Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday 10: Favourite Holiday Movies

Oh my God, guys.  OH. MY. GOD.

The Internet is SUCH A JERK here these days.  It was down last Thursday all day, and most of Friday too.  Yesterday, I was just too  busy to post.  And now, here it is, Tuesday again, and the interwebs have been up and down like a yo-yo AGAIN.


I was going to go random on your asses, because I thought I had so many important things to say after not posting in what feels like for.ev.errrr.  But then I realized it was mostly just about LOST again, and how pissed off I am at the people in TO for booing Bieber at the Grey Cup halftime show on Sunday.

(Buncha classless assholes, in my honest opinion.)

ANYways… then I realized that today is the Tuesday 10 over at Lena B, Actually, and this week’s theme is Favourite Holiday Movies.  Um, yes.  One of my favourite things to talk about this time of year! 

So – here we go…



Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Tim Allen gettin’ all fat & bearded, y’know?


the family stone

I couldn’t actually watch this movie last year.  I don’t think I’ll be able to this year, either.  Hits a little too close to home.  But I really do love it.  Maybe next year.



This one always seems to be on TV around the holiday season, and I always try to catch it.  It makes me think of Christmas.



I’m not sure there’s a holiday cartoon out there that can make me laugh at one moment, and cry at the next, like this one can.  I mean, c’mon.  It’s Adam Sandler!  And the Hannukah Song!


four christmases

This one has become a staple in my holiday movie viewing.  I love Vince.  I love Reese.  I discovered this weekend that I actually have two copies of this movie on my DVD shelf. (?!?)  So yeah…I must really like it.



You know what?  I hated this one as a kid.  But then I borrowed it from my friend Sara last year, and discovered a new appreciation for it.  In fact, I even bought my own copy this year.  The tunes in this one are AWESOME!! And…there are Muppets. ‘Nuff said.


 mickey's christmas carol

I know, it’s not a full-length movie, but it’s awesome, and many of the kids who visit my place ask to watch this all year long.  It really is my favourite version of “A Christmas Carol”.



Nothing says “Christmas” like McCauley Culkin getting left behind while his family goes on vacation for the holidays…I get so excited to watch this each year!  (And the sequel too – Lost in New York is also a fun ride!)



I remember the day my mom brought this one home to us on VHS when I was a kid.  It was in black & white, and I think I rolled my eyes, like, “Yeah, right”…I ended up falling in love with the story, and I have a tradition of watching it on Christmas Eve day every year.



Yep.  Elf is my all-time favourite.  I mean, I just think of Buddy grabbing the phone and saying, “Buddy the Elf!  What’s your favourite colour?!”  and it makes me smile.  I sometimes watch this one more than once in the weeks leading up to Christmas… I love it so much!


So there you have it!  My Top 10 Favourite Holiday Movies.  What’s on your must-see list for the month of December?  Go link up with Lena!

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Also linking up with Impulsive Addict and Shawn for Talk To Us Tuesday!


Now…everyone pray for me that the interwebs are still working when I hit POST…


Jo said...

I totally forgot about AS's eight crazy nights ... the kids love that movie .... right, it's on the list!

Shawn said...

I've never seen the Family Stone, I'll have to add that to the list. I did however watch Elf for the very first time this weekend. I'll be honest, I hated it and cannot for the life of me understand way it is loved by so many. Maybe I need to pour a drink and try again with a buzz?

Thanks for linking up with us!

VandyJ said...

For us it would be:
The original How the Grinch Stole Christmas--not the Jim Carrey version.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
White Christmas
While You Were Sleeping
Miracle on 34th Street
The Polar Express
A Christmas Story

And yes, with the kids in the house it's a bit heavy on the kid shows but I like them too.

Veronica and Daniel said...

We JUST watched Four Christmases and totally loved it :) I love Christmas movies! Hope your internet works for you - I get so annoyed when ours goes down or is real slow...we are paying for a service and weather it works right or now, we still have to pay! That is what drives me crazy! (ok, stepping off soap box.) Happy Tuesday!

aree1997 said...

8 crazy nights, Home Alone and Elf are perrrrrrfect for Christmas :D


Nicole said...

I've never seen 8 Crazy Nights, I'll have to check this one out. I can't stand Four Christmases... Vince Vaughan pisses me off :) lol... but I love the Mickey Christmas Carol! Totally awesome. I get what you mean about the Family Stone. It hits hard at our house too. But it is a good movie. Have you ever seen Love Actually?

Steph said...

We will have to start watching more Christmas movies now that we have Aubri. My favorite has always been Christmas Vacation.

"Look kids a deer!"

Anonymous said...

I love Elf and Mickey's Xmas Carol! Those are definitely in my top ten. I also really love Emmet otter's Jug Band Christmas, which is really old but a classic for me.

Connie said...

Dear Internet.

Stop going down on Jill.

Wait...that sounded dirty.

Jillian said...

My church youth group made the mistake of going to four christmases in theaters I didn't really like it me and the girl beside me were exchanging disgusted looks throughout the entire movie. My favorite movie to watch at christmas is mean girls surprisingly. I also like polar express, the grinch, and let's not forget happy feet!

Mrs. Match said...

Elf, The Santa Clause and The Family Stone are in my top five, along with The Holiday. I LOVE watching Christmas movies!

Sorry the internet is being such a turkey! Hopefully it cuts that right out.

Stacie said...

We totally answer with Buddy the elf's line at Christmas, it freaks everybody out, you just hear them pause like they aren't quite sure what to say.

Angee @ October Morning said...

I love the Muppet Christmas Carol. Childhood favorite!!

Lena B, Actually said...

Great list, Jill!
Thanks for linking up!

Amanda Cobb said...

FInally someone else who associates The Sound of Music with Christmas! :) It used to be an annual viewing in my family.

I hope your internet woes simmer down soon.