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Lord of the Rings Watch Party

By December 19, 2013Books, Christmas, Cool Stuff, Friends, Movies

A few weeks ago Neil and I were laying on the couch on a Sunday night when he brought up watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (the MEGA Blu-ray Extended Version) over our holiday break before seeing the second Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug. Typically we watch the Trilogy in its entirety once a year over several days around Christmas. But somehow, in the course of that conversation, we came up with the idea of having a watch party. For the entire trilogy. In one day.

So we made a Facebook post to see if there would be any interest, and were bowled over by the overwhelming “we have to do this!”┬áresponse. So we set the date, quickly replaced the oven just in time and had everyone over this past weekend.

Our house was packed to the gills with food and people from 3:00pm till almost 4:00am. We even had a drinking game. I wish I would have taken more pictures but I was eating, socializing and engrossed with the movie so these phone pics will have to do.

It was so much fun that we plan to make this a semi-regular event with other series. Harry Potter! Evil Dead! Back to the Future! Kung Fu! Star Wars! The possibilities are endless.

A big thanks to everyone who came out and brought snacks and made our little yearly tradition so freaking awesome!

Are there any movies you make a point of watching yearly?

Note: Extra special thanks to Michelle. I stole your pics.


  • Are there any movies I watch yearly???? A TON! Whenever I’m sick I watch “Adventures in Babysitting” or “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” or “Finding Nemo”. I watch “Groundhog Day” every February. I watch “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” every Thanksgiving. Christmas is the obligatory round of “Christmas Vacation”, “The Holiday”, Love Actually”, and “Die Hard.” Sometime in the winter I have to watch “Cutting Edge.”

    I’d say 90% of my movie watching is just re-watching my favorites!