Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Movies!!

I love movies and one of my favorite categories is CHRISTMAS MOVIES!  A longstanding family tradition has me baking and watching classic Christmas movies pretty regularly from Thanksgiving through New Year's.  Here's a list (with commentary, not synopses) on my faves:

Classics (should be seen in black & white if available)

Pure Comedy
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - This one has been around long enough that it might belong in the "classsics" category.  If you haven't seen this, and you're over the age of 13 (lots of swearing), then you MUST watch it.
  • Elf - I love this one.  So funny and silly.  Buddy the Elf's excitement when Santa's coming to town is awesome.  Best snack while watching:  Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corn & Syrup
  • Scrooged - A modern take on the classic Christmas story.  

Family Fun

Tugging at the Heartstrings
  • One Magic Christmas - I fell in love with this one when I was a kid and it's still so touching
  • Family Man - I love this one for the scene with Nick Cage singing in his undies.  Oh and it's pretty touching since I've got a family too :)
  • The Family Stone - I saw this one for the first time last year and it's so touching
  • Love Actually - This is one of those amazing movies.  Romance, comedy, a little death and sadness at the beginning and a fantastic musical number at the end.  

Christmas Action! Love a good shoot-'em-up movie with Christmas trees in the background!
  • Lethal Weapon (one) - Mel Gibson rocking a classic 80s mullet.  
  • Die Hard (one) - Yippie Ki Yay, Monkey Fighter **  Plus Alan Rickman.  LOVE IT.

Wow, what a list!  I knew I had a lot, but it wasn't until i actually listed them out that I realize what a task it is to get through them all.

**Edited for the internet's younger readers


  1. Elf and Scrooged are wonderful, they're the two I will always make sure I watch.

    No room for Gremlins though??

    How many are you going to get through this year? :)

  2. Gremlins? I'm scared of that movie. For real.

    I'll probably get through them all by 1/1. We've watched a few already!

  3. Under Christmas Action!
    1. Die Hard 2
    2. Jingle All the Way

    Under Humor
    1. Just Friends



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