Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Guest Post- Christina Freeburn

I am thrilled to have Christina Freeburn with us today.Christina is the author of A Faith Hunter Scrap this Mystery series.

Welcome Christina! Are you ready for the Holidays? We are talking about Holiday Movies, What is your favorite?

Holiday Movie Fun Facts

It’s beginning to look like holiday movie season! One of my favorite things about this time of year is holiday movies. There’s just something about watching the holiday spirit unfolding on a screen that brings warmth and happiness into my heart. Now, some holiday movies are filled with angst but I usually steer clear of them. When the holidays approach I’ve found that the sappier and cheesier the holiday entertainment the better it is.

If you’re in the mood for holiday movie marathons, you can usually find days or whole weekends devoted to them on the following networks: ABC Family, Hallmark, Lifetime, and UP. Other networks do show a holiday movie or two, but don’t have a large number of days devoted to them. For me, there’s nothing to help me feel the holiday spirit more than cuddling on the chair and watching Christmas movie after Christmas movie on a Saturday or Sunday. When the holiday season arrives, I binge on holiday movies on Sunday while my husband is watching football.

The first holiday movie ever made was in 1898. It was titled Santa Claus and was one minute and sixteen seconds in length. The movie is available on YouTube if you’d like to watch it. Another fun fact is that A Christmas Story is the most played holiday movie. I do think that can be attributed to the 24 hour showing of it on TBS. The marathon had started on TNT in 1997 and this will be A Christmas Story marathon’s 18th year.

The most quoted holiday movie is A National Lampoon Christmas Vacation followed by Elf (a favorite of mine). We quote Elf quite often around our house and not just around the holiday season. “I like to whisper too.” And I love answering the phone with, “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” when my daughters call.

I hope everyone has time to watch some of their favorite holiday movies this season. I always start my “official” holiday movie viewing season with Miracle on 34th Street on Thanksgiving and end with Scrooged on the day after Christmas. I say official because I’ve already watched a couple on Netflix this year. There are just some days when I need to watch a movie that will make will fill me with happiness and take away all the worries, and a holiday movie always works. This year I unofficially started the season by watching The Mistletones and The Twelve Dates of Christmas (a Christmas version of A Groundhog Day).

Christina Freeburn is the author of the Faith Hunter Scrap This mystery series where country roads lead to family, scrapbooking, and sometimes murder.


  1. Elf is one of my favorite holiday movies, and I also enjoy A National Lampoon Christmas Vacation, A Princess for Christmas, and A Christmas Story. I also like the two Disney's T.V. specials: Prep & Landing and Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.

  2. I haven't heard of the Twelve Dates of Christmas-sounds fun. I never have time to watch as many as I'd like!

  3. I always liked the original Babes in Toyland and White Christmas. Home Alone is another one that I watch often. Holiday movies are the best! I would have them on 24/7 right now if I were the only one in the house...

  4. A Christmas Story is my favorite Christmas movie. So much so that I nicknamed my neighbors with a dozen dogs the Bumpuses. LOL!! National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is my second favorite. Cousin Eddie reminds me so much of my husband's little brother.

  5. I love the Prep and Landing movies also. I'm going to need to add them to my collection. My favorites are A Christmas Story, Elf, and the Mrs. Miracle movies.

  6. I like the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channels and Lifetime, etc., and enjoy them throughout November and December. I like the picture of your DVD's. I don't have too many Christmas DVD's, but I have one that has four movies on it that I got for $5.00 at Walmart. I also have A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart) on DVD and A Christmas Carol on VHS (George C. Scott), some of my favorite X-mas movies. Other favorite Christmas movies are Jingle All the Way (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Home Alone (#'s one and two).


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