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12 Best New Year's Resolutions For Couples To Make Together
New Year's resolutions tend to get a bad rap for being, well, fruitless.
But making couples resolutions together with your partner can help you both stick to your promises, achieve your goals and can strengthen your relationship in general.
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This list of the best New Year's resolutions-for-two will help you ring the New Year in right, and keep your relationship strong' all year long.
Top 12 New Year's Resolutions For Couples To Make Together
1. We will do good things together (and not just around the holidays).
Everyone feels generous around the holidays, and in December soup kitchens get so many volunteers that they sometimes have to turn helpers away.
These organizations need volunteers desperately at other times of the year, so you and your sweetie will make a huge impact if you skip the Christmas day goodness and volunteer year-round instead.
If you're a Christmas lover, do your good deeds on the 25th of each month. It's the gift that keeps on giving!
2. We will eat mindfully.
When you're coupled, it's easy to cozy up on the couch and shovel down Chinese food while watching Netflix. Not only does this habit pack on the pounds, but it skips the fun and intimacy that can come with preparing and sharing food, too.
Choose healthy recipes, and make your date nights special by cooking and eating together. Better than an overpriced restaurant any day!
3. We will work up a sweat together.
If you're part of a tubby tandem and serious about ditching extra pounds, enlist your partner as a workout buddy. If you're not overweight, exercising with your partner is still a great way to improve your overall health.
And everyone knows that the rosy cheeks and heavy breathing exercise brings reminds us of other things that involve rosy cheeks and heavy breathing. Speaking of which...
4.We will make sex a priority.
When we're busy, sex can get lost in the shuffle, but it's too good for your relationship, your health and your mood to skip. Make time to reconnect with your partner in the sack by scheduling a weekend "staycation."
If the sex has become lackluster, put some energy into figuring out how to make it exciting again. Try a new position, a new toy, or just a straight-up change of venue (kitchen, anyone?).
5. We will stop fighting over little things.
If you have a serious beef with your partner, it's important to bring it up, but try to avoid petty arguments and insults. One nitpicky fight isn't a big deal, but over time, small backbiting comments can erode the foundation of your relationship.
Pick your battles. When you sense a fight on the horizon, try to calm yourself momentarily and ask "Is this worth disturbing the peace for?"
6. We will strive for emotional honesty.
Even the bluntest among us has avoided explaining feelings to a lover at one time or another. It's hard to share with your partner (especially if you're experiencing a thorny, irrational emotion like jealousy), but it's important that you keep your mate in the loop so that he can act appropriately.
Saying "I feel" instead of "you made me feel" will help you and your partner stay focused on resolving the negative emotions without it turning into a blame-fest.
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7. We will stop multitasking with technology.
When you're spending time with your sweetie, banish buzzes, bleeps and chirps from your computer and phone.
Don't scroll through your texts while your partner is talking to you or message a friend while you're supposed to be planning dinner. You may think you can do two things at once, but when you do, you're sending your partner the message that they're not worth your full attention.
If you both have things you must do on your phone or computer, set a block of time aside to accomplish the tasks, and then move on with your evening (and don't even think of counting your tech time together as a "date").
8. We will treat each other as well as we treat our friends.
It's easy to take your romantic partner for granted, and sometimes we don't treat our lovers as well as we should. Like family, we assume that they're in it for the long haul and when we're stressed, our romantic relationships that take extra abuse.
Ask yourself if you say or do things to your partner that you wouldn't do to your best friend, and if you discover that you do, adjust your behavior accordingly.
And, remember, it takes practice to change a habit; don't give up if you don't change overnight.
9. We will listen.
Don't nod automatically as they talk. Don't wait for your turn to speak. Don't do the dishes while they tell you about their day. Sit down, look each other in the eye, pay attention to what they say and ask follow-up questions.
This is one of the best things you can do for your relationship. Active listening is a skill that you have to hone with time and effort, but it's incredibly important. Work at it.
10. We will criticize one another less than we offer praise.
When you spend a lot of time with someone, it becomes easy to overlook the things that are great about them.
