Today’s post is a bit different from my usual craft and DIY tutorials. I’ve joined some blogger friends for the Let’s Get Festive! Christmas Blog Hop, and this week the theme is best holiday movies. So, I’m going to talk about my six favorite Christmas movies that I love to watch during the holidays.
A big thank you to Rachelle of My Hubbard Home for organizing this fun holiday blog hop! If you’re stopping by after a visit with Niky from The House on Silverado, welcome! She loves A Christmas Story as much as I do! Now, here are my picks…
I first saw It’s a Wonderful Life with my now husband when we first started dating. It was the first time I’d ever seen him get misty eyed. It’s now our tradition to watch it every year. The plot is a bit complicated, so I’m not going to go into detail (or spoil it if you’ve never seen it). I can tell you that it’s considered one of the best films of all time and the tears you’ll shed at the end are tears of joy. It’s the ideal uplifting film to watch, especially with all of the present upheaval going on in our lives.
The creative part of me cannot get enough of watching White Christmas. The costumes and scenery are just gorgeous. I also love the singing and dancing. There’s comedy and romance. It’s one of those films that you can watch over and over and you still notice something new each time. Plus, it’s eye candy for us vintage loving folks!
Movies From My Childhood
I can remember watching the Peanut’s holiday cartoons on prime time TV like it was yesterday. It was a tradition and part of the excitement of being a kid. The music is so classic and memorable. My favorite part is when Charlie Brown’s friends cheer him up by decorating his sad little tree.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is my other childhood prime time favorite. This story is more in depth than the traditional tale of Rudolph. How can you not love the Abominable Snowman and the Island of Misfit Toys? The claymation characters are so cute. I actually have puppets from the movie that my mom bought years ago. My daughter loves it when I display them on our railing as part of the Christmas decor.
While A Christmas Story takes place in the 1950’s, it was released in 1983. I remember going to see it in the theater with my best friend Meredith and her mom when I was 10 years old. There are so many funny parts and memorable lines in this movie, like “you’ll shoot your eye out!” My favorite part is when the neighbor’s dogs steal the turkey on Christmas Day. Watching it every year brings laughter and a wonderful sense of nostalgia.
The Christmas Chronicles stars Kurt Russell as a rough around the edges, blues singing Santa Claus. It was released on Netflix in 2018 and has a sequel coming out this year. My husband and I really enjoyed the heartwarming story line and the action scenes. My favorite part is the jailhouse jam session. Goldie Hawn (Kurt Russell’s real life partner of 37 years) makes an appearance as Mrs. Claus at the end.
So there you have it…my six favorite Christmas movies that I’ll be watching this year. Be sure to check out which movies my friends will be watching below! Next on the hop is our hostess Rachelle from My Hubbard Home. She’s got 10 favorites to share with you!
All the best!
Andrea – Design Morsels
Niky – The House on Silverado
Rebecca – Zucchini Sisters (you are here)
Rachelle – My Hubbard Home
Barbara – Mantel and Table