There is something about the lead up to Christmas that is so nostalgic for me. Since December 1st, I have been playing Christmas carols, watching my favourite Christmas movies, putting up the tree, and decorating our home, which includes putting up lots of twinkly lights, yay! I love listening to Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Harry Connick Jr sing my favourite songs, their voices like honey…
It’s funny how I love all this Christmassy stuff, save one thing. You will probably find this a little crazy, but here goes. It is almost impossible for me to be anywhere near Santa. It has been this way since first meeting Santa at six weeks old. My mother has only one picture of me with him and I am screaming my head off in it. These days when I take my children to the local shopping centre so they can sit on his knee and give him their mile-long list of present requests, it is very difficult for me to carry this task out. You see, for some reason, I look at Santa in much the same way I look at clowns. I don’t like them. I do not trust them. What is he hiding behind that beard? Now I am aware how irrational this is, I mean, we’re talking about Santa! So there you have it. I am nothing, if not complex. 🙂
So, back to Christmas nostalgia. The best part of the lead up to Christmas is watching the movies I don’t get to watch at any other time of the year. Sharing these movies with my girls is so much fun because each year they get older, I get to share more movies with them. We do like to watch our favourites together again too. Thankfully my daughters have inherited my love for watching favourite movies over and over.
The movies that I like to watch every year, without fail, include:
I also have favourites that feature some Christmas scenes in them, but are not strictly Christmas movies because the story does not centre around Christmas. These movies included When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, Funny Farm, Groundhog Day and View From the Top.
Even though I told you earlier that my Christmas music favourites include the classics Bing, Nat and Harry, I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that they also include the first Christmas album (yes, vinyl record!) that I was given, which is The Mike Sammes Singers White Christmas. I was obsessed with the picture on the cover and the clothing. Very 70s!
To add to the spirit of all things Christmas, as you can see I have Christmas-fied (is that a word?) my blog header for the festive season, I hope you like it! A big thanks must go to my photoshop savvy husband, you are fabulous!
In the meantime, some scenes from Elf – the best Christmas movie to come out in years, if not decades! (Sorry Chevy)
All images found on Google.