Instead of dwelling on his bad habits, remind yourself of the reasons you fell for him in the first place. Then remind him! Couples who have been together for a long time tend to forget to compliment one another.
Try to dish out three compliments for every criticism, and don't be shocked if he mirrors your actions. Shared appreciation breeds kindness and consideration, and what couple couldn't use more of that?
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11. We will break a bad habit together.
If you and your partner share a habit that's less-than-great for you, help one another break it instead of encouraging the behavior within your relationship.
Instead of nudging one another outside for smoke breaks, make a pact to limit yourselves to a certain number of cigarettes a day. If you drink too much together, make a two-drink rule and try to stick to it.
12. We will play together.
One of the worst things about being an adult is the total lack of juice boxes, naptime and recess. (What's up with that?)
Thankfully, the dullness of the workday world doesn't have to extend to your personal life. Infuse your partnership with a sense of play. Have pillow fights, talk in funny voices, and draw mustaches on the models in magazines.
Do something creative together — take a guitar class, throw pottery, learn to roll sushi — whatever. Stepping outside of your routine can bring you and your partner closer, and it'll ensure that things never get boring between you.
Here's to a Happy New Year and to your relationship growing stronger next year!
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13 Helpful New Year’s Resolutions for Couples
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Updated on 04/17/22
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A new year has finally graced us with its presence so it’s the ideal opportunity to make some resolutions. While you may typically focus on yourself, your career, and your fitness regimen, there’s one part of your life you don’t want to neglect: your marriage.
Whether you’re living in wedded bliss or riding an emotional roller coaster, there are always ways to improve your relationship. Not sure where to begin? We’ve enlisted the help of expert Cate Mackenzie to run down some of the best marriage resolutions you can make this year.
Meet the Expert
Cate Mackenzie is a psychosexual therapist and couples counselor.
01 of 13
Stop sweating the small stuff.
Bickering about the laundry, who cleaned the bathroom last, or who needs to take the trash out? These petty arguments are cliches for a reason. According to a Yelp poll, 80% of chore-doing Americans who live with a partner report arguing about housework, so no, you’re not alone! However, now that the new year has dawned, it might be time to quit sweating the small stuff.
"Diffusing these disagreements is essential for making a relationship work," Mackenzie tells Brides. "Your partner may not fill the dishwasher as you would but if you micro-manage then you may find they don’t wish to clear the kitchen at all."
Hint: If you treat your partner like an adult, they will likely act like one. "No one likes to be treated like a child in an adult relationship," says Mackenzie. "It’s about finding ways to express your desires but equally give each other the freedom to be true to who you are. "
02 of 13
Join the gym together.
Thinking of boosting your fitness this new year? Don’t go solo to the gym—enlisting the help of your partner could bring you closer together. Not only is this a fun, healthy way to spend time together, but it could also help you to see your partner in a brand new light.
"Training together can be very sexy. It’s enormous fun to put on your gym [clothes] and watch each other work out," says Mackenzie. "Swimming, doing a yoga class, and even being in the sauna together can induce flirting. When we see our partner in an outside environment it can help us to view them as a stranger again and this can be very erotic."
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03 of 13
Make time for sex.
New relationships are hot and heavy. But over time things will start to naturally cool down. It happens. Chances are, you’re not going to be jumping each other’s bones every time you get a second alone forever. Making time for sex isn’t simply a tip—it has to be a priority. Losing that sense of intimacy with your partner could mean that you lose your bond or connection. It’s a risky game to play.
"It’s an illusion that sex will just happen, especially once that eros period has ended; between six months and two years," explains Mackenzie. "Once you have 'won' your partner, it can be tempting to go back to your life and fill it up with friendships, work, and activities...and then wonder where the sex has gone."
"For sex to be a continuum in the relationship, there needs to be lots of sensual fun experiences," she continues. "If you can make time for flirting, dating, touching, having fun, dressing up, and going out, then you’re more likely to keep this flame alive. Begin to create fun days or weekends together and bring back presence and safety so it can be possible to enable that sense of play again. This can relight the fire."
04 of 13
Try something new in the bedroom.
