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It's a Wonderful Life

My friend Chris decided in the month of September and October to watch fifty Christmas movies and only made it to 46.  I became intrigued by the idea and  on November 1, I started watching fifty Christmas movies.  I was really excited about the idea of doing this task at first, but by the end became really tired of holiday movies.  Needless to say, I had fun doing the list and trying to find this many movies.  Enjoy the list.

  1. Bishop’s Wife
  2. The Shop Around the Corner
  3. Arthur Christmas
  4. Christmas Carol (1951)
  5. Home Alone 2
  6. Love Actually
  7. Christmas in Connecticut
  8. It Happened on 5th Avenue
  9. The Santa Clause
  10. Charlie Brown Christmas
  11. Polar Express
  12. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  13. Frosty the Snowman
  14. Frosty Returns
  15. The Holiday
  16. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  17. The Snowman
  18. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  19. Santa Claus in Comin’ to Town
  20. The Little Drummer Boy
  21. The Year Without Santa Claus
  22. Scrooged
  23. Home Alone
  24. The Nutcracker
  25. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  26. Saturday Night Live Best of Christmas
  27. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  28. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
  29. Just Friends
  30. The Family Man
  31. Jack Frost
  32. Die Hard
  33. Elf
  34. Gremlins
  35. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  36. Christmas with the Kranks
  37. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  38. Serendipity
  39. Bad Santa
  40. Fred Claus
  41. The Christmas Carol (2010)
  42. Cricket on the Hearth
  43. Rare Exports
  44. Christmas Vacation
  45. White Christmas
  46. Olive the Other Reindeer
  47. The Family Stone
  48. Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales/ Garfield Christmas/ Fat Albert Christmas
  49. Jingle All The Way
  50. It’s a Wonderful Life

Classically Yours,

ZRH

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Christmas has and always will be my favorite holiday. Not only because of the exchanging of gifts, but how it seems like the only holiday out of the year when people come together and truly try to enjoy one another’s company.  Growing up, I remember how excited I was for this day each year… I couldn’t wait to be spend time with my family, enjoy the food, and gifts.  It was much like Thanksgiving, but in a different way now than when I was younger. Even so, I still get excited about some of this memories I have from back then.

Christmas is a time for us to focus on the important things, such as family and the friends we care about the most.  I like to see Christmas as a holiday about giving, but showing it more than just a material gift.  It is a time when we celebrate the relationships we have with others… friends, family, spouse, co-workers etc. The lasting relationships I have with my friends and family is what I cherish the most during this Christmas.  My parents and grandparents always taught me to be appreciative of the things you have rather than what you don’t.

I would also like to point out the most important part of the holiday is the birth of Jesus Christ.  No matter your religious preference, this is a day for the people who believe in Him to rejoice in his birth and to be reminded of how this great figure is representative to them in their lives. I see Him as one that has impacted my thoughts on how a person should treat others and themselves.  His words in red have from the first time reading scripture helped me understand myself and what is expected of me through life in acknowledging both the victories and obstacles.   It is His birth, His life, and the things that He said that remind of the depth and importance of the holiday.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Take time to really appreciate the day and what it represents for you.

Classically Yours,

ZRH