I’m not a big TV watcher, but I do enjoy movies, especially when it comes to the Holidays. There’s something special and magical about them, don’t you think?

As a kid, I’d watch Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Carol – of course, all in black and white. Many of the old classics have been remade into newer, more modern versions of the holiday spirit.

For myself, these classics remind me of what the true meaning of the Holidays are. It’s not about the gifts you give or receive, how you many cookies you made, or if your house is ready to entertain. It’s about time spent together, creating memories for today and for days to come.

Getting ready to watch holiday movies with grandkidsMy grandkids haven’t seen these classics. It might even be too scary for them. That’s fine. They have their own favorite holiday movies which include The Polar Express and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

So as we get ready for our annual Camp Gramaire, awaiting our seven grandchildren — our cups of hot coco with three tiny marshmallows floating on top, all cuddled in warm fuzzy blankets, we want to invite you to create holiday memories of your own, to enjoy today and for years to come.

Here are some of my fellow stepmoms’ favorite movies. Which ones do you enjoy watching? Don’t see your favorite here? Let us know in the comments below and I’ll add it to our list.

  • Elf
  • Die Hard
  • The Holiday
  • Home Alone
  • The Muppets
  • Love Actually
  • Polar Express
  • White Christmas
  • Four Christmases
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Santa Clause
  • Miracle on 34th St.
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Home For The Holidays
  • On Strike For Christmas
  • Charlie Brown Christmas
  • The Christmas Chronicles
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Christmas With The Kranks
  • The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Wishing you all a happy holiday watching experience.



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