Tis the season for great Holiday movies! I am a fan of Christmas movies, I love the comedies and tearjerkers. I don’t know what it is about Christmas movies, maybe it’s the reflection of what family and love mean… there’s just something that warms my heart and makes me happy. I love it all. Clearly I express this all the time, I’m obsessed I guess. As a child, I grew up with a mother and grandmother that collected dozens of seasonal movies and ensued in decorating our homes like tiny Christmas villages. I don’t know what it is but the holiday season seemed to make everyone more cheery and happy and it’s capitalized on in society these days. ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas takes everyone back to those movie favorites and blesses us each day with a great movie. Unlike those that are enjoying it, I decided to skip out on cable like a crazy and I can only enjoy what my mother records which is a lot of Hallmark movies.
Don’t fret though, I have enjoyed a Christmas movie. The Mistle Tones, it was adorable and quirky. I fell in love as I watched it and it kept me interested. Usually when I’m watching homes, I get distracted and pay no attention but this movie is one of few that has kept me off my laptop and my eyes glued to the screen. As an young adult, I’m so keen on multitasking and trying to do everything at once. It was nice to watch a cute Christmas movie that brought on cheer, funnies, and loves. Another movie that isn’t Christmas-y is Home. I watched that the other day and loved it; watch it, I promise it is SO good!
Now my list is composed of movies I grew up on. I know there are so many movies out there. I can’t even began to think of all the movies that are in the world. As I watch these movies, I reminisce on what I thought of these movies as a child and put together things that I never noticed. My mindset as a child doesn’t compare to how I take movies in now – I cry more as an adult when I watch movies than when I was a child… probably because I understand more and have been through more in life. Nonetheless, these movies have a very special place in my heart. These are movies that don’t get old to me, they don’t annoy me and they keep me laughing or smiling to this day.
It’s the season to curl up with a warm cup of hot chocolate and a blanket, kick back and enjoy a movie. Christmas break is approaching for my college peeps, take that free time and use it wisely aka be lazy and relax. The perfect countdown to Christmas is Christmas movies. Enjoy my list and indulge!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Jim Carrey Version
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Santa Clause Series
Christmas With the Kranks
A Christmas Story
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
The Polar Express
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Cartoon version
The Year Without Santa Claus
Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Frosty the Snowman
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Fifteen. That is fifteen movies that can last you a good two weeks or an entire weekend if that’s what you want to do. I know I’ll be keeping my eyes on Netflix and curling up on my parents’ couch when I head to their house to indulge in their DVR. What are your favorite movies? What else should be on this list?