Movies to Watch in 2017 – From Midland Buick GMC Cadillac

Hang on to the holiday season just a little bit longer, with these wonderful New Year-themed movies to watch in 2017!

  • When Harry Met Sally: This classic is already such a widespread favorite, that many people already insist on watching it around New Year’s every year! It’s just one (imaginary) relationship that never, ever gets old.
  • Ghostbusters II: Because seriously, who are you gonna call? This reboot boasts an all-women cast and is sure to leave your stomach in knots of laughter!
  • Boogie Nights: This funky Paul Thomas Anderson film is set in the 1970s, and sure to fill you with nostalgia and have you searching desperately for discos near you this New Year. William H. Macy makes a dramatic appearance at the New Year party that welcomes in the 1980s, and let’s just say you have to see it.

 

Keep your festive spirits high with these awesome movie picks from us. Can you think of more must-watch movies for this month? Come in and share them with us at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac today!

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

You were so excited to greet the New Year. You set all of your resolutions, and so far this month is going well. However, January is the least of your worries when keeping New Years resolutions going all throughout the year: nearly all resolutions made for a new year fail within the first three months. But this year, that won’t happen to you! Because now, you have these tips to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions until next Christmas.

 

Take One Step at a Time

It’s hard enough changing one habit—so, if you’re setting five immediate goals, you might be setting yourself up for failure. It’s great to set big goals for yourself, but try to see them through by also setting smaller goals to accomplish along the way. If you can celebrate meeting those smaller goals as the year goes on, you’re more likely to feel confident in your ability to carry out your resolutions.

 

Take It Easy

If you slip up or become frustrated with yourself, or if you’re just feeling overwhelmed in general, make the time to do something fun. Watch a funny movie, get lunch with a friend, or visit a nearby landmark. Resetting your mind will put you in a good mood and get you ready to keep trying.

 

Avoid All-Encompassing Resolutions

Planning on cutting out sugar altogether for the year? Get real! Be honest with yourself and set realistic resolutions. Giving yourself a little wiggle room will make you feel less like you’re messing up and more like you know yourself well whenever you sneak in that donut on the way to work.

Best Christmas Movies

Best Christmas Movies
The holiday season is upon us, and the cold weather is the perfect excuse to sit down and watch some of the best Christmas movies around!

The holiday season is upon us, and the cold weather is the perfect excuse to sit down with a warm beverage and a Christmas movie. Here are just a few of the classics that you have to watch this holiday season.

Home Alone

It’s simply a classic. It has everything from comedy to action to suspense, and it’s appropriate for all ages.

Elf

One of the funniest Christmas movies ever made, you can watch Elf every single holiday season and never get tired of it.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The National Lampoon franchise has some real gems, and Christmas Vacation is yet another hilarious adventure with the Griswold family.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The Christmas season isn’t complete without a visit from everyone’s favorite reindeer.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

No matter what version of this classic you choose, you can’t go wrong.

It’s a Wonderful Life

One of the true Christmas classics, It’s a Wonderful Life is a gripping tale that gets everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Frosty the Snowman

From kids to adults, everyone loves Frosty.

White Christmas

Another one of the original Christmas classics, Bing Crosby delivers one of the best performances of his career.

No matter how old you are or where you live, you can’t go wrong with these classic Christmas tales.

DIY Christmas Decorations

DIY Christmas Decorations
If you are on a tight budget, then these are some easy DIY Christmas decorations that will save you money and keep your home looking nice.

Between travel, gifts, and parties, the Christmas season becomes expensive quite quickly. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your Christmas decorations. Here are some easy DIY Christmas decorations that will save you money and keep your home looking nice.

Wine Bottle Decorations

Don’t throw away all those wine bottles after your holiday parties. Replace the labels with a festive wrap, add a bow, and place a candle in the bottle for a simple centerpiece or side decoration.

Get Creative with the Coffee Table

Your coffee table is the perfect item to redecorate for the holiday. Dress up a simple tray with peppermints and a candle for a festive twist.

Use Leftover Ornaments

If you have leftover ornaments after decorating your tree, find other places around your house to use them (on wreaths, for example).

Use Candy as Decoration

Candy (like peppermints and chocolates) are an inexpensive way to make your home flavorful and festive. Candy canes are also great for hanging around the house.

Repurpose Mittens

If you have extra mittens lying around the house, hang them in different places as holders for other festive items.

Decorating your house doesn’t have to be a chore. Get creative with the items that you choose and turn your home into a cozy refuge from the cold weather.

How to Decorate for Thanksgiving

tips to decorate for Thanksgiving

When you think about decorating for the holidays, Halloween and Christmas are definitely the easiest. But right between the two is Thanksgiving. While we all know what to eat, you may not know how to decorate. Here are a few tips on how to decorate for Thanksgiving to give your whole house a festive feel.

  • As the complete fall staple, pumpkins are an easy way to decorate for the fall. But if you want to break up the orange, try chalk painting some pumpkins for a unique color palette.
  • Thankful tree. Create a thankful tree that family members and guests can add to. Print and cut out leaves for people to write on and share what they are thankful for. Add them to the tree and watch it grow.
  • Leaf table runner. Use colorful felt in whatever combination you choose to cut out large leaf shapes. Then, hand-stitch them together to create a unique table runner that doubles as a hot pad for Thanksgiving dishes.
  • Autumn door greeter. Use a small chalkboard or create your own using chalkboard paint. Write a welcome greeting and decorate the border with fall leaves and berries to hang on your front door.