If your libido is waning, you may be bored with the old routine. We all crave newness and excitement, and so it’s worth considering how you can bring this to your bedroom game. Luckily enough, there are plenty of ways to shake things up and try something different.
"It’s a great idea to bring new ideas to the bedroom," says Mackenzie. "For example, you could try massage, buying sex toys, or experimenting with equipment. Sometimes it can be fun just to get a sexy outfit and walk around the bedroom to surprise your partner. Planning ahead can invite new sensory experiences that can enrich the connection."
05 of 13
Dedicate time to talking honestly.
Speaking with your partner should be effortless. Or, at least, that’s what many of us misguidedly presume. The truth is a little more complicated. When you’ve been in a relationship for a matter of years, it’s easy to fall into bad habits. You might switch off when they start talking about a certain subject or give automatic replies without engaging. Whatever the issue with your communication style, it’s time to tackle it.
"Listening to each other is important if you would like to feel intimate. It’s an art and we can assume so much about our partner without really taking the time to get to know them," shares Mackenzie. Taking some time away from the home could help. "You can begin by going out once a week and expressing affirmations and then listening to each other."
She continues, "Sharing can take courage but is so worth it. Practice by writing in your journal or speaking to friends first. Share what is happening in your life or what you desire. When you become clear, you may be surprised what your partner does for you."
06 of 13
Slow down and focus.
Okay, so you’ve finally sat down—without distractions—to talk. Now, what? One of the biggest mistakes you can make is constantly interrupting your partner. You might think you know them so well that you can predict exactly what they’re going to say. Not so fast.
"Taking time to slow down is crucial in a connection. You could take turns speaking and time each other for five minutes," says Mackenzie. Of course, this can be especially challenging if you’re disagreeing on something, but the same approach stands. "It can be triggering to hear your partner say difficult things but you can get help from a counselor."
07 of 13
Rediscover each other’s personality.
"There was something that drew you to your partner. Have you forgotten what that was?" poses Mackenzie. "Do you remember the early days of dating?" Cast your mind back to the start of your relationship. You were likely eager to learn all there was to know about your partner. Even the most mundane details of their lives were vital puzzle pieces as you meticulously put together the full picture. But something changed along the way.
Now that we’ve entered the new year, take the opportunity to rediscover your partner’s personality. Marvel over the things that make them unique. If you’ve been together for a long time, it should come as no surprise that they have grown and changed. Spend some time getting to know who they are now and how they have developed. You might just fall in love again.
08 of 13
Look for solutions to arguments.
Do your arguments get heated? One of the ways that couples may exacerbate their disagreements is by bringing other topics into the conversation. Stay on point. Rather than allowing a small issue to blow up, look for a solution that works for both of you.
"I often see couples argue the same points," says Mackenzie. "It’s worth seeing if you are missing important issues. For instance, one friend's partner is upset about coming home to a messy home while the friend feels that he is being fussy. What she is missing is that they probably have different values. When she dismisses this value, he feels disrespected. The solution may be to work out a way the housework is easier for both of them."
09 of 13
Share your triumphs with them.
Picture the scene: Your manager calls you into their office and offers you a promotion. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for all year. You’re over the moon. Once you leave their office, who is the first person you text? It might be your parents or even your best friend. If you’re leaving your partner out of the loop, though, that could be a problem.
"We can take our partner for granted or not share important information with them," says Mackenzie. "If we don’t prioritize our partner, this will be destructive to the connection. It can leave it open for them to meet someone who is more interested in them."
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Plan a vacation together.
When was the last time you and your partner got away from the hum-drum of everyday life? If you can’t recall your last break, call up the travel agents. "Taking weekends away or breaks can help couples begin to love, laugh, and have sex again," offers Mackenzie.
"Of course, this needs to be done in a way that works for you," she explains. "You could even take a break in your own home and plan walks, time in bed, a massage while turning off your phones. The message to your partner is clear: you are important to me. I know marriages that have become revitalized by weekends away."
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Find some mutual friends.
Date nights are all well and good, but sometimes you might prefer hanging out in a group setting. That’s where mutual friends slide neatly into your social life. Believe it or not, having a bunch of people who know you as a couple could strengthen your connection.
