Netflix Christmas Must Watch (from a Grinch)

Confession…I’m not a huge fan of holidays. I love the actual day, I love my family, but the hype brings me down. I just can’t fake all that Holiday cheer for an entire month. Last year Netflix annoyed me so much with all the Holiday movies. This year I figured, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. So I’m watching some kind of Holiday movie every day…

1st. Happy Christmas. With Anna Kendrick, you can’t go wrong.

2nd. A Very Murray Christmas. Loved every minute of this! And wish it was longer, and that the soundtrack was being sold. I’m probably overselling it, but I love Bill Murray, and the celebrity cameos are really fun!

3rd. Glee Christmas Episodes. So great for singing along!

4th. I love me some Jennie Garth, and the Wizard of Oz references at the end really had me laughing. Its a story you’ve seen 100 times, but 101 never hurt.

5th. The Fitzgerald Family Christmas. My main complaint is that Connie Britton didn’t have a big enough role. But otherwise, seeing a family with all its flaws really reassures me. My brother and I do not have the typical sibling dynamic, so its always interesting for me to watch a “normal” family.

What Christmas movies are your favorite? Next week I’ll update you on the movies I’m not loving… ABC Family doesn’t always know what it is doing.

4 thoughts on “Netflix Christmas Must Watch (from a Grinch)

  1. Elf. Cracks me up and isn’t so saccharine sweet that it drives me bonkers. The kids are currently watching Rudolph while we make batch after batch of homemade caramel corn to share with friends. I agree that we tend do build the holidays up too much. I hope you enjoy your Christmas!

  2. These are great suggestions, I love that they are not the typical holiday movies you find on lists. A couple I hadn’t heard of–“Happy Christmas” is now on my list because I LOVE Anna Kendrick and the Fitzgerald Family Christmas because of Connie Britton. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m pretty traditional when it comes to holiday movies–I love watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” this time of year, “A Christmas Carol” (Mickey Mouse version, kids love it), “Scrooged,” “Miracle on 34th Street” (original version), “Love Actually,” and “Elf” are some of my favorites. I can’t wait to introduce my kids to “Home Alone,” too! My husband grew up with “A Christmas Story”–I’ve now seen it a couple times and I think it’s ok, but I think because I didn’t grow up with it, it doesn’t mean as much to me. He’s also a fan of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation but I’ve never seen that.

    Now I just want to watch holiday movies all day. If only there were snow!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I recently watched the first two and highly recommend them as well! Glad you gave some holiday movies a try.

    I only recently got into holiday music and still it’s in small doses so I kind of know how you feel.

  4. I love the old Rudolph movie, but I can’t find it anywhere. I’m also a fan of the Grinch movie with Jim Carrey. We watch the original A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve with my dad – it’s a tradition. I’m with you on keeping up the holiday cheer, though. I think it’s even more tough for me this year because the weather is so weird.

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