Christmas Traditions

I am wondering what Christmas Traditions are unique to your family? Care to share? One I tried to start several times but sometimes get distracted is to watch a different Christmas movie every night from December 1 to Christmas Eve. So I am going to try it again this year. Here is my list. I will cross them off as I go. They are in no particular order but I DO love Elf. Love it.

  1. Elf
  2. Christmas with the Kranks
  3. Christmas Shoes
  4. White Christmas
  5. The Santa Clause
  6. Christmas Vacation
  7. Holiday Inn
  8. Home Alone
  9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  10. A Christmas Story
  11. Its a Wonderful Life
  12. Deck the Halls
  13. Home for the Holidays
  14. Miracle on 34th Street (old)
  15. Miracle on 34th Street (new)
  16. Nightmare Before Christmas
  17. Prancer
  18. The Year without Santa Claus
  19. A Christmas Carol
  20. Love Actually
  21. The Holiday
  22. Noel
  23. Surviving Christmas
  24. A Charlie Brown Christmas

Now one of my favorite quotes from Elf: “We elves like to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup.

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I, too, LOVE the movie ELF. When he downs the whole 2-ltr. of coke and then belches for like an entire minute, I roll on the floor laughing! I am a sucker for silly humor like that, I’m embarrassed to say.

Our tradition revolves around I’ts a Wonderful Life. Our family and my husband’s brother’s family have a contest every season to see who can watch I’ts a Wonderful Life the most! We also buy each other funny little gifts that are relevent to the movie. Happy Holidays!


What a lovely idea! One of my favorite things about Christmastime is that we get to dust off our holiday movies that have been pushed to the back of the cabinet off-season :) If you’re thinking about adding a little nostalgia to your collection, try the DVD set of the Original Christmas Classics (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Frosty the Snowman, just to name a few)! You can get this limited keepsake edition set at any place that sells DVDs, and it even comes with a bonus music CD! You can also get it at It reminds me of curling up with my brother and sister and watching Rudolph on VHS when we were younger :) This set will fulfill a week of your special Christmas tradition! I work with Classic Media, and I highly suggest you check it out! Let me know how everything goes; have a lovely holiday!


I love Elf, too. My son, who is 6′5″ tall, loves to go up the escalators the way Will Ferrell does in the movie – cracks me up every time.

I love the Christmas movies as well. I’m afraid it’s become a tradition in our home to watch Home Alone every year and A Christmas Story. They are my favourites! (I do love some of the old ones as well though)


Missy and I have to watch White Christmas together. It’s our favorite Christmas movie. Then comes Miracle on 34th St, A Wonderful Life, and Going My Way.