Tis the season, BB girls! The way that we celebrate the holidays may look different this year, but one thing will always remain the same, and that’s my love for Christmas! For as long as I can remember, I have loved anything associated with the holiday season. Watching holiday movies, building gingerbread houses with my sisters, and decorating the tree? Those activities are right up my alley! One of the most important things about Christmas to me is the movies and shows that you watch during this time of year! Being indoors this season is the perfect opportunity for you to catch up on classic films that scream “tidings of comfort and joy”! Read on for a detailed list of my favorite holiday classics to watch, and don’t forget your hot cocoa and your fresh baked chocolate chip cookies!
The Polar Express: This is my all time FAVORITE holiday movie! This animated gem is all about why it’s important to believe. A group of children take a magic train ride that leads them directly to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus! Call me crazy, but I’d get on that train any day! The Polar Express i s the perfect film to watch while drinking some hot chocolate and wrapping presents!
Christmas With The Kranks: I can watch this movie any day of the year. The comedic stylings of Tim Allen paired with the pure talent of Jamie Lee Curtis makes this film a “must-see”. After two parents are faced with spending the holiday season without their daughter who decided to join the Peace Corps, they book a cruise vacation that leaves on Christmas Day. The Krank family is known to throw the biggest holiday festivities intown, so once their neighbors discover that they have decided to skip Christmas, it causes chaos within the community. This movie is not only a perfect way to start your Christmas bingeathon, but it is also perfect comedic relief to lift your spirits after finals week. Grab your cookie dough and preheat your oven; you’re gonna want to bake cookies for this one!
The Year Without a Santa Claus: This classic is perfect for 2020. In this short film, Santa Claus comes down with a horrible cold, and makes the wise decision to stay home for Christmas. He does not want to risk getting the children sick while delivering his toys. Santa was smart; he walked so that we could run! Stay home! That’s the message I am getting at here. Luckily, on Christmas Eve he is all better, and he is able to save Christmas! The Year Without a Santa Claus was way ahead of its time, but it is perfect for 2020!
The Santa Clause: Alright, now this movie is an all time favorite of mine. This also features Tim Allen; he is father Christmas if you ask me. His character, Scott Calvin becomes Santa after the current Santa falls off of his roof in the middle of the night. I usually start watching this in... October. No judgements here! The Santa Clause is the epitome of Christmas, and I like to get my start early! I would recommend watching this movie on Christmas Eve while making your gingerbread houses and taking photos in front of the tree!
The Santa Clause 2: This is the sequel to The Santa Clause. In this one, Santa is tasked with finding a Mrs. Claus! I love watching the two back-to back for a day of Christmas festivities! This sequel is super funny and always reminds me of what is important during Christmas.
Some more Christmas favorites of mine include How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf, Fred Claus, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town. It is weird that I won't be able to have my annual Christmas celebration this year, but after a semester filled with challenging assignments and stressful exams, having a Christmas bingeathon is the perfect way to get in spirit and begin celebrating! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Comment down below what your favorite Christmas film to watch is! I’d love to hear what you enjoy watching during this time of year!
Until next time time,