I’m not usually a movie person. If I’m going to be staring at a screen, I prefer to either watch a television show (short and sweet) or stare at my computer screen as I work or write. Growing up, my family never watched movies. We hardly ever went to the move theater. Movies just weren’t a big thing to us.
But, I married into a family full of family members who can quote lines from movies like you wouldn’t believe. They used to have pizza and movie nights in their home. They love being one of the first to watch a movie in the theater and don’t mind watching movies over again.
Polar opposites … attract, right?
As we add on years to our married life, I’ve come to enjoy a movie every once in a while. Before we had our son, we would go to the theater and try and watch a movie when we could. Now that our son is in the picture, we like to have date nights at home where we cook dinner, enjoy some cocktails, and watch a movie via on-demand.
But then there’s the holiday season. Now, the holiday season is a whole new ball game. Holiday movies are part of our tradition and we love to enjoy holiday movies whenever we can. The first time we watch Home Alone and Christmas Vacation during the holiday season is a memorable moment as far as traditions are concerned.
So, what are your favorite holiday movies?
5 Favorite Holiday Movies
Here are five of my favorite holiday movies, in no particular order:
- Home Alone (the original) … “Look what you did you little jerk.”
- Christmas Vacation … “We’re going to have the hap hap happiest Christmas.”
- The Holiday … “I need to get out of town. You know, I think I need some peace and quiet… or whatever it is people go away for. You know what I really want to do? I want to eat carbs without wanting to kill myself.”
- A Christmas Story … “You look like a pink nightmare.”
- Miracle on 34th Street … “I believe… I believe… It’s silly, but I believe.”
Yes, there are plenty more amazing holiday movies. There are just my top five that I love to watch every year during the holidays.
What’s your favorite holiday movie?
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