Jacob says

    We like The Blues Brothers (we have an edited version because we adults really think it is fun and funny but the kids like all the singing and dancing and car chases.

  53. clynsg says

    My daughter and I really like 1776–good story, good music and an entertaining look at how the Founding Fathers got to be founding fathers.

  54. Suzanne Denys says

    I’d have to say our favorite movie as a family is a movie called Tortorro. Its a Japanese animae of sorts done with Disney.

  55. gina says

    My husband & I love “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, it is so artistic & original & captivating. We cant help but marvel at all the hard work that went into making it.

  56. Debbie Rinaldi says

    CARS is our favorite family movie. We love the characters and the music. We can’t wait for CARS2 to come out this summer.

  57. Debbie C says

    I have to be honest and say there is no family favorite. We really don’t like the same sort of movies. We can watch something like Secretariat together though.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  58. Susan T says

    My husband and I like Sleepless in Seattle…Just a feel good movie I can watch over and over. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

  59. Aisling says

    My granddaughters and I are big fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The scenery is beautiful, the characters are unique and there’s lots of adventure. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

  60. kittycardero says

    Our favorite movie right now is Despicable Me. It’s funny so it’s easy to watch again and again.

  61. Sharon says

    The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are our families favorite! We all love Captain Jack and the pirate adventures!

  62. mistysunrise says

    Our families favorite movie is Toy Story 3. I love how the kids all get into it. :) Its so sweet.

    itsjustme62613 at

  63. Lorrie (pinklady705) says

    We love James Bond movies in our home, yep, you get to watch grown-up movies when your child becomes a young adult!! Our favorite is Golden Eye. We love the action, the drama, and the gadgets.

  64. tiffany ard says

    Our favorite family movie is Shrek! But my favorite is E.T.! My hubbys is Titanic! (he’s such a softee) @tiffany053p ardtiffany AT yahoo DOT com

  65. Jaque R. says

    My family and I really enjoy movies, so picking just one as a favorite is difficult…but if we had to pick just one it would probably be The Flight of the Navigator…I know it is old, but we like it! :-) Thank you.

  66. Kim M says

    Years ago when my 5 children were preteen or teens we borrowed my mother-in-laws “Singing In The Rain” movie. The kids loved it and we continued to watch it many many times as a family. I think it was because it is a musical which is different for movies now and it was before all of our times and just fun.

  67. Jill Myrick says

    Our favorite movie has been “How to Train Your Dragon”.
    It has made us all laugh, cry, ooh and aah.
    And even my husband loved it !


  68. amber gi says

    ever after is a family fave, and holes, 2nd hand lions and the national treasure movies also
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  69. Sheila Hickmon says

    Our favorite movie is Homeward Bound, because no mater how many time we watch it – it never gets old! My kids love the talking animals!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  70. Shelley Mitchell says

    My family loves the “Sandlot”. It’s is great movie. It’s makes us laugh!!

    msjem2001 at yahoo dot com

  71. Becky says

    One of our favorite movies is Cars! I am very much looking forward to the new one coming out! Also saw someone mention Despicable Me… Loved that one too!

  72. Ani says

    Our family’s favorite movie is Elf. We watch it every year at Christmastime at least once if not more. We can all watch it together and it always has us laughing.

  73. Melissa B. says

    My family’s favorite movie is Matchmaker because it was filmed in Ireland. We all want to go to Ireland on vacation one day.

  74. Debra F says

    Right now, my kids can’t get enough of Despicable Me and the hubby and I find it funny and amusing, so we don’t mind watching it over and over for family movie night.

  75. Gail W says

    Our families favorite movie is RV. My son watches it everytime we takes an RV trip!
    dgtwight at sbcglobal dot net

  76. Valeen N says

    We love lots of movies, but our favorite is probably Elf! We watch it all year long and use quotes from it all the time! We think we’re so hilarious!

  77. Joanne Schultz says

    The original Incredible Journey. We love animals, and it makes us so happy that all the animals make it to their owners!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  78. Erin E says

    Our favorite movie is Marmaduke because it’s so fun to watch with our dog that looks just like Marmaduke :) Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  79. Deb Frischkorn says

    We like the Lord of the Rings trilogy because of the interaction among the characters. There was romance, action, and moments of comedy.

  80. Jean D. says

    I think our favorite family movie is the original The In-Laws. Peter Falk and Alan Arkin are perfect together in that movie. We quote lines from them nearly every day.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  81. Paula Hafner says

    We love Elf! It’s something we all enjoy even my 3 year old. We watch it a couple of time a year.

  82. OlyveOyl says

    We have had a tradition since I was little (and it still continues) that involves Christmas Eve dinner (we switch places each year as a name is drawn) and watching It’s A Wonderful Life – then we all head to Midnight Mass, have breakfast when we get home and we always got to open one present as Santa came while we were at Mass. Now that I am much older, I see the importance of treasuring our life and the lives of others we may be able to make a difference. It is a GREAT movie!

