Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Favorite Christmas Movies

I love wrapping presents. More accurately I love wrapping paper. I love covering a gift in pretty paper and on occasion topping it with a pretty bow. I am pretty particular about how the gifts I give look, so the hubs never gets to help wrap even though he asks at least 15 times a night. While I'm sure that if I wrapped at the kitchen table my back would love me more, I like wrapping on the floor of the living room in front of the TV. In previous houses I used to pull the table into the living room but that isn't an option in our current home, so on the floor I wrap.

The kids have lots of presents. I think I wrapped 15 books last night, a few movies, some boots, shoes, clothes, and a few toys. Wrapping took much less time when I didn't have 6428 little kid presents to wrap. Not that I'm complaining. I like to wrap, and I like to have lots of things for them to open. The same goes for nieces and nephews too. A few smaller presents is more fun than one big one when you're that age, or at least I think so. Maybe I should poll the kids on that to be sure.

Anyway, the whole point of this is that while I wrap I like to watch Christmas movies. I have quite a few that I have to watch every year. So I thought I'd share my Christmas movie favorites and see if anyone has recommendations for ones I need to add to my list.

  • Home Alone
  • Love Actually 
  • The Holiday
  • Christmas Vacation
  • The Year Without A Santa Claus
These are my absolute must watch, it isn't Christmas unless I do, movies. I haven't watched The Holiday yet this year, but I'm hoping to watch it this weekend during nap time. It's not one that's high on Rob's list, so I try not to watch it when he's home. Love Actually however, he has to put up with. Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, and The Year Without A Santa Claus have been watched many times already.

Now that the kids are old enough to watch a little TV, or on some days a lot, we watch a lot of Christmas cartoon. We've watched Mickey's A Christmas Carol at least 5 times already and they love saying Bah Humbug. Ebeneezer Scrooge is apparently hilarious if you're two and a half. Frosty and Rudolph have also been played a couple times. We have yet to watch the Grinch, but I think we may need to find time over the next week.

I'm almost ashamed to say I've never seen Miracle on 34th Street or It's a Wonderful Life, so I know I need to get them watched. What other Christmas movies do I need to watch or add to my list? What are your faves? Not that I mind watching Christmas Vacation 15 times in one holiday season, but a little variety might be nice. So please, share your Christmas movie wisdom.


  1. Those all are great, although I haven't seen the year without a Santa Claus. If you like musicals I suggest White Christmas and don't forget the TIm Allen The Santa Clause!!!!

  2. christmas movies are the best! i love the orginal grinch, love actually, home alone, and it's a wonderful life :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams