Friday Five: Christmas Movies

Every Friday I’ll indulge my order-crazed brain in a list of randomness. Welcome to my Friday Fives.

Okay, we’re done with Thanksgiving right?! On to C H R I S T M A S!!!!!!! I hope you’re ready for some holiday-themed Friday Fives!

Since ABC is beating me to it, I thought I’d start with my top five favorite Christmas movies. This list may be altered in the near future, because I have a confession to make. I’ve never seen…A Christmas Story, despite TNT’s beat Christmas-day-marathon attempts. I’ve never seen…White Christmas. I’ve also never seen…Miracle on 34th Street. Insane, isn’t it? I have some work to do! But, until then, here is my list as it stands today:

5. Home Alone

This is just fun. I love the soundtrack. I love how cute Macaulay Culkin is–pre Michael Jackson and drugs. I love the scary neighbor. And Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern? #awesome I don’t watch it every year, but I always enjoy it when I do.

4. Love Actually

It’s hard to put this movie into words, but it’s packed with stars and heartwarming/heartbreaking stories. It’s a favorite for most early 30-year-olds, I think. It’ll definitely make you cry.

3. Children’s Classics

There are a few TV Christmas specials I insist on watching every single year. They are: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and, of course, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It takes me back 20+ years to watch these on TV, usually while sporting my jammies with hot chocolate in hand. You’re never too old for the classics.

2. Elf

I don’t know if it’s my obsession with Will Ferrell, or the premise of this adorable tale, but this is a great movie. It’s silly, almost to the point of stupid, but that’s what I love about it. It’ll make you feel like a kid again, too.

1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

This is not only my favorite Christmas movie, but it’s also one of my favorite movies of all time. I love everything about it. The cast, the jokes, the writing, the soundtrack. Chevy Chase is hilarious and perfectly captures how awesome/stressful the holidays can be. I have almost the entire movie memorized, as does my family, and we constantly quote it throughout the entire year…”III don’t know,” “the BLESSING!,” “it’s a funny, *squeaky* sound,” ….I could go on and on and on. This movie is a must, for me and mine at least.

What are your favorites? Which are ones I need to see? Alright, back to the pit for another Nutcracker performance. No rest for the weary, or at least those in a Thanksgiving-food coma.

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4 thoughts on “Friday Five: Christmas Movies

  1. Gotta love Tuna Christmas as well as Christmas Vacation Aunt Pammie is now a graduate of the Dick Morris Deluxe Peanut Brittle School of Candy Making! Sent from my iPhone

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