...fah la la la la...lalalala! I know some people hate Christmas time, I am not one of those people. I genuinely love it! The Christmas songs, the films, the tree, the lights, beautiful decorations, time with family and friends, excited children, yummy food, Fat Jolly Santa and giving presents...receiving them is not too bad either!
The only part I'm not keen on is shops telling us we need to start feeling christmassy ridiculously early. This year it started mid October! 1st December is quite adequate people-too much of a good thing and it'll test even the most festive amongst us!
We've made it through the Halloween sugar highs, our children have just about survived the swirling sparkler fun of bonfire night and now its time to throw ourselves into all the Christmas cheer we can manage. In the lead up to Christmas I'll be sharing recipes for delicious festive fayre, some homemade decorations to get your house decked out ready for Santa and I'll be sharing some family traditions that help make our Christmas special for us.
This weeks family tradition is watching Christmas films. There are so many to chose from, but here are some of our favourites:
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Polar Express
The Christmas Chronicles
Home Alone 2
Santa Claus: The Movie
The Santa Clause
The Snowman and the Snowdog
For the older children or adults:
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Then there's the classics:
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street
Meet me in St Louis
A Christmas Carol
I hope you will find something here to enjoy. Our family will happily make their way through these films every December. They make all the adults feel nostalgic, the children love the humour and we all enjoy the heart warming stories. Most importantly, it's an opportunity to watch something full of joy as a family, which is what this time of year is all about.