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My cousin and I on the day of my First Communion in 1986.

    As I’m planning my son’s First Communion party in a couple of weeks, I find myself feeling nostalgic and reminiscing about when I was his age and I celebrated this sacrament with my parents and family.  Being a parent certainly forces you to take many trips down memory lane as you experience milestones and rites of passage with your own children that you went through yourself.

    I can recall what a wonderful day it was and how much fun we all had together. My parents had a party for me at a Spanish restaurant and I can still smell all of the delicious foods and hear the music that they played during the party.  The adults all sat around the table and talked while the kids danced around and played all around them.  This is exactly the image that I plan to see during my son’s celebration next month, a happy smiling face like the one I used to have when I was a little girl.

As a young girl, I enjoyed watching movies with my grandparents in their home in Spain.

    My experience has been that, many times, scents and images will be the sparks that catapult you back to a certain memory or event.  For me, the scents of perfumes and the movies and television shows that I watched growing up immediately transport my imagination to another time.  There are memories of staying up late during vacations from school and watching our favorite movies as a family.  These are exactly the kind of family memories that I want to create with my own children.

    I love that Netflix gives me access to many of my favorite movie and television titles from my youth.  It’s always easy to watch the shows that defined many of the stages of my development from childhood and adolescence all the way through to adulthood.  There is nothing quite like the feeling of taking a stroll down memory lane!

Here are my favorite Blasts From The Past on Netflix:

Childhood Years:  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Tween Years:  Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Teen Years:  Dirty Dancing

    The best part is that now I get to share many of those feel-good memories with my boys and they can have a lens into who their mom was when she was a kid!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of your favorite movies and television shows that remind you of your childhood?


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  1. Raine Dawson says:

    I remember I was obsessed with Scooby Doo as a kid, then I moved on to The Dukes of Hazard and later 90210. Movies that stand out are the classics with Cary Grant (he was my favorite actor-my mom loved old films so I became hooked), When I was a young teen I watched Heathers and Gleaming the Cube literally every day after school on VHS.

  2. I loved the Wonder Years! My kids like some of those old shows, so it would be fun to watch something like that with them!

  3. Robin Rue says:

    We actually JUST watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Netflix about 3 weeks ago. Can you believe I had never seen it? My husband was appalled when I told him and we watched it immediately lol :)

  4. margaretsmith says:

    The Sound of Music. My Mom loved this movie and we watched it so many times when I was growing up.

  5. Terry My Journey With Candida says:

    Dirty Dancing was one of my favorite movies ever. I sure do miss watching shows like that.

  6. Debra Hall says:

    my favorite movie of all time is gone with the wind…its a classic

  7. cynthiac says:

    I really enjoyed watching the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. I liked all the special characters like Dudley DoRight and Boris and Natasha.

  8. I loved watching Punky Brewster. My scariest episode was when she got stuck in the refrigerator!

  9. Super hard to pick a favorite, but I am a big horror movie buff, so Nightmare on Elm Street were my favorite movies when I was younger! :-)

  10. My daughter likes to watch Full House. It brings back so many memories of growing up! I love Netflix!

  11. Thrill of the Chases says:

    We recently watched Adventures in Babysitting with our kids. We have also enjoyed sharing the Back to the Future movies with them too. Its so funny to see all their reactions! Especially to movies where “the phones have cords?!?!” attached. lol. – alice chase

  12. Such a nice look into the past, still love Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and watch it over and over again. Remember the time when it first came out.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

  13. abfantom says:

    Netflix’s The Munsters TV show brings back memories of my childhood when I came home from school and watched this show.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  14. It is so fun looking through old pictures :) When we first got Netflix I started introducing my kids to all the shows I watched as a kid. Now they are huge fans

  15. I love seeing these old pictures! It’s so cool that Netflix has so many older movies and tv shows now. It really brings out the nostalgic in me.

  16. Amanda @ Erickson and Co. says:

    We have netflix and I found the old cartoon Robin Hood the other day and my two year old keeps asking for it! I wish they had more old disney movies on Netflix!

