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My posts this month are going to reflect the holiday season. Wow, we’re already into our second week of December. Such a busy time of year.
This is a season of family, tradition and reflection. My kids are older now, but we shared many wonderful holidays when they were small. Not that we don’t have great times now, and make wonderful memories, but there is truly something magical about this time of year when your house is filled with children.
Something that my family has always enjoyed—all year long—is movies. There’s nothing better than everyone being together, sharing bowls of popcorn or indulging in homemade or pizzeria pizza and watching a good flick on the screen!
This time of year is no exception. There are so many wonderful holiday movies out there. I remember when my husband and I were first married, before we had children, cuddling up on the couch watching It’s A Wonderful Life. That first year, and I’m not exaggerating, that movie seemed to be on everyday, different times and channels. It became a standing joke in our house, and even after all these years later we laugh about it. But, I still adore that movie. I love the part when a young Mary whispers in a young George’s ear at the soda counter that she’ll love him forever. Knowing he is deaf in that ear and won’t be able to hear her. There are so many parts in that movie that tug at my heart, and give so many great life lessons.
Another favorite is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! Actually I enjoy all of the claymation movies, but there is something about Rudolph that makes me want to help him get over his insecurities and see his true worth. Plus he’s just so darn cute 🙂
Then who can forget Polar Express! Made not even 10 years ago, this was destined to be a classic. It’s another movie during the holidays that is a must see 🙂
And for the times when you just want to laugh at the absurdity of it all, there’s two movies that are perfect. Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story! You can’t help cringe but still love the Griswold family and Ralphie!
But I have to say my all time favorite is A CHRISTMAS CAROL! I have at least five versions of this movie and I love them all. From the 1930’s black and white all the way to the 3D animation featuring Jim Carey. I haven’t seen a version of this movie I didn’t like.
Which brings me to…Drum roll please! Today’s Friday Fun Facts question…
With all the movies available this time of year from Miracle on 34th Street, to Christmas With the Kranks to I’ll be Home for Christmas, How the Grinch stole Christmas and the hundreds of others, it can be a confusing time to pick and choose. But everyone has a favorite. What is the Christmas movie that you have to watch at least once every season?
Can’t wait to read your comments!