12 Days of Christmas Movies - 2015 Edition
We've had the idea for 12 Days of Christmas Movies for a couple of years. But things have always gotten in the way of us actually following through on it. But this year we aren't buying a house or doing anything crazy so we are fully committed to doing 12 Days of Christmas Movies. We were so committed that we purchased blurays for all the movies we didn't own or weren't on a streaming service. We are absolutely ready for Christmas this year! So without further ado here's our plan for 12 Days of Christmas Movies in 2015.
November 28th - Love Actually
One of our favorite Christmas movies. We both totally missed on this movie when it came out but when we first started dating we watched Love Actually and it quickly became one of the first holiday movies we watch every year.
November 29th - Home Alone (1 or 2)
I've always been a huge fan of Home Alone and it's the perfect way to get started for the holiday season.
December 5th - Jingle All the Way
I've always been a big fan of Jingle All The Way. It reminds me of the time before online shopping when parents had to battle lines and shortages of toys. That sounds horrible but it does make for a great comedy.
December 6th - The Santa Clause
Out of all the movies on the list I think this is one that has the potential to get booted. It's a good Christmas movie but there are a couple of others (like Rudolph) that might be better served in this slot. It's been a while so I'm ready to give it another shot.
December 12th - A Very Murray Christmas
This is the only movie on the list we haven't seen. In fact as of this writing it hasn't even been released yet. But as of December 4th this is coming to Netflix and looks spectacular so why not give it a shot during our 12 Days of Christmas Movies.
December 13th - It's a Wonderful Life
Out of all the movies on the list this might be the most ambitious just given its length. But its been a long time since I've seen this classic movie and I cannot wait to cozy up on what I hope is a cold Sunday for this one.
December 19th - Elf
The first couple of times I watched Elf I wasn't a fan. But this is a movie thats grown on me so much that its probably landed a permanent spot on our Christmas movie rotation.
December 20th - Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
I've only seen this one once. But Jenn was so confident in the brilliance of the movie we purchased it. I love the cartoon so I'm hoping that this one is as good as Jenn remembers it being.
December 23rd - Miracle on 34th Street
Last year I introduced Jenn to Miracle on 34th Street (the original). She had never seen it and actually now loves it more then I do. It's one of the classics so it will have a permanent spot in our rotation.
December 24th - Christmas in Connecticut
I've watched this movie every year since I can remember. It's my parents tradition to watch Christmas in Connecticut every Christmas Eve and Jenn and I have also adopted the same tradition. The first time I ever watched it from start to finish was a couple years ago. My parents like to fast forward to their favorite parts of the movie.
December 24th - A Charlie Brown Christmas
This is my favorite Christmas movie of all time. It's 20 minutes of pure joy and it gets all the good feelings going every time we watch it. Also part of our Christmas Eve tradition!
December 25th - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The other tradition Jenn and I have had since we first started dating is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. This is still just as funny as the first time we watched it. I absolutely love this movie and expect this to be our Christmas tradition for the rest of our lives.