The best way to spread Christmas cheer

The Christmas season is upon us!
I thought I was just half way in the spirit.
But then I realized, It’s only December 3rd and 
I’ve watched all my favorite Christmas movies already this year!

I’m a sucker for the classics so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you.

1. White Christmas

If this isn’t the classic of all classics, then I don’t know what is. Best of all? It’s now on Netflix! Between Bing Crosby setting the standard for all Christmas songs of the future, Danny Kaye making you wonder why your beau won’t dance like that with you, staring and Rosemary Clooney and trying to figure out if George looks anything like her, and marveling at the complete ridiculousness that is Vera Ellen’s tiny waist, this movie is sure to warm your heart and thoroughly amuse. It’s my favorite, hands down.

2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

I watch this at least twice every holiday season. And yes, they “digitally remastered” it and added color, but you have to watch the black and white version. It’s a must. Only recently did I see the re-make of this with the girl from Matilda. It wasn’t quite as charming.

3. Elf

Duh. It’s hilarious. 
But you already know that.

4. Die Hard

You and I both know that the only reason I watched this is because Naveed made me. Crazy action movies are not my cup of tea. I also firmly believed that this was not a Christmas movie. After re-watching it this year, I’ve changed my tune. It’s a great movie and it’s worth a watch if you are trying to get in the spirit and your beau won’t go for the oldies. Plus you get to see Professor Snape in his original bad guy role. 
Yippie-ki-yay…moving right along…

5. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

I’m not a huge fan of all of the Vacation movies. This one stands alone as a Christmas classic. The Griswold’s screwy family will make you feel a little bit better about your own. I also genuinely hope that my future husband does this to our house someday. You can never be too into the Christmas spirit, can you?

6. The Muppet Christmas Carol

No other version is worth watching. This version includes un-scary ghosts of Christmas (a must for my fellow wusses), fantastic songs, and KERMIT. It’s sweet and the message of the original story isn’t lost.

I’m going to leave my list at an awkward 6.
Cause that’s just how I roll.
Can you add a few others that I should see?
Since I’ve already watched all my faves, 
I’d love some others to keep me on my Christmas kick.
Plus I need the cheering up since I just cracked the screen on my iPhone.
Womp, womp.

Happy Monday!

  • Love Actually is a good one 🙂 I love Christmas!! Hope you have a great week!

    • I can’t believe I forgot Love Actually. That’s one of the best. Although it’s one of the few Christmas movies that I’ll watch year round.

  • Love Actually is my fave, with Elf in close second. I also like Four Christmases, but it’s not as much of a classic for me. Great choices!

    • I totally forgot to add Love Actually to the list. I like Four Christmases and I actually own it but it’s never a must watch for me. Thanks for sharing!

  • what a great list! and i’m so glad to know that white christmas is on netflix! yay!

    • It wasn’t on Netflix last year so they must have added it this year. I was so happy!

  • You are a girl after my own heart! Love them all, the only one you don’t have that is my FAVE, is It’s a Wonderful Life!

    • You know what? I’ve never seen It’s a Wonderful Life all the way through! I know, for shame! I will watch it this Christmas season, I promise.

  • Home Alone! One of the BEST!!!


    • I totally forgot Home Alone. I haven’t watched that in years! I’ll have to give it another watch this year. Thanks!

  • Miracle on 34th Street is my alllll time favorite. I remember going to see the remake in theatres with my mom. And it was good, but it just didn’t feel as magical as the original. I can’t have Christmas without it!

    • You know, I love Dylan McDermott. He’s certainly handsome enough. But he didn’t bring the charm to Mr. Gaily the way that the original actor had. That was the big difference for me. I think the old fashioned manners just worked in the first movie.

  • Miracle on 34th Street is such a wonderful classic. I’ve already watched it this year too!

    • It really is. You really can’t beat the charm and the warm fuzzies that movie gives you.

  • I cannot get enough of Elf. Seriously.

    • You know, I saw Elf in the theaters and I thought it was funny. But now I think it’s HILARIOUS. Something about it gets funnier and funnier.

  • The Holiday!

  • Would you believe I’ve never seen Miracle on 34th Street? I plan to fix it this season.

  • I’ve been DYING to watch White Christmas and didn’t get to this year. 🙁

    My family is all about the Muppet Christmas Carol!

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