My Favorite Holiday Movies

 

Monday night, Hubby had a basketball game so I was being a bachelorette. I sat down in the recliner with a cup of hot apple cider and a blanket and my iPhone and perused the channels, landing on White Christmas on AMC.

I proceeded to watch the second 2/3 of the movie and then stayed up late to watch it again (apparently they play it on loop this time of year.)

There are just certain movies that scream “Christmas” to me, beyond the fact that they have the word Christmas in the title. It’s just not the holidays until I’ve seen a few of these classics.

White Christmas

Irving Berlin's White Christmas movie posterObviously, I’m obsessed. What’s not to love? This is my hands-down favorite Christmas movie. It has it all — corny jokes, music, making out behind a Christmas tree. There’s something about the style and class of White Christmas I’m drawn to — they don’t make them like this anymore.

Favorite Scene: The Sister Song.  The part at the end when all the soldiers sing.

Favorite Quote: “I want you to get married. I want you to have nine children. And if you only spend five minutes a day with each kid, that’s forty-five minutes, and I’d at least have time to go out and get a massage or something. ”

Christmas Vacation

Come on, who doesn’t love this tale of a man and his desire to have an old fashioned family Christmas? Chevy Chase is a genius and I love him as much in this as I do in Community. I will ALWAYS stop on Christmas Vacation when I’m flipping through the channels, but it’s a tradition in my family (the Austin side) to watch this on Christmas Eve when we’re all together.

Favorite Scene: Clark’s meltdown. I mean, it’s super hard for me to choose, but this has to be it.

Favorite Quote: “Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol?”

And of course, this little number:

A Charlie Brown Christmas

a charlie brown Christmas sad Christmas tree with one ornament We own the Charlie Brown holiday trilogy (Great Pumpkin, Thanksgiving, Christmas) and wanted to start a tradition of watching them with Baby Blogworthy.  But even before our baby, we watched A Charlie Brown Christmas every year. Is there any better message of love, acceptance and Christmas joy than this  movie? I think not.

If you don’t have a soft spot in your heart for skinny trees, I don’t want to be your friend.

Favorite Scene: When they decorate the tree. Duh.

Favorite Quote:  ”I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love. ” Are you crying right now? Good.

Those are my top three themed movies, but there are so many more I love to watch in a dark room lit only by white Christmas lights, snuggled on the couch with the people I love most. Elf, A Christmas Story and even Princess Bride.

Movies and Christmas go together like Charlie Brown and pitiful trees.

What are your favorites? Link up with me and Natalie from My Crazy Busy Life for Holiday Movie Mania!

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