I Heart Christmas Movies

Christmas time certainly changes once little people come along.

Gone are the days of waking up Christmas morning hungover as hell, rising to eat the most epic meal you will eat all year with relatives you haven’t seen all year.

It becomes something incredibly special. It brings back memories from your own childhood and it’s like you get to re-live it all over again, only through the eyes of those little people who mean the world to you. It really is magical {even if there are a few lies involved}

One of the things that I adored about my hubby when we first met was that he LOVED all things Christmas as much as I did. The lights, the carols, the decorations and of course the movies. Rare for a guy, {especially the carols}… and one of the reasons I knew he was a keeper :)

Early on we started a tradition of watching as many of our fave Christmas Movies as we could in the lead up to the Big day. We make date nights, and sit down with the tree lights sparkling, candles burning with a bottle of wine and watch everything from our favourite kiddy Christmas Movies, to the classics and everything in between. I know… Romance ;)

So as December approaches, we will be kicking off The Annual Morrow Christmas Movie Festival and I thought I’d share some of our favourites (in no particular order).

  • Love Actually
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • The Santa Claus – The Movie
  • Gremlins
  • Home Alone
  • The Santa Clause
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • The Grinch
  • The Holiday
  • National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
  • Bad Santa
  • The Polar Express
  • Die Hard
  • Elf

Did I miss any?

Do you have any fun family Christmas Traditions?

Will you wake Christmas morning with a hangover?



35 thoughts on “I Heart Christmas Movies

  1. What an awesome tradition! I particularly like Die Hard in there ha ha! I still love The Muppets Christmas Carol- I would watch that every year as a kid. x

    1. I know Sash… Die hard sticks out like a sore thumb doesn’t it! but it is the Huz’s fave so had to mention it! And Oh yes.. The Muppets Christmas carol is a great one! I’ll be sure to watch it this year! Xx

    1. Oh yeah… do not like that tradition one bit!
      And we’ve done it again this year – We’ve bought the kids bikes that need to be put together! Here’s hoping Huz is more organised this year and doesn’t leave it till xmas eve! xx

  2. Oh yes, a lovely list! Don’t forget Shrek the Third. He’s green but not mean! Although I think Love Actually is one of my all time faves xx

  3. Hmmm…maybe my taste in Christmas movies is a little off…my all time favourite Christmas movie is Tim Burton’s Nightmare before Christmas…it just doesn’t feel like Christmas until I see it. Not sure its the most child-appropriate film, however…
    Love Actually is probably the best Christmas movie that has ever been made though!

  4. Love Actually would have to be one of my all time faves…not just at Christmas too! And I love Miracle on 34th Street (both the old and the new). So many good ones in that list Shannon. And yes…I sit through Die Hard. It’s hubs favourite as well! Enjoy your viewing

  5. Omg Same!!!! And I am totally doing a blog post on this too!!! Are we livin parallel lives? My hubby and are massive Christmas fans and I think that is one of the reasons we are married too! I cannot however condone Die Hard! Not a Bruce fan!

  6. No hangover thankfully (I don’t think!!) I’ll have 2 very excited kids on my hands. Christmas Day is spent with my in Laws this year and we’ll be on the waterfront enjoying some seafood and hot ham and turkey! Yay! I hope there will be a cold glass of champagne somewhere in amongst there too! Jx
    P.S Love actually would be up there in my top christmas movies

  7. Always love Home Alone, Love Actually and The Holiday. Also for a bit of animated fun really like Arthur Christmas. Only just watched The Polar Express for the first time last week. Will have to give Die Hard a run, I can’t remember it at all. Dare I say it, maybe I have never seen Die Hard!!!

    1. Oh.. Arthur Christmas. How have I not seen that one? will have to be added to the viewing list I think!
      What did you think of the polar express? I first saw it in 3D at IMAX and thought it was amazing.
      Die hard is the hubby’s fave, he loves it! Definitely more of a man flick I think. Xx

  8. Oh my god, this is the BEST Christmas tradition ever. That’s it, I’ve decided my husband and I are starting this tomorrow night.
    I love The Holiday and Love Actually (of course). But I’m also a huge fan of the kids christmas movies like Frosty and Rudolph – you know the live action animation types ones? Anyone know the ones I’m talking about? They make me feel like it’s christmas because they were always on on Christmas morning when I was little. LOVE CHRISTMAS!!

  9. My husband would probably say I have a small problem with Christmas movies, as in I cant stop watching them! I love them all so much, the cornier, more heartwarmer and the more christmasy – the better! I love Miracle on 34th St, I watch it every year, my hubby even bought me the dvd!

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