Friday, December 9, 2011

The 10 Best Christmas Movies

Last night I watched a Christmas Lifetime Original Movie.  Oh dear.  It wasn't bad, it just wasn't very good either.  So predictable.  Pair that with the fact that most of my favorite shows have shown their Christmas episodes (I'm talking to you The Middle, Modern Family and Up All Night) and I'm thinking they wont be back until the new year.  So I compiled this little list of 10 movies that I just have to watch before Christmas (and since I have a queen size quilt to bind, I think I can kill two birds with one stone!)

10.  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
This is on the list because my husband is going make me watch it anyway.  Sometimes marriage is about compromise.  Its not that I don't like it, but I didn't grow up watching it and its just a newer tradition for me. 

9. Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
When ever I watch Rudolf I get the songs stuck in my head for days!  I love it though, its short and sweet and perfect to watch while you decorate your tree.

8. The Town Santa Forgot
Have you seen this movie?  Most people haven't, it seems.  Its a family favorite in my house.  We call it Jeremy Creek, though.  Its a great movie to remind you of the spirit of Christmas.

7. White Christmas
Because I want to fall asleep counting my blessings every night.

6. Elf
Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?

5. Miracle on 34th Street
As a child, I used this movie as proof that Santa was real.

4. Christmas Story
This face says it all. 

3. Its a Wonderful Life
Try to watch this movie with out crying.  I DARE YOU.

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I can't wait until Olivia is old enough to love this cartoon as much as I do.

1. Charlie Brown Christmas
 That's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.

What movies are a tradition in your house?

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  1. Hi Kimberly! Thanks for the comment! Great idea doing a list of Holiday movies, perfect way to get in the season. The roommates and I watched Santa Clause while we decorated stockings/ornaments. That movie always gets me excited for Christmas!

  2. Great list - I would personally add: A Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause and Home Alone. Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

  3. I would have to vote Home Alone to the list as well as The Small One, it's by disney and makes me cry every single time! It's about the Donkey that Mary rode. SO cute!

  4. We watch TONS of Christmas movies every year at my parent's house, it's one of my favorite parts! We love the other cheesy stop-animation ones like Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Jack Frost. A newer acquisition is Olive the Other Reindeer, which is pretty hilarious. The only Christmas Carol I will agree to watch is Muppet Christmas Carol. Muppets make everything better. Love it.


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