Holiday Movie Favorites

“Tis the time of year to watch Christmas movies. I have my personal romantic favorites like Love Actually,  The Holidays, The Family Man, etc. I also love to watch Casablanca this time of year. Because it’s fun to get all cuddly on the couch and force your husband to watch with you while he pretends not to enjoy it. It’s a couples tradition. Everyone likes holiday movies? Don’t they? I did a short poll at our house the other night when miracles of miracles we all happened to be there at the same time.

brown paper packagesOur Favorite Christmas Movies (Youngest to Oldest):

  • Daughter: Christmas Vacation
  • Son:  Home Alone
  • Me:  The Sound of Music
  • Husband:  Elf


I adore Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the 1965 version and when my son was little he called it the Captain and the Barness show. So cute. I miss those years. Anyhoo, It so happens that this year–have you heard about this–NBC is putting on The Sound of Music Live! With Carrie Underwood playing the role of Maria.It’s live on December 5th. I’m excited. The more times I get to here the My Favorite Things song the better. But apparently, not everyone is a fan. Carrie Underwood is getting hate tweets for even attempting to play Maria.


How much happier would life be for everyone if we did our best to lift people up rather then tear them down?

On a happier note! My publisher The Wild Rose Press is giving away a $25 gift certificate every day this December. All you have to do is go to their blog, check it out and enter the Rafflecopter. Easy peasy.

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What’s your favorite holiday movie?

4 thoughts on “Holiday Movie Favorites

  1. Hate tweets because she’s playing Maria? That’s just sad! Do these people also send hate tweets/mail/e-mail to all those actors in community groups who put on The Sound of Music? Geesh!

    OK, I love the Sound of Music – but favorite Christmas movie that we watch every Christmas is A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sims as Scrooge!! Second favorite, which we try to watch every year is Bing Crosby’s A White Christmas – love the singing and dancing in that 🙂

    • I know, it’s so sad. Great movie choices. One of my other favorites is the Muppet rendition of A Christmas Carol. I love Gonzo. I hope you get a chance to fit your two favorites in soon and maybe we’ll both be watching The Sound of Music tomorrow night.

  2. I am really looking forward to seeing Carrie Underwood in The Sound of Music, even though I have to PVR it since I’ll be in beautiful downtown Winnipeg watching the Olympic curling trials – the Roar of the Rings, #ROTR, on Thursday night. Anyway, I heard that Julie Andrews herself said that Carrie Underwood would make a wonderful Maria. So there!

    Like Janet, I love the old black and white version of ‘A Christmas Carol’, but for a modern movie, I really enjoy ‘Love Actually’ too. I watch it every year.

    • I think she’ll do an wonderful job! Omgosh, have you seen Ron Burgundy, aka Will Ferrell, around town. I heard he was there! Have fun! The games are bound to be exciting and you’ll likely see some excellent curling!

      That airport scene gets me every time!

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