Long time, no see! I hadn't planned on taking two days off of blogging, but we went to Seattle over the weekend and I didn't bring my laptop. We got back pretty late Sunday. I also haven't read a single blog post this week because I usually use downtime at work, but I'm training someone alllll week soooo...there is no downtime. One of my absolute favorite things about Christmas is the movies. I am ashamed to say I have yet to watch a Christmas movie, even though it's all I've wanted to do since probably November 30th. So today I thought I'd share some of my favorites!
I think this might be my all-time favorite holiday movie. The cast is incredible, it's funny, it's heartwarming, it's sad...it has everything. I know the whole 'dysfunctional family' thing is very played up in movies, but this is for sure my favorite dysfunctional family movie.
Again, love the cast, love the characters. I would say this family is far from dysfunctional, even though there's obviously some drama going on. Also, baby Chris Brown (aka before he beat Rihanna and all that) is in it and he's adorable. And they even call him 'Baby.' I saw this movie in theaters with some friends and I've loved it ever since.
I mean...does this need any explanation? What's not to love about Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn? This movie is hilarious. Even the cover is adorable. And FYI, I picked this up for $5 at Target in the checkout line last year. So worth it!
I'm pretty sure this movie is on every single blogger's favorite Christmas movie list, and for good reason. If you haven't seen this, drop everything you're doing it and watch it NOW!
Dr. Suess's How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This is a classic, and Jim Carrey was obviously a perfect casting. It's funny and heartwarming.
Jack Black is my favorite ever in this. I'm not always a fan of his, but his character in this is the best. This is another one that everyone loves, so what are you waiting for? Go watch it now!
Miracle on 34th Street
I've actually never seen the original version of this. I don't think I could tear myself away from this version. I just love Richard Attenborough as Santa Clause and Mara Wilson is adorable and actually an awesome actress, which I feel like is hard to do as a child.
This is my vote for best cheesy holiday movie of all time. Michael and I first watched it a few years ago and we have a little inside joke from it, so I always have to watch it every year! I think it's on Netflix so go watch it! (Remember, I warned you that it's cheesy.)
I bet you're thinking that a few classics are missing. Actually, I could go on a lot longer. And two of the most beloved Christmas movies, Home Alone & Christmas Vacation, I've only seen once! (Okay, so Home Alone was watched a lot by my brothers so maybe I saw snippets growing up, but the first time I watched it all the way through that I recall was last year or two years ago.) I do love both of them though! And another favorite that Michael introduced me to and I had only seen once is J
ingle All the Way I'll Be Home For Christmas. You gotta love a young Jonathan Taylor Thomas. YOU GUYS, I TOTALLY HAD THE WRONG MOVIE NAME HERE AND I'M SO EMBARRASSED. But I've also only seen Jingle All The Way once and I think it's hilarious.
I also love any old Christmas specials on TV. You know, those claymation ones? Those are the best. Oh and any and all Christmakkuh episodes of The OC.
I'm linking up with Holly for Waiting on Wednesday!
What are your favorite Christmas movies?