Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Movie Magic

During the Christmas season, we love to sit and watch our favorite Christmas movies.  "White Christmas" has been mine for many years.  I like everything about this movie - the sentimental story behind it, the dancing, and the singing.  My favorite part is when Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney share sandwiches and buttermilk, and together sing the beautiful song, "Count Your Blessings."  This show is a classic.

Nel's favorite movie is "How The Grinch Stole Christmas."   Her favorite part is when the Grinch is sledding down the mountain, and after a tumble he sees that Max, his reindeer dog, is no longer pulling his sleigh.  When the Grinch turns around he finds Max waving at him from the back of the sleigh, enjoying the ride with a big smile on his face.

Jess' favorite is "Elf."  She likes Elf because the movie is really clever.  She thinks Will Ferrell is so funny, and the shots of New York in the winter are fun to watch around Christmas time.

We also like "Home Alone."  We think Kevin is so funny and cute as a little boy.  This movie also has a great soundtrack.

"A Christmas Story" is another classic we all love.  It's a time to reflect back and see how Christmas' were like years ago.  We especially love the end when they go to the Chinese Restaurant and the mom is cracking up at the table because the duck is smiling at her.  This movie always makes us laugh.

Is there a favorite Christmas movie that you watch every year?




Anonymous said...

I love all of these, Sheri, but White Christmas is my favorite holiday movie. I watch it in my pj's, popcorn and hot cocoa at hand, every December. Don't you just love "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing"? I catch myself smiling every time I watch it. Kind of feels like I'm floating along with them. Okay, now I'm going to hum it all day long. Love it!

Teresa said...

I watch eveything.
No really.
I'm the silliest person around Christmas...

I'm hopeless with Christmas tunes and Winter sightings on movies.

Give me a love story with Melissa Gilbert, a farm and a couple of daughters, some snowed in scenes and I'll burn the cake...

Ok, I'll stop now. On Christmas, more than ever, I'm a sucker for Happy Endings and Heart-warming stories.

Yours, without any surprise, are winners. I love Grinch too (something about a bad boy to warm a mum's heart I guess) and Home Alone I'm getting a bit tired - I raised my son with that (I swear my son tried to memorise the all thing just in case), then my daughter (who couldn't believe going through all that trouble and mess - her aproach was much more immediate and no hanging around to see what happened - women don't get lost the same way men do ahahahah) and it still gets in my nerves the fact that they lost one - it's not a matter of numbers but who is and isn't in the bunch.

Happy Holidays Sweet Family!

magie said...

I also love the 'Grinch the stole Christmas' and 'The Christmas Story', I try to watch those every year if I can. I also quite like 'A Christmas Carol' (especially the Muppet one). I haven't seen 'White Christmas', I will have to see if I can watch that this year.

Becky~ said...

Hi Sheri!I love White Christmas.I also love the Grinch was always a favorite of my oldest still watch it.Cant help thinking of Its a Wonderful Life. That I enjoy as well.Last was the Scrooge I loved the original one,the ones made since arent as good.

Blessings my friend!

Shirley said...

Oh yes...I love Christmas movies..I love Christmas Story and watch it every year and the new one I wont miss watching is Polar Express..Animation too..Charlie Brown and being a creature of habit we even watched Rudolph last night on TV...I also like the old versions of A Christmas Carol.. Huryy..let's get the popcorn ready!

Barbara F. said...

I will watch at least a part of all these movies when they are tv. I also like While You Were Sleeping. Most of it took place around Christmas. Very magical time..... xo

Susie Swanson said...

I love them all but White Christmas and Home Alone are my favorites.. Love Christmas movies though, always look forward to them..Blessings, Susie

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Sheri,

Oh, these are great Christmas movies. But White Christmas is the Classic Christmas movie for me!
All the Best,

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love your picks..our son can imitate Will Ferrell like he was his twin.

My personal favorite, I guess, is It's A Wonderful Life. I used to sit and watch it with my father and he loved Jimmy Stuart. And I loved the guy that played the angel.

I hope you are having a wonderful week. We are still busy here with new baby and post-surgery Mama. I haven't done a thing for Christmas yet. xo Diana

Janet said...

Our family likes to watch A Christmas Story together every year. One of my favorites is with Cary Grant in The Bishop's Wife!


We love the vintage movies. Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas and Holiday Inn. Great post. Take care.

Cottage and Broome said...

A Christmas Story hands down!! Bumpus hounds!!! Remember the scene when the dogs stole the turkey, that happened to us as kids, sort of. My mom had set our leftover turkey in the cold garage too cool, the garage door was open and you guessed it the neighbors dog stole our turkey. No leftover that year, Laura

C'est moi Claudette said...

Love Miracle on 34th, the newer one. My fav is A xmas story, boys, has to be Jingle all the way with Arnold.
Classic HAVE TO WATCH, White Xmas. We saw it live on Broadway in N.Y. FABULOUS.
I'd like to find out what movie "While you were sleeping" is all about.
Must be nice to have the girls there to help you decorate and shop and sip hot coco with Sheri. I miss that.
Love you

KP said...

Sheri -

I am right there with you on White Christmas. It is my absolute favorite.


Myric said...

Hi Sheri!

Oh I LOVE White Christmas. It is our tradition to watch it with my mother-in-law on Christmas season!
Thanks for the very sweet comment. You must be very excited for the coming wedding!
It is very nice to meet you! I am now a new follower :)


Cindy said...

The Christmas Story - I love it!I've watched it over and over with my niece and nephew! I also like White Christmas but haven't seen it in a long time. Sheri, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog about my Christmas bell! It's amazing your Mom had one just like it!
Hugs, Cindy

M. said...

White Christmas is my all-time favorite Christmas movie, too! I watched it every year for years. I haven't for awhile, but think I will watch it this weekend to start the holidays. I am in love with the movie Little Women with Winona Ryder. I just recently purchased the soundtrack. it is so beautiful, it makes me tearful. Jess, we just all watched Elf. It was on t.v., and we all just started watching and couldn't stop. So funny and endearing. Here's to the holidays! Mona

My Beautiful World said...

Loving the build up too christmas, I remember all of these home alone still laughing on that one.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Always Wendy

karen - Simply Inspired said...

The Holiday is my "go to" movie... and your choices are dear to me, too.... season's greetings to you! -xok.

Liz said...

Oh! A Christmas Story for sure!! It just isn't Christmas with out it playing in the back ground. We usually watch it Christmas night.


Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

I just love all those movies, love your holiday blog attire, Have a fun filled weekend! Hugs Marilou

romance-of-roses said...

All great movies, especially White Christmas, also my favorite. Home Alone have seen several times and don't get tired of it. Great post for the holidays. Hugs...Lu

Lori said...

Oh I LOVE the Grinch, awesome movie!!
Wow, you sure did pull out all the decor, it looks great ~ so festive and fun!

Mickie Brown said...

Such great Christmas movies to watch each and every year and enjoy over and over. One of my favorites is "It's a Wonderful Life". A true "oldie but goodie". Great fun getting the boxes of Christmas decorations out--usually a memory or story goes with each decoration. Mickie :)

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sheri!

Love all those holiday movies! I also really love the classic movie, "It's a Wonderful Life!" Love watching that happy tear jerker of a movie during the holidays!!! :)

I hope you've been well. Thank you kindly for leaving me such kind comments - I really appreciate your friendship here in blog land. :) Take care and Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!


Jennifer said...

Love, love White Christmas and Elf!! And my husband loves A Christmas Story! Oh and can't leave out Christmas Vacation with the Griswalds!! Ha!

Pam Jackson said...

My fav....Miracle on 34th Street....the old one.