These Christmas movies were a part of my childhood every single year. I can still picture the furniture arranged in our family room and smell the popcorn my mom would make. Even now, when the music begins, and the picture starts, I feel a myriad of emotions from excitement to sadness. Excitement because I can rewatch these special movies and relive the magic with my own children, and sadness because I am no longer that little girl, cozy and content in her house with her family watching her favorite holiday movies.
As I grew, I left those animated favorites behind. I am sure they were buried beneath all the movies, makeup, hairstyles, and drama of a teenager in the 80's. I may have even forgotten some of those special shows that had once defined Christmas for me. Yet, life has a way of coming full circle, doesn't it?
Once I became a mother...and once VCRS were invented...I found these precious movies again. And I rediscovered my love for them. I recall a young Madison totally in love with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. We sat and watched that movie over and over again. And I loved it. I still do! As more babies came, more favorites emerged. Through the years, those babies have changed, but their favorite Christmas movies have not.
Rudolph will forever be my favorite Christmas movie.
I love it so.
We have a Rudolph Breakfast every year to begin our Christmas Break.
We have Rudolph Monopoly and Rudolph Memory games.
We have Rudolph plates, mugs and even stockings.
And I even know the words to every single song.
Who else chooses Rudolph as her favorite?
She, Steve and I are #TeamRudolph!
Then there is this guy.
Rhett and Flynn both love Frosty the Snowman.
I am not kidding when I say I remember Flynn watching it over and over again when she was a baby!
He used to watch it every single day when he was little.
So #TeamFrosty is Rhett and Flynn.
Finally, there is this one.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town is one of the lesser known of these classic Christmas movies.
In fact, when I first watched it with a young Madison, I only vaguely remembered it.
I always knew a song I loved...Put One Foot In Front Of The Other...but had no idea it came from this movie.
I also saw a part of it on DVD that was omitted from the television version so long ago.
Peyton has always adored this movie.
She loves it to this day.
She has a collection of wonderful things that I know she will someday carry on to her own family.
So #TeamKrisKringle is Peyton.
I know there are many, many more amazing Christmas Classics...some of which are very hard to find. Some of our other favorites? The Little Drummer Boy, Jack Frost, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Nestor the Long Eared Donkey, Leprechaun's Christmas Gold, and The First Christmas.
I can think of few things as special as sharing these pieces of my childhood with my own children at this most magical time of the year. If you would like to start a new tradition with your children or grandchildren, I did find these at both Amazon and Walmart for under $20.00 each.
Have you seen any of our favorites?
And if so...which is your favorite?
We would love to know!!!
Thanks for visiting, my friends.
And thanks for indulging me in my love all things Christmas. : )