12.01.2009

It's Christmas Movie Time!

Happy December! Not only is it Christmas month, but it's also my birthday month (Bonus: everything is decorated and festive for my birthday, Negative: hard on the ol' bank balance), so I love December!

One of the things that I love doing in December is watching all of the Christmas movies and shows that I grew up with and/or added as an adult. If you're interested in what we watch each year, here is my list (there are actually enough to watch one a day until Christmas Eve!):

Carrie's December Movie Watching List
  1. The Muppet Christmas Carol - Best Version EVER Made.
  2. It's a Wonderful Life - What would Christmas be without George Bailey?
  3. The Bishop's Wife - Cary Grant. Need I say more?
  4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated) - If you need to be reminded that Christmas isn't about stuff, this is the show to watch
  5. Frosty the Snowman - My favorite line from this animated short: "Busy, Busy, BUSY!"
  6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Yukon Cornelius rocks
  7. The Preacher's Wife - updated version of The Bishop's Wife, not as good, but I love to hear Whitney Houston sing
  8. Mickey's Christmas Carol - Fun, short version featuring Mickey Mouse
  9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (live action) - If you want to see Jim Carrey in a Christmas film, watch this one
  10. VeggieTales: The Star of Christmas - Great message and lots of fun
  11. The Year Without a Santa Claus - Heat Mizer and Mr. Freeze
  12. Rudolph's Shiny New Year - Rudolph rescues Baby New Year
  13. A Charlie Brown Christmas (original) - A Christmas classic!
  14. A Christmas Story - I triple-dog-dare you to watch this movie! :-)
  15. Christmas in Connecticut - This was a total unexpected find and a cute holiday movie
  16. VeggieTales: The Toy That Saved Christmas - Their first Christmas film featuring Buzzsaw Louie :-)
  17. Holiday Inn - If you know me at all, you know I love all the holidays, so this film is perfect for me!
  18. It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (same disc as A Charlie Brown Christmas) - Done in 1992
  19. White Christmas - Bing Crosby singing anything works for me!
  20. The Santa Clause 2 - I'm not a fan of #1 or #3 in this series of movies, but #2 made me laugh
  21. A Muppet Family Christmas - I have this on VHS, and while it's not as good as A Muppet Christmas Carol, it's still a cute holiday short
  22. Little House on the Prairie: The Christmas They Never Forgot - Totally sappy, but I watch this on VHS every year :-)
  23. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July - Just another movie from childhood
  24. VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving - New this year (we haven't watched it yet)
I know, I know - Miracle on 34th Street is missing from this list (and probably a few more I don't know about), but here's the shocking truth (are you ready?): I've never seen it. [GASP] I know. I'm thinking about trying it this year, so it might be on next years list if I'm still doing this blog by then! :-)

Bonus Movies:
Home Alone 1 - Bratty kid, but the first movie was OK
The Family Man - This was a new-to-us movie when we lived in Lesotho. Kind of like "It's a Wonderful Life" in reverse
While You Were Sleeping - Not really an official "Christmas Movie", but it takes place at Christmas and I love the story :-)

So...happy December! Pop some popcorn, grab a cozy blanket, and join me (virtually) in watching some Christmas classics.

3 comments:

  1. I let the kids stay up and watch the Grinch last night on TV (Dave is shooting Bambi with in PA :)). It was fun. Oh, and we love Rudolph ever since you stayed with us in TRK, we watched it last year too. Do you know where I can buy it or when it comes on the TV?

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  2. Hey there Joy! If you scroll through the Amazon.com widget with the title, "Christmas Movie Recommendations" on the right side of the page, I have links to all the DVD's/Movies I mentioned. They can be purchased through Amazon, and I believe Rudolph is running around $9.99 right now. If you have other stuff you want to order and get it up to $25, then the shipping is free and no tax. :-) You can also buy it at your local Target. :-)

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  3. Yep, we got it a Wal-mart ($9.00)yesterday...sorry Target. :) I had Holiday Inn in my cart too, but decided it wasn't the best use of my money, so I put it back. :( I'll have to rent it I guess. :)

    Have a great day!
    Blessings,
    Joy

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