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placeholder April 30, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 8   •   Oakland, CA
Show mom a fun night at home

Moms will love Sofia Vergara as Ava and Katherine Heigl as Laura in the romantic comedy "New Year's Eve," rated for adults by Catholic News Service.

There are lots of gifts you can get the mom in your life for Mother's Day, but spending time with her is likely the gift she'll love the most. Hosting a movie night for your mother or wife can be a great way to have a fun, relaxing evening — and you won't need to make reservations. A bottle of perfume will eventually get used up but you and your loved one can treasure the memory of time spent together for years to come.

Use a movie night as an opportunity to spend some quality time with the mom in your house. Before the movie starts, ask about her favorite films of all time and her favorite actors and actresses. Share your own list of must-see movies and talk about your celebrity crushes. Most importantly, remember to tell her how much she means to you.

Pick out some fun food to enjoy while you kick back on the couch. Order in from a favorite restaurant or prepare her favorite meal. Pop some popcorn and select classic movie theater candy to enjoy while you watch.

Pick out a movie she's sure to love: A romantic comedy can be a great movie choice for a night at your own home theater. The funny and warm "New Year's Eve," available now from Warner Bros. on Blu-ray disc and DVD, is a movie that will make moms smile — and wipe away a tear. Directed by romantic comedy phenomenon Garry Marshall ("Valentine's Day," "Pretty Woman"), "New Year's Eve" explores love in many of its forms, between mother and daughter, friends and family, old flames and fresh starts.

"New Year's Eve" celebrates love, hope, forgiveness and second chances, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on that most dazzling night of the year. With an all-star cast including Hilary Swank, Katherine Heigl, Sarah Jessica Parker and Josh Duhamel, it's a movie the mom in your life may want to watch again and again.


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