It’s a wintery wonderland outside the writing cave, festive readers, which means it’s a SNOW DAY for me.
I LOVE snow days when work is closed and I have an unexpected extra day to play in the fluffy white stuff and do all manner of snowy things. Like make snow angels and build snowmen. And bake cookies. And drink tasty beverages while sitting in front of a toasty warm fire.
Fortunately, it’s also that time of year when you can turn on your tv and watch many of your beloved holiday movies. I have a few favorites that I look forward to watching each December.
First, there’s the classic of all holiday movies, It’s a Wonderful Life. I know, I know, it’s overplayed during the holiday season. But I still love it. I watch this one when I’m doing a marathon of present wrapping, preferably while drinking hot cocoa or a mocha. The tree is lit as well as any other twinkle lights inside and outside the house. You know, for mood lighting.
Then there’s The Muppets: A Christmas Carol. I grew up watching The Muppet Show, so when this movie came out it quickly became a treasured one for me. With Kermit as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit, and Gonzo as the narrator in one of Dickens’ most famous stories, what’s not to love? Nothing, that’s what. I like to watch this with a bowl a popcorn in one hand, a warm, tasty beverage (with or without Kahlua or whiskey in it, as the mood strikes me) in the other hand with gently falling snow outside my window.
And last, but certainly not least, there’s the movie I watch with my kids on Christmas eve, one that never fails to make us laugh no matter how many times we see it: Elf. If you haven’t given yourself over to comedic genius that is Will Ferrell, you’re really missing out. I don’t know how you get through the holiday season, honestly. Buddy the Elf, a human raised by Santa and Mrs. Claus among the elves at the North Pole, decides to search out his birth father in New York City. Hijinks and hilarity ensue. I like to cuddle up with my kids on the sofa with our favorite holiday cookies and a cuppa tea as I watch this one.
As part of the WANAFriday theme this week, others are also sharing their favorite holiday movies. Be sure to check them out: (more to be added as they’re written)
How about you, dear readers? What are your favorite holiday movies? Are there ones you always watch? Are there ones you’ve recently discovered and absolutely love? Sit, sip, and share. The fire’s ready, the tree is lit, the tea is steeped, and the pillows are fluffed. I always love to hear from you.