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All Time Favourite! 10 Must Watch Christmas Movies To Share With Your Families!

All Time Favourite! 10 Must Watch Christmas Movies To Share With Your Families!

With the long holiday approaching, it is time to sit back and have a grand family time. Schools are over, universities are on break, offices are in holiday mode, and to top it off, it is Christmas! The warmth in your home, the smell of all the roasting, pies and custards, your life seems like as if taken from a movie plot. And talking about movie, this long holiday is the perfect time to watch movies together with your family.

Here is the list of 10 must watch all time favorite Christmas movies that you can share with your family!

1. Home Alone

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    “You guys give up, or are you thirsty for more?”

    Home Alone is a traditional movie that has been watched hundreds of times by everyone. The trilogy is a good option to have continuous laughs for three consecutive days, if you are willing to watch them on separate days, or all at once if you’re brave. The first two parts are the best and the most loved, starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCullister, while the third part has a different protagonist named Alex D. Linz as Alex Pruitt. All three parts have the naughty boy left behind by family during the Christmas Eve, and how this boy overcome two burglars and save their house.

    2. A Christmas Carol (2009)

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      “Nephew! Keep Christmas in your own way, and let me keep it in mine.”

      A Christmas Carol is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famous novella by the same name. There have been multiple adaptations over the last century but this movie was from 2009 has been made into 3D animation starring Jim Carrey. The story is about about a miserly man who thinks everyone and everything is a humbug. One day, he is taken out on a journey to his past, present, and future life by three ghosts, that may change his bitterness towards life.

      3. A Christmas Story

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        “Oh my God! I shot my eye out!”

        A Christmas Story talks about a young boy with glasses (and hopes) trying to get rid of a bully boy, and wanting a “Red Rider Air Rifle” as his ultimate Christmas gift. This hilarious movie was set back in 1983, and it shows how this boy survives his Christmas holiday!

        4. Arthur Christmas

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          “You were right, Arthur! It doesn’t matter how Santa’s gift gets there! It doesn’t matter if it is Mr. Postman in his spaceship!”

          A 2011 film, Arthur Christmas, Santa’s youngest son, is out there to save the day. How? Santa, using very high-tech system to deliver gifts to every child on Earth, forgets about one child. It is up to Arthur now to make that child happy before it is Christmas dawn!

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          5. Elf

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            “You smell like beef and cheese. You don’t smell like Santa!”

            Elf is a hilarious mix up of a young child who was accidentally transported to North Pole, and raised among Santa’s elves. Since he could not fit into their world, he travelled to New York, an adult in Elf’s clothes, and searched for his true identity.

            6. Gremlins

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              “Tell me something, Billy. How come a cute guy like this can turn into a thousand ugly monsters?”

              This is one of the Christmas movies that you should watch only if your family members are in to watching horror movies. This is a comedy-horror to be more exact. And if any one of you get scared you can always tease each other about it. Gremlins is about a “Mogwai” that gets sold to a father who bought it as a Christmas present for his son. The duo go exactly opposite to the warnings provided and unleash a gang of gremlins who bring terror to the city.

              7. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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                “I am the shadow of the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright.”

                The Nightmare Before Christmas is a dark fantasy musical film about a “Pumpkin King” from “Halloweentown” and how he gets bored of scaring people every day. What we can see next throughout the movie is his misadventures and what he does to overcome them.

                8. Miracle on 34th Street

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                  “This guy ain’t dangerous. He may be off his rails a bit, but he ain’t nothing. And if he wants to call himself Santa Claus, then God bless him.”

                  Miracle on 34th Street involves a young girl who has doubt regarding Santa. As Christmas is nearing, Macy’s wants to hire a man who would pose as Santa. The story then talks about a man with a weird name, and how the young girl comes to his defence. It is a lovely Christmas fantasy that will awe you and your family.

                  9. Scrooged

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                    “I never liked a girl enough to give her twelve sharp knives.”

