For this month’s blog post, I decided to recycle an old post from two years ago, because I’m feeling sentimental and because it’s Christmastime. I’m feeling sentimental because my mom died from pancreatic cancer a week before Christmas last year, and I miss her, our bond, and her presence in my life. She and I watched my fifth favorite Christmas movie on the list below together one last time weeks before Christmas as she slowly died. She knew it was one of my favorites. Anyway, feel free to share your favorite Christmas movies with me in the comments below. The list of my top 5 holiday movies and why is below. Merry Christmas, everyone!
- Home Alone-This movie is filled with messages about love for and tolerance of family, getting over fears, and protecting one’s home. It’s always fun to watch a little boy beat up two dumb criminals while he’s at home alone, lol.
- Home Alone 2-Kevin is back! This time he gets on the wrong plane and ends up in New York, while his family heads to Florida. There, he makes new friends, learns the value of friendship, drives the hotel’s staff crazy, and continues to make crime hard to pull off without a hitch for the same dumb criminals from the first movie. What’s not to love, lol?
- A Christmas Story-This one may be my most favorite of all the 5. Set in the 1940’s, the storyline centers around a boy named Ralphie. In it, you see his day to day interactions with his family, friends, bullies, strangers, and his teacher. It’s filled with hilarious scenes that both entertain and teach lessons. I never get tired of the stuck tongue on a telephone pole scene, or the one where Ralphie’s dad wins a sexy leg lamp, lol.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas-I love the Peanuts gang! I always have, and I always will. They’re so lovable. I love all their holiday specials, but this one is my favorite. The kids put on a Christmas play, cheer up Charlie Brown, and Linus talks about Jesus!!!
- A National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation- Ahh, Chevy Chase is comedic gold! In this movie, Clark and his family host their relatives for Christmas, and everything goes wrong. Prepare to laugh!