Holiday Traditions: Our Favorite Christmas Movies

To me, spending time with family is the most important part of Christmas. This year will be our first year on our own as a little family, so we are focusing on creating lasting family traditions that we will continue on through the years. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is watching holiday movies together. When Coco is a little bit older, we will bake some cookies and make hot chocolate together before we snuggle up on the couch with a fire going and watch our favorite movies.
The best holiday movie of all time is probably Elf. How is it that it never gets old and never loses it knee-slapping hilarious qualities? I love this movie and it will be so fun when Coco is old enough to understand it, too.
My other favorite holiday film is Meet Me in St. Louis. It is a classic! Did you know that the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" was written for this movie? Hearing Judy Garland sing it never gets old. What a movie!

What movies do you watch at Christmastime? Or do you prefer to keep the TV off, even at the holidays?


  1. Oh I love both those movies! I also like to watch "White Christmas" and for more modern movies, "The Holiday".
    Usually my mom and I also watch "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility" over and over again this time of year, which my dad hates (because we already watch them a lot the rest of the year)! poor guy!

    1. Yes, I love The Holiday, too. Which Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility do you watch? I love the BBC series of them. They're long, but SO good!! :)

    2. YES! the BBC for both! 2005 Pride and Prejudice was nice from a music/cinematography view, but nobody can beat Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennnet!
      Ok, if we ever live in the same country/time zone we obviously have to do a movie marathon!

    3. Love!!! It's true, Jennifer Ehle IS Elizabeth Bennet. There can be no other. ;) xo

  2. Elf is a favourite here as well! :)
    We also really love...
    A Wonderful Life
    Love Actually
    The Holiday
    A Muppet Christmas Carol
    and I admit....The Santa Clause :)
    Happiest of holidays to you and yours!

    ps...Have you gotten into the St Nicholas December 6th Swiss tradition? :)

    1. It's a Wonderful Life is so good, but so sad! It makes me cry every time. ;) We haven't gotten into the December 6th traditions...yet! Another thing is that we open our gifts and consider Christmas the 25th, but here it's the 24th.

  3. Meet me in St. Louis is just peachy keen.

  4. Everyone knows the best Christmas movies are watched with families. Christmas Vacation is the best of them!
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