My Christmas Movie Playlist

Today as I was browsing Facebook I was admiring one of my (much younger) cousin's lucky find at a church rummage sale: a beautiful artificial Christmas tree she got for free.  While she put it together, she mentioned that she had been watching her favorite Christmas movie.  I'd have to agree with her: this seems like the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit to me.  Putting up your tree, whether it's artificial or dropping sap and pine needles, with a Christmas movie playing in the background helps create a little holiday ambiance.

I love Christmas movies.  As we will be putting up our tree this weekend after a visit to the tree farm, I thought about the movies I have quick and easy access to in my DVD cupboard.  There are quite a few, and not all of them are enjoyed by the entire family. 

 My kids recently added this one to our DVR and we've already watched it.  I'm thinking that automatically disqualifies if from consideration, but they could surprise me.


Okay, this is one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I think I may be the only one who really appreciates it.  Ken is rather ambivalent.  He'll listen to it play out as he tinkers on his iPad, but I don't think he'd recommend it as a family viewing event.  The boys, on the other hand, tend to vacate the room.  Hmm.  I've never let that stop me before...


 This might not be the exact collection I own, but it's pretty close.  These are the classic cartoons that filled my childhood holidays with promises of Christmas cheer.  I am partial to the Grinch, but love Frosty, too.   The only question here is if my two teenagers are too cool to watch them with me?  Anime they adore, classic cartoons not so much.

Another classic cartoon.  It seems like we usually manage to catch this one on television, but we own the DVD just in case we miss it.  It's a tradition.  It will be viewed eventually. 

 The movie adaptation of Dr. Suess's The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is a favorite, too. In fact, in some ways I may even prefer it to the old cartoon version.  Maybe.  This one is a definite possibility for our Christmas tree decorating.  I think everyone in the house enjoys it. 

We have a few other titles hanging around, too, but these are the ones that I tend to gravitate toward when the holidays roll around.