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On the Fifth Day of Christmas…

There is one thing that can get you into the Christmas spirit when songs can’t – Christmas movies!! Especially when you are watching them with all your Christmas lights on. Don’t forget to grab your friends, family, and dogs to watch them with you! Here are some of my favorite Christmas movies to watch.

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Holiday in Handcuffs:

I absolutely love this movie. I discovered it while I was watching ABC Family’s ’25 Days of Christmas’ last year. I am the type of person that likes to watch Christmas movies all year round. So in June I was searching for good movies to watch and found out that this lovely movie was on Netflix. Of course I just had to watch it!! This movie is about a woman with “crazy hair and crazy eyes” name Trudie, that gets dumped before her and her boyfriend go off to visit her controlling parents for Christmas. So she decides to kidnap a man named David Martin and pretends they are dating. However David Martin doesn’t want any of it!

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Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas:

If you are a Mickey Mouse fan, then you will love this! It’s perfect for kids of all ages! This movie has 3 different stories: First one is when Donald Duck’s three nephews (Huey, Dewey, and Louie) wish it to be Christmas everyday. They soon figure out how boring it would actually be and what Christmas is actually about. The second story is about Goofy and his son Max. At the beginning they have a little trouble mailing in a letter to Good Ol’ Santa. After they mailed in their letter they made a dinner for a family that were less fortunate than they were. Goofy thought it would be a good idea to dress up as Santa for the kids, until the little baby pulled off his beard. Max was so disappointed in his dad and that there isn’t a Santa. However, Goofy tries to make things right and reassure Max that there actually is a Santa. The last story is about Mickey and Minnie, who doesn’t love this couple? Mickey doesn’t have a lot of money and Minnie can’t even pay her bills. But they still want to get each other a Christmas present. You will have to watch the movie to the end to see what happens. There wont be any spoilers here. However, you can watch it on Netflix!

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The Mistletones:

So this might be a surprise to some of you, but I love musicals. This is the next best thing – a Christmas musical!! It also has Tia Mowry in it (one of the twins that was in Disney Channels older show – Sister, Sister), so I knew I would like it when I first watched it! This movie is about a girl named Holly, who loves Christmas. Her mother founded a singing group called The Snowbells. A spot finally opened up and she finally gets a shot at auditioning. However, she doesn’t get in. So she goes to the mall to talk to the manager to see if he can make the Christmas Eve Spectacular an open audition. When the manager sets it up, she decides to make a group with her co-workers and blackmail her boss into doing to with them. To figure out what happens next in the movie, you can watch the movie on Netflix. I don’t recommend this movie for little children. But for pre-teens and up should be good!

Movie of the Week:

This is my all-time favorite movie for this week. And I am sure a lot of people will agree as well. It is quite well known, it was originally a children’s book and they made two movies from it. Okay now that I have teased you, I will now tell you what the movie is.

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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Animated):

I truly love this film. It’s just so cute! The reason why I chose the animated is because I believe the live action version is different from the animated. Not because this is animation. The live action version goes into more detail to make the movie longer. The animation version is more appropriate for rambunctious kids that wont sit through a whole movie.

In case someone hasn’t watched this movie or read the book, this movie is about a green, hairy creature called the Grinch. The Grinch absolutely despises Christmas and the Who’s in Whoville. He ends up stealing Christmas (presents, tress, and decorations) from all the whos in Whoville with his pal Max, his dog. Little does he know, the whos will celebrate either way! I wont give away the ending, so you will have to watch this movie to find out what happens.


Keeping Christ in Christmas:

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, ‘I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.'”

(John 8:12)


No Christmas packages came in the mail yesterday, which is a bummer! I like to wrap all my gifts at the same time and put them under the Christmas tree. However, I ate some vanilla and caramel gelato while watching Santa Clause. Which made up for not getting my packages!

Thank you so much for reading my post!! Make sure you come back tomorrow for another one! Hint: An activity that children will love!

What are your favorite Christmas movies?

Until tomorrow!

Follow your dreams and never give up!!

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