Mr. Nina had a terrible time with the lights this Christmas. Poor baby 😉

With Christmas only days away I’m completely off any semblence of a writing schedule. So I’ve sort of thrown up my hands and I’m diving head first into grocery shopping for all the company and wrapping presents. And to me there is nothing more festive than watching some Christmas classics while the paper is cut and the ribbons are curled. I don’t think any of these never-fail-to-watch classics will surprise many of you.

It’s a Wonderful Life is above all my favorite movie for the Christmas season. I never get tired of watching it. Usually Mr. Nina and I watch it together when we do our big wrapping session closed off in the livingroom with all the kids’ gifts piled around us. There are so many parts of this movie that bring tears to my eyes, but none more powerful than the scene where Mary is on the phone with Sam Wainwright and George is there and he’s not sure why he’s come to visit and he breaks down and realizes he’s in love with Mary. I love it! I love it! I love it! And the cutest line for me is when George gets home late and Mary tells him the stork is going to visit and he realizes they’re going to have a baby. He asks “is it a boy or a girl?” and she simply nods and replies “mmm hmmm”. It’s great.

And of course it just wouldn’t be the Christmas season if I didn’t get to see ther animated version of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas“. I feel so bad for Max, the dog. He’s my favorite character. From the time the Grinch ties the antler on his head and has to saw it all off so his chin comes off the floor to the poor thing getting dragged behind the sled and he ends up on the back and waves (the picture) to the Grinch shimmying out of Max’s death grip when they’re headed down the Mount Crumpet. It makes me laugh every time.

I also watch “Miracle of 34th Street” multiple times throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas. Though I enjoy the original, it’s the 1994 version that I have fallen in love with. The little girl is absolutely adorable and she’s just so wonderful in this story. And of course who doesn’t fall in love with Dylan McDermott? It just breaks my heart when Dorrie doesn’t say yes to his original proposal. *sigh*

And there are several others including some of the classics, Santa is Coming to Town, Rudolf, and all three of the Santa Clause movies. There’s music and certain foods that have to be cooked before my Christmas is complete. So what about you? What will you be doing this week to make your celebration complete?

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