This month was full of Christmas movies and similar and allowed for rewatching galore! 44 movies watched in total – I think that’s a new record!
Frozen (Theater) – A beautiful, fun, wonderful story! I really loved this one and can’t wait to see it again. Two sisters – one could accidentally destroy the world and the other is the only one that can save her!
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (rewatch/two times) – I think I like this movie more each year. A Christmas classic for sure.
Jingle All the Way (rewatch) – I do not think I had seen this movie since I was a kid. What a crazy movie all for a toy…but, at least the true meaning of Christmas is finally learned.
Losing Control (2011) – A woman can’t give her boyfriend a yes when he asks her to marry him, so sets out to find unquestionable proof that he’s the one. Of course, he moves on in a few ways, but that doesn’t stop her.
Elf (own/rewatch/two times) – LOVE this movie! Buddy the Elf is awesome! A Christmas movie staple for me.
I Don’t Know How She Does It – This movie was alright, but nothing special to me. A woman has it all, her dream job, kids, and a husband. Of course a nice house, too. Nearly loses it all for her job, but thankfully doesn’t. Awe.
The Santa Clause (own/rewatch) – Another Christmas movie class to me. Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching this since I was a kid, but I just think it’s great.
A Very Barry Christmas – I wasn’t really watching this one, it was on while cleaning. From what I heard…it was set in Australia and a guy named, Barry, looks exactly like Santa. They somehow change places….so…it because a Very Barry Christmas.
The Polar Express (rewatch) – I like this movie, but my boyfriend just can’t watch it. He doesn’t like their eyes! LOL. Anyway, it’s mostly set on a magical train…bringing select kids to see Santa.
Christmas Town – No lie, I don’t remember watching this movie. I mean, I must’ve, I said I did. A woman and her son visit her estranged father in a town completely decked out for Christmas. Strange events occur.
Dear Santa (rewatch) – A party girl trying to change her ways, with a nudge from her parents, comes across a sweet Santa letter and sets out to find the father and daughter. She believes it’s fate, but will he? It’s pretty cute, and I like it, and Amy Acker stars.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (own/rewatch) – Knew this one would be good with Jim Carrey as the Grinch! Nicely brought to “life”.
All She Wants for Christmas (rewatch) – A small town girl loves her small town and the toy factory that she works at. She’s trying to save it from going under, while being intrigued by the new guy in town. But, is he there to take down the toy factory? It’s not one of my favorites, but I eat up Christmas movies in December, and I do at least like this.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas – So, I’ll admit, I was devouring too many Christmas movies and this one didn’t interest me too much, but I was like well I used to like Jonathan Taylor Thomas, so like why not. Well, he’s spoiled, and learns a lot on a trip across country to get home…oh and goes through a lot.
Switchmas - Two boys swap places – one wants to have Christmas so bad because he’s Jewish and doesn’t celebrate it…the other wants to go where it is warm. Again, Netflix to the rescue as Christmas movies that I haven’t seen became slimmer and slimmer pics. Though, this one was cute, it isn’t really for me, but I had to see it through, because it still was cute. Definitely for families with kids.
Saving Santa – Hmm, why do I mention movies I hardly watch? A lowly elf takes on saving Santa. Awe, I’d watch it again to make sure I watch it next time. Likely I’ll forget I even listened to some of it…and say I never watched it a year from now! LOL.
Holes – I never saw this movie, so we decided to watch it. Yep, they dig holes…why? Because they are troublesome kids who need to build character. It was actually pretty good.
A Princess for Christmas – An estranged relative invites a mother/aunt with her children to a castle in Europe. It’s her deceased brother-in-laws family, thus the children’s grandfather. Well, the grandfather who isn’t used to children learns what it means to have Christmas again and the Aunt becomes the love interest of a Prince. Oh, isn’t that every little girl’s dream?
A Country Christmas – Is Santa real? This movie will make you wonder. Can miracles happen? This movie will tell you. Yes, I sure got teary-eyed at the end, even though really this movie is kind of cheesy.
The Mistle-Tones (rewatch) – The Mistle-Tones are the hottest holiday mall singing group there is and one girl just really wants to be a member of it…but she barely makes the audition and the girls don’t like her. Even though, she clearly was the best singer, they select someone else to join. Someone gives her the idea to start her own group and to go against the Mistle-Tones for the mall gig. A lot of build-up, then has to go quickly to get them up to speed and tell the whole story. Still a fun, learning, holiday movie.
Holiday Engagement (rewatch) – A woman afraid to admit she was dumped by her boyfriend, hires a guy to be her boyfriend for the Thanksgiving weekend. These stories sure are told over and over, but it’s still sweet enough, albeit not quite believable.
