Friday, December 14, 2012

Festive Five: Christmas Movies

I love the Christmas season so much!  You can't help but smile when you see the lights on people's houses, the various wreaths and lit trees decorating the shopping areas, and of course the many MANY holiday movies and specials.  There are a few that I consider essential to the season, some of which are guilty pleasures of mine.  So here are my Festive Five movies of Christmas that I watch around this time of year. 

1) A Smoky Mountain Christmas - This might just be a southern thing, but I simply love Dolly's Christmas movie.  The scenery, the story, the music, I have to find a copy of this movie to own!  For now, I contend with viewing it on either Hallmark or Lifetime Network.

2) Beauty and the Beast: An Enchanted Christmas - It's Belle and the Beast at Christmas!  How can you not enjoy that fact?  This has become a tradition for me ever since my beau bought a copy one Christmas.

3) A Christmas Story - You can't have Christmas without this movie, and this year, I'll have to watch it with my beau since he's never seen it!

4) The Grinch - Ever since this remake came about, I've heard so many complaints about it.  And while I can agree with some of them... I can't help but watch it at Christmas.  It's like a train-wreck, and I'm a "looky-loo" that has to see what's going on.  Plus, I do enjoy Faith Hill's rendition of "Where Are You, Christmas?"

5) Home Alone 2 - Yeah, I know it's a sequel, but I just love New York City during the Christmas season.  Granted, I've never been there, but it has more of a Christmas feel than the first one.

Honorable Mention:

Memoirs of a Geisha - I know this one has nothing to do with Christmas, BUT I saw it in the theater on Christmas Day.  It's just become part of the tradition to watch at Christmastime.  Plus, gorgeous setting and beautiful cinematography equals a win for me.


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