Do you have a family movie night? Our family watches a movie together pretty much every Friday night and it’s a part our weekly routine we really look forward to.
And in December, we use each Friday to watch some of our favorite Christmas movies.
We’ll start our first one this year on November 29th to kick off the holiday season and that’s also when our girls will get their Christmas pajamas – we’ve done matching Christmas pajamas for years, but never done family Christmas pajamas until last year (the ones in this photo are from Hanna Anderson and they’re 30% off through the weekend) – and we’ll watch our first Christmas movie of the year.
We’ll have pizza for dinner beforehand and probably a treat and then it’ll be time for the Christmas movies bonanza to begin for the month.
I can’t wait to get started.
I don’t have a million favorite Christmas movies, but I do have a handful that I absolutely LOVE (all Christmas movies from my childhood) and I love pulling them out every December to watch with my own family now.
My 5 favorite Christmas movies
Miracle on 34th Street
If I had to choose a single favorite Christmas movie, it would 100% be this one. We saw this on Christmas Eve in the theater in 1994 when it came out and I have loved it ever since. Everything about this movie charms me – it’s definitely one of the BEST Christmas movies.
The Santa Clause
I just love this movie. For some reason, it hits my funny bone so much and our family has quoted MANY lines from this Christmas movie over the last two and half decades since we first saw it. It never gets old for me.
I have to admit that the first time I saw Elf, it wasn’t my all-time favorite like it seemed to be everyone else’s. But over the years, I’ve warmed to it and it really is now one of my favorite Christmas movies.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I haven’t seen the new Grinch movie, although it looks really fun (and I always love Benedict Cumberbatch) but I’m still partial to the old animated one. Especially because Tally, when she has pigtails in, definitely reminds me of Cindy Lou Who.
What are your favorite Christmas movies? I’d love to hear!
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Photos by Heather Mildenstein