                    Scrooged is a modern version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but here, we see a highly successful television executive whose aspiration and bad temper has made him a lonely man. It’s then that three ghosts take him on a life journey so that he can amend himself.

                    10. The Santa Clause

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                      “Charlie, stay away from those things. They are reindeer, you don’t know where they have been. They all look they have got key lime disease.”

                      This family comedy / Christmas fantasy movie, The Santa Clause, has it all. The comedy involves how a divorced dad kills a man on Christmas eve, right after getting his son’s custody, and whatever follows the event will surely make you laugh for days.

                      Now that you have your list of Christmas movies, hopefully, some of your times will be spend having good laughs with your family at home, without boringly killing your time!

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                      Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                      7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                      7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                      Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. Planks are one form of bodyweight exercises that will never go out of fashion. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.

                      Video Summary

                      Why is it important to train up our core strength?

                      There are numerous sites and blogs which detail ways to build your core muscles or core strength. Often though, these sites neglect to explain what your core muscles actually are, and why building them is important.

                      This is quite surprising, as core muscles are quite easy to explain. Your core muscles are a series of muscles in your midsection, and are used in most forms of movement. Though they aren’t housed in your arms or legs, your core muscles can help transfer force from one limb to another, or are used in addition to muscles in your arms or legs to increase their effectiveness. As such a strong core will make a big improvement on your ability to move and exercise further.

                      Also they are great for helping other muscles in your midsection such as your abdominal muscles. Your abdominal muscles are important for supporting your back and spinal column, and as such are important aids in preventing injuries. However for them to be most effective you need to spend a lot of time developing your core muscles.

                      In short, planking exercises can make a huge improvement in your muscles down your whole body. Making them a hugely effective exercise to perform.

                      One Exercise, multiple benefits

                      There are few forms of exercise as effective at building your core as planking exercises. However, planking exercises benefit far more than just your core strength.

                      By holding yourself in the position for a planking exercise, you’ll notice that your biceps, neck, and shoulder muscles are also being tested and strained. This this encouraging their buildup and development. This is great news if you like to do press ups, developed shoulder muscles will have a big impact on your press up performance.

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                      When planking, you are holding yourself up through your arms and biceps and so by holding a planking position, your arm muscles are being toned and developed. Making planking a great alternative exercise to other forms of bicep developing exercises.

                      Moving down your midsection, successful plank exercises actually develop the muscles in your butt! These muscles tend to be ignored by a lot of exercises, so this is another great benefit of plank exercises.

                      In much the same way as you develop your biceps and arm muscles, holding the planking position helps develop the muscles in your thighs too.

                      What is even better is that planking exercises don’t take much time at all. In fact you should probably only spend about ten minutes max per day in the planking exercise.

                      What will happen when you start doing planks every day

                        1. You’ll improve core definition and performance: 

                        Planks are an ideal exercise for the abdominal muscles exactly because they engage all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominusthe external oblique muscle, and the glutes. The importance of strengthening each muscle group cannot be underestimated either, for all of these groups serve their own purpose. If you strengthen these muscle groups you will notice:

                        • Transverse abdominis: increased ability to lift heavier weights.
                        • Rectus adbominis: improved sports performance, particularly with jumping. This muscle group is also responsible for giving you the renowned six pack look.
                        • Oblique muscles: improved capacity for stable side-bending and waist-twisting
                        • Glutes: a supported back and a strong, shapely booty.

                        2. You’ll decrease your risk of injury in the back and spinal column

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                          Doing planks is a type of exercise that allow you to build muscle while also making sure that you are not putting too much pressure on your spine or hips. According to the American Council on Exercise, doing planks regularly not only significantly reduces back pain but it also strengthens your muscles and ensures a strong support for your entire back, especially in the areas around your upper back.

                          Check out this article if you would like to find out about how doing planks on different surfaces can impact the effectiveness of this exercise in strengthening your core.