  17. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! I haven’t thought of that movie in years. I need to show it to my kids!

  18. Dirty Dancing brings back memories. My babysitter when I was little loved that movie and we watched it daily for almost an entire summer. lol. Good times!

  19. JadeLouise Designs says:

    I love finding classic movies that i loved as a kid on Netflix! I Love sharing those classics with my kids! Amber E.

  20. We LOVE Netflix! Such a great and wide variety of movies they offer!

  21. Patricia says:

    I love watching Saved By the Bell on Saturday mornings with my sister. It brings lots of memories back.

  22. Jennifer Williams says:

    I think my youngest would probably pack his bags to leave home if we got rid of his Netflix. At the age of 4 he can find all o this shows – I of course love that I can lock it down to keep him from seeing the things he should not.

  23. janetfaye says:

    I remember my aunt taking my sister and I to see Mary Poppins. We all loved it and sang the songs over and over.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  24. Veronica Solomon says:

    It’s great to take a stroll down memory lane every now and then. I am seriously considering Netflix

  25. Lawna Young says:

    Hmm…I wonder if Netflix offers Goonies. That was one of my favorite movies growing up.

  26. I adored Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as a kid… and still do as an adult. I watch it whenever possible! I’m really enjoying Netflix streaming as are my kids! (I’m offering a giveaway also where I’m giving people credit for entering giveaways like yours so if #StreamTeam is in your tweets, hopefully you’ll see some of my people stop by!)

  27. Heather! says:

    I recently found *Humanoids From the Deep* on Netflix and laughed out loud. That was the first ‘grown-up’ movie my brother and I ever saw (our parents didn’t know!). It was the first time we ever saw boobs on TV! :)

  28. mail4rosey says:

    These pictures are great. I agree w/you about scents. I passed a candle in the store that I loved the scent and I brought it home even though it was not priced low. I just loved it. Hubby said, ‘that smells like old ladies in church,’ hahahaa and he was RIGHT that’s what it reminded me of, my childhood church. :) I still like the candle, hubby though, not so much because it doesn’t bring about nostalgic value to him. :) Netflix is big in my oldest son’s house, he and his wife love it.

  29. Jammie says:

    Saved by the Bell! I remember watching it every weekend, and I would watch all the reruns.

  30. I loved Roger Rabbit too! My favorite show growing up was Jem & The Holograms

  31. Aw look at you, you little cutie! <3 I used to love Saved by the Bell and Full house. Jem & the Holograms, xmen cartoon.. gosh.. good times!

  32. Nicole E. says:

    I love finding my childhood favorites on Netflix. I got my son into Scooby Doo at a young age because it was my favorite. Mary Poppins really brings back memories too. I played her in my kindergarten play! It was my crowning achievement as an actress, lol.

  33. I loved Who Framed Roger Rabbit! Well minus all the scary melting toons 😛

  34. I always loved Family Ties and I remember how Anal Alex was and I thought if he was my brother I would have to beat him up

  35. I’ve been watching MST3K on Netflix, and although “youth” is a relative thing, I was certainly younger when I watched it when it first came out. Mostly what I remember is laughing right out loud, and it still has that effect on me.

  36. Brittney House says:

    I love watching tim burton movies, so when I saw they had nightmare before Christmas on there, I was very happy. It brings back good memories of my past.

  37. Amanda Her says:

    I haven’t watched Dirty Dancing in forever! I love that movie and need to catch it on Netwlix.

  38. TheNewClassy says:

    I love Dirty Dancing! I have it in my Netflix queue right now. :)

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  40. AmandaSakovitz says:

    Punky Brewster brings me back and I remember thinking she was super cool because she just did what she wanted to do and didn’t let anyone bother her.

  41. Elizabeth Drake says:

    The Disney version of The Prince and The Pauper brings back a lot of memories for me. I used to have that movie on an endless loop in my living room. My parents would beg me to watch something else LOL!

