When it comes to the holidays, I love all the sparkling lights, rich food, Christmas carols, and of course the Christmas movies. I am probably one of the 'worst' Hallmark, Lifetime, and Classic movie lovers when it comes to this time of the year. There is something nostalgic for me about settling in for the night and enjoying the mayhems, laughter, tears, and oh the dysfunctional family dynamics while viewing a movie about St. Nick, baby Jesus, or family traditions.
Some of my favorite Christmas movies include "Home Alone". I'm talking about the original one here. Although the others are fine, the first one leaves me in stitches every time. I die with hysterics while watching little Kevin and all his mishaps.
Christmas for me can not be complete without watching 'White Christmas' with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. I absolutely love this movie. I always find myself crying every time when all the military men salute their retired General. The music and dance puts me in the perfect frame of mind of wanting to waltz with my very special someone as well.
Two other ones that pop into my mind are 'Miracle on 34th Street' and 'A Christmas Story'. Again, I love the original black and white with 'Miracle on 34th Street'. There's something about a good black and white movie that sets the right mood of days gone by. 'A Christmas Story' brings out the little girl in me. I know it sounds wrong but a part of me loves the fact that little Ralphie gets the worst gifts from his aunt. That bit of information seems to bring a smile to my face because I realize that I'm not the only one whose gotten a crappy gift from a certain 'special' relative.
Well, those are just a few of my favorite Christmas movies. Which ones are your favorites and why? Does it bring back special memories or is there one that has become a Christmas tradition every year with your family? Please leave a comment regarding your favorite Christmas movie and get an opportunity to win my giveaway of a Christmas DVD movie pack and $10 gift card.
Merry Christmas everyone!