Thursday, November 13, 2008

Top 10 Christmas movies I'm looking forward to..

I have a strict policy.. no Christmas songs, movies, shows, decorations, etc.. until the day after Thanksgiving. For two reasons.. (1) Thanksgiving is an important holiday, and needs to be given the attention it deserves. and (2) I get sick of Christmas if it's around too much, and I LOVE CHRISTMAS, so I hate to get sick of it. I am one of those crazy people, that the whole month of December I drench myself in Christmas, I fill up a bathtub full of Christmas and bathe in it. SO since I am getting excited for Christmas, I thought I would put together a list of the ten Christmas movies I am looking forward to. (Feel free to add any to the list.)

1. A Christmas Story (Not a Christmas goes by that I don't watch this, and laugh the entire time.. "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out".)

2. Scrooged (Bill Murray is possibly my favorite comedian.)

3. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (When Chevy Chase gets on that sled, I crack up every time.. Classic!)

4. Elf (It always gets me in the Christmas mood.)

5. The Family Stone (I know Eric will vehemently argue with this one, but I can't help it.. I love it!)

6. Home Alone 1 & 2 (Does this make me sad? Oh well, bring it on! I think it reminds me of when I was little and would watch it at my Grandmommy's house.)

7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated version)

8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (I put these together since I usually watch them all together.)

9. A Charlie Brown Christmas

10. Nightmare Before Christmas (I know this is sort of Halloween-ish too, but I didn't get a chance to watch it for Halloween, so it's going to be watched for Christmas!)

Well there it is.. do you hate some of these? love them? Comment and tell me what I missed.


Kim said...

I agree with the old clay animation ones and maybe Home Alone 1&2 but all the others are not true Christmas movies in my opinion! Take me back to the good old days when you could only watch the Christmas shows when they came on once during the Christmas season. We would save the tv section of the newspaper and plan out our watching of the Christmas shows. Back then even the Bob Hope and Andy Williams Christmas shows were special. Grandaddy would gather us in the family room and we would all watch together. Good times!

MisterE said...

I agree with some of these but would never put The Family Stone or A Christmas Story on my top 10 list. I liked the Family Stone the first time I saw it mainly because I was disctraced by Rachel McAdams, on second viewing I don't know what past me was thinking the movie is not good. As for A Christmas Story, I have just never liked it the whole thing just bugs me and the part where Santa pushes the kid down the slide is just plain mean!

As for movies that would make my list: A Muppet Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause (the first not the sequels), A Muppet Family Christmas and The Holiday.

Jess said...

I agree with Eric--have to add The Holiday. And I am not a fan of Scrooged at all! But, I am excited for Christmas, starting to celebrate on Friday!