Christmas Movies

I did a post for Halloween movies so it is obvious that I need to do one for Christmas time movies. I already did a post on my family traditions and how we watch Scrooge every year and how that is not my favorite Christmas movie. But what is my favorite is a classic. I am going to let you think for a second before I admit what it is. There are plenty of movies probably going through your head right now, A Christmas Story, Home Alone, Jingle All the Way, Unaccompanied Minors, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, or The Polar Express. But my favorite is not actually any of those. In your head you probably know now what it is, if not any of those. It is The Santa Clause staring Tim Allen. That is my absolute favorite Christmas movie. I love the concept of the real and make-believe and it honestly makes you believe it is real. You learn how Santa can get into houses if there is no chimney and you have his son Charlie who will always believe in Santa because his dad is Santa.

Other than the Christmas movies I listed there are many, many more. Here are just a few:

  • Fred Clause
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Die Hard
  • Trading Places
  • Just Friends
  • Jack Frost
  • Home Alone
  • Home Alone 2
  • The Polar Express
  • The Santa Clause 2

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    The Santa Clause, My favorite Christmas movie

  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • Scrooge/A Christmas Carol
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Elf
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • A Christmas Story
  • Unaccompanied Minors
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Jingle All the Way
  • Deck the Halls

I know this is a big list, but this really is just a few of the hundreds of Christmas movies. There are so many and even some of these movies I have yet to see. What is your favorite movie during the holiday season? Or if you cannot decide your favorite, what are your top 5? Let me know below! My top five would be, I cannot even decide on my top five so here is my top 7 but not in this order except for the Santa Clause because that will always be my favorite.

  • The Santa Clause
  • Elf
  • Home Alone
  • The Polar Express
  • Unaccompanied Minors
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Jingle All the Way
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Black Friday

Black Friday. The day that shopping is in full swing. This day is one of the biggest shopping days for America. I do hate to say it, but I was even apart of this shopping day. People everywhere flock to stores in hope of getting the best deals, whether it is be for them for people that they need to get presents for. You could get an 800 dollar television for 500. That is how great the deals are on this day. Along with Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday, Which is when a lot of smaller business’ have deals so people will buy things from them that day and then there is also Cyber Monday. That day is for all of the deals on-line. Free Shipping usually, 50% off regular price, all of that.

Personally I do not like Black Friday. It is a day for people to become so crazy that some get hurt. Yes, it is the start of the Christmas season but that does not mean that you need to go all out and buy everything in one day.

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You were just Thankful the day before for everything you had and now you are going to go out and buy things that you do not need? That is just not right.

You should be thankful for what you have and think about that. I am not saying that there should not be a Black Friday; it just should not be the day AFTER Thanksgiving. People should still be spending time with their family. Now Black Friday has gotten so bad that stores open at 7 or 8 pm the night OF Thanksgiving. In my opinion, you should be spending time with your family at that time. I spend that whole day with my family, eating, drinking, talking, watching movies and being together. That is what Thanksgiving is about.

If you do Black Friday shopping then good for you, like I had said, I did it too, I just did it much later in the day on Friday. I did not rush out the door the night before or the morning of Friday. I took my time and did things before and after to not worry about it. I still went shopping, I still got amazing deals, but I did not have to get up at the crack of dawn to get what I wanted.

What do you think about Black Friday? Your opinions. Let me know below!

Happy Thanksgiving

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My baby cousin Summer on Thanksgiving

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving Everyone!

I know I am a day late; I was spending all of yesterday with my family as I am sure you were doing the same. I ate way too much but all was so good. This past year my sister decided she wanted to go full on Vegan. This meant that some of the food we had yesterday was all vegan. I was not a fan. I would not have chosen it myself that is for sure.

Seeing my family was great though. It was my first time home from school since I left for school in August. That is much longer than I thought. So seeing my family was something that I could not wait to do.

My favorite thing I got to eat yesterday was my mom’s German Chocolate Cake. I have talked about it in another post. Check it out here. It will always be my favorite. But for a non-sweet it would have to be Green Bean Casserole. I had it when I went to my grandparents’ house in the afternoon.

In my family we all split up for the beginning of the day then meet back at my house for our main dinner at night. I go to my grandparents, my brother to his girlfriends and sister to her boyfriend’s house with their families. Since we have had someone else apart of our lives it is how we have done it. I think it makes much more sense that way there is no picking where you go and who you eat with, you get to eat with everyone! Does anyone else have to survive the “double holiday”? For a way to work with it click here

Well, I hope everyone’s holiday was tasty and fun. I know mine was. Tell me about your Thanksgiving in the comments below. I want to know what your favorite part was.

Holiday Traditions

Holiday traditions, we all have them from the people I have known throughout my life. Whether it be singing Christmas carols for Christmas or always going to the Grandmothers house for Thanksgiving no matter what, it is a tradition. My favorite tradition in my house is every year since I can remember on Christmas eve my parents give me, my brother and my sister all pajamas as well as a pair for the two of them. As we have gotten older they have even gotten some for our significant others on the holiday. It is something that I look forward to getting every year and I mean come on what college kid can’t use more clothes, especially pajamas?

For the kids that still believe in the magic of Christmas then putting cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer is a must. I asked my roommate what a family tradition of hers for the holidays was and it is having a Christmas eve party every year with her family and her Grandmother makes pajamas for all the grand kids and they change there for the Grandmother to see.

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The musical my family watches every year.

Some people bake the same things every year with their family. I talked about what I love to bake every year in my last post. Check it out here. Some people decorate the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve every year. They may eat a ham instead of a turkey for Thanksgiving. My family every year on Thanksgiving night after we are all full and sit down to have our first glass of eggnog of the season and try to stuff more into our stomachs with desert, we watch Scrooge. For those who do not know what Scrooge is, well it is A Christmas Story by Charles Dickensbut instead of the usual play it is a musical. Click Here to learn more. This movie also gives my father official permission to listen to Christmas musical freely and no one can complain.

For some I know the day after Thanksgiving, other than being black Friday, it is also the day that they get their Christmas tree or put up their fake one.

What is your holiday tradition? Tell me in the comments below.