December 6: Holiday Movie Review
“The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood” -Richard Paul Evans
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! And when I wake up, I’m gettin’ a CAT scan!” -Scott Calvin, The Santa Clause
“Seeing isn’t believing; believing is seeing.” -Charlie, The Santa Clause 2
“This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys. Nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie, and Jeff. And my aunt and my cousins. And if he has time, my Uncle Frank. Okay?” -Kevin McCallister, Home Alone
One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas Holidays is watching Christmas movies. Picture it. Christmas Tree up and lit with the brightest of bright lights, a crackling fire, my favorite Christmas socks, and pajamas, my red cashmere blanket, hot chocolate with extras marshmallows 😉 in my favorite Christmas mug, and Christmas movies on the TV. ❤ Mmm….perfect.
What is my favorite Christmas movie?
I could never pick just one so I decided to share with you my Top 5 favorite Christmas movies, that tend to play constantly in my house from about November 1 through New Years. I have even been known to watch them occasionally through the year when I am in need of a little magical pick me up. 🙂
The Santa Clause, 1994
Starring Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, a successful divorced toy executive that doesn’t believe in Santa Clause and doesn’t seem to make time in his schedule, or at least quality time, for his son. Then on Christmas Eve, all that changes. Charlie, Scott’s son, hears someone on the roof and promptly wakes his father. Going out to investigate, Scott finds someone dressed in a Santa suit on his roof. He calls out to the “intruder,” causing him to fall off the roof. Hilarity ensues once Scott, at the bequest of Charlie, puts on the suit to save Christmas. He then finds out the man that died falling off his roof was the real Santa Clause, and by putting on the suit that night he became the new Santa. ❤
I mean, how could you not love this movie?!? ❤
One thing I do wonder since watching this as an adult…what happened to Mrs. Clause when the other Santa disappeared? Oops! Oh well, I still love this movie and it seems to evoke even more emotion for me as an adult because my heart melts watching the bond grown between a father and a son that didn’t really have a relationship, to begin with. Hits you right in the parenting feels. ❤
The Santa Clause 2, 2002
This time around Santa (Tim Allen) has to find a wife by Christmas Eve or he can’t be Santa Clause anymore.
The Santa Clause 3, 2006
Tim Allen and Martin Short are a winning combination! In the last movie of the trilogy, Jack Frost (Martin Short) schemes to take over the North Pole.
I think what I love so much about this trilogy is that they kept all the same people. We really get to see Charlie grow up from a 6-year-old boy into an 18-year-old. In every movie, you feel like you really are transported to the North Pole and you can’t help but find yourself wishing that your dad had pushed Santa off the roof. 😉 😉 And I am not ashamed to say that I have been waiting for 12 years now for a Santa Clause 4. ❤ 🙂
Home Alone, 1990
Kevin McCallister is an 8-year-old boy, that tends to get into quite a bit of mischief. Kevin finds himself left home alone by accident and must protect his home from a pair of burglars. It is a John Hughes film, so right off the bat you know it is going to be good! Hilarity ensues as Kevin fights off the burglars and learns that he really does love being part of his family.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, 1992
This time around Kevin McCallister ends up on Christmas vacation alone in New York City, while his family is in Florida. As fate would have it, the burglars from the first movie escape from prison and end up in New York. Kevin finds out they plan to rob the money from a Toy Store that is supposed to be going to a local orphanage. Well, Kevin can’t let that happen! I think I love this one even more than the first one! 🙂
So grab your hot chocolate, some comfy pajamas, and pull up a couch! ❤ You can’t go wrong with any of these holiday favorites!
What are some of your favorite Christmas movies? Are there any that you have to watch or it just wouldn’t be the same? 🙂
“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6