Those Holiday Classics

And now, Gill is here to list a few of her favourite Christmas specials. I can’t believe she left out Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. That one’s always been a favourite of mine. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen it, but last night I made Carin sit down and watch it with me because I kid you not, she’s made it her entire 35 years on this planet without having ever seen the thing. I love her mom and dad, but that’s the kind of thing that should get you taken away.

She didn’t mention Frosty the Snowman either. That’s another one I always liked and another one I’ll be making Carin watch this year.

One she does mention is the Grinch. I’m totally down with the classic version, but the Jim Carrey movie can bite my ass. I tried watching it once. Couldn’t get through it. I don’t even dislike Jim Carrey, it’s just that there are certain things that don’t need messing with and the Grinch is one of them. It’s fun and over the top enough as it is.

Christmas Vacation? It’s awesome. I don’t know if I like it more than the original Vacation movie, but really they’re all so much fun that it doesn’t matter.

Alright. Take it, Gill!

Here are in my opinion the top movies or TV events of the holiday season. Why don’t you grab some hot chocolate, or cider, a bowl of something delicious, your fave blanket, and get comfortable.

The Grinch

Based on the classic children’s book one can watch either the 1965 half hour animated version, or the 2000 full-length Jim Carey future classic. The plot is simple, a whole town is crazy for Christmas, but Mr. Grinch is not. He goes down and removes every last stitch of anything Christmas related thinking that he will have also removed their Christmas spirit, but he hasn’t. Mr. Grinch transforms, and even joins the town of Whoville.


In 2003 Will Farel of SNL fame starred as Buddy an overgrown elf, adopted by Santa Clause. He heads off to New York to find his bio father, and finds love. He also finds his bio dad, and a city lacking the very basics of Christmas spirit. His love interest played by Zoe Dashanelle, has the perfect singing voice, and gathers folks in the middle of Central park. Spirit is restored, and Buddy gets the girl.

Christmas Vacation

If you haven’t seen this gem then your definitely missing out. Clark Grizwald, played by Chebby Chase wants to have a good old fashioned family Christmas, but more disaster than old fashioned Christmas occurs. On a personal note, this movie is a tradition in the Ardiel household, and we practically can quote the movie line for line.

Ok Your Turn

What are your favorite curl up with coco, and big bowl of popcorn holiday movies or TV specials?

Join the Conversation


  1. Too many but I go way back to Miracle on 34th Street or It’S A Wonderful Live.

    Merry Christmas.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.