My Favorite Christmas Movies

Okay, so we’ve been back from Jamaica since Saturday at 2 AM and I swear I’m writing something up about our trip but there’s a lot to say and it’s snowy and I’m watching my all-time favorite Christmas movie and I’m feeling the sudden urge to write about all my other favorites, so Jamaica will have to wait.

My Favorite Christmas Movies

1. Love, Actually

1219-loveactually-inset-2If you haven’t seen or don’t like this movie, you really need to ask yourself “what is my life even about?!”

One time, years and years ago, when I was immature and dramatic, Joey and I bought this movie and I went ballistic when he told me he had watched it without me. Except, I think if that happened now, I would still probably throw a fit. Maybe I’m still immature and dramatic.

2. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas


How great is Jim Carrey in this movie?!

My family took a trip to California one year and did a tour of Universal Studios and they happened to be filming this movie so we got to see the Whoville set. I just remember seeing big whimsical snowy mountains. And that’s the thing about this movie, it captures the whimsy of a Dr. Suess book so perfectly. Plus it’s funny and touching at the same time. Win-win!

3. The Holiday


I recently watched this one after realizing I hadn’t seen it in a couple years, gasp! Jude Law is gorgeous, Jack Black is endearing, Kate Winslet is perfect as usual and Cameron Diaz is…annoying. Or maybe I’m just jealous because Jude Law is in love with her and her hair always looks perfect. Either way, I LOVE this movie.

After watching it, Joey exclaimed that he wants to have a little English daughter like Jude Law. Which worries me because I am very very American.

4. A Muppet Christmas Carol


Again, call me immature (see #1), but I’ve always loved this movie. Unfortunately for me, my family only owns it on VHS and apparently it’s socially unacceptable to watch (and sing along to) a movie starring a cast of puppets at the age of 23, so it’s been much too long since I’ve actually watched this one.

5. The Santa Clause


Another movie I’ve loved since I was little. Tim Allen is so great in this one. I may have watched it a few weeks ago and then quoted line after line after line to my sister so we could giggle like small children. That basically sums up our relationship.

6. Scrooged


FAVORITE and currently watching. I think this is a lesser-known and hugely overlooked Christmas movie, but seriously, it’s the best. I watch it every year and laugh at all the same lines, like I’ve never heard them before. Bill Murray is the king of all Scrooge characters.

Now, if you don’t mind, I think I’ll go enjoy the rest if my movie.

P.S. Please don’t hate me for not having Home Alone or Christmas Vacation on the list.

What are your favorite Christmas/holiday movies?

Which Christmas/holiday movies seem to be everyone’s favorite, except yours?

Scary Things

The fact that I was excited for Halloween to fall on a weekday so I wouldn’t have to dress up.

Don’t get me wrong, I love carving pumpkins, watching mildly scary movies and seeing Halloween episodes of my favorite TV shows, but I’m so not into putting together Halloween costumes. And Halloween celebrations rarely live up to my expectations. Or maybe I’m just no fun.

That I’ve been reading the same book for 2 months and am only halfway finished.

I love my Kindle but I never have any idea how long the book I’m reading is. And therefore have no idea what I’m getting myself into.

Hurricane Sandy.

I’ve never experienced a hurricane, but the news coverage makes it look terrifying. I’m keeping the East coast in my thoughts.

Taylor Swift’s new CD.

She’s going to be 30 and still singing about immature relationships and making music videos where she’s dancing around her room in her pajamas. Heaven help us.

That it’s already Halloween and we’re about to be in the midst of “the holidays.”

Or maybe it’s more scary that I’m already super excited for Thanksgiving.

Happy Halloween!

What serious or not-so-serious things scare you?

Are you dressing up today?