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    My Favorite Christmas Movies

    Written by: Elyse Sinsay

    Christmas is my favorite holiday. I don’t know/remember if I have mentioned that in my last post, but even if I did, it should be said. It’s an entire month of awesome! There is the food, the special smells, music, decorations, movies, and I thought, yes, movies! Christmas movies. However, my selections are not your normal Miracle on 24th street. I like the newer ones. I mean don’t get me wrong, I still love A Year Without Santa but I wanted a list of something different. So here it is, another Elyse list of awesome Christmas movies!

    The Grinch who stole Christmas! (2000) Jim Carrey- I love Jim Carrey. This dude has been cracking us up since In Living Color. Yes, I went there. Yes, we are old. But this gem of a reboot is awesome and one of my favorites because it is still the classic we know and love from Dr. Seuss but with Carrey’s crazy sprinkled in at all the right moments. I mean when he mocks the director, Ron Howard, it’s hilarious. Or when he screams FAAABULOUS!! It’s great, I do it throughout the year when the kids get new clothes! And only he can smile like the Grinch. Just like Jack Nicholson will always be the original Joker… I’m just sayin’…

    A Christmas Carol (2009) Jim Carrey- Another Jim Carrey movie, but I picked this one not for the goofy-ness but for the seriousness of the lessons learned. For an animated movie, this one gets pretty serious and scary at points. My daughter was watching it the other day, and was like, whoa. In it, it teaches you that if you are selfish you end up alone with nothing and no one no matter how much money you have made. Helping others, love and family is what matters and those are valuable lessons to be learned at any age.

    A Santa Clause 3 (2006) Tim Allen and Martin Short- I love both these dudes. They are too hilarious! Together they are like Frick and Frack. This is a movie where Tim is Santa and Martin is Jack Frost trying to push Santa out so HE can be the big guy, it doesn’t go so well though… All the shenanigans, hilarious. All the banter. Comedy! Both guys are smart asses and I myself am a smart ass so I enjoy the banter wrapped in a Christmas bow. If you haven’t seen it, ABC Family, people. Record it and watch it later.

    Elf(2003) Will Ferrell- Can you see the pattern here yet? I love to laugh. Everyone knows what a funny man Will is, but slap an elf costume on the man and let him run around New York trying to spread Christmas cheer!? Again, comedy. I love this movie so much I watch it when it’s NOT Christmas and need a pick me up. “SANTA!!!!!! I know him!”

    Jack Frost (1998) Michael Keaton- I’m Batman… I had to say it. He will and forever will be… haha. Ok. So, this movie I used to watch when I was a kid and I really liked it. They also still play it on ABC Family, so I’m pretty excited about that. It’s kind of sad, but it has a good lesson to it, that some promises can be kept even when you think you lost out on time. Again, it is kind of sad but I like the idea that you never run out of time if you believe in love and magic. And not all movies are all happy endings in the way you want them to be…

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Macaulay Culkin- I know, I know. I didn’t pick the first one. A lot of people have issue with me when I do this but I didn’t like it. I thought it was boring. Yes you read that right. Boring. The second one though, this is the one where I think I fell in love with New York and didn’t know it. It is also by far the funnier one of the two. The bricks. Oh! Man. And the dryer! When I was a kid I was laughing so hard I almost peed. Then there was the lady that punched the bad guys. When I watch it now, I still laugh. It is hilarious. I blame Loony Toons. Now that I am older and have kids of my own I have another reason to appreciate this movie. It reminds me of my son, Liam. He is my own personal Kevin. He’s only 2 now, but I’m sure I’m in for some torture later. But, like the mom in the movie, I would move heaven and earth for my boy. I however, wouldn’t lose him twice…

    So there you have it. My favorite Christmas movies. I can watch them again and again (and I do) and it never gets old. I laugh till I cry. I share them with my kids and t makes for beautiful memories. What are some of your favorite movies? Do we share some of the same ones? If so, AWESOME!! Until next time, have a very merry Christmas, safe travels and a very merry un-birthday to you!

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