The Twelve Days of Christmas

I’m finally starting to get in the festive spirit.  Not sure if it is the massive snow storm that has rolled into our area, or if it is just the excitement of the holiday beginning to show everywhere, I know for sure it has something to do with Alex being home, but whatever the reason, I’m getting the bug.  In honour of the fact that I’m feeling the Christmas joy for the first real time in quite a few years, I’m going to share something festive over the next 12 days (I’ve been inspired by Christine too!).  I’m going to share some favourite websites, music, videos, memories, and new traditions. 

By the way… According to Santa, did you know that there are 12 days, 12 hours, 16 minutes and 27 seconds left until the big day?

On the First Day of Christmas…

There are some movies that are a must for me to watch each and every holiday season.  The main one – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  The original with Burl Ives – not any of those imposter versions.  

I don’t know what it is about the movie – but it is special.  I love the claymation, the music (I own the soundtrack and know all the words to heart), and the characters.  The misfits are something I’m intrigued by – perhaps because at times I see myself as a bit of a “misfit”.  

It has also been around since 1964 – a real holiday staple.

Some might say I’m a little Rudolph crazy.  For instance, I’m actually wearing a Rudolph tee-shirt right now.  I also have a collection of 20+ Rudolph ornaments for our Christmas tree (this year they are still packed away – I was afraid for their safety from little hands).  One of our wedding shower gifts was a Mrs & Mr Claus figurine. 

Now I’m embarrassed to say I have yet to watch it this year.  Since we have a new entertainment unit, our VCR isn’t being used – and I only have a VHS copy.  So a DVD version is on my radar (hint, hint, Matt!). 

I have many other holiday movie favourites:

  • Elf (and this is one of Alex’s favourites!)
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • The Grinch
  • Home Alone (one and two)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Joyex Noel (I know – does not go with the theme  here – but a very good movie)

What movie is a must for you each Christmas season?