How About You… – A woman who is hardly responsible, ends up having to take care of 4 elderly people for her sister, who must go and take care of their mother. A lot of learning by all. A little slow, but still good to watch.
Frosty the Snowman (own/rewatch) – Another classic that you just have to watch at the holidays.
The Gift of Magi – Newlyweds can barely afford anything. Naturally things get worse, and even though they say they won’t get each other gifts, they do. To get gifts they sell their most prized possessions, which are what they other gets a gift for! Awe, still so sweet, so sweet.
A Monster in Paris - This was an interesting animated movie that I thought my boyfriend would like, but he wasn’t so interested. I liked it. A story about a monster (mutated flea) in Paris. It’s cute and you grow to love the flea, too.
Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble – This movie was very cute and made me wonder where is the first one. Animated and about reindeer.
A Fitzgerald Family Christmas – Oh, I ended up liking this…it’s not a super up kind of movie, but it is one where there is family growth.
Crazy Kind of Love – A broken family struggles through a period of time…to come out wonderfully.
Love Actually (own/rewatch) – What’s funny is I bought this, because I thought I hadn’t seen it and so many really like the movie…but as I watched it, turns out I had seen it before. Anyway, like it and glad I own it. I think it’s not just good for Christmas, though, it’s just a story about love.
A Perfect Day – A family man suddenly becomes successful and super busy, and a strange man comes into his life and tells him he only has 40 days to live. It’s a nice ending.
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger – A weird little movie about a strange guy that is the only teacher the kids have, but when they get a real teacher they have to work together. Strange guy wants them to go to a competition and the whole class wants to also, but the new teacher wants to follow the rules. Oh my…but, yes, I did watch it, and it’s not terrible…and well, it has a happy ending and a morale, so ya.
Winnie the Pooh, and Christmas Too – This movie played twice, because it was on a flash drive. Likely it is a rewatch. Anyway, Pooh and friends write Santa, but does their letter reach him?
Christmas with the Kranks (rewatch) – Actually, I don’t think I ever did rewatch this one for a second time…or maybe I did! LOL. I do enjoy this movie.
Santa Clause is Coming to Town (own/rewatch) – A real classic…this year I only half-watched it…but it’s one of my favorite.
A Christmas Story (own/rewatch) – My boyfriend’s favorite movie. “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” A wonderful Christmas movie…that I really never got until a few years ago.
The Heart of Christmas - This movie is so sweet, yet sad, to watch. It’s about a family that finds out their son has cancer, and doesn’t have long t live…and they plan to give him Christmas in October! It also follows another family, where the mom is so busy, but she learns about the other family and finds out more and more (thus we find out more and more). It’s based on true life. Sniff sniff.
The Great Outdoors - My boyfriend had me watch this and I wasn’t sure I was going to like it, but well it has Dan Aykroyd and John Candy, so ya, I did like it. A family needs a vacation staying in a cabin, and well, the annoying brother’s family follows them…and hijinks ensue.
Grease (rewatch) – “Oh, look at me, I’m Sandra Dee.” Classically fun musical.
Europa Report – This was slow, but creepy…one little Indian, two little Indians…until..the culmination of all little Indians. Oh yes, success…uh…uh…ya…only partially. Get it? Maybe sometimes it’s better not to know if there is life “out there.”
Bermuda Triangle Exposed – I thought this would be interesting because it is newer, but we only listened to it while doing other things around the house. It had some interesting theories, but also, some just were eh. Anyway, the truth of the matter is easily found online…no more loss there than any other place in the oceans on earth.
Disney’s Hercules – Somehow I had never seen this movie, but I can’t say I was watching it fully. I do like the legend of Hercules, but I just couldn’t really get into Disney’s version. I might try to watch it when I can devote my attention to it sometime.
Silver Bells – An obnoxious man thinks it’s fine to be that way, until he is punished for going too far by having to ring the Salvation Army’s bell. It’s alright.
What If… – You made a different decision 15 years ago and you got to see how that path would have went…and you didn’t really believe it was happening…and then it wasn’t, but…fate steps in to your present and…now you have a real decision to make based on that new information. Yes, a lot more happens, but you still get a happy ending. It was cute.
Flashdance (probably rewatch) – I don’t remember watching this, but I feel as if I must have at some point. All she wants to do is dance! Factory worker by day and strip dancer at night. It was a pretty good movie.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (probably rewatch) – Milo joins a group of explorers to find the lost city of Atlantis. It was pretty good.
Groundhog Day (own/rewatch) – I just felt like watching this movie, and I’ll likely watch again on the day. It’s a great movie and I love it. How many groundhog days does he live over and over? People sure estimate.
Expect Groundhog Day to be rewatched on February 2nd, or close to it.