National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation // This is all too accurate. If you tell me you haven't had a family vacation like this one, I don't know if you're doing it right. I can't even deal, sometimes I think Eddie is my favorite character. It's just not Christmas until we've watched this movie at least four times with my dad giving commentary + everyone noticing something they haven't seen before. It's tradition!
Rudolph [and all of the other Claymation movies] // HERBIE JUST WANTS TO BE A DENTIST, OKAY? Just let it happen Papa Elf! I love Rudolph, he's a nugget. I also always have a sunburn on my nose, so we have a ton in common. I just want him to get to play in the reindeer games. Kids are jerks.
ELF// duh. If you tell me you've never answered the phone "Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color!?" I just don't think you've lived. Plus there's a narwhal. Plus Zooey Deschanel. and they sing Pennies From Heaven. THE BEST WAY TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER IS SINGING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR!
Love Actually // I like to watch this movie at any time during the year, let's be honest, but especially around Christmas! I love the very end when all of the story lines connect back to each other. I realize it led the way for more movies like that Valentine's Day one and whatever else with all the crazy story lines, but I really do love this one. Plus that little kid, when he's in love? oh my goodness.
HARRY POTTER WEEKENDS // okay. ABC Family loves HP as much as I do + I will always watch Harry Potter if it's on TV, even if it's with all the commercials. I drop everything for a Harry Potter weekend. always. Yes. That's two Alan Rickman movies in a row. I know it's not technically a Christmas movie, but I always make time for a Harry Potter Marathon. You know in the first one when Mrs. Weasely makes Harry a Christmas sweater?! I cry, every time. He's so surprised, you mean I get a Christmas present!? OH ALSO. I just learned via Buzzfeed that when I'm in London, Hogwarts will be SET UP FOR CHRISTMAS.
I guess claiming all of the claymations and all of the HP movies is kind of cheating at my own list. Guys, I think I have a problem if I can't even follow my own rules. BY THE WAY. If you're in Atlanta, and getting excited about Christmas too, YOU SHOULD RUN THE UGLY SWEATER 5K with us. By run, I obviously mean walk around taking pictures, drinking cocoa, and playing in the snow. PLUS you get a beer at the end. PLUS PLUS UGLY SWEATERS. You can get the entry for less on Living Social RIGHT NOW. [ps, to whom it may concern, that's just a link to the deal, not even one that if you buy it mine ends up free. I registered back in July, like a crazy person.] Do it, we'll have SO MUCH FUN. Sorry not sorry for all of the capital letters.... Okay, I'm linking up with Sarah because I love Christmas movies and that picture of me with Santa, and Karli because I tried to list five movies.. What are your favorite Christmas movies? Anything I should add to my collection?