family,  ramble

Christmas movies

I love this time of year. It’s cold outside, but there are Christmas movies to be watched and family to be cherished. Come January I’ll be a wreck. The cold will still be here and the mud will be our constant companion, but Christmastime make those inconveniences fade.


During December, we get the Hallmark Movie Channel on free preview. They play Christmas movie after Christmas movie. Each one as sappy as the next, and I love them. I could curl up on the couch with my girls and watch all day.


The boys aren’t fond of this holiday pass time. Apparently there aren’t enough “action and car chases” on Hallmark. There are a few movies we can watch together though. I mean, who doesn’t like A Christmas Story, or A Charlie Brown Christmas?



Oh, and It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol and all those oldies like Rudolph, The Year Without a Santa, and Frosty the Snowman. I could go on about this all day.



I hear a lot of people talking about the movie, Elf. Am I the only person in this country that can’t stand that flick?


I almost forgot to mention, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and The Little Drummer Boy.


So here’s to hot cocoa, warm blankets, and family movie nights.


What will you be watching this Christmas season?

Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.


  • Von

    We’ve been watching Hallmark Channel all month, too. Whimsical, touching, silly. It’s great, isn’t it? Of course, I have a teenage daughter who watches with me, so that makes it fun.

  • Peggy

    Thanks, Christana. You pushed my joy button with this posting. I grew up watching old movies with the family and passed the tradition to our daughter. In fact, I just wrote about three lesser known Christmas flicks from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Look for it in Joy Magazine (Medford Mail Tribune) and online December 21st. http://www.joy-magazine.com
    Merry Christmas!

  • Kaity

    I maintain that Elf is a truly feelgood movie for the holidays. And as I have never seen all of Miracle on 34th Street or any of It’s a Wonderful Life (or most of the ones you listed), perhaps I need to join your movie watching

  • Jodie

    I have never even seen Elf. But our yearly viewing of the Grinch, Charlie Brown (the Gospel on TV! Yay, Jesus!), Rudolph, and Ralphie are traditions. Sadly, I’m the only one who watches It’s a Wonderful Life, so my tradition is to tuck into bed, turn out the lights, and watch it all by myself. I love that tradition too. Unquestioned time to just watch. 🙂

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