This weekend, my little 6 year old cousin has been staying with us for her annual Christmas sleepover. We do crafts, drink hot chocolate, decorate the tree and of course watch plenty of Christmas movies. Seeing how excited she gets about Christmas reminds me of how much I LOVED it as a kid (and still do). My sister, brother and I would watch Christmas movies the whole month of December, sometimes even on repeat.
Curled up with her on the couch this morning watching Christmas cartoons, it got me thinking about all the Christmas movies that I have loved so much over the years. It’s a tradition to watch these every year and when we don’t, things just don’t feel right. There were always plenty of classic cartoons to watch like Rudolph, The Grinch, Frosty and Mickey’s A Christmas Carol, but here are some of the ones that have stuck with us as we’ve gotten older.
While writing this post, I realized that there are so many more Christmas movies that I love and wanted to share, but I just didn’t have enough time to write about them all. A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, Scrooged, White Christmas, The Santa Clause, Elf, Jingle All The Way (My boyfriend’s personal favorite. He’s a big Arnold fan), I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Just Friends, Bad Santa, The Family Man, Prancer, Gremlins (it counts!), Die Hard (it also counts!), Holiday Inn, The Shop Around the Corner, the list goes on….
And now I turn it to you: What are your favorite Christmas movies?
I’m glad you put Muppet Christmas in here. It’s my absolute favorite!