Sunday 11 December 2016

Day 11: Christmas in our house

Today we join Blogville's 25 days of Christmas and will tell you all about our Christmas. Which is going to be great this year, because Mara doesn't have to work! And that means that we can watch Christmas films and we have a lot of those!!

Here's a little list of our *****-films. The ones that we will definitely be watching this Christmas!

The Christmas Card (2006). Not a big story, but a sweet one. And Mara says it makes her tummy go funny every time they kiss!
Miracle on 34th Street (1947). The original is still the best, but its remake is right up there as well. We gave that one 4,5 stars.
The Polar Express (2004). People may say it wasn't that good, but we love it. 

Bad Santa (2003). There is a lot of swearing and things like that, but at the heart is a feel-good story. 
Love Actually (2003). Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Martin Freeman, Liam Neeson. What's not to love?
The Santa Clause (1994). The original. The best. Although its follow-ups were pretty good as well.

Christmas in Connecticut (1945). Heads and shoulders above its later remake. Funny and very feel-good. 
Lost Christmas (2011). A British made-for-tv film starring Eddie Izzard. A bit darker than most Christmas films, but the story really stuck.
The Ref (1994). More swearing and crime, but again it has heart.

Arthur Christmas (2011). So funny and sweet. We love grandpa and Bryony the packing elf and of course Arthur!
Remember the Night (1940). Romantic and sweet. What more do you need for Christmas?
Elf (2003). So many sweets! We love the sweets! And how can anyone not believe in Santa??

Make the Yuletide Gay (2009). Boyfriend shows up unexpectedly for Christmas. It makes us smile every time. 
The Snowman (1982). Boy makes snowman who comes alive at night. We will keep making snowmen ourselves!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966). Boris Karloff telling the story and no Jim Carrey in sight. Nuff said!

A Dog named Christmas (2009). A dog just for Christmas. Or is it?
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). The best Christmas Carol. EVER!!! It has singing penguins and it has an acting bear!
We're no Angels (1955). Three escaped convicts make Christmas a good time. 

But our two favouritest of all our favourites:
White Christmas (1954). Mara tries to say that line Danny Kaye says to Bing Crosby every time, but she has never gotten it right so far: "My dear partner, when what's left of you gets around to what's left to be gotten, what's left to be gotten won't be worth getting, whatever it is you've got left."

A Muppet Family Christmas (1987). Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggles. Small talk (that begins with s you know), bears, chickens, rats. And songs. Lots of songs. The perfect start to Christmas.


  1. Hari OM
    ...will there be enough hours in Christmas to get through this lot??! I love that you have this self-made tradition. The little Swedish film I once mentioned to you about the lost teddy bear is called Ed Liten Julsaga, and I did manage to find it on the tubular - though no subtitles in English. Yesterday afternoon on BBC2 I watched a BBC-made movie with Martin Freeman, called "Nativity". It was very good! YAM xx

    1. En... not Ed...En Liten Julsaga... sigh...

    2. I have that film (Nativity), plus the other two in the series. One with David Tennant (first one) and one with Martin Clunes (the third). I haven’t seen the last one yet.
      I don’t start watching Christmas films at Christmas! I start sometime in October...

  2. What am I going to do with you? All of those faves, and still no love for Scrooge (A Christmas Carol, with Alistair Simm), which is the only one that matters -- although I will give a nod of my head to Miracle on 34th (the old one).

  3. We have seen several of those movies and say yay for your excellent Christmas plans. Hugs Madi and mom

  4. Those all look like GOOD movies... Our MOM's Favorite Christmas move is DONOVAN's REEF... it is really OLD.. like SHE is... butt she just ADORES it...

  5. Do you ever watch A Christmas Story? It takes place at the place mom grew up and she says it is her childhood to a tee!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. I don't think I ever have. But I think it's on tv soon, so I will make sure I record it!

  6. We second Murphy and Stanley's A Christmas Story, great movie!!

    We also love to watch Christmas movies!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. My mom forgot about Arthur, that is a good one! She likes to watch Elf and the Grinch.

    1. We love Arthur. In fact, we saw it last week. I think Elf and the Grinch will be this week.

  8. Oh those look like fantastic Christmas movies. We have seen a lot of them, but also like watching them again. That is one great list. Thanks.

  9. Enjoy! That is one great list of movies. I hope I find some time to watch all of my favorites.

  10. We always watch "It's a wonderful Life"
    we got your card yesterday!!!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. Love all of them :-) Merry Christmas 🎄 Golden LOVE and Woofs, SUGAR n mom Rosalyn


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