Welcome to Day 1 of my 12 Days of Christmas posts. I’ll be posting some of my favorite recipes with the grandchildren, traditions and memories of Christmas past during my 12 day series. I thought this would be a great way for me to get into the holiday spirit and share my favorite memories over the years with you. Hopefully, my posts will motivate you to get into the Christmas spirit too.
Watching Christmas movies is my first step toward preparing for the holiday spirit, so I thought I would start here. I watch the movies while I decorate the house and trim the tree. My favorite Christmas movie list changes from year to year. I always seem to find another movie or 2 to add to the list. They have become a holiday tradition for me. The first movie on the list is a must for me. You guessed it, A Christmas Story with Ralphie. You know the adorable little boy who wanted the Red Ryder BB Gun from Santa. I watch this movie all day and laugh. The Eggnog and Bacardi contribute to the laughter I’m sure, but the movie is a great holiday treat.
I probably have every word memorized. I’ve watched this movie during the holidays since my daughter was a little girl, approaching 35 years. My daughter calls me and says “Mom, Ralphie is on”. Do you ever wonder how they choose the people to play the roles in movies? They couldn’t have found better people to play the Parker’s in A Christmas Story. My grandson is following in my footsteps. He watches the movie with me and has received his own DVD so he can watch it when his heart desires. Here’s the remainder of my Favorite Christmas Movie List:
- A Christmas Story with Peter Billingsley and Melinda Dillion. My all time favorite Christmas movie. One of my employee’s has a miniature leg lamp in her office. Too funny.
- National Lampoon’s Christmas with Chevy Chase. What an idiot! Need I say more.
- Deck the Halls with Danny Devito. Great music and light shows in this movie.
- Christmas With The Kranks with Jamie Lee Kurtis, Tim Allen and Dan Aykroyd. I love how the neighbors come together in this movie and demonstrate that giving is better than receiving.
- Home Alone with Macaulay Culkin in this movie, but I have to give Joe Pesci and his side kick their props too.
- Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thorton, Bernie Mac and John Ritter. How can you go through the holiday season without seeing a drunk Santa.
- A Boyfriend for Christmas – This is one of favorite Hallmark Movies with Patrick Muldoon and Kelli Williams. Who doesn’t love a romantic Christmas movie. Kelli Williams wishes for a boyfriend for Christmas. Santa delivers, but things don’t go as planned.
- Undercover Christmas – Another romantic Christmas favorite from Hallmark with Jamie Gertz and Shawn Christian. You like eye candy, Shawn Christian does’t disappoint in this FBI undercover agent type movie who falls in love with the prime witness in a major case.
- Last Holiday with Queen Latifah and LL Cool J. I love Queen Latifah and how she demonstrates courage when she believes her life is coming to an end way too soon.
I regress back to my childhood during the holiday season. I love the movies, the Christmas tree, the lights and spending time with family and friends. What are your favorite holiday movies, I may want to check them out and add it to my list.