When I was little, my family had a tradition that we would each pick our favorite Christmas movie and watch one a weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
I love Christmas movies. They make me cry happy tears.
Here are five of my favorite Christmas movies, in no particular order. If you've never seen one of them, you should ASAP. Because I promise you, its awesome.
1. Elf (2003)
Buddy, a human raised by the elves working for Santa, leaves the North Pole and heads to the big city to meet his dad, who is on the naughty list. Hilarity ensues as Buddy navigates New York City and teaches his newfound family the meaning of Christmas.
Not much of a tear-jerker, but I promise you'll laugh out loud!
2. A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
I love this movie more than I can say. As in, I can, and do watch this movie at least ten times between turkey day and Christmas. It features my favorites, the Muppets, and it is SO TRUE to the book (as are most Muppet book to film adaptations, but that's another story for another day). Besides what can be more Christmasy than the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge?
This movie is funny and heartwarming.
3. Its a Wonderful Life (1946)
My dad's favorite, and the movie that is guaranteed to make me cry. Its simply a classic. I don't think my words can adequately do justice to this film. Watch it and you'll understand.
4. A Christmas Story (1983)
Christmas is funny. If you don't believe me, watch as Ralphie plans and plots to get an Official Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. Its on TBS for 24 hours starting on Christmas Eve.
5. Home Alone (1990)
Macaulay Culkin before he got weird. I actually don't watch this one every year, but have been dying to see it this Christmas.
Kevin Arnold gets left home alone when his family goes to Paris for Christmas. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are bumbling burglars trying to break into the Arnold house (which is absolutely stunning by the way).
That's all for now! Happy movie watching!