Tuesday 10: Favorite Holiday Movies

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Okay, we've passed Thanksgiving - so I guess the Christmas season can begin.

I used to have the rule that you couldn't start decorating for Christmas until after my birthday (the 28th) but being that it got easier to decorate on Black Friday when I had the day off from work, I fudged my rule a little.


This week, Lena has asked for our Favorite Holiday Movies.  So here are mine, in no particular order:
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation  Makes me laugh out loud.  Every time.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated version, Jim Carey version blows.)
  • Elf  "Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"  "I like smiling.  Smiling's my favorite."
  • Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown  Not the most "friendly" children's story (name calling and the like), but I love it all the same.
  • Love Actually  This is not only one of my favorites for the holidays, but favorites of all-time.
  • Home for the Holidays  Little known Thanksgiving flick with Holly Hunter and a cast of fairly great B-list actors.  Funny, family drama.  Look it up on Netflix.
  • Bad Santa  Perhaps the opposite of feel-good movie, however there's something to be said for a few tasteless jokes to lighted the stress of the season.
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol  I grew up loving Kermit and the gang.  This classic telling of an old favorite is wonderfully told with Gonzo and Rizzo's humor.
  • Home Alone  Cute little boy beats the bad guys and even saves the town-freak from a son-less future.  "Keep the change, ya filthy animal." Awww.
  • Prep and Landing  A newer Disney tale, that we started watching with Liv and it's becoming a new tradition in our home.  Nice to have some new flavor to wash out some of the stale claymation stories.
Check out Wikipedia's list {here}

What makes your must-see list???
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Veronica and Daniel said...

#1 on my must see list is White Christmas. I've watched it every year since I can remember and still love it :) I've not heard of a few on your list - I will have to add them this year!

Jo said...

I don't think my kids have seen Prep & Landing ... going to have to add it to our list

Jill said...

Totally agree that the Jim Carey version of the Grinch BLOWS! I love the old cartoon, too.

I also quoted Buddy on my blog today. "Buddy the Elf, what's your favourite colour?!" LOVE it. :)

Great list, I can't wait to start watching Christmas specials.

Lena B, Actually said...

Bad Santa is so bad... but in an awesome way!! Thank you for linking up! ♥

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