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.
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