It’s Christmas and if you celebrate the holiday I hope you have a wonderful day. Even if you don’t celebrate this particular holiday or any holidays at all I still hope that you have a wonderful day. While I spend some time with my family I thought I’d share some of the movies that I watch with them every year in case you are looking for something to enjoy either alone or with those you love.
The Muppet Christmas Carol: I have a lot of love for this movie for a variety of reasons. I had watched this movie for years and then in high school we performed The Christmas Carol my senior year. I spent almost six months rehearsing and reading the script and then the cast would randomly watch this together. In this version of Charles Dickens’ story Michael Caine is Ebenezer Scrooge and the rest of the cast is a blend of muppets and people. Gonzo is Charles Dickens and with the help of Rizzo the Rat he narrates the entire movie. It’s my favorite adaptation of Christmas Carol to this day.
It’s Christmas Time Again, Charlie Brown: While only about 20 minutes I’m still counting the second Peanuts Christmas special as a movie. The first Charlie Brown Christmas is basically a holiday staple, but I love the second one so much more. Instead of having one main plot this special is a series of connected vignettes involving each of the characters. My absolute favorite parts involve Peppermint Patty and Marci. There’s a sheep costume and a Christmas pageant, I laugh like a goof every time no matter how old I am.
A Christmas Story: This movie is one of my dad’s favorite Christmas movies and we make sure to watch it every year. It’s just such a classic watch and it shows what winter and the holidays are like in The Midwest, well at least a version of The Midwest. We watch Ralphie and his family over the course of I think about a week, leading up to Christmas day. There’s the leg lamp, seeing Santa at the mall, and a dog dinner. You just have to watch it.
The Year Without a Santa Claus: For a long time the only way I could watch this movie was by checking the ABC Family/Freeform Holiday Schedule every year. I would watch it no matter how much homework I had or what I had to do. Eventually one Christmas my family actually bought me the dvd of this movie and now I can watch it whenever I want. This is one of the classic Claymation Holiday movies. Santa decides that he wants to take a Christmas off because he doesn’t think that anyone cares if he comes or not. Two elves head to the United States to try and find proof from children that they still believe in Santa. Everything gets a bit complicated when The Miser Brothers, Mrs. Claus, and Mother Nature get involved. It’s my favorite of the Claymation movies.
Again these are just some of the movies I watch every year, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
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