Twelve Movies of Christmas

Hello everyone! We’re officially four days away from Christmas!! I cannot believe it and I don’t know about you guys but I’m super excited for Christmas this year. For those of you over achievers who have all the gifts wrapped and tucked on the tree and have some extra time on your hands below is a list of my Twelve Favorite Christmas Movies (well 12-ish… There’s technically 15-Oops) both from Christmas Present and Past. 
(For those of you who aren’t so well prepared and still have things to wrap and/or buy. Here’s a list of movies to watch while you wrap away the last days till Christmas)
  1. It’s a Wonderful Life
That’s start the list off with a bang! Quiet probably one of the most recognizable Christmas movies, I love this black and white classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. It’s sure to put a smile on your face and warm fuzzies in your tummy.
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
So I haven’t seen the new Grinch movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, mainly because I feel awkward going to children’s movies without any children (I’m not saying I never go to kids movies by myself… I’m just saying) and because I love the Jim Carrey version. Especially if I’m watching it with my Dad as he generally laughs all the way through it.
3. Christmas with the Cranks
Another movie my Dad is going to crack up through is this ridiculous tale of two people, who decided to skip Christmas. It’s not one I have to watch every year but I do enjoy it.
4. The Santa Claus (1,2&3)
Since we’re talking Tim Allen that’s talk about one of my all time favorite holiday movies. Okay yes the first is the best unquestionably, but I like the other two as well. They’re great family fun and also very funny.
5. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas 
This one (and the one below) were definitely a Ragsdale family tradition. We watched both once a year until our VHS died (VHS is a DVD that took forever to rewind)
6. House of Mouse Christmas Special
If you want a collection of Mickey Mouse cartoons celebrating Christmas look no further! (Anyone else watch House of Mouse, or Aladdin on the Disney Channel?)
7. Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
Okay who else knows this one? And who else cried over poor little Nestor losing his mom? This is a sweet story that I loved as a kid.
8. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!! (Enough said, right?)
9. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Okay  you didn’t have a childhood if you missed watching this classic gem. Yukon, Hermey, the Misfits… So sweet, even if Rudolph’s voice made me want to hand him a tissue box.
10. Polar Express

This one took a bit to grow on me, but it’s a nice magical movie and with some catchy songs and amazing train engineers. (My favorite characters)
11. The Little Drummer Boy

Okay now this one definitely made me cry, from beginning to end. But when Baba gets hurt- (My heart!) Another really good one. (Of course if they weren’t any good they wouldn’t ‘ve made it on my list)
12. Jingle Bells (1999)/AnnaBelle’s Wish (1997)

Now these take me way back. I can still remember watching these with my siblings back-to-back. These and The Little Christmas Tree, but I liked Jingle Bells the best.
What are your favorite Christmas movies? Did I miss any? I’d love to know!!
Lots of loves,
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