My Favorite Christmas Movies!!
Twas’ the night before Christmas?!?! Ok, not really it’s actually a couple of weeks before Christmas…but now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for Christmas Music, Christmas shopping, Family time, peppermint flavored everything, and Christmas movies! I wanted to share a few of my absolute favorites that I have to watch every year
- A Christmas Story (1983)
In the 1940’s, in the town of Hammond, 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing for Christmas — an official Red Ryder BB rifle. When he asks his mother for the BB gun for Christmas, she says, “No, you’ll shoot your eye out”. When he writes an essay about it at school his teacher gives him a C+ with a note saying “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Next he asks Santa for the gun, Santa’s response is familiar, he says, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” Ralph fears that he’ll never get the BB gun for Christmas. But there may be a surprise in store for him.
2. Elf (2003)
As a baby, Buddy crawls into Santa’s toy bag and is whisked off to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf. A misfit who grows to be three times the size of his elf family, Buddy ultimately heads to his birthplace of New York City to seek out his roots. Unfortunately, they turn out to be a “Scrooge”-like father and a cynical ten-year-old stepbrother who doesn’t believe in Santa. Worst of all, everyone seems to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. But using his simple elf ways, Buddy sets out to single-handedly win over his family and save Christmas in New York, hoping to at last find his true place in the world.
3. Home Alone (1990)
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
This is the third in the “National Lampoon” series about the Griswold family. In this sequel, the Griswolds must deal with a holiday with their in-laws. This one makes me laugh no matter how many times I watch it!!
5. Scrooged (1988)
Murray plays Frank Cross, a ruthless TV executive confronted with the slapstick ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Will a night of zonked-out horror convince the heartless Frank to change his ways? This one is a classic!
This small list are my top favorites at Christmas… Please share your favorites, we’d love to hear from you! Happy Holidays!!