I feel like everyone has a few movies that they want to watch as soon as the holidays come around, movies that maybe they’ve always watched with family as a tradition. In keeping with the holiday spirit, I thought I’d share my list of favorite holiday movies and shows.
A Christmas Story
No holiday season is complete without watching A Christmas Story. It’s been one of my favorite movies since I was little. It’s an oft-quoted movie in our family, and honestly I can never get sick of it. Also, “daddy’s gonna kill Ralphie…” TBS playing this for 24 hours straight is amazing and one of my newest traditions.
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
I can’t help it. I love this movie, no matter how many times I watch it, and it’s mostly for Yukon Cornelius. Yahoo!
It actually took me years to watch Elf after it came out, which makes me so sad. It’s amazing! Mr. Narwhal is my favorite character, and I may have definitely once answered the phone at my old job by saying “Buddy the Elf what’s your favorite color?”
Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation
Also one of my newest traditions. If you haven’t watched Phineas and Ferb, go watch some. It’s fantastic. The Christmas Special is wonderful, and hilarious. And on Netflix!
Nightmare Before Christmas
I’m always confused about when I should watch this: Halloween or Christmas? So I usually watch it for both. But really, it’s definitely a Christmas favorite. Jack Skellington is my favorite Santa.
The Thin Man
This is a tradition in our family. We’ve watched this around Christmas for as long as I can remember – and I love it! It’s an absolute classic that is amazing year round – but especially around Christmas!
Happy holidays, and I hope you’re getting to spend time watching your favorite traditions as well!
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Tagged a christmas story, Christmas, christmas movies, Elf, holiday movies, Nightmare Before Christmas, phineas and ferb, the thin man, traditions
So for this recent trip we ended up going to Disneyland for two days. Well actually we went to California Adventure one day and Disneyland the second day. I love Disneyland. I grew up watching Mickey Mouse and going to Disneyland. The cost is pretty ridiculous now a days, which is so sad. It is such a fun place to go, but the price just keeps going up. At the same time I still love it. Some of it is the nostalgia and the other part is the innovation. There are rides that have not changed much in twenty years and then there are new rides that come up with whole new ideas. So following are some of my favorite things from this most recent Disneyland trip. Continue reading
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Tagged California Adventure, Disneyland, favorites, Indiana Jones, lists, Nightmare Before Christmas, rides, Space Mountain, theme parks, Toy Story Mania, World of Color
It is that time of year where we deck the halls, wear funny sweaters, and try to spread good cheer. One of the other parts is usually watching your favorite movies, that you might not watch other times of the year because they are a Christmas movie. Some of these movies are ones that I have grown up watching others have come later, but all are ones that I love to watch during the holiday season. I do not necessarily own them all, but you can usually find most of them playing on some channel during December.
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Tagged A Christmas Carol, Christmas, Disney, Doctor Who, Heat Miser, Love Actually, Mickey Mouse, Muppets, Nightmare Before Christmas, Rankin / Bass, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Scrooge McDuck, Snow Miser, stop motion animation, The Year Without a Santa Claus