Flirting with Temptation Thursdays: Christmas Movies

Um….. so I set up this post for today, which is clearly Friday. I am not entirely sure why I got so confused but you’re getting this Thursday series a day late! Sorry,  apparently I have some confusion over my days of the week!!!

I’m linking up with Kori from The Blonde Episodes!

What’s tempting me this week is staying on the couch, drinking hot cocoa, & watching favorite Christmas movies.

Unfortunately, that’s not real life since I have a little thing called work, we have to prepare for our party, & I have social obligations.

{ok, so its girl’s wine book club & a Breaking Dawn girls’ date, so its not like I’m having a rough end to the week here}

Somehow December flies by without seeing all my favorite movies, so this year I’m making the commitment to watch as many as possible with the husband & the dog. Cheap date nights where I can wear my pajamas- perfect!

Here are my top 5:

1. A Muppet’s Christmas Carol


A Christmas Carol is a classic movie that needs to be viewed every year. However, I like my classic movies redone by puppets apparently.

I make my family watch this every year. The story is the same, but with Kermit as Bob Cratchit, Gonzo as Charles Dickens,  Fozzi Bear as ‘Fozziwig’…. and Michael Caine in his finest role.

Really, there’s nothing that gives me more joy.

{The new Muppet movie, by the way, is fantastic. My husband was a little embarrassed at how much I cracked up during the whole movie.}

2. Elf


Clearly a modern classic that would be on any twenty-something’s list.

Nothing is cuter or funnier than an overgrown elf.

3. Love Actually


While I enjoy watching this movie year round, it just makes me so happy at Christmas. It never fails to make me all mushy & also miss Christmas in London. Seriously, no city does Christmas better.

4. A Muppet Family Christmas


Why yes, I watch multiple Muppet Christmas movies. I had every Muppet special on vhs and am now in the process of getting all the dvd’s, since my college television with the built-in vcr died a few years ago.

This is my favorite though. All the gang (including Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock) go to Fozzie Bear’s mom’s house (that’s her in the photo, in case you couldn’t see the family resemblance).

Pretty much I love it because it reminds me of my childhood since I’d watch this constantly as a kid.

5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation


Some families prefer the sentimental viewing of Its a Wonderful Life as their Christmas tradition. My husband prefers Chevy Chase.

I’m not entirely sure when the tradition started or how much say the females in the family had in it, but my husband and his dad love this movie. And as I’ve committed to a lifetime of marriage, I’ve also committed to a lifetime of viewing this every year.

In that spirit I can finally admit that I find it hilarious. I have for awhile, I’d just hide it in embarrassment & pretend I only put up with it for my husband. Its ridiculous & silly. I may fear that this will be my life in 20 years. But I can’t help but laugh.

What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

Do you like to go the traditional route, like Miracle on 34th Street? 

Or do you have ridiculous picks like mine?


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One Response to Flirting with Temptation Thursdays: Christmas Movies

  1. pretty pink tulips says:

    I am 100% behind Love Actually!!! I’m already thinking about when I can carve out some time to sit and enjoy it yet again!

    Hope you had a great weekend!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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