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  • 12 Holiday Comedies To Binge Watch This Holiday Season

    Raise your hand if you aren’t into those sappy Hallmark Lifetime Christmas movies. I personally can’t deal with them. They’re literally all the same. I prefer holiday comedies to help get me through the season. You already know I hate the Christmas season so, yeah I need all the laughter I can get around this time of the year.

    Since there are 12 days until Christmas here are 12 holiday comedies movies to watch every night of the week leading up to Christmas Eve.

    Bad Moms Christmas

    Bad Moms Christmas is the follow-up to Bad Moms and this time we meet their moms. Now our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms do everything imaginable to rebel against the challenges and expectations that are placed upon mothers during the Christmas season.

    Rent
    Holidate 

    Sick and tired of being single on the holidays, two strangers agree to be each other’s platonic plus-ones all year long only thing is they break their main rule as they start to catch real feelings along the way.

    *Watch on Netflix

    Last Christmas 

    Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions.  Kate, wannabe singer, works in an elf in a year-round Christmas store, and her decision making skills are quite questionable. Then she meets Tom then everything in her life changes.

    *Watch on HBO or HBO Max

    Surviving Christmas

    Simply put, Drew is a lonely and obnoxious young millionaire who pays a family to spend Christmas with him. This movie goes exactly how you envision it would.

    Rent
    Office Christmas Party

    When Carol, an uptight CEO threatens to shut down her brother’s branch, the branch manager has an idea to throw an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and prove the branch is worthy of staying open, but of course, the party gets way out of hand and all hell breaks loose.

    Rent
    Noelle

    Santa’s daughter goes on an epic adventure in order to find her brother who vanishes after getting cold feet when he newly inherits the role of Santa following their father’s retirement.

    *Watch on Disney+

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

    It’s the Griswold’s. What more is there to say.  The family is staying off the roads and remaining home for Christmas and predictably it all turns into one big disaster.

    Rent
    The Holiday

    Two women on opposite sides of the world are having guy-problems.  So they decide to swap homes in each other’s countries to get away from the men in their lives only for the unexpected to happen.

    Rent
    Trading Places

    As part of a bet, two callous millionaires swap the lives of a snobbish investor and a street con artist to see which one would prevail. The bet doesn’t go exactly how they planned.

    Rent
    Bad Santa

    A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

    Rent
    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    One year after Kevin was left home alone he finds himself alone in New York City and as luck would have it he runs into the escaped burglars that broke into his home the year before. All the hijinks of the first ensues but on a bigger scale as Kevin uses NYC to spoil the burglar’s plot.

    Rent
    Elf

    A man raised as an elf at the North Pole discovers that he’s actually human and he then decides to travel to New York City to look for his real father.

    Rent

     

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    These are but a few what are your favorite holiday comedies? Comment below with your favorites so that we can keep this list growing.
  • 30+ #DisneyAfterMidnight Tweets Only The ‘D’ Doesn’t Stand For Disney

    *Warning this post contains alcohol, drugs, and adult sexual related content that extends beyond vanilla sex. This post is not for the Karen’s who are easily offended. There is no manager here to complain to because I AM the manger. 

    Many people don’t go near Twitter for a number of reasons, but I, on the other hand, love it and on this night my favorite app did not disappoint me. As soon as I opened it the first trending topic I saw was #DisneyAfterMidnight. I can’t lie I was excited cause I thought I was gonna learn about some new parent programming on Disney+ (which I finally signed up for – Meghan Markle and some elephants) but I should have known better.

    This hash goes to show that people are bored and sick of being in the house and their minds have run amok. I should have left these tweets where I found them but I too am I tired of being trapped in the house so I’m gonna let this blog run amok today.

    What you’re about to see is disturbingly hilarious and what will be seen here can never be unseen.

    You’ve been warned.

    Amanda ain’t lying cause chiiiiilllle Eric is fine. I’m also trying to find out who bottom row 2nd pic prince is cause his jawline is calling my name. Also, why bottom row third pic giving me Jake Gyllenhaal vibes. You see it? Or is it just me?

    That one reminded me of that old Ikea commercial. It wasn’t shown here, cause America. *eye roll*

    Of course, I had to get in on the action. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t.

    Let me find out Flynn Rider is a bondage expert.

