I was planning to write a blog post about my favorite Christmas themed novel, but then I realized I haven’t read most of the ‘classic’ novels (unless we count How The Grinch Stole Christmas from Dr. Seuss, which I love). Although I’ve seen more adaptations of A Christmas Carol than should be allowed by the law, I’ve never actually read the novel from Charles Dickens. It’s only been on my TBR for a decade or so. I’ll get around to it someday. Maybe.
I can’t even claim to have read many contemporary (romance) novels with Christmas themes. I’m not sure why. It’s not as if I hate Christmas. The only Christmassy novel I could even find on my read list on Goodreads is Visions of Sugar Plums (Stephanie Plum #8.5) by Janet Evanovich. (Have I mentioned I love Janet Evanovich? I want to be her when I grow up. Or at least write as witty scenes as she does.)
Well, there went that idea of sharing my favorite Christmas novel. Instead, I’m sharing my favorite Christmas movies. I have a bunch of movies I like to watch around Christmas that aren’t technically Christmassy, but the movies listed below are definitely Christmas-themed.
- The Family Stone
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
- Frosty the Snowman
- Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- The Grinch (2018 version)
- White Christmas
- Love Actually
- Holiday Inn
I seriously love Elf. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies. It’s cute, it’s funny, it’s heartwarming. What more do you want? I admit I even booed the New York City Park Rangers as they trotted by at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as I thought of how they chased Santa out of the park on Christmas Eve. Boo! I already watched Elf this year. I couldn’t help myself! I spent Thanksgiving in New York City and the combination of the start of the holiday season and New York City was undeniable. I had to watch Elf! I saw the new Grinch movie while I was in New York as well. It was adorable. Reminiscent of the earlier version. Just updated for modern times. I highly recommend it.
What about you? What are your favorite Christmas movies?