Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Monday, December 19, 2011

Some Favourite Holiday Movies

Die Hard
You might be scratching your head over this one, but it is set during Xmas and while it's the most unconventional holiday movie on my watch list, it's a great way to start the season off with a bang.  Yipee-kay-yay...

Edward Scissorhands
While not primarily an Xmas movie, the scene of carving the ice angel is the most beautiful holiday image that comes to mind.

A sweet holiday-ish movie about an unusual bond that makes you feel very warm in the harsh winter season.

The Family Stone
A more recent addition to my holiday movie viewings.  A touching and hilarious family ensemble movie with the tanglings of holiday preparations, feuds and personality clashes.  Fun!

Meet Me in St. Louis
The source of the beautiful song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."  Its pastel colours, musical numbers, and the wicked charm of Margaret O'Brien are irresistible.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Ageless, timeless, Dr. Seussiness :)

It's a Wonderful Life
What other movie helps you appreciate the little things in life?  Harry's toast near the end always gets me reaching for the tissues.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
This has been part of an Xmas Eve tradition for the last 15 years or so in my family.  Hilarity is guaranteed to ensue :D


  1. Great list!! I really loved The Family Stone, too. And we watch It's a Wonderful Life every Christmas and I cry every time!

    We have a cookie decorating/Grinch party every year with our closest friends where we watch the Grinch (the original animated version) after we decorate cookies - a tradition!

    My husband and I watched Meet Me in St. Louis last year for the first time, and I've requested NL's Christmas Vacation from the library to share with the kids!

    Two other modern favorites: The Holiday and Love, Actually.


  2. I love Edward Scissorhands! I wonder if I'll have time to watch it this week, I'm definitely going to try to sneak it in.

  3. My colleague and I are in total agreement that Die Hard qualifies as a Christmas movie even though it's not really about Christmas! He'll be excited this made your list! :)

  4. It's a Wonderful Life, The Family Stone and Meet Me in St. Louis are all favorites. I'd add Love Actually and White Christmas to your list!

  5. Great movies! I love Edward Scissorhands and it should be mandatory that everyone watch It's a Wonderful Life once a year!