Favorite Christmas Movies [Day 1]

Okay, let’s start off strong with actually completing day 1 of the 25 Days of Blogging challenge!

I don’t like picking favorites – my students will tell you that – so for today’s post, I’ll list my top 3 favorites. I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older that picking favorites is very limiting. So here are my five recommendations of Christmas movies, along with a few of my favorite quotes and/or scenes from each, in no particular order:

  1. A Christmas Story: I have watched many, many, many hours of A Christmas Story growing up. And thanks to TBS and their yearly “24 hours of A Christmas Story”, I keep racking up those hours. I could honestly sit here and quote the movie line by line, and it never gets old.

Randy: “I can’t put my arms down!”

Mom: *Sigh* “Put your arms down at school.”

Can't put my arms down A Christmas Story Randy

…which then led to…

Randy A Christmas Story Can't get up

Then there was the weird kid with goggles waiting in line to see Santa:

“I like the Wizard of Oz…I like the Tin Man.”

Weird Kid Goggles A Christmas Story department store

And last, the feel-good scene when Ralphie finds his final present behind the desk.

This scene gets me because my parents did this to me when I was about 6 or 7.

A Christmas story ralphie gun desk


2. Elf: Another movie I could quote all the live long day. It’s just genius. I don’t want to go crazy overboard on favorite scenes because it’ll honestly be the entire movie. Here are a couple gems:

“Does somebody need a hug?”

Elf Buddy raccoon

“Watch out – the yellow ones don’t stop!”

Buddy the Elf taxi gif


3. The Holiday: This is a fabulous movie with a fabulous title. I will admit that as I’ve grown older I’ve realized just how nuts the storyline is (as I have with The Notebook and other such movies where cheating and jumping into bed super quick are romantic and desirable) but it nonetheless sweeps me off my feet every time I watch it.

I adore the entire scene where Amanda meets Graham’s daughters. *Cue heart melting*

“You look like my Barbie!”

The Holiday tent

And when Miles plays the keyboard and reveals what he thinks Iris would be as a song. *Cue heart melting*

The Holiday Jack Black Kate Winslet keyboard singing

And I get stupid happy tears when Arthur opens the doors to his award ceremony
and realizes just how many people are there to support him. *Heart is goop*

The Holiday Arthur award ceremony


So there they are, three movies that I love love love to watch anytime of year, but especially around Christmastime. What are your favorites? Any quotes or scenes from them that you love?

Go ahead, leave me a comment!