  42. I still enjoy watching the tv show All in the Family, because it is a real funny show.

  43. Anastasia says:

    A movie from my childhood was Labyrinth :) I’ve watched it over and over again since I saw it as a kid. What I love about it most is David Bowie! And the muppest are super cool too :)

  44. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    A movie I loved in my teens was Breakfast Club. Thanks for a chance to win.

  45. Ashley says:

    I use to watch Saved by the Bell every morning. I have seen every episode at least twice! I was pretty disappointed when I went to high school lol

  46. xty cruz says:

    I love the show “everybody loves raymond”

  47. erin dear says:

    When I was a teen I loved watching the NIghtmare on Elm Street movies!

  48. Loved, loved, loved Roger Rabbit! I remember the excitement and buzz leading up to the release of the movie. We must have seen it a bout three times.

  49. bleushman says:

    The best movie was the Breakfast Club! It was just so grea!

  50. Meagan Bailiff says:

    chitty chitty bang bang was a favorite of mine when i was kid, i watched it over and over, so glad i can watch it again now.

  51. Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    Looney Tunes brings me memories from my childhood!

  52. Richard Hicks says:

    One show that I loved as a youth was All in the Family. It was very funny and way ahead of its time.

  53. Stephanie Grant says:

    I have to say Care Bears was my favorite because it not only was fun but it had good morals to each of the episodes to help teach children about the right way to interact with one another.

  54. guettel78 says:

    Golden Girls definitely reminds me of my childhood — I still remember staying home on a Saturday night to watch it with my mom and sister, and I loved how risque and “adult” the humor was (and still do!).

    Geoff K
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  55. I remember watching Saved by the Bell. I always thought Zack was so cute!

  56. Kaitlin says:

    Lately on Netflix I’ve been watching Trailer Park Boys with my husband. I used to watch it in high school in Canada and it makes me remember that time. Plus the show is timelessly funny on almost no budget!

  57. Lauren Eggers says:

    I remember watching saved by the bell. I thought Zack was so cool with his cell phone, now I think “wow, that phone is HUGE

  58. Nicole Flynn says:

    There are 2, first is My LIttle Pony, yes there is a new one, but the old one is there too. Also more recently Jem and the Holograms.

  59. Joni Dolniak says:

    I was a big fan of Laverne and Shirley. I still watch the videos. This was the best and funniest show ever.

  60. Les Johnson says:

    I remember watching the movie Labyrinth growing up. I just loved Jennifer Connelly’s dress in the ballroom scene and of course, David Bowie is the man.

  61. I remember watching the Muppets Take Manhattan over and over again. It was and still is one of my favorite movies. I’m a sucker for anything muppets, though!

  62. Saved by the Bell brings me back many memories. I went to junior high school with an actor who was on the show and always had fun watching. I also loved Family Ties and was obsessed with the movies The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink!

  63. Jessica says:

    I used to love Full House because people always said that Michelle was really played by twins. I had a twin sister so I remember loving watching “the baby twin show” before I was really old enough to even understand the plot.

  64. Amy Orvin says:

    I remember watching Dirty Dancing in Middle school and my best friend tried to dance like her.

  65. cyndi br says:

    I always looked forward to watching the bionic woman every week.

  66. Jim Rector says:

    the six million dollar man

  67. Michelle Dorman Jacobsen says:

    I loved the movie dirty dancing. I think my mom wanted to kill me because of all the jeans I cut up above the knee and would roll up.

  68. Virginia Rowell says:

    21 jumpstreet when Johnny Depp first started out. I was so in love with him and that was my favorite show.

  69. Virginia Rowell says:

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  70. Wes Hovorka says:

    Family ties brings me back to my childhood.

  71. william says:

    I would watch He Man everyday. I remember that when it was over I would have to leave with my mom to pick up my sister from school.

  72. Caitlin B says:

    I love watching Dirty Dancing on Netflix. It brings back memories of watching it as a child, and makes my heart happy.

  73. Erica Carnes says:

    The Smurfs reminds me…was a classic for me.

  74. RE Cole says:

    It would have to be chitty chitty bang bang. It brings back childhood memories.

  75. Meena R says:

    I would have to go with Gilligan’s Island! It was a huge favorite of mine and brings back great memories.

  76. rtrexel64 says:

    I remember watching the banana splits after school. I would love to share the show with my son

  77. Daniel M says:

    i used to watch reruns of mash every day

  78. Lorena Keech says:

    Okay, well, interestingly, we did not have a television when I was a child. My parents did not think TV was a good influence.So I can remember teachers telling us to watch something on TV and I’d have to bring a note to school from my mom explaining that we did not believe in TV. That said, we would try to sneak to a neighbor’s house to watch The Monkees.

  79. Sky Evans says:

    I used to watch looney tunes so much! This reminds me of my childhood.

  80. Michelle Hagewood says:

    I’ve noticed my kids watching Garfield which is a show that I watched all the time on TV growing up. It was one of my favorites and I’m surprised that my kids enjoy it just as much. My middle child has also been seen watching Power Rangers which my younger sisters watched a lot too. I never liked the show but my daughter will watch it every now and then.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  81. Christine M says:

    Dirty Dancing, we had the same hairstyle!

  82. Evelyn Driver says:

    I remember watching MIami Vice on Friday nights while on the phone with my friend who was also watching. Tied up the phone this way for hours.

  83. yellowlabs says:

    Transformers cartoon brings back a lot of memories as I remember watching this with my brothers growing up. Now my son and husband enjoy it!

  84. Rebecca Peters says:

    Full house!!! I loved that show

  85. Karrie Millheim says:

    I love watching the Midwife show. It reminds me of old english classics that was always on the telly growing up

  86. sarah oswald says:

    I have never watched netflix but the movie I loved watching every year when it came on was the Wizard of oz and the show I remember watching were ths brady bunch, sid and marty croft shows were my favorite. I love watching The Flintstones and Scooby doo cartoons also.

  87. sarah oswald says:

    I entered the softsoap giveaway

  88. traymona says:

    scooby doo, jetsons, flintstones, partridge family

  89. kelly mcgrew says:

    definitely roger rabbit!

  90. Janice Crespo says:

    I used to love watching Little House on the Prairie. My best friend Robyn looked so much like the character, my sister used to call her Laura Ingalls :)

  91. Amanda Whitley says:

    full house brings back memories. i remember thinking it was a good thing my parents were nothing like danny tanner. now a days i wish my husband were like him in the sense of being a neat freak/

  92. Corey Olomon says:

    I loved watching Different Strokes.

  93. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Jem and Family ties are my favorite shows. One is a cartoon and the other is a great family comedy.

  94. Seyma Shabbir says:

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  95. susansmoaks says:

    i always remember being a kid when i watch full house.

  96. honeypie411 says:

    I remember watching fantasy island every Friday with my sisters, we loved those moments
    Julie Hawkins

  97. Krazekatlady says:

    I remember the Facts Of Life, my sister and I adored that show!

  98. My two favorite movies from childhood were Time Bandits and Darby O’Gill and the Little People. My favorite cartoon was Speed Racer.

  99. Susan Climan says:

    I loved Who Framed Roger Rabbit too! It was so well made and different. RIP Bob Hoskins!

  100. Actually I had 2 favorite shows..the first one was The Munsters when I was a kid and the second one was Dark Shadows which I must’ve been around 10 or 11 when I watched that one but both of them I never missed!

  101. MichelleS says:

    I would have to say that Roseanne is a classic and iconic show that brings back the memories; I used to watch it growing up, and our family was similar to theirs.

  102. Pixel Berry Pie says:

    I loved watching the Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys show… always looked forward to it! I love being able to watch it again.

  103. amy deeter says:

    i remember watching “supermarket sweep” everyday with my mom.i miss that show.i would get so excited when it turned on

  104. Christian Alejandro says:

    Haha Pokemon reminds me of those old days I would be glued to the tv. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

  105. I loved Saved by the Bell. I can even quote some of the lines from the show.

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