Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Traditions

Just like Halloween, I watch the same movies every year around Christmas. The best way to get in the spirit is cuddling under a blanket with some hot chocolate, and watching one of my favorite Christmas movies. So, I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you! Who knows, maybe we have the same  faves!

Elf
I double dog dare you to watch this movie, and not laugh. It is impossible, and that is a scientific fact! Even this picture makes me laugh! But seriously though, I have seen this movie countless times, and it is funny every single time. If you haven't seen it (I am worried about you haven't), then go watch it riiiiighhht NOW!

The Family Stone
First of all, if you are going to watch this movie, then make sure you have plenty of tissues. I watched this a few days ago and cried three times. It is seriously an awesome movie though. It is full of awkwardness, and a crazy dysfunctional awesome loving family. What more could you want? It is one of my all time favorites, and you should definitely check it out!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Now, I love the classic Grinch story, and I was a little apprehensive when they said they were making a live action version of the story. But this movie did not fail me! I could not imagine a better actor to portray the Grinch than Jim Carrey. He absolutely nailed it, and makes the character lovable and hilarious. Touche Mr. Carrey!

Love Actually
This movie does a great job of telling Christmas stories from all walks of life. Christmas isn't always a happy time for everyone, but it is always an important time. Plus, the scene where the guy is waiting outside Keira Knightly's door with those handwritten signs...amazing....

The Muppet Christmas Carol
If there is any Christmas movie that reminds me of my childhood, it is this one. My grandma had an old worn out VHS at their house, and I would watch it every single Christmas. Let's not even talk about the fact that I LOVE The Muppets. This is my favorite version of the portrayal of The Christmas Carol story...serious, but still funny. 

The Santa Clause
No one can deny how good this movie is. It was an instant classic. This movie happens to be my mom's favorite Christmas movie (maybe favorite movie in general), and I would have to agree. I think it does a great job of instilling the spirit of Christmas in all of us grown-up bitter adults. I think sometimes we forget to be happy and embrace the whimsy and joy of this season sometimes. So pop this movie in, and pretend you are a little kid again for a bit!

Nightmare Before Christmas
Yes, I count this as a Christmas movie! So sue me! I mean, it involves Christmas AND Halloween, two of my favorite things ever! How could I not love it? And Tim Burton is strangely awesome. Did you know, that Tim Burton was inspired to make this movie when he saw someone taking down their Halloween decorations, and putting up Christmas decorations in their place? That person sounds like me...


So...what is on your Viewing Schedule this Christmas Season??

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11 comments:

SuperMercado said...

you forgot Home Alone and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation... classics!

Olivia.Dee said...

already watched Love Actually. Planning on watching Miracle on 34th Street tonight, Elf tonight, and the Grinch on Christmas Eve. :]

Abby (Diligent Joy) said...

I just watched The Family Stone last night. I seriously love that movie. It's one of my favorites, for sure. Love Actually is probably my favorite, though. Hugh Grant is too cute in it.

posidanielle said...

Elf is my all time favorite movie! i absolutely love it! I can watch it over and over without it growing old.

Kristine said...

YES, The Family Stone! I love that movie! And it helps that there's so many great actors in in... such a sweet story line.

KY said...

Ohhhh!! I am actually watching The Santa Clause right now! And looking forward to enjoying Elf and How The Grinch Stole Christmas on the 24th and 25th.

Happiest of holidays to you!!!

xo

Dree said...

Oh my, you've named every movie I love for Christmastime! The Family Stone is so sad but so worth a watch. I love Love Actually, it's not Christmas without it!

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cailen ascher said...

great movie choices! you have a lot of my favorites on the list. i also love the oldies like white christmas, christmas in connecticut and holiday inn. they are so sweet : )

cute blog - glad i found you today! i'm your newest follower.

cheers and merry christmas!
cailen
www.lifestylemaven.org

Shade of Whim said...

Love Actually. It has to happen :) Great movie selection to, btw.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy start to a beautiful new year!!
x

Hannah said...

my all time fave is elf :) can't resist! will ferrel is too funny for words!

wfayew said...

where is It's a Wonderful Life?? (love anyway)

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