"Couples can suffer from shame especially if there are any difficulties with family acceptance or feelings about not being good enough," says Mackenzie. "But mutual friends can promote the best in you both. You have a certain energy as a couple and it can be healing to have that love appreciated and recognized."
12 of 13
Show some gratitude for each other.
Taking your partner for granted? If you’ve been together for a long time, you may forget to show how much you appreciate your other half. The daily grind, worries, and your hectic social life can all get in the way of letting your partner know that you value them.
You can start small. "Even one specific appreciation expressed daily can change the atmosphere of your connection," says Mackenzie. Sure, you might not believe every word you’re saying at first, but give it time. "Try it out. Of course, this works better if you truly mean it but it’s always good to start the practice anyway."
13 of 13
Let go of old grudges.
Out with the old, in with the new—that should be your mantra this year. If you’re holding on to grudges from yesteryear, do both yourself and your partner a favor. Figure out how you can let them go. Moving on isn’t always straightforward but it’s sure to enhance your bond.
"Resentment pollutes the atmosphere between people," says Mackenzie. "We often can’t simply forgive and may need to be heard by the other. Find a way of releasing past pain. You can start by getting in touch with your feelings and writing about them, seeing a counselor, or expressing them to someone you trust. "
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How to romantically spend New Year's Eve together
December 31, 2021Relationships
Focus on each other and try to relax.
Stay at home
It doesn't sound very romantic, but it's all up to you. Use one or several of the proposed ideas at once - and assemble your constructor for a pleasant New Year's Eve for two.
Do only pleasant chores
It is better to create a New Year's mood in advance: listen to songs, decorate the house - do something every day that brings you closer to the holiday. But the reality is cruel: at the end of the year, if something is on fire, it is not garlands, but deadlines. As a result, December 31 turns into a marathon of cutting salads and cleaning. And in the evening you are not waiting for romance, but for the clock to strike midnight faster and you can go to bed.
Dedicate New Year's Day and New Year's Eve only to what you like and creates a festive mood for you. For example, do not waste precious time on general cleaning, but hire a cleaner. You will have to pay for this, but hardly more than for the traditional New Year's table.
It is also not necessary to cover it so that its legs crunch. Two or three meals can be ordered to take away in a cafe or restaurant, especially if you do not like to cook. And if you love, on the contrary, do it. But again, make the process non-routine. Pick up dishes that have not yet been cooked to enjoy the process. And most importantly, do it all together.
Decorate the Christmas tree and house, dance to New Year's songs, make video calls to friends and nice relatives. Then you will meet the evening calm, relaxed, with a sense of unity.
And, of course, keep your phones away. You can update Instagram* and get twinkling postcards from aunties on January 1st.
Arrange a movie marathon
It takes a certain amount of courage to stay at home alone on New Year's Eve, especially if you are young. Usually this holiday is associated with a big company, noise, extravaganza. As if on any other day, a city dweller has few people, loud sounds and unrealistic speeds.
Therefore, allowing yourself to relax is already a holiday. Snuggle up on the couch, surround yourself with snacks and drinks, watch a Christmas movie, and cuddle. It is better to make a list of films in advance to avoid heated debate.
Organize a treasure hunt
Finding gifts under the tree is nice, but you can make the process more difficult and hide them in an unexpected place. To find presents, each of you will need to perform different tasks. It will be even more interesting if there are several gifts.
Quests will have to be prepared in advance. It's good if both do it. But in general, you will enjoy it if you do it alone. Watching someone look for gifts and enjoy them is also fun.
Take the celebration to bed
A unique case - you have a whole night for sex. You still can't fall asleep because of the roar of fireworks. In the morning, you don’t have to get up early and run somewhere. Long weekend ahead. So you can relax and have sex with a long foreplay, sexy outfits and other amenities.
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Play a board game
There are games that never reach your hands. The rules are too complicated, the draw is too long. Basically, you procrastinate and procrastinate until the time comes.
Play a video game
If you're both into video games, why not try this. You can fight together online or choose a quest and make decisions together by pressing the buttons in turn.
