Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My Favorite Holiday Movies

Tis the season to curl up with some hot chocolate and enjoy a movie marathon!
I'm linking up 3 times this month with Chelsee and Christine for some great Christmas themed posts and today I'll be listing my favorite Holiday movies.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Ummm... if you don't like this movie, I can't be friends with you anymore!
There are so many things that are so fantastic about this movie from the beginning to the end.  My favorite parts are the beginning when they get stuck under a tractor trailer and the middle when he's wishing people a "Merry Christmas" and gets a little feisty with his coworkers.  How can you not laugh at Cousin Eddie and his disgusting dog?  Or when the ice from the gutter crashes through their neighbors window but then it melts so there is no evidence?  Or when the grandmother wrapped her cat as a present?  But by far the best moment is when he FINALLY gets all the Christmas lights lit.  I could literally watch this movie over and over again, and all year round!
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White Christmas
A beautiful, family friendly, classic that I've enjoyed because of my mom since I was little.  It has dancing and singing, and a lovely story line that ties into WWII- all things that I drool over.  Just watch it, enough said!
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The Santa Clause
What I wouldn't give for Santa to fall off my roof so I could go to the North Pole!  The set on this movie is beyond amazing, I could watch the scenes in his bedroom with the little elf that makes him hot chocolate over and over again because every time I do, I find a new detail.
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The Muppet Christmas Carol
My parents and I actually watched this on Thanksgiving while we ate our meal!  Again, it's a classic!  The muppets are hilarious!  The music is beautiful!  The story, of course, is beautiful!  If you've never seen this movie, you're doing something wrong!
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Elf
Probably the only recent Christmas movie that's really gotten to me.  Will Ferrel is amazing!  Zooey Deschanel is amazing!  I can't get enough!  It makes my stomach hurt from laughing so hard and then it makes me cry at the end.  Love, love, love it!

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    1. I actually just had this conversation with a friend! I do not consider Die Hard a Christmas movie! That- to me- is like saying Harry Potter is a Christmas movie because it has a Christmas scene. But to be completely honest, I've never seen Die Hard so yea....

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    2. why did you remove your comment?

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  2. A Muppet Christmas Carol is my absolute favorite version of Dickens' classic. :) It's all the more touching realizing that it's the first major Muppet project after Jim Henson died. Love it.

    What, Die Hard didn't make your list? ;)

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  3. Christmas Vacation is THE BEST. We just moved into a house... and as we walk our neighborhood this week, I see all kinds of people putting up lights and all I can think about is 1,000,000 twinkle lights in Christmas Vacation, LOL

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    1. that's awesome! I CANNOT wait to have my own place and deck it out with lights!

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  4. So glad you included the Muppets in your list! It's very underappreciated! That, and Christmas Vacation, are must-watch movies in our house.

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    1. It is underappreciated! My dad hadn't even seen it til this Thanksgiving- no idea how since I know I watched it as a kid haha he must have blocked it out!

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    1. I've never seen the 2nd one, but I love the 1st and 3rd!

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  6. I am truly a fan of this season. I like Christmas movies, but I'm more into the Christmas Specials -- such as the old cartoons etc. They make me feel like it's the season!

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    1. They're fantastic too! Charlie Brown is by far my favorite of all those.

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  7. Love your choices. I also love the Polar Express, The Bishops Wife, Miracle on 42nd Street, Love Actually, and of course, A Christmas Carol, and Its a Wonderful Life!

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    1. I've never seen the Bishops Wife or Miracle on 34th Street, I'll have to check those out! Love Actually is so sweet, I forgot about that one!

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  8. Oh I haven't watched all of these yet. Thanks much for this list!

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  9. Elf and White Christmas make my favorite list as well :) I've actually never seen Christmas Vacation but it is on my DVR so maybe I'll watch it this weekend!

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  10. Christmas Vacation and Elf... classics! I also love "Love Actually" too!

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    1. I haven't seen Love Actually since it came out! I need to rewatch that!

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  11. I love A Muppet Christmas Carol. I've never seen National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. These are great choices. Thanks for linking up!

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