Christmas is in full swing at our house! Decor is up (what little I’m doing this year), holiday music is playing, my favorite candle is burning, and thanks to our bright and cheery hot chocolate station
, we are knocking it out of the park in the calorie category of the season as well! Ha! :) (Kids will be fine, I however will be at the gym working off that new little tradition well into March or April at least!)
Another thing that ALWAYS goes hand in hand with Christmas at our house is movie nights filled with our favorite Christmas movies! And sometimes movie afternoons and on weekends even movie mornings. :) Like many of you I’m sure, we have a fun collection going of favorite Christmas movies that we pull out every December.
The kids always get a new Christmas DVD on Christmas morning. It’s fun for them to watch after they play with their new toys while Kenny and I doze on the couch in recovery mode. I thought I’d share our collection with all of you in case you need some gift ideas. Or just a quiet moment from the kids
a little Christmas cheer on the TV this month. :)
What’s Christmas without the classics? I’ve had these since I was in highschool. I remember earning money to buy them myself! Some cartoons just never get old. :)
Then after Kenny and I were married, my mom gave me this set as a Christmas gift.
The same movies – just in an ever so fancy carrying case. I’m not ashamed to admit that I watch these with or without my children, although having the kids around makes me feel a little more legit. But really, it just isn’t Christmas without a plastic looking Abominable Snow Monster. Or without a cute toddler trying to pronounce “Abominable.”
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns
Christmas Classics – full gift set (all included)
If you have little girls, here are a four movies my girls have LOVED. They loved them when they were 2 and 4 and at ages 7 and 9 they still love them and get excited to watch them every year. Thank goodness. It will be a sad day for me when they are too cool for the Barbie movies!
Barbie in A Christmas Carol
Barbie A Perfect Christmas
Angelina Ballerina Nutcracker Sweet
Care Bears Nutcracker
Barbie in the Nutcracker (Which isn’t photographed because it has been playing over and over in the playroom this week. Lots of music and a “scary mouse King” so Kole loves this one too!)
K these next two movies are a bit on the cheesy side, but my girls LOVE them. Really fun for Elementary age kids who love dogs!
We are also big fans of all of the Mickey Mouse Christmas movies. So much fun for little ones. Aside from “Mickey Saves Santa” (more for toddlers) my girls still love all of these too.
Classic Holiday Stories (my personal favorite – I adore all 3 of the cartoons on this DVD)
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
Mickey Saves Santa
Mickey’s Magical Christmas Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Holiday Celebration with Mickey and Pals
These are a few other random favorites that the kids look forward to every year.
A few others Kenny and I look forward to. “Elf” we’ve just seen once, but the other four we’ve been watching every December for years. I love “Miracle on 34th Street” (this newer version and the original – I love old movies!). And what’s Christmas without “It’s a Wonderful Life?” BEST movie ever made. I’ve usually seen this four or five times by the time Christmas rolls around. It’s my favorite gift wrapping movie. Kenny and I adore “The Family Man”. We always call out to each other in random places “We have a house in Jersey!” I know. We’re dorks. And while I think “Fred Claus” is a bit cheesy, it’s Kenny’s all time favorite. I tease him for laughing so hard while he watches it each year but then at the end when all the elves watch the snow globe of families on Christmas morning I always cry! Then he teases me. :)
Nothing like a fun Christmas movie to put you in the mood for the holidays! Then in January there’s nothing like a messy pile of Christmas movies to put you in the mood to organize!
Do you and your family have a favorite Christmas movie that isn’t on my list?
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