Book a hotel
To do this, it is not necessary to leave for another city, it is quite possible to get by with a hotel in the neighborhood. The point is to leave the native walls. At home, it is often difficult to escape from everyday life and cross the border between everyday life and a holiday.
The hotel will clean up for you, put linen on the bed, put fragrant shampoos in the bathroom. The main thing here is to choose a luxury hotel so that it is really pleasant to stay in it.
Naturally, you will have to figure out what to do yourself. Activities should definitely be fun: take a bath together, take in a new view while standing on the balcony in fluffy bathrobes, or take board games from home with you.
Arrange a date
It is not so easy for couples who live together to arrange a real date. If only because, even if you go somewhere together, you either meet after work, or even get together. There is no exciting waiting - here you change from home workouts into weekend outfits and go somewhere. It’s good if you don’t change your mind halfway, because it’s so good at home.
Try to bring back the magic of first meetings. Pack up and leave the house separately to look forward to the meeting and then rejoice at how great your soul mate looks.
Go to a New Year's concert or show together, usually on the evening of December 31, the choice of performances is huge. Then go to a restaurant or a club, whichever you prefer. The main thing is to book seats and buy tickets in advance.
Even if you return home just after midnight, this evening will definitely be remembered, because it will return you to the atmosphere of the beginning of a relationship.
Go for a walk
On New Year's Eve, celebrations take place literally everywhere, so try to dress warmly and head outside. You can choose different scenarios for yourself, differing in cost and population of the places you intend to visit.
For example, arrange a bar tour, and in between - wander through the crowded streets, burn sparklers, watch festive fireworks in the square.
Or vice versa, choose an unpopular route, put a thermos of mulled wine in your backpack and walk until you get tired. And the salute is perfectly visible from afar, it is not necessary to stand in the crowd.
The main thing is to monitor safety. Chances are you'll occasionally meet unpredictable drunk people, so you need to stay sober and collected.
Participate in a dance party
Dance schools often invite everyone to their dance parties for a small fee. For the institution, this is an opportunity to make an advertisement for itself, for the participants - to dance for their own pleasure.
It seems: what is romantic about going into a crowd of strangers and doing something that you have never tried or have not practiced for a long time. But that's the whole point! Modernity provides few opportunities for pair dances - with a twinkle, and not a banal whirling on the spot. Parties are usually accompanied by master classes, so you can learn new steps and have a great time with each other.
Go to nature
The most comfortable option is to book a house outside the city, it is best to book as early as possible. It is there that white fluffy snow awaits you, and not a hodgepodge of dirt and reagent. There, pajamas and warm socks will look as elegant as possible. And there you can also make a fire and play snowballs, and then sleep soundly, breathing in the fresh air.
If you're unlucky and haven't managed to find a house, there are safe, dense parks as a last resort. Here you can still decorate a Christmas tree right “in the garden”, sculpt a snowman, admire the stars.
Just follow the safety rules: dress warmly, choose habitable places and keep an eye on the charge on your phone to call for help if needed.
Plan a trip
In any other year, this would be the most obvious New Year's Eve scenario for two, but 2020 has made its own adjustments. However, tourism should not be discounted, especially since travel is not only a trip abroad. Another city is fine.
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What you will do there depends on the time of arrival. If you have time to arrive on December 31 or earlier, you can plan large-scale festivities. All this will be felt in a completely different way, not like in your hometown. It seems the same salute on the square, but the square and the people on it are completely different.
Of course, you need to do your homework in advance and find out where to go. But there is good news: in general, you can go anywhere at all, because everything will be new for you, which means that the impressions are guaranteed.
Buy a train ticket
It seems that we are talking about travel again, but not really. No matter where you are going, the point is to be in the car under the chimes. If you buy out the whole compartment or fork out for NE, you will be left alone.
You can even put chicken and instant noodles on the festive table so as not to go out of style. Snow outside the window, parking at half stations, the sound of wheels - train romance.
