Monday, November 28, 2005

Only 27 Days Until Christmas!

The countdown is upon us. I am so excited! I love this time of year and I just want to soak up every possible moment of the holidays. Alas, it will probably fly by like every other year. Here's my list of things I want to do as part of the delights of the season.

  1. Bake Christmas cookies to share with friends
  2. Join family in the quest for beautifully lit and decorated houses
  3. Make egg-nog
  4. Wrap each gift with lovely paper and ribbons
  5. Stand under some mistletoe!
  6. Sit by the fire and read a good book
  7. Give an unexpected gift to a stranger
  8. Watch as many Christmas movies as I can

Which leads me to another important list: the best Christmas movies! People, if you haven't seen the movies on this list, you need to!

  1. It's a Wonderful Life (predictable and cheesy, but truly a wonderful movie)
  2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (I wouldn't touch him with a 39 and half foot pole!)
  3. A Christmas Carol (do yourself a favor and watch the 1951 version with Alastair Sim)
  4. A Charlie Brown Christmas (and they were sthore afraid)
  5. The Muppet Christmas Carol (the best post-Henson Muppet movie)
  6. Miracle on 34th Street (give it a chance)
  7. A Christmas Story (FUUUUDDDGGGEEEE!)
  8. Elf (Bob Newhart as a tiny elf and Will Ferrell as his huge adopted son, classic!)


Aimee said...

I agree Laurie, i love this time of year, even when it's 80 degrees outside! Happy Holidays =)

Todd Richards said...

That is quite a list of movies... and I give all of them the proverbial two thumbs up. Well... I can't say that about the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol or Miracle on 34th... but the others are favorites of mine.

EBay said...

Great list of movies... but don't forget National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!!

dovie said...

I totally love the idea of giving an unexpected gift to a stranger...why haven't I ever thought of this? Brilliant!

Laurie said...

I totally forgot one of my favorite Christmas movies...Home Alone! The original one of course.

Dovie, every year I do that. In the past I have paid for the car behind me in a drive-thru and also purchased something nice, like a picture frame or candle and then present it to the cashier at the register after it's paid for. Just some ideas...