Reason to SMILE #346 – Christmas Edition: The MOVIES


My Christmas Movie Marathon begins the day after Thanksgiving and lasts through Christmas Day. I watch as many Christmas movies as possible in these four weeks to keep me in the Christmas spirit and the first movie in the line up is always Elf. I love that movie! It’s ridiculously goofy but it makes me laugh every time I watch it – every. single. time.

Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?

-Buddy, when answering his father’s office phone


Santa!!! Oh my God! Santa’s here? I know him!

-Buddy, when hearing the news of Santa’s arrival at Gimbels


You sit on a throne of lies.

-Buddy to the Gimbels’ Santa, when realizing he’s not the “real Santa”


This movie is chock full of funny little treasures that make me SMILE.

After Elf, I work my way through what I consider the best Christmas movies ever like Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Disney’s The Grinch, The Santa Clause trilogy, the classic “claymation” Christmas specials like Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer and Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town and other children’s classics like Frosty the Snowman. But of course, my Christmas movie marathon could never be complete without watching Ralphie’s crazy family Christmas antics in A Christmas Story – because Christmas just isn’t Christmas without hearing “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” at least once. 😉

“What about the Hallmark movies?” you ask. Are you kidding me! I cry enough while watching the silly Christmas movies (You know they always get you with those happy endings of love and hope!). There’s no way I could handle those sappy Christmas love stories.

So, what about you? What Christmas movie makes you SMILE (or cry -it really is okay to admit it 😉 ) ?


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