Monday, December 19, 2011

The Love List: {Top 5 Christmas Movies Edition}

I love movies at any time of the year - you could seriously ask me on any given day if I want to see a movie and the answer will always be "YES."

So naturally, I love Christmas movies.
There are certain ones I have to watch every single year or it's just not Christmas.

Here's a countdown for you:

5. Elf

"I love you!  I'll call you in five minutes!"

I'm not a huge fan of Will Ferrell, but this movie makes me love him. 
And I just love Zooey Deschanel.
The "Baby It's Cold Outside" scene?  LOVE.

4. Holiday Inn

"I'm Linda Mason."
"Oh, LINDA Mason!!"
Does it get any better than Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire together?
The answer is NO.
It's always been a back of the mind dream of mine to open a place like this.
Incidentally, this movie is the reason I know how to correctly spell "Connecticut."

"My childhood was like the Shawshank Redemption.  Except I didn't have some old, warm, black man to share my story with!"

This movie = hilarious.
I can never stop laughing when it's on.  The church scene is GOLD.

2. Love Actually

 "But for now, let me say - Without hope or agenda - Just because it's Christmas - And at Christmas you tell the truth - To me, you are perfect - And my wasted heart will love you - Until you look like this."

I want to watch this movie all year round.  It's just the best.  The minute I saw the previews for this movie I knew I would see it in the theatres and love it.
I can never pick a favorite storyline.
I just think that little boy is precious.
I watch it SEVERAL times a Christmas season.

1. White Christmas

"Mutual, I'm sure"
It wouldn't be Christmas without seeing this movie.
When I was growing up - and still to this day - my family watches it on Christmas Eve.
Would anyone judge me if I said I have always desperately wanted Vera Ellen's waist and one of those red outfits?

Honorable Mention goes to:

Eloise at Christmastime - Because nothing with Christmas, Julie Andrews, New York City and a pug could be bad.  And I just love this movie.


Christmas in Connecticut - I grew up watching this every Christmas and still love it til this day.  I blame this movie for my affinity to want to smash fine china.

So, there you have it!
What are your favorite, must-see Christmas movies?


  1. Would you believe that I have never seen Elf? This year I'm going to change that. I love watching The Holiday and Serendipity every Christmas. A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation are also favorites and we usually try to watch both of those on Christmas Eve.

  2. Elf cracks me up!!!! "SANTA!!!! I KNOW HIM!!!!" lol

    I haven't seen White Christmas but C's mom keeps saying we need to!

  3. OH and I watch Love Actually any time of the year bc it's sooo good!!