BLOGMAS DAY 1 BITCHES!
ME TOO, KRISTEN WIIG. ME TOO.
Alright, now that that’s out of the way, here we go.
It is officially December and that means that Blogmas has OFFICIALLY begun. I will attempt to contain my excitement, though I make no promises.
Now, to start us off on this 24-day Christmas extravaganza, I figured that I would get all of you in the holiday spirit in one of the best ways I know how–Christmas movies.
Nothing puts me in a more holly jolly mood that cuddling up under a fuzzy blanket, hot chocolate in hand, and settling deep into the couch crevices to watch a classic Christmas film.
Let’s begin, shall we?
10. Jingle All The Way
A classic among my household considering we have this one on VHS. Ok, yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger is probably not the first person you think of when someone says Christmas. I have to give him credit, though, because this movie is great. Physical humor is in abundance and, as most of these films do; it has a happy ending and a good message.
9. The Santa Clause Series
There’s 3 movies in this series and honestly, it’s one of if not my most favorite role Tim Allen has ever played. I mean, the whole premise is that he killed Santa (by accident) and now has to take on his role? How could you go wrong? The North Pole is also really cool! All in all, a really sweet movie and Allen is hilarious as usual.
8. Mickey’s Once & Twice Upon A Christmas
Both of these movies are delightful. You get to see all of your beloved Disney characters acting out classic Christmas stories with each other. How can you lose? You can’t. Each of the mini stories that you get to see is heartwarming in themselves. And, as an added bonus, they’re both on Netflix!
7. The Muppet Christmas Carol
The story of A Christmas Carol is already brilliant enough, but adding the Muppets to it? Even more genius! I love the Muppets and the fact that I am able to have the best of both worlds with this movie just makes the holidays that much better. The musical performances are amazing as well. There’s really no way this movie could have gone wrong.
6. Frosty The Snowman
One of the most classic of the classics! No Christmas is complete without watching Frosty The Snowman AT LEAST once. Anyone from 3 to 93 knows who Frosty The Snowman is and just how much everyone loves him. The thing I love most about this movie is just how simple it is. It is such an accurate representation of what Christmas movies from a different era were like. There was no need for highly technical animation or special effect. A corncob pipe, a button nose, and two eyes made out of coal was plenty.
5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Confession: I had never seen this movie until last year. I know, I know! Don’t hate me! I honestly just thought that it wouldn’t be my style of humor and wouldn’t be Christmas-y enough for me. BUT, I am here to say the I was wrong. This is definitely going to become a staple for my holiday season. The physical humor, hilarious cast, and all around absurdity that goes on throughout this movie is phenomenal. There’s really nothing more that I can say but WATCH THIS MOVIE.
4. The Polar Express
Such a beautiful film. It looks stunning, the songs are gorgeous, and the message of the movie is beautiful. Tom Hanks is also in this movie which makes it even more incredible and honestly if that doesn’t make you want to go watch this film then I don’t know what will. Make sure to drink hot chocolate (NEVER, EVER LET IT COOL) while watching and remember: Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.
3. Home Alone & Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
The first one is a masterpiece and the second one is right up there with it. There is nothing I can think of that is as ingenious as these movies are. I mean, little Kevin McCallister is a mastermind. First, he takes down two criminals by setting up elaborate traps throughout his home (already brilliant and way more resourceful than I could ever be), and then he still finds a way to pull one over on the SAME criminals but this time in NEW YORK CITY. This kid is a genius, Macaulay Culkin is adorable, and I feel like I’m forgetting something…KEVIN!
2. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
The classic to end all classics, if I’m being honest (and I am). Now, when I say The Grinch, I’m not talking about the live action one with Jim Carrey (though that one and Jim Carrey are comedy gold), but I’m talking about the original animated film. There is nothing better than The Grinch’s stewing hatred for the Who’s down in Whoville. And, that being said, no greater lesson than the one The Grinch learns (not without the help from little Cindy Lou Who). I mean, his heart DID grow 3 sizes. I have to give him some props.
C’MON GUYS. DID YOU REALLY THINK I WASN’T GOING TO MENTION ELF? This is LITERALLY the GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE OF ALL TIME. Don’t get me wrong I love all of the other movies on this list insanely much as well as other unmentioned ones but IT’S ELF. Will Ferrell is the perfect elf: he’s crazy, entertaining, adorable, and so much more. Of course this movie has a heartwarming message, which should not be overlooked whatsoever, but seriously there are so many good quotes from this movie that need to be addressed: “Son of a nutcracker!”, “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”, “You smell like beef and cheese.” The list really could go on forever. I think the fact that at least one television channel streams Elf for 24 hours on Christmas Eve (over and over and over again) speaks for itself.
There you have it! The first day of Blogmas is officially over! Now don’t anyone cry because there will be a new post for you all to read tomorrow!
Feel free to leave a comment down below about your favorite Christmas movies, what you’re guesses are for some of my Blogmas posts, or just how FREAKING excited you are for the holidays to FINALLY BE HERE!
Thanks for reading. ❤