Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 5 {christmas movies}

I'm doing a little series I made up called "The 12 Days of Christmas".  It's just a fun way for me to talk about Christmas, memories and more.  If you want to join in, share in the comments or write it on your own blog and share the link in the comments.




White Christmas is one of my favorite Christmas movies.  I don't exactly know why.  Except that I love it. It's been on AMC every night this week, and I've had it on three nights in a row.  I'd go another night or two without any hesitation.


There are a lot of movies on my "must see" list in December. 




I was an avid reader growing up and Little Women was a book I really enjoyed.  Several years ago when the newest movie came out, I went to see it on Christmas Day with my mom, sisters and a best friend.  I balled like a baby.  I now own the movie and sometime during Christmas, I will watch it, probably when at least one of my sisters is at my house.  


Who doesn't love Chevy Chase and Christmas Vacation?  Although I will warn you, it's best to watch it on TV.  I made the mistake of showing the DVD version to a church group and realized for the first time, it's edited quite a bit on TV.  Elf is the newest Christmas classic, and if you don't like it you are a cotton-headed ninny muggins.  I also love catching Jim Carey as The Grinch


Right after Thanksgiving while running in my neighborhood I spotted a Leg Lamp in a window.  I've never seen one in person.  It's pretty fantastic.  I can't wait until my kids can appreciate all that's in A Christmas Story.  Making the "I'll watch it if I find it on TV" list are It's A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.


Let me tell you though, my Christmas is made if I happen to catch Dolly Parton in Smoky Mountain Christmas on TV. 




 It's like a Sasquatch sighting though, very rare.  We didn't have a TV until I was in elementary school and this is one of the first Christmas movies I remember seeing.  I don't recall all the details, but I know that for many years my siblings and I always looked forward to finding it on TV.  I have tortured Bean with partial viewings.  It's bad, but oh so good.


I'm realizing this series has become a very self-revealing exercise.  Roller skating to Amy Grant yesterday, Smoky Mountain Christmas today, what's going to be next?


What are your favorite Christmas movies? Are there any classics you haven't seen?  Bean hasn't ever see It's A Wonderful Life all the way through.


Day 1 {O Christmas Tree} 
Day 2 {The Most Coveted Gift} 
Day 3 {Childhood Memories} 
Day 4 {Christmas Music}