Get out! Don’t look at me! Classic Elf!

Jovi and Buddy duet in the bathroom.


Perfect blend of Halloween and Christmas – Enjoy!


A Christmas classic! It just wouldn’t be Christmas without A Charlie Brown Christmas.


I choose to call my family’s Christmas movie collection “flicks” rather than movies because some aren’t really movies; they’re TV Specials on DVD (even some on VHS), but we put them in our movie collection.

We have so many flicks that my hubby says that if we watch one a day, we will have to start watching in October and still wouldn’t have seen them all by Christmas. (I think he exaggerates a bit.)

As part of our Advent celebrations we watch a flick a night (when possible, sometimes 2 if they are short ones). We don’t always have popcorn or chips because that would just be too much every night. Sometimes though we eat dinner in front of the TV as a treat.

As a family, we have some MUST-see favourites – Elf, Santa Claus series, Ernest Saves Christmas, and Christmas Vacation. Hubby likes to watch Die Hard and I have to see The Ref and Miracle on 34th Street.

If you don’t own the flicks you can always see what’s playing on TV and plan a few nights (with popcorn, etc) and make it a special event – it’s all part of the anticipation of Christmas.


What’s life without a little adventure?

I love adventures! Okay, I really love Advent-ures – activities to do during the Advent.

Advent begins 4 Sundays before Christmas – this year it’s December 2nd and ends on Christmas Day. The Christian Church denotes Advent by Sundays and using an Advent Wreath with Bible readings. Also, many people celebrate the Advent season by using countdown calendars.

Here’s what the Advent season looks like in my house (I’ll elaborate more on a couple of these in future posts):

  • Advent Wreath
  • Advent calendar
  • Countdown calendars
  • Reading by the Tree
  • Watching a Christmas Flick

I’m always looking for new ideas and ways to add to the excitement and anticipation of Christmas. I see Advent as the prequel to the Christmas season and look forward to it more and more every year.

How do you celebrate the Advent season?


A Christmas Story 2 officially comes out October 30, 2012 – direct to DVD. That usually doesn’t bode well; usually means that it’s not quite up to showing in the theatres.

I’ve read some of the comments related to this movie and haven’t seen a positive one yet. It’s being toted as “the sequel you never asked for”. You be the judge. Here’s the trailer:

Any thoughts? Good, bad, indifferent? Do you think this sequel will spoil the original? Will you add A Christmas Story 2 to your Christmas collection?

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