Best Christmas Movies

It's Finally Friday y'all!  This week has been unbelievably long and I am soooooo happy that it's almost over.  In the retail world the weekends aren't really the end of the week but just knowing that my crazy week of moving is finally over feels amazing.  Since I actually get to relax after work for the next couple of days, I plan on watching LOTS of Christmas movies and am sharing my favorites with you!  There are zillions of movies that I could have chosen for this list but I've been having pretty much had 5  items on my favorites lists so far, I'm sticking with it.  Here are my 5 favorite Christmas movies.

5. Home Alone


This is a Christmas classic for anyone, especially anyone who grew up in the 90's.  This movie has some of the best montages in movie history and I don't know any one who didn't think that Kevin Mcallister was a genius.  Plus, there's no more memorable scream face than the baby Macaulay Culkin's.

4. Elf


Elf came out when I was in junior high and I have very vivid memories of sneaking into the theater with my friends and sitting on the floor in front because it was sold out.  Needless to say that after that first glorious viewing, I have seen it more times than I can count.  This whimsical story of a human brought up by elves brought us some of the most quoted lines of al times.  Many of us resisted the urge to answer our phones "Buddy the elf, what's your favorite color?!", and failed for moths afterwards. There is no way to be a grinch when you're watching Will Ferrell clad in bright yellow tights eat syrup on spaghetti and use insults like "cotton-headed-ninny-muggins"!

3. White Christmas

I'm a sucker for an old movie and I'm an even bigger sucker for an old movie musical.  I absolutely love them and some of my favorite movies are old musicals that my family and I watched on VHS while I was growing up.  This movie has all of the best parts of those movies.  There are the catchy songs, a couple of love stories, and a smile left on your face for a solid 20 minutes after.  Not to mention the fact that there is a show stopping salute to the armed forces that will have you ready to salute Uncle Sam and love on America more than normal!

2. Love Actually

Love Actually is a Christmas movie that I watch year round.  It has an amazing cast of Brits and is one of those amazing films that has tons of different story lines that all intertwine.  Focused on the weeks leading up to Christmas and narrated by Hugh Grant, this movie became an instant classic and I'm pretty sure every single girl my age has it in their collection.

1. Serendipity

This movie is not only my favorite Christmas movie, it's one of my favorites of all time.  I saw it for the first time on TV and didn't know the name of it for a long time, but any time it was on, I'd watch it.  When I finally found it to rent, it became my go to movie.  I even made my siblings got to Serendipity III in New York on one of our trips because I needed to have a fan girl moment and have a hot chocolate just like they do in the movie.  It's pretty cheesy and it is very much a chick flick, but if you've never seen this movie, find it and watch it.

I'll be tweeting my favorite moments of these movies while I watch them over the next few days and I would love to know what you think of them! Reply to my tweets or let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree with my choices and what some of yours are!

XOXO ~ Kae