  83. says

    Favorite family movie here is Mary Poppins.
    At least it has been for the past 2 weeks – it’s totally up to change on a whim.

    We introduced it to our 2 and 4 yr old sons a couple weeks ago and it’s so sweet hearing them belting out the songs we grew up loving. And really, who wouldn’t love to hear “Let’s go fly a kite…” a hundred times a day?! :)
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  84. K Anne says

    Our favorite movie right now is Despicable Me! We all love it because it is so funny and not just a kid’s movie- the adults laugh too.

  85. Jennifer R says

    My kids are still young and really into trains so our favorite family movie right now is Hero of the Rails with Thomas & Friends.

  86. Sarabeth says

    Our favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean. We love it because there is something that we can all enjoy…action, adventure, comedy & romance. It’s just a great movie!

  87. misty says

    My entire family loves Harri Poter franchise. Of course first I encouraged them to read the book series because I thought that the movies were a bit too dark and scary for them. Once they were old enough we started watching the HP movies. Now we are huge HP book and movie fans!

  88. Pauline M says

    We all love National Treasure! Can’t explain it for the kids, but for me, I’m a huge Nicolas Cage fan!

  89. April says

    The Goonies! It has all the good stuf – little guy goes up against the big guys, adventure, romance, friendship…like I said, all the good stuff.

  90. Patrice Pruitte says

    Our favorite movie is the Wizard of Oz. It’s a classic movie, with a good story, interesting characters and even makes you think about life and your situations.

  91. Crystal F says

    Our favorite movie to watch together is Elf. We never get tired of laughing at Buddy. One of our favorite parts is when they sing in the shower. It’s so catchy. lol thank you!!

  92. allyson says

    my girls are older now and off on therir own.once a month we get together for movie night. our favorite movie is pretty woman. the past couple of months we have been trying to watch some of the nominated movies

  93. Shannon says

    we all like the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, they are just fun and have something for everyone

  94. Terry Mac says

    We are a family that grew up on Walt Disney, and have continued the legacy! All Disney movies (especially the animated ones) are special favorites! My husband and I love Bambi as our all time favorite, but my kids’ favorite is 101 Dalmations because their grandfather has always owned a Dalmation (current dog’s name is Toutou–for ‘out/out damn spot!’) that they love to play with and run with, so they seem to identify with the Dalmations even more!

    terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

    • meme says

      I’m sorry I forgot to add the why part to my answer. My 4 year old has loved little mermaid since she was 2 and thinks her and ariel are twins and the boys just love the idea of a car turning into a robot and being able to talk and walk.

  95. kathy pease says

    we love old yeller it is such a classic and brings tears to our eyes everytime


  96. Sarah says

    Our favorite is the Wizard of Oz because we’ve been watching it all our lives and we love the music, particularly “Somewhere over the rainbow.”

  97. Amy F says

    Well, we keep getting “I wanna watch Princess and the Frog” so I’m gonna have to say that. :)

    lilac_the_bunny at yahoo dot com

  98. Roxann says

    cars is our favorite movie because even though it is geared toward kids it is fun for the whole family.

  99. reallycool31 says

    Our favorite movie is the Sound of Music. I grew up watching it every year and enjoy passing down the tradition.

  100. barbara wright says

    My family’s favorite movie is Shrek – I guess because he’s so loveable! Ask my sister what the best present she ever got was that wasn’t expensive. She’ll say the Shrek’s Ears that my kids gave her for Christmas one year!

  101. Geoff K says

    I’d have to say our favorite movie is “The Sound of Music” since both the adults and kids love it equally, and it’s pure escapism to just get caught up in the stories and songs. We never get tired of it and watch it during our movie nights at least three or four times a year. Thanks!

  102. Nicole Greene says

    Our favorite is Cinderella because it’s our 3 yr old daughter’s favorite movie to sing and dance to :)

  103. Beth says

    I’m going to go with It’s a Wonderful Life because it’s the only one we watch over and over – at the holidays, of course – and one of our pets is nicknamed after one of the characters.

  104. Sarah L says

    Our newest favorite movie is How to Tame Your Dragon. It is such fun with great visuals.
    Thanks for the contest.

  105. R Hicks says

    Our favorite movie is Toy Story 3 because it is so funny and a great movie the whole family can watch.

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  106. Kathy S says

    My children are grown and married with children of their own, but when I visit with my granddaughters, we really enjoy watching “The Little Mermaid!”

  107. carol y l says

    Our fav is A Christmas Story. It is just so funny and we love how it portays a simplier time and then they play it for 24 hours straight and we love that!

  108. Kathryn Howell says

    Our favorite family movie is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. We love to watch it all year long!

  109. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…this winter the kids seem to be requesting / watching the “Toy Story” trilogy of movies almost every time !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  110. Barbara Long says

    My family’s favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl because it is a great film with many memorable lines and Johnny Depp (enough said). We have seen it countless times and will see it countless more. We just never get tired of this movie.