Monday, December 9, 2019

It's Just Not Christmas Till...

Christmas is a huge holiday for my family; we start decorating the day after Halloween and listening to Christmas music a few days before November. One thing we have always done is watch a few “have-to-watch” Christmas movies though out the season and at specific times.

Over the years it has gotten to the point where it just doesn’t seem like Christmas unless we sit down as a family and watch these five movies…
Miracle on 34th Street// On Thanksgiving day we usually watch this after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. There is nothing like seeing Susan’s faith in Santa being restored and all of New York cheering on Santa Clause as he tried to prove the Chris Kringle is indeed his tree identity 

Christmas Vacation// Even though it’s not the first Christmas movie of the season we watch, it just doesn’t seem like the Christmas season till the opening song of Christmas Vacation plays in the opening scene 

Home Alone// I remember the very first time I saw this movie; I was about seven years old and my dad was completely dreading the experience. He was fully anticipating an element of a wish being granted and a full on child film, but everyone ended up completely loving it and now we have to watch it every Christmas

A Christmas Carol// Every Christmas Eve we always watch the George C. Scott Scrooge while we wait for our Christmas day deserts to finish baking

It’s A Wonderful Life// After all the presents have been open, the food eaten, and the kitchen and dinning room cleaned, we always sit down to watch It’s a Wonderful Life. I always love the end when George Baily runs through the streets of Bedford Falls feeling grateful for all his life and everything he has 

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