It's that time of year. Christmas carols resonate in Wal-Mart. Garlands are getting hung, trees are already being decorated and shopping is underway. One of my very favorite things to do for the past several years has been to plan a day for me. By myself. Wrapping gifts. In front of the television. Watching my favorite holiday movies.
My friend Gayla got me started with, "It's a Wonderful Life". I love that movie because she loves that movie. Probably if Gayla jumped off of the Missouri River Bridge in Jeff City, I would too. Just kidding, I'd try to stop her first.
I do love spending a day with my furbabies watching and wrapping. I can't take too much of The Christmas Story with Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB Gun, but I have to watch bits and pieces. At one time, I loved that movie. Now I like The Family Man with Nick Cage. It just makes me feel like I need to appreciate the things I take for granted. The Holiday is a warm and fuzzy romantic comedy with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz. This one makes my heart yearn for a cozy cottage in England at Christmas.
I remember when I was young. I could not wait for the Charlie Brown and his Christmas Special. Not to mention Rudolph, Frosty and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The Grinch should be included too, even though it made me a little nervous. The anticipation of just knowing they were going to be on soon was something else. I'd love to have those feelings again.
So, with that being said. What is your favorite Christmas Movie? Is it a cartoon or a movie? Do you like the actual Christmas ones or maybe it's just your time to take in a flick of your choice? I associate movies with Christmas. I'm not a big movie goer, but I always think I need to take at least one in during the holidays. I'd love to see your responses. This way, I may figure out a new movie to watch this year!!