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See #DaddysHome in Theaters Christmas Day!
Now look. We all know someone who is divorced. With that comes the incredibly delicate balance of dealing with the stepparents and the kids and the, hopefully, friendly partnership that comes with the dynamics of the relationship. I am divorced and there is a stepparent and it is a dance that can be maneuvered carefully. But what if that birth parent were off somewhere and then suddenly back and you realized, as the stepparent, that that parent was good looking, fun and an overall awesome person? They are funnier than you, more attractive than you and have the energy to make the kids laugh with glee at every turn? What if you were incredibly jealous of this? This is the premise of the hysterical looking new movie that we should all be watching in theaters on Christmas Day, Daddy’s Home!
On December 25, get the whole family to the theater after the gifts are open and get ready to laugh like crazy! Just the trailer makes me want to camp out outside the theater ahead of time! With the talents of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg joining together to entertain us all, it is sure to be a hit!
See the trailer now:
“DADDY’S HOME” follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best step dad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.
I have a friend who has something similar to this movie’s theme happen. She is the step mom to the kids and their mom was off building a life, leaving her kids with the dad and the step mom. When the mom comes back, a few times a year, she stays with the family. She is always telling me hysterical stories of how they stay up late talking and bonding over the kids. I love that but know that there is some natural, human nature competition involved!
This movie looks like a super fun day out on a day when we are all thankful for family, no matter what form they come in! Parents, step parents and kids form a unit where mishaps and laughter are just part of the day!
Head to theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2015, and laugh out loud to Daddy’s Home!
Official Site: http://www.daddyshomemovie.com
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This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Daddy’s Home blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
I am a Step-parent, I have a 30year old step daughter and 28year old step son. I don’t have to compete with their Mom. I have 2 kids, a 10year old and a 4 year old sons. I find it hilarious that when my 10yrs old was still a toddler, my step son wants more attention than my toddler. I think he is jealous and he was the baby of the family before. GrandMa always spoils him even to this date. We always tells him that we don’t have favoritism in this house and we treat all of them the same. But we can’t do anything, we have to take care of the kids just as we take care of him.
many years ago i make 4 pumpkin pies and forgot to add sugar…ugh
we drove all the way to a motel to do a family christmas, in a snowstorm, and when we got there realized ALL our presents were still sitting at home by the door
I “worst” one I can think of, was when the cat climbed up the Christmas tree and broke a few ornaments coming out.
One year we forgot to turn the oven on for xmas ham.
In the 1960s, my parents thought nothing of inviting 50-plus guests into our 900-square-foot house for the holiday. Then there was the year one of my cousins got an inkpad for Christmas. He left it open on the floor and everyone walked through it, but there were so many people in the living room, no one noticed the ink was ruining our carpeting. If that wasn’t bad enough, there were so many coats on the bed that when one of the guests decided to lie down, the frame collapsed under the weight.
Our cat climbed up our Christmas Tree and knocked it over last year.
I drove ten of twenty hours to visit my family back home for Christmas and then discovered my daughter had left our suitcase at home.
My dad got a flat tire when he was driving us all to my aunt’s house for Christmas.
Not me but my mom, she caused a small fire in the kitchen when we were hosting Thanksgiving. The Turkey was ok though!
My sister bought my dad a nice windbreaker jacket. She ironed it on Christmas eve, but burned a whole right through it. She had to give it to him anyway because the stores were closed.
Luckily, I have never had a disastrous holiday experience, most are just frustrating because of the gathering of relatives and opinions are never the same.
My disastrious Holiday story is that my Christmas party was on Christmas Eve but it was a blizzard and I texted and left messages for my guests not to arrive because it is not safe to come in a blizzard, and guess what they showed up and I had no food ready to serve. I ended up ordering Pizza, but the Pizza delivery person got stuck in the snow and we had to wait an hour for the pizza. Disaster!
one year we did not eat Thanksgiving dinner until 11 pm
had extra ppl just show up for Christmas that I didn’t know were coming and didn’t have a gift for
My disaster I dropped the pumpkin pie when I got out of the car at grandmothers house. :(
My first time I cooked a turkey, I left the bag of organs in there. At least, everyone found it funny!
