Monday, November 22, 2010

Time wastin' and compiling x-mas lists

To break up the terribly long and boring task of writing report card comments, I will amuse myself by posting on my blog. A small reward for completing ten mega-packed paragraphs pertaining to my students' progress, with five to go. I should be able to get them all done tonight. Patrick is gone to a presentation downtown, so I might as well be productive at home. But first, some fun.

With December right around the corner, it's almost time for my Christmas movie-marathon. Each year I rush around at the last minute trying to think of all the movies I want to watch to put me in the holiday spirit. This year, I figured I would make my list nice and early so that I can actually rent/download them all, then find time to fit them into the schedule. So here we go, in no particular order.
Classic. Brings me right back to elementary school. "You're what the French call les incomp├ętents". They were so mean to poor Kevin.

How could you watch the first without the second?

You can't really go wrong with Will Ferrell in an elf suit. A little on the light-hearted side, but still really funny and charming.

We discovered this movie as a happy accident last year and man was it good. Vince Vaughn does not disappoint. And, Patrick can practice being a Vaughnabie. Yes, he coined that phrase.

Perhaps my favorite childhood Christmas movie. I cannot do Christmas without watching it. And, I have the singing Rudolph to go along with it ;)

I have to confess, I've never watched this one. I was highly reprimanded for that last year. I intend on remedying the situation come December. I hear it's the Christmas movie.

Swoon. How can one not love this movie?

"In God We Trust".... That line really stood out for me apparently. It's a feel-good, happy ending sort of deal. Maybe I should check out the original as well.

I sorta forgot about this one, but it's a good one, isn't it? Need to watch it again.

So there you have it. My feel-good, get-you-in-the-mood-for-Christmas list. Any other suggestions?


Anonymous said...

I saw Four Christmases a couple of weeks ago... very good movie!

Suggestion: All I Want for Christmas. It's an oldie but a goodie.


Nathalie said...

My #1 must watch holiday movie is without a doubt: A Christmas Story. I've been watching it for years and I'm still not tired of it. It's now a holiday tradition at our house. You have to check it out. Love all your choices. We like Home alone at our house too. There are a few in your list that I'd need to check out. And I'll confess that I've never watched "A wonderful life" all the way through...

Anonymous said...

You need to rent The Family Stone. It is my all time favourite christmas movie. I think I watch it at least 5 times before christmas.