                          3. You’ll experience an increased boost to your overall metabolism

                            Planking is an excellent way of challenging your entire body because doing them every day will burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups. The muscles you strengthen by doing this exercise on a day-to-day basis will ensure that you burn more energy even when sedentary. This is especially important if you are spending the majority of your day sitting in front of a computer. Also, making it a daily 10- to 1 minute home exercise before or after work will not only provide an enhanced metabolic rate but it will also ensure that that metabolic rate remains high all day long, (yes, even while you are asleep).

                            4. You’ll significantly improve your posture

                              Planking exercises have a great impact and improvement on your posture. This is great news as a strong posture brings with it a huge number of fantastic benefits .

                              A good posture keeps your bones and joins in the correct alignment which means both your bones and joints will be better maintained and more healthy, but also means the overall effectiveness of your muscles will be improved.

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                              A good posture will ensure your back or spine is in the correct position and so you will suffer less back pain.

                              On top of everything, someone with good posture looks better, healthier, and more confident.

                              5. You’ll improve overall balance

                                Have you ever felt that when you tried standing on one leg, you couldn’t stand up straight for more than a couple of seconds? It’s not because you were drunk- unless you happened to be at the time!-  but rather, it’s because your abdominal muscles weren’t strong enough to give you the balance you needed. Through improving your balance by doing side planks and planks with extensions you will boost your performance in every kind of sporting activity.

                                6. You’ll become more flexible than ever before

                                  Flexibility is a key benefit of doing planks regularly, for this form of exercise expands and stretches all your posterior muscle groups – shouldersshoulder blades, and collarbone – while also stretching your hamstrings, arches of your feet, and toes. With a side plank added in to the mix, you can also work on your oblique muscles. This will provide you with further benefits when it comes to hyper-extending your toes, a movement that is crucial for supporting your body’s weight.

                                  7. You’ll witness mental benefits

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                                    Plank exercises have a particular effect on our nerves, making them an excellent means of improving overall mood. How? Well, they stretch out muscle groups that contribute to stress and tension in the body. Just think about it: you are sitting in your chair, at home or at work, all day long; your thigh muscles get tight, your legs get heavy due to being bent for several hours; and tension develops in your shoulders due to being forced to slump forward all day. These are all circumstances that put too stress on the muscles and nerves. The good news is that planks not only calm your brain, but they can also treat anxiety and symptoms of depression– but only if you make it part of your daily routine.

                                    How to hold a plank position

                                    1. Get into pushup position on the floor.
                                    2. Now bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your weight on your forearms.
                                    3. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending.
                                    4. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
                                    5. Hold the position for as long as you can.
                                    6. Remember to breathe. Inhale and exhale slowly and steadily.
                                    7. When your form begins to suffer, pull the plug. You’re only benefiting from the plank by actually doing the plank.

                                    Watch the video if you have any doubt!

                                    Here is a great infographic that shows the best plank variation exercises to evenly target all abdominal muscle groups:

                                      How to improve your plank time gradually

                                      1. Start with the easier variation if needed. You can start with a bent-knee plank if you can’t perform a regular plank yet. If you can hold a plank for more than two minutes with ease, you can move on to these tougher variations.
                                      2. Practise every day. Space your planking exercise throughout the day and do 3-4 times every day. Try to hold the position 10 seconds longer each time.
                                      3. Perform other body-weight exercises at the same time. Push-up and squat will improve your core strength too.

                                      Are you ready to devote 5-10 minutes of your day, every day, to stay fit, healthy and, most importantly, strong as a bull? Then jump in and make doing plank exercises a part of your life.

                                      Who Should Be Cautious Doing The Plank?

                                      You need to be cautious doing Planking exercises if any of these risks apply to you:

                                      • Prolapse
                                      • After prolapse surgery
                                      • Pelvic pain conditions
                                      • Weak or poorly functioning pelvic floor muscles
                                      • Previous childbirth
                                      • Overweight

                                      Choose an alternative pelvic floor abdominal exercise or consult your doctor before performing plank regularly.

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