A few years ago we had a power failure on Thanksgiving. Not funny at all at the time!
Once I dropped cooked turkey on the floor. We ended up ordering pizza.
Our 150 lb Newfoundland pushed open the doors to the living room and knocked down the Christmas tree.
The worst holiday disaster was when my daughter was 2 she pulled the tablecloth and pulled down half the food on the floor
We’ve had several minor disasters, but the one that stands out is the time our black lab puppy decided to chew into several of the presents which were under the tree!
My holiday disaster was the year I asked for a cat for Christmas. Dad, in all his infinite wisdom, had trapped a wild cat and held it caged in the attic waiting for Christmas morn. I was presented said cat, which proceeded to tear me apart, run away, and was never seen again. And yes, this is all true. The moral is, Dads…if your daughter wants a cat…please visit the shelter.
My holiday disaster is my dog. He is hyper and no matter where I place my tree, every year it ends up tipped over.
We had a fire in our first house during the holidays!
One funny holiday disaster we had a few years ago was when my brother in law decided to show off his “signature move” and did the moon walk. He moon walked backwards all the way into our Christmas tree and the whole thing fell over!
The worst holiday disaster which was my fault, was dropping the cake! Nothing could be salvaged!!! I saw this trailer on TV the other day but didn’t catch the name of it, I can’t wait to see it.
We got stuck and stayed at the airport for the holidays due to severe weather.
Our kitty was missing and we searched all over for him until we seen our Christmas tree moving around. He was inside the tree peeking his head out playing peek a boo, pretending to be an ornament.
This really was not a disaster, but I think funny. When we had my wonderful cat, he was very fascinated about Christmas and I loved watching him go up to our tree and actually pick an ornament and take it off the tree with his paw. Also when my son was young he grabbed an ornament ball and tried to bounce it, of course it broke all over the place.
A holiday disaster I’ve experienced is a few years ago the morning of Thanksgiving, we unpackaged our thawed turkey to discover it had gone bad! We had no back up and ended up eating frozen turkey pot pies! It’s wasn’t funny then, but is comical now.
It is not much of a disaster but I remember when I was a young adult I was helping set the holiday table and place different platter in the middle holding appetizers etc and I got hot pepper juice on my finger but never washed it out and ended up with it in my eye. Had to lay on the couch for a few before I could continue.
Well our disaster was more a everybody went hungry when I left the turkey I was taking to my moms at home in the oven!
A disaster we had was not having enough food for everybody.
I once made pecan pies for Thanksgiving dessert. I put the butter in the microwave to soften and went ahead and mixed everything else. The next day everyone could tell something was a little off with the pie, but I couldn’t figure out what. Until the next time I went to use the microwave and there sat the butter.
Cant wait to watch this movie.
We really haven’t had any disasters. The closest was not celebrating on the day. But, due to great weather forecasts we were able to have our holiday on Christmas Eve and enjoy family.
My first time cooking for family and friends i didnt make enough food.
Our biggest disaster was when Grandma dropped and accidentally kicked the turkey across the floor. Wow – pandemonium! The aunties jumped into action and invoked the 5 second rule, although that carpet was a goner.
The year my Mom forgot to turn the oven on with the Turkey in it!
I remember my grandma baking a pecan pie that ended up getting hard from overbaking. The dogs wouldn’t even eat it.
The oven going out just before Christmas
my daughter forgot batterys.
Luckily, we’ve never had a holiday disaster. Possibly because we usually have a very simple holiday schedule.
A few years ago, our Yellow Labrador, Max ran through the house and knocked over the Christmas tree.
funny Holiday “disaster” i’ve experienced? hmmm, none comes to mind at the moment.
A few days after putting up our Christmas tree a few years ago, I was sitting next to it on the couch. Out of the side of my eyes, thankfully I saw some movement…before the whole tree fell over! We needed a bigger tree stand! All our ornaments were all over the place…and water was all over the floor!
The worst disaster was a major storm with power cut just as I was about to prepare the meal. We had each other though so it was ok.
We had a holiday disaster when our dog decided to eat the lights off the Christmas tree.. what a mess!!
We had a seven foot tree fall on the floor with all the décor.
Other than gifts not arriving on time i can’t recall any holiday disastersj
when i spit my water all over the place because i was laughing so hard and started to choke on the water
The worst disaster I can remember was we bought a cooker for the turkey. The turkey was too big so the lid did not seed right on top. At this point we were stuck so we went on a cooked it…it ended up cooking into a soup instead of a turkey.
I accidentally forgot to turn the oven on for the turkey. Dinner was a little late that year :)
One year my niece said something really fun and I was drinking milk and as I laughed it came out my tear duct. It was the weirdest feeling. Who knew when ya laugh liquid can come out that way. Lol! I told her from now on no saying funny things while Im drinking or eating. Thank you for the great giveaway :)
One year we overcooked the turkey and it was smoking
Several years ago, we moved a few days into a new place (my husband was in the Marine Corp.) right before Christmas. Some of the boxes were lost during the move (still haven’t figured that one out) and we had nothing to cook anything in. Ultimately, we ordered Chinese Takeout.
One year we decided to fry a turkey. While we were injecting the turkey with flavoring my nephew started screaming and crying because he didn’t want us to hurt the turkey by giving it shots. Then after all of that drama my dad and uncles took it outside to fry it and it all started on fire. Needless to say we didn’t have turkey that year and luckily no one except for the turkey got hurt.
I was playing a game with the family and was trying to guess the right answer. I blurted out touching wenises and got the biggest glare.
No horrible disasters, just that the dogs knocked over the Christmas tree last year when they were playing. Their reaction was funny!!
A big disaster was a few years back when we were traveling to spend holiday dinner with family about 2 hours away and ended up in standstill traffic for over 5 hours. They waited for us for a couple hours but we didn’t get there until after 1am.
I was going to my friends yearly new years day dinner and as I was going in the car, I slipped and dropped the cheesecake I made. I had to drive to a bakery and get a new one. SMH and LOL
Our most terrible time for christmas was last year, because it was the first year without our son who passed away.
Presents not arriving in time!
My dog pulled down the tree on Christmas eve.
It would the time my daughter got sick Christmas morning. Lets just say it was everywhere.
When my oldest was first grade he asked me if Santa was real. I tried to redirect him but he was relentless. After about 20 minutes of grilling and telling me “I know you will tell me the truth,” I told him. Later that night when my neighbor stopped by dressed as Santa, my son immediately told him that his mom said Santa isn’t real.
I guess when when no one knew how to turn on the gas heater at my grandmother’s house and we had to move the christmas party
I don’t know any holiday snafoos… other than one valentines day I got me and my now husband a cheesecake from the cheesecake factory because it’s our favorite. I then got some candle holders and candles. We walked from the kitchen to the coffee table, and immediately upon picking up the items they all fell to the floor. The cheesecake landed upside down on the floor and the candles fell and broke. I burst into tears, and he comforted me.
My aunt ended up falling asleep instead of cooking the food due to her cold meds. When we went over to her house none of the food was done.
No holiday disasters. In past, I would often cook a lot of food and eat standing up while serving the rest of the family and then spend a long time cleaning up.
We always seem to have plumbing disasters on holidays. They get pretty old!
I’m the stepmom here. Holidays can be tough. We’ve had some doozies but myself, my husband, and my daughter are in a great place and no matter what bio mother pulls we can handle it. I think the worst memory is when bio mother let the kids binge on junk food all day long and then when they came home for dinner with us my older stepdaughter threw up at the table.
Our worst one was having the Christmas tree fall over and a bunch of glass ornaments breaking – we ended up having to tie it to a piece of furniture to keep it upright!
No real big disasters thankfully. But the first year my son ever cooked a turkey he left the bag of giblets in the turkey and it didn’t cook all the way through. The top part of the turkey was cooked fine but I still didn’t eat any
One year my husband wanted a garden statue and I was trying to surprise him. I hid it in the car and planned to sneak it into the house after he went to bed on Christmas Eve. I managed it but almost fell off the porch backwards with this very, very heavy concrete statue, it would have been a completely different surprise on Christmas morning.