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What did you forget before your trip? Surely your miscalculations are no match for the miscalculations of the McCallisters of Chicago. For Christmas, the American family went to Europe. But in the hustle and bustle, absent-minded parents forgot one of their sons at home. But the boy did not lose his head, proving to himself and others that he is a tough nut to crack. Even when they tried to rob their house, the thieves had to deal with the ingenuity and cunning of the youngest McCallister.
A bored millionaire decided to buy himself a family for the New Year. He moves to his childhood home and meets his fate there.
How about a Christmas detective from François Ozon? A French hinterland covered with snow, a family gathers in the estate to celebrate Christmas, but the holiday will not take place, because the owner of the house is killed. 8 women close to the owner of the house start an investigation.
Scott Calvin worked as a toy salesman. And then one fine Christmas day, he accidentally throws an unknown old man from his roof. Near the same place, he discovers a parked deer. While the old man dangled helplessly in a snowdrift and could not get out, out of curiosity, Scott jumps into the saddle of a deer and finds himself at the North Pole. There he is met by the main elf, who puts him before the fact, since Santa is near his house in a helpless state, then his work will have to be done by him.
Years ago, a playful kid hid in Santa's bag and went to the far North Pole. Finding himself among the elves, the poor boy was adopted by one of them, received the name Buddy, and years later is trying to establish himself in the complex world of magical pygmies. One problem - he is too tall and noticeable to become a real elf.
Two girls who broke up with boyfriends because of constant cheating decided to trade apartments. The only problem is the distance. Iris lives in London and Amanda lives in Southern California. But kilometers are not a problem when you want to leave everything, forget and run away from home to the other side of the world! And then the fun begins.
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones is a 32-year-old unmarried woman with a weight complex. At Christmas, which she usually spends at her parents' house, her mother introduces her to the divorced Mark Darcy. However, Darcy does not become Bridget's "man of dreams" - on the contrary, antipathy appears between them. In addition, Bridget decides to lose weight, quit smoking and start dating a worthy person. To record all her decisions, thoughts, successes and failures, Bridget starts a diary.
The Stone family is famous for its "rare mutual understanding." And when the beloved son Everett brings the bride, the successful Meredith, to his parents, the eccentric relatives decide to make their strong protest against the emerging state of affairs to the young people.
The Griswold family is getting ready for Christmas. The father has an obsession: they must observe all American and family Christmas traditions, gather the whole family for the holiday, install a live Christmas tree and turn on hundreds and even thousands of Christmas lights. But at some point something went wrong...
"While You Were Sleeping"
The main character Lucy is a lonely train employee who one day rescues an unknown young man, the victim of an attack on the platform. Lucy follows the guy to the hospital, and his relatives mistake her for a bride. While the hero is in a coma, his "girlfriend" begins to get used to the character and gets to know her new family.
"A Christmas Tale"
French tragicomedy with Catherine Deneuve, who plays the mother of a large but unfriendly family. Children and grandchildren gather under the roof of their parents' house to not only enjoy Christmas as much as possible, but also to learn the sad news about their mother's terminal illness.
One hectic winter day, in the middle of the New York crowd, Jonathan met Sarah. Two strangers in a city engulfed in New Year's fever find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. And they decide to check their fate: he writes his phone number on a banknote, she writes in a book. The banknote is exchanged, and the book is handed over to the second-hand book dealer. Jonathan and Sarah are confident that they will see each other again soon. But the insidious fate disposed of in its own way.
"Old" New Year
The heroes of the film are residents of the city that never sleeps. New York on the eve of the New Year will intertwine the lives of several heroes: an elderly man dying in a hospital, a secretary who decided to fulfill her promises to herself, the producer of the famous New Year's show in Times Square, a man who generally hates this holiday.
"It's a Wonderful Life"
Throughout his life, George helped others to his detriment, and when he was in trouble, he decided to end his life. A guardian angel appears to him, who shows George an alternative world where he never was. The classic Christmas melodrama “It's a Wonderful Life” is called the American version of “The Irony of Fate” - not for the plot, but for the unquenchable people's love.
Miracle on 34th Street
Six-year-old Susan, who doesn't have a dad, doesn't believe that Santa Claus is a real magician, but still makes a list of gifts: a new house, a dad and a little brother.