Home Entertainment Ideas For the Family

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Singing

Karaoke has traditionally been mocked as a drunken way to make a fool out of yourself. However, the advent of accessible software titles such as Sony PlayStation’s SingStar has brought Karaoke into the home, and it is more popular than ever with families worldwide. The impressive catalogue of tracks means that not only can the kids can sing their favourite current pop songs, but the parents can have just as much fun crooning along to some classics from their era too. Games like SingStar & Lips (for Xbox 360) can turn a night in with the family into a huge amount of fun, and it is very affordable.

Film Evenings

Going to the cinema has long been a favourite pastime for many of us over the years. Sadly, it has become almost prohibitively expensive for many families in recent times, especially those with a number of children. Cinemas make the bulk of their money from the candy bar, which may explain the high prices that you see over the counter for basic items such as popcorn. Combining snacks with the actual tickets and parking costs means that many families are simply priced out of going to the movies.

DVD’s and Blu-ray Discs are an obvious alternative, however these are generally quite expensive, and often end up gathering dust after the first viewing. The best way to save money and still have a great film experience is to join an online film rental club (eg. www.lovefilm.com ). They are very cheap, mail the films out to you on DVD and, best of all, they never charge any late fees! You don’t even have to go to the local video store as everything can be ordered online.

When you have finished watching the movie, you simply mail it back to them in the self addresses envelope that is provided and they send you the next film. It’s a very inexpensive way to enjoy the latest movies.


Source by Jess Cartwright

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