Are you planning to decorate for Thanksgiving? Share your ideas with us!

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving traditions

While Thanksgiving is usually packed full of traditions, most of those family traditions usually involve food and the way it is prepared. If you’ve been aching to try something new this year, but don’t want to mess with the menu, consider adding some of these Thanksgiving traditions to your annual feast.

  • Eat breakfast. While some families have a strict “no breakfast” rule, why not indulge yourself? Search the internet for an intriguing fall-themed breakfast, such as this pumpkin pie breakfast bake.
  • Go for a walk. While this holiday is all about indulging on our favorite holiday foods, getting a little bit of exercise will lessen the stress of the day and perhaps even increase your appetite.
  • Create a thankful tree. Cut out colorful leaf-shaped pieces of paper. Have all of your guests write down what they are thankful for and attach them to the tree. You can share all the thankfulness over dinner.
  • Let the kids help. While toddlers and preschoolers may not be up to the task, older kids can definitely lend a hand. Put them in charge of dessert and they can take orders and serve.
  • Make a toast. Let everyone around the table make a toast. It will bring the family together and help slow down the meal.

What are some of your family’s Thanksgiving traditions? Share them with us!

Midland Events and Activities: Enjoy the Fall

Midland events and activities for October.
Midland events and activities for October.

There’s plenty to do in the Midland area. The city is known for its diverse culture and welcoming community, making it one of the best places to visit. Hop in your new GM vehicle and explore the area today. Read on for Midland events and activities.

According to the Midland Chamber of Commerce, you can visit the Autumn Fête, which is short for a celebration or festival. This fall event is scheduled for October 27 from 5:30 to 8:30pm, and the proceeds will benefit the Midland “Need to Read” program. You can get some great food, shop from a range of vendors, and experience the august atmosphere of the event. Vendors will be selling arts, crafts, rifles, cigars, and more. This is a truly unique event.

What else is happening in Midland, TX? You can stop by the Fall Family Festival on October 31 to experience the spirit of the season. This month is associated with ghosts and ghouls, as well as falling leaves and campfires. This event takes place at the Fairmont Park Church of Christ from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, with games, trick or treat, bounce houses, and more. Best of all, this event is free to all.

These are just some of the many events and activities in Midland. Hop in your GM vehicle to explore the area today.

Events in Midland, TX: Explore Your Community

Enjoy events in Midland this October.
Enjoy events in Midland this October.

Getting a new GMC, Buick, or Cadillac opens up a world of possibilities, especially when it comes to local events in Midland. There are plenty of attractions and events that are perfect for the whole family, from art shows to charity events. You can always find something for everyone in the Midland area.

The Kamiposi Art Gallery Show is happening all October, an event that’s great for a range of individuals. According to the Midland Chamber of Commerce, the event features a night of art, musicians, touring bands, and more. You can see them every Friday during the month from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Kamiposi Art Gallery.

You should also check out the 2016 Sibley Nature Festival on October 8 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. This year celebrates bees, butterflies, bats, and birds—each of which pollinates the local flora. You can see exhibits, attend lectures, make crafts, and more. Plus, with local food trucks all around, you can also get some great eats. There will be guided hikes in the area as well.

These are just two of the many events in the area. Midland is a great community for virtually anyone, with tons to do year round. Explore your community today.

New 2017 Sierra 1500 Features: Setting New Standards

new 2017 Sierra 1500 features
new 2017 Sierra 1500 features

The 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 is getting some great new options and features. You’ll be able to experience this award-winning vehicle like never before thanks to these updates and upgrades.

According to GM Authority, the new model will come with some new colors. The brand has dropped the colors Light Steel Gray Metallic and Iridium Metallic in favor of Dark Slate Metallic and Mineral Metallic. These new colors give the Sierra 1500 a bold look that will drop your jaw. The Denali still comes in three models, including the Short Box Crew Cab (2WD), Standard Box Crew Cab (4WD), and Short Box Crew Cab (4WD).

Other new features for the Denali version include a new Cocoa/Maple interior color combination and a range of high-tech gadgets. Teen Drive mode helps track the habits of new drivers, while Low Speed Mitigation Braking will work to prevent accidents. Plus, you get features like an Enhanced Driver Alert Package, IntelliBeam Headlights, power-adjustable pedals, and more.

Finally, this model also has 22-inch polished aluminum wheels, chrome inserts, and a cap-less fuel fill system. There’s nothing quite like the new 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500. With new features and upgrades, this model now comes with everything you could ever need or want.

New 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD Design Includes Hood Scoop

2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD design
2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD design

The 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD is one of the most recognizable trucks on the market. Offering unparalleled design, power, comfort, and control, this model can always get the job done. For the 2017 model year, the 2500HD is getting some new looks and upgrades that will blow you away. Here’s a list of some of the many new features.

According to GMC, the 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD design is getting a new hood scoop design that adds to the athletic appearance. A hood scoop not only looks great, but it can also increase airflow and improve performance. Believe it or not, the Sierra Denali 2500 accounts for 28 percent of HD retail sales, which means a large group of HD pickups are seeing these upgrades.

Under the hood is an available 6.6-liter turbocharged diesel V8 that gets up to 765 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this power, you can even tow up to 13,000 pounds when properly equipped. Plus, with a 4×4 system, intelligent transmission, and heavy-duty suspension, you also get improved performance and handling.

The Denali also comes with many exclusive features like chrome accents, alloy wheels, leather seating, and the latest high-tech gadgets. For a work-horse that can also keep you comfortable, check out the new 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD.