So how do you know it's Christmas without the usual decor? For one, music, that's a given. And Christmas movies. Who doesn't love Christmas movies? Scrooge-people, that's who. The king of animated movies is and always will be, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
But my favorites are non animated. Here they are:
Home Alone. Love the story, love the house, love Macaulay Culkin, love the music!!! Darling. John Hughes wrote a winner and it cannot be beat. Catherine O'Hara as the mom and John Candy as the polka guy were awesome.
A Christmas Story. Some people call it the Red Ryder BB gun movie. I threw this one in because my kids love it so much. I've only seen bits and pieces of it, never from start to finish, but I will.
You don't usually find This Christmas on anyone's must see list, but I don't care...this is a fun movie. Loretta Divine is always good. Chris Brown is part of the ensemble, of course this was filmed pre-Rihanna.
The Holiday. Cameron Diaz. When she looks back at this movie, she'll always be happy, she's just gorgeous here. You HAVE to root for her and Jude Law to get together. The scene where she meets his daughters...precious. Kate Winslet and Jack Black are darling.
And here it is...my favorite Christmas movie. I don't just want to watch The Family Stone, I want to be them (minus the liberal politics). I want to go home for Christmas somewhere in a house like that. Diane Keaton is fabulous. Claire Danes. Craig T. Nelson too. Rachel McAdams is just a doll. And the guy that plays her love interest...the EMT guy, he's so good! Even though one of my least favorite actresses is in this (Sarah Jessica Parker)....even she can't spoil this film for me. Luke Wilson nails his part. Charming. He steals Dermot Mulroney's thunder. The Family Stone. Love.