I don’t think we have had any major disasters! One funny story: my kids really want a dog, but we are never home and I know no one will take care of it, so we are not getting one. Well, on Christmas Day a couple years ago, we had the door open as my Mom and Dad were coming in with all their presents. The dog from across the street ran into our house and the kids were so excited. LOL!!!
Three years ago, My hubby decided to be in charge of cooking the Roasted goose for Christmas dinner- only he forgot to wear his glasses…. instead of 325 degrees, the oven was set at 525 degrees. Our goose was cooked. alright, to a burnt black perfection.
While driving to a holiday party in a snowstorm when I was younger, my cousin was sick in the car, but the roads were too icy to pull over. We had to drive for miles before we could pull off at an exit and turn around. Never made it to the party!
We couldn’t afford a new artificial Xmas tree so my dad had to tie the branches to the ones above it to keep the branches from falling on the floor.
We had a turkey that would never cook fully at our last Thanksgiving. It wasn’t done after almost 10 hours!
One year our tree stand had a crack in it that we didn’t know about. It took several days to realize there was a lake around the tree.
Shouldn’t have left the lab home alone with the Christmas tree. By the looks of it, he must have thought it was an intruder. Just thankful we hadn’t decorated it yet.
My ex spent all day putting Christmas lights on all our trees and the roof. We always had a competition on which neighbor can out do the other one. After all that work we went to turn them on and the came on and then right off. Does this remind you of National Lampoons Vacation? That was us.
Ah, who can remember the time when the garbage disposal backed up when getting ready for Christmas?!!
I put the turkey in the oven but forgot to turn it on. Turkey dinner was 6 hours late.
My grandpa accidentally spraying pepper spray when we were all around opening gifts. It was not a fun night but we can laugh about it now. thank you!
I remember as a kid my cousin coming to Christmas with chicken pox and then all the rest of us ending up with it soon after.
A funny but also humiliating experience – we were at my in laws for Christmas.
I accidentally knocked their Christmas tree over.
I still get teased about that a lot.
Fortunately we have never really had a disaster, but we do end up with Christmas chuckles due to things that can only happen at Christmas with Christmas decorations. We have 3 cats and every single year one of the females loves to eat the red icicles from the Christmas tree. What goes in must come out and unfortunately they never quite get all the way out, so she walks around with her rear decorated by a single icicle.
A few years ago, we had many of our relatives over for Christmas dinner. We ran out of propane gas. We had to haul the half-cooked turkey plus all the rest of the food and our guests, drive in a snowstorm over to my mother-in-law’s home to finish cooking the bird. In the end, we had a wonderful holiday.
Last year I burned the Christmas turkey and the fire alarm went off.
A friend made some fudge cookie things one year…
put salt instead of sugar.
GROSS… (but no one had the heart to tell her)
We had one a few years ago about my daughter. She was taking a nap and when she woke up, our company had already arrived, and she came downstairs in her swimming suit. It was 20 degrees outside..Shes a silly girl.
The chocolate merigue pie I had just finished backing was sitting in my passager seat when I took a turn a little too fast and sharp and it flipped up and slide down my window and door merigue side of course.
One Christmas my aunt and I drove from west TX to north of Houston to visit with my family. We had made this trip many times usually in 2 days because it is such a very long trip. Everything started out fine until we got about 100 miles out of town. The weather started getting cold, very very cold. As we continued to drive south the colder it got. We would stop to go to the restroom at rest stops by running in, standing over toilet to pee, and running back. It was THAT cold. When we got to San Antonio my aunt asked to stop and spend the night like usual. I said no because I just felt we needed to keep going. The next morning we woke safe and sound at my sister’s housein Liberty to SNOW and ice eveeywhere. The freeways between us and San Antonio were shut down. Ice covered all the overpasses. We would never have made it for Christmas had we stopped in San Antonio. It was the coldest winter for Texas on record that year.
One year my nieces were wrestling around and playing with my sons in my dining room , my niece lost her balance and fell into the wall and in the process knocked my thermostat completely off the wall! She was fine though. Our heat would not kick on and there are no repairmen to be found on Christmas Eve night either. We only had 1 space heater so we all had to sleep in the living room and open presents under blankets! It was fixed the next day but let me tell you that was the longest Christmas ever!
