I’m not the kid who grew up watching A Christmas Story or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Christmas Vacation and if I did I don’t remember it. And I only saw A Christmas Story because my aunt and uncle use to have it playing at their house on Christmas when we used to celebrate it there (but I was in my teens what that happened.)
Now before you all get worried that I missed out on some major Christmas movie watching, fear not! In fact, I don’t really think I missed out because my childhood was filled with some of the BEST Christmas movies ever, if I do say so myself! And because of that, I would like to share my top 5 Christmas movies of my childhood (and thus has continued into my adult life):
1. A White Christmas
This movie is a tradition in my family. So much so that it doesn’t actually feel like Christmas until I’ve watched the movie. I thought I owned it but it wasn’t with my other DVDs when I looked last week so I’m going to have to look a bit harder because Christmas is only a few days away and I need a bit more of that Christmas feeling. And if I still can’t find it, my mom and sister better be ready to watch it when I land in IL next week. Let’s be honest, they should be ready to watch it anyway because it’s my ABSOLUTE favorite!
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
I know I talked about this a bit the other day because the music in this “movie” makes me happy. Can you even call it a movie? Or should we be calling it a short? Either way, it’s cute and makes me happy. 🙂
3. The Santa Clause
This is a “DVD only” on Netflix which makes me angry. What makes me angrier is that The Santa Clause 2 is available to stream and then The Santa Clause 3 is back to only being available on DVD. Needless to say, I had to suck it up and fill my need for The Santa Clause so far this season with The Santa Clause 2 until I’m able to watch/send back the movie that I have.
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Did you know there’s currently a shortage of this movie on Netflix? You’d think they’d just fix this issue by making it available to stream but noooooo, I had to add it to my queue and probably won’t actually have it sent to me until March. Netflix #fail.
5. A Muppet Christmas Carol
Don’t hate! This is the version that I remember seeing the most and thus brings on some major nostalgia. I like it, so there!
This list isn’t the only Christmas movies I watch or like, but are definitely some of my favorites and make happy. While I stuck at home recovering last week, I watched a lot of crappy Christmas movies on Netflix and Hulu. Some were bearable, others not and others were just playing because I was bored and hoping to fall asleep.
What are your favorite Christmas or Holiday movies?
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