Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Favorites

In no particular order these are my top 5 favorite Holiday movies. The movies that I HAVE to watch every year. I had to limit it to 5 or I'd go on and on. Movies truly are my guiltiest pleasure. In no particular order.

1. White Christmas- I just love the music and dancing. Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney- what a combo! I'm not ashamed to admit I sing along to every song.
2. Love Actually- The cast is amazing and the soundtrack makes me smile. I cry every time I watch it. Usually at different spots. But always near the end when Sam (Liam Nesson's son) says "Ok Dad- let's get our ass kicked by love". And it has Colin Firth in it. That's always a winner for me.

3. It's a Wonderful Life- (Layout from Dec.2008)
JOURNALING: It's a Wonderful Life is one of my all time favorite movies. So much so that our blog shares its name. It reminds me that the way I treat others leaves a lasting impact. That it isn't the things, but family & friends that determine wealth. No matter how many times I see it I always end up with tears running down my face. As soon as George Bailey shouts 'My mouths bleeding, Bert! My mouth's bleeding' and digs in his pockets for ZuZu's petals I'm a goner. They continue to roll as George runs through Bedford Falls as a magical snow falls. When he runs in the house and grabs the loose banister knob, something that had been one of life's problems and kisses it, I'm reminded that all the day-to-day stresses and issues are not as bad as we make them out to be. I truly do have A Wonderful Life. Clarence the Angel was right- 'No man is a failure who has friends'

4. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation: Clark W. Griswold is just funny. Nothing more to say. The movie is just chucked full of classic one liners.

5. Home Alone- Sweet little Macaulay Culkin. He was so cute. This movie always reminds me of my sister Katie. And I love when 'The Carol of the Bells' plays near the end.

Runner Ups- Christmas Story, Elf, Die Hard (hee hee), The Holiday, The Santa Clause

What are your favorite Holiday Classics?


Michelle said...

Great movies!!!! My faves too :)

Michelle said...

Oh my Kari, you have my top movies too. It's a Wonderful Life is #1 in my book!!! I also watch A Christmas Carol. I think it is the 1953 version... b/w. DH can't live with out Christmas Vacation. (He really is Sparky!). DD, who is 11 loves Miracle on 34th Street. I love the first Home Alone, but don't have it.. need to pick that one up.