Wednesday 20 November 2013

5 Must Watch Christmas Movies

While Christmas might not be my favourite holiday, I love the Christmas season. I love the spirit of Christmas, the giving and generosity, the baking and visiting, teh haunt for the perfect gift and sending Christmas cards, the movie, books and music. Just everything associated with the Holiday season, I love. 

In the spirit of the season, I decided to share 5 of my favourite Christmas movies. There are so many Christmas movies that I love, but here are the first five that I thought of. In no particular order:

1. Elf-This is such a fun and funny movie! Elf is a favourite in my family and multiple screenings over the weeks leading up to Christmas. My sister and I have a tradition, where we also watch this movie on Christmas Eve, making it the last Christmas movie we watch each year. Buddy the Elf heads to New York to meet his birth father. With quotable lines (|Buddy the Elf, what's your favourite colour?" and "The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear." are personal favourites), heartfelt moments, NYC adventures and lots of laughable moments, it's hard to find someone who doesn't love this movie.

2. Deck the Halls- A new neighbour moves and goes to extremes decorating his house for Christmas- in an attempt to have it seen from space. Of course, there is conflict rises between the two neighbours and hilarity ensues. While not the best Christmas movie ever, the cast-Danny Devito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis and Kristin Chenoweth- is great and the movie has more than it's share of funny moments.

3. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation-A Christmas classic and seemingly on everyone's holiday movie 'must watch' list. The Griswold's prepare for Christmas, things don't go as planned; too many Christmas lights, a tree to big for the living room and a cousin showing up with a trailer. It's one disaster after another, but at the end, it's all about family and celebrating Christmas together.

4. Christmas Magic- This is one of those cheesy made for tv movies, which I saw last year for the first time (and watched repeatedly). Carrie, is in a car accident and must help a struggling restaurant owner get his business on track, before she can pass over. The deadline, of course, is Christmas Eve. This movie is predictable and corny...but for some reason I love it.

5. A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa- How can you have a list of Christmas movies and not include a Muppets movie?!? We join The Muppets as they travel to the North Pole to deliver a couple of letters to Santa, which ended up in Gonzo's pocket after a trip to the post office. The letters eventually make it to Santa and The Muppets are returned to their home in time to celebrate Christmas. 

There are so, so, so, many great Christmas movies; Home Alone, Christmas with the Cranks, It's A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, Frosty the Snowman...I can't wait to watch them over the coming weeks!


  1. I love Christmas movies! ! I may have to check a couple of these out that *gasp* I have never watched!!

  2. I love Christmas movies! Elf always make me laugh. Especially when he shouts, "SANTA!"

  3. I watched Christmas Magic last year on TV too, and I loved it! :-)

  4. I'll have to look for these on Netflix. Funny, of all above, I've seen only parts of ELF. And I *love* Christmas movies. A hilarious one (with lots of heart) I recently came across is NATIVITY!, which is so not THAT nativity. It's sweet and silly and about a children's school play that goes horribly wrong. Thanks for the list. Stopped by from SITS and so glad I did. Cheers!

  5. I can't believe I have only watched one of your five! I'll have to make a note to try these out this Christmas season :)
    x Nats

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