    I know that’s right. Did y’all see those cartoon Lion King swaggy sketches? I only got eyes for Scar. He look like he’ll fuck up your credit and your life, and I’m okay with that. Fuck it up, cat daddy.

    This may or may not have happened to me before.

    And no current trending topic is complete without a Tiger King reference

    So what did we learn about this tread? We learned that Disney After Midnight means

    And we’ll learn if Disney attorneys will come after me for this post. Let’s hope they have a good sense of humor during these difficult times.

    While I had a good laugh scrolling some of you are probably like

  • A Mommy Night out on Broadway at Pretty Woman: The Musical

    This post is made possible by support from Pretty Woman: The Musical. All opinions are my own. This post will have gif’s from the play and movie, cause they’re fun.

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    Pretty Woman is hands down one of my favorite movies of all time. My mom bought the VHS on a whim and when I saw it I knew it would become apart of my soul. Almost 30 years later I watch it like it’s my first time, only I know all of the words and the facial expressions.

    So when I got the opportunity to see the Broadway version Pretty Woman: The Musical I jumped at the chance to go. I only had one extra ticket and so I hit up my Broadway loving bestie Allaya for a pre-Mother’s Day mommy night on the town.

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    If you don’t already know, Pretty Woman is about a lady of the night (Vivian Ward) who on a chance encounter meets a lost out of town billionaire (Edward Lewis) who can’t find his way back to Beverly Hills. And because he can’t drive his borrowed Lotus Espirit our girl Vivian has to drive him back to his hotel. Once there they make a deal that she would work for him for the rest of the week by being his date for his business events. Sparks fly and hilarity ensues as Vivian learns to navigate his stuffy all business world, and through her, he discovers there’s more to life than making money.

    Why should mom friends link up for Mother’s Day?

    Allaya and I were so happy to be getting out of the house together. It had been almost two months since we’ve last seen each other. Yeah, we talk every day in our group chat, but nothing beats that face to face connection especially with Mother’s Day approaching. It gives us the opportunity to celebrate each other as mothers.

    Is the musical exactly like the movie?

    For the most part, but there are some changes to it. I mean, it’s Broadway, of course, they’re going to jazz it up and put their spin on it. Without spoiling too much, I will say I thought the entire cast did an amazing job of taking these iconic characters and making them their own.

    Do you need to see the movie to enjoy the musical?

    The long and the short answer is, no. You will enjoy it just as much as a person who’s seen the movie a million times. But because I’m such a huge fan of the movie, yes you should watch it. It’s a classic and everyone needs to see it at least once. You can rent it on Amazon for $2.99.

    How do you get tickets and how much are they?

    Pretty Woman: The Musical takes place at The Blue Banana Club also known as the Nederlander Theatre in Times Square, located at 208 West 41st Street. 

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    For Mother’s Day leave the kids with dad or granny and gift your mom friends (and yourself) tickets to see this really great show. And because I encourage mom friend bonding use code MOM1 for discount tickets for as low as $59.

    Quick tips on how to prepare for your pre-Mother’s Day night out to Pretty Woman: The Musical

    Take a bath or shower while listening to Prince

    Make sure the kids don’t hear you leaving so they can’t ask a thousand questions

    Enjoy stepping out of the house kid free

    Grab an Uber to the theater

    Have fun

    After you’ve seen Pretty Woman: The Musical (or if you’ve already seen it) let me know in the comments your thoughts about it.
  • Back to School Memes: How Parents Really Feel About the First Day of School

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    If you follow the MommyRandR Facebook page or my personal page you know I love a good meme. I enjoy making and sharing them. A well-created meme or gif can be a hilarious way to convey exactly how we’re feeling at the moment without an additional caption.

    That said, it’s back to school time and moms everywhere are gearing up to reclaim their time. With the kids back in school, there’ll be more time for hot coffee savoring, longer naps, uninterrupted poop time and more of doing nothing all day. Hence moms overall excitement, and the following memes express that happiness perfectly.

    This one was mine from the 2017 school semester, yeah it’s a gif but you can see I was excited after that first day drop off.

    Here are some actual back to school memes and comments from around the web:
    (*FYI: I don’t own these. I’m just sharing them)

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    Do you have any favorite back to school memes? Tag me in them with me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @MommyRandR.

    *I wanna give a shout out to my homie Mitch over at GayNYCDad who gave me inspiration for this post.