Our Favourite Christmas Flicks

Every weekend starting around November we start watching Christmas movies. There are of course classics and lots of different ones available now that Netflix and online streaming is more popular. But we have a few that we watch without fault!

SCROOGED

This is probably my most favourite out of all the movies. Bill Murray does a great job as a crochity modern day Scrooge, and when I say modern – think 80’s haha. This movie is hilarious, ridiculous and heartfelt all at the same time.

ELF

Everyone has heard of this movie right? The kids love it, it’s funny, cute and great for family. Last year while in New York we went on a Central Park walking tour and when they asked what people wanted to see all I was concerned about was seeing where Elf’s snowball fight went down, and I of course wanted to walk in the same spots that Kevin Mccallister walked in.

HOME ALONE

I remember watching the first one one VHS forever ago. I remember writing down the pranks Kevin pulled in case someone ever broke into my house, I’d be ready! The music is memorable and of course Kevin’s screaming face is what we use whenever ‘ish goes down.  The kids like watching the full box set but I stick to the classics.

 

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

I loved the cartoon version 100% but when Jim Carry put on that green suit & makeup I was in awe. It was amazing to see Dr Seuss’ world brought to life! The music again is great and we still rock this on VHS. I think the kids like the tape because it’s green haha

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Are you surprised? Again another movie we watch on tape. I have seen it on DVD but I like that we can still watch this in the VCR. This brings me back – waaaaay back – like all the way back. I’d watch this while eating popcorn and drinking hot chocolate after skating on the lake. The fact that I can do this with the trio makes me super happy. The kids and I quote this movie all the time and laugh about our favourite parts. When the kids are frowny I call them Ralphie, when they bring sticks in the house baby sister yells “You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”  and we pretend that we have a leg lamp in our living room. This movie will forever be a classic, and I am surprised that we haven’t ruined the tape yet! Only then will I purchase this bad boy on DVD

With the kid’s time off during holidays we also like to watch our trilogies. Lord of The Rings, Star Wars, Narnia and Indiana Jones, ya know the essentials 🙂

What are yours and your families favourite movies to watch during the holidays?

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