My Christmas Favorites

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This post is dedicated to my Christmas favorites. I chose one of each category (movie, book, episode, song) and some honorable mentions. Please comment and let me know what your Christmas favorites are 🙂

 

Movie

Home Alone/Home Alone 2

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These are obvious choices, but for good reason. I love the first two Home Alone movies! In fact, I’m not sure whether I like the first or the second more. I love watching them every year around Christmas, and I remember one year I just watched them over and over again while I drank sugar cookie egg nog, and that’s one of my favorite Christmas memories. I think these movies are so cute and funny, and I love seeing the clever ways Kevin outsmarts Harry and Marv.

Honorable Mention: I really enjoy Christmas with the Kranks. I’m not even sure I could say it’s a “good” movie technically, but it’s a feel-good movie and I’ve been watching it ever year since it came out so it’s a Christmas tradition for me now.

Book

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

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I read this book right before Christmas last year and I loved it. I thought the concept of Project Scrooge was so unique, I loved Holly’s character development, and I thought the romance was really cute. If you’re looking for a good holiday read, I’d highly recommend this one!

Honorable Mention: I just finished My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff, and I was honestly surprised by how much I liked it. I thought it was going to be a cheesy holiday story, and it was a teeny bit cheesy, but it was super cute and enjoyable.

 

Episode

“The Holiday Armadillo” from FRIENDS

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You’re probably not surprised, and you’re also probably sick of hearing me talk about FRIENDS by now, but I had to include this because it’s a great holiday episode. A lot of the holiday episodes in FRIENDS take place on Thanksgiving, but this is the main Christmas one.

Honorable Mention: I was trying to think of some other favorite Christmas episodes and I realized I haven’t seen many. One I remember loving when I was a kid was “Aaron Carter’s Coming to Town” from Lizzie McGuire. Lizzie gets to be a dancer in Aaron Carter’s holiday music video and I thought it was so cool, haha.

 

Song

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublé

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This one was really hard to decide, but I knew I wanted to choose a Michael Bublé song because he has such a great voice for Christmas music. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” always gets me excited for the holiday season, so I’m going with that one.

Honorable Mention: I didn’t want to pick something so mainstream, but I really like “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. It’s a classic and even though I can’t sing, I can’t deny that I love to sing along to it.

 

So those are all of my Christmas favorites!! Trying to think of my favorite episodes inspired me to look at the top-ranked Christmas episodes of all time, so I think I’m going to check a few of those out. What are your Christmas favorites? 🙂

 

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