My family once had the stomach flu on Christmas morning and it was not fun!
My holiday disaster was actually on New Years. We were all having a really good time watching my dad and a couple of friends light off the fireworks until one of my dad’s friends thought that it would be funny to light one of the tiny fountains and put it in my dad’s front pocket! Not funny at all!!! My dad had to go to the hospital and ended up with 2nd and 3rd degree burns all over half of his right leg and butt! The other holiday disaster happened on Christmas day 2011 when one of my brothers died and his roommate never called any one of our family to tell us especially when I only lived 30seconds away from them! We didn’t find out till 3 days after Christmas! Now Christmas will never be the same!!! RIP J-Dog we all love and miss you so very much!!!
We were heading to our families houses for Christmas in a blizzard (they were basically like “If we could make it through the blizzard so can you”) and the car got stuck and so I decided to be the heroic one and said I would walk the rest of the way to our first family house stop and have them bring me back with a snow shovel and salt… When I got there my hubby and daughter were already inside getting warm and I had icicles hanging from my nose…. Apparently we had a snow shovel in the trunk and he found a route that had just been cleared so that’s why I didn’t get picked up….
one year i was in charge of dessert. i made an apple pie. when it came out of the oven and we cut it i realized that i forgot the sugar.
I don’t really have a funny story for the holidays.
we forgot the candy once that was a disaster for our family as it was a birthday party.
Several years ago our little boy danny our yellow lab decided he deserved the turkey and got up and helped himself to Christmas dinner
I don’t have any holiday disaster stories to share. But I have had craziness just trying to get Christmas gifts. Thanks for the giveaway!
a few years ago everyone ‘forgot’ to get me anything for christmas
We haven’t had any disasters.
One year I forgot to bake the pie crust before adding the pie stuff so the pie part tasted good but the crust was horrible.
The first year I met my husband’s family was slightly awkward. I was working night shift at the time. In order to get Christmas Day off, I had to work the midnight shift starting off the day. We made the 3 hour drive as soon as I got off work that morning. I was able to doze a bit in the car but was still pretty drowsy when we got there. I kept nodding off during family conversations. I was so embarrassed, but luckily they actually admired me for still coming even though I had worked & was so exhausted. Now I am definitely part of the family!
lost power during xmas
Our electricity had gone out for a split second a few Christmas’ back and it was enough to turn off the alarm clock so nobody woke up in time to start cooking the meal. We had to eat wayyyy later than everyone had expected to.
This seems like such a funny movie. This past May we had a cruise planned, got to the airport and realized we loaded the wrong luggage. Safe to say we missed our flight. Nonetheless, our cruise was still awesome!
my cat detroyed all of the Christmas ornaments
There was a hole in the roasting pan and the turkey dripping started smoking in the oven
I think I’m going to go with this year – the leg on the Christmas tree broke and the whole thing toppled over, We have tile floors and lost a LOT of ornaments, including my son’s baby’s first Christmas. We went shopping for a new tree yesterday, but couldn’t really find anything.
We have a big deep chest freezer in our garage. One year we were digging through to get the pies out to bake in the oven. We accidentally left the turkey and a couple of other frozen foods on the ground next to the freezer so we had to toss it out.
I’ve been lucky and haven’t had any real holiday disasters except for being stuck at LAX for 10 hours waiting for my delayed flight.
One year my dad drilled through his thumb nail trying to put something together on Christmas Morning. Luckily it stopped just below the nail and didn’t break the bone.
My wife asked for cheese popcorn one year. I got plain … and an earful.
My ex husband one year gave me an ugly ceramic monkey playing a guitar that I had to pretend to like
We were half way to our families houses out of town when we realized we had left all of the Christmas presents for everyone back at the house.
our cat climbs the Christmas tree every year and turns it over, I hate it when she does that
It wasn’t a major disaster but my turkey didn’t thaw last year after being in the fridge for days so there was a mad dash to defrost it under hot water.
I tried a new dressing/stuffing recipe one year – it was so dry nobody could eat it