3 more days and it’s Christmas. There doesn’t seem to be any white, fluffy stuff in our future, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t cold. Brrrr! Winter came in last night with a shock. Chilly and windy. Time for cocoa and snuggling with the one you love, right? It’s okay if it’s a furry friend, like your cat or dog.
As we count down to Christmas, there are certain questions that come to mind. Like – what is your favorite Christmas themed or -time movie? It doesn’t necessarily have to revolve around Christmas, but it can have elements of Christmas?
There are old classics like It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, and The Christmas Story. Then, you more recent favorites like Christmas Vacation, Grumpy Old Men, Love Actually, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Elf.
But…what are your favorite movies?
The Muppet Christmas Carol
I personally love The Muppet Christmas Carol. One of the reasons I love it is the humor that is injected into the story by the use of The Muppets. It’s heartfelt and reaches people across all ages. It makes Charles Dickens more accessible. The musical numbers are fun and witty. Michael Caine is an excellent Scrooge.
For enthusiasm, I reach for Elf. Will Ferrell puts the jingle back in jangle. I don’t know what Will Ferrell is like in the comforts of his own home, but he has such a child-at-heart enthusiasm which he’s able to conjure up so well.
Strange enough, a lot of people forget that Gremlins was a Christmas movie. The gift of the mogwai. It’s perhaps not the easiest sell on young children, but preteens and those older can enjoy the adventures of Billy and Gizmo out to the save the world from mischievous and deadly gremlins.