Happy, happy Advent everyone! As we surrender to the wonder of the season, we are actually up to our ears in the whine of a little boy who is fighting a stubborn virus. Prayers for his fever to go far, far away would be much appreciated. We are on the right track, but not quite over it just yet. I'm just glad the spewing has subsided for now. Of course, as Mommy's Law would have it, he'll probably throw up just after I write this.
We are trying our darndest not to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, but there is something about this time of year that just gets everything caught up in a whirlwind...all with good, good things, but busy nonetheless. Between retreats, parish meetings, work, Advent Teas, and the normal day to day things, we can begin to forget the wonder. I am proud of our effort to keep on track with our Advent calendar, though we have missed several days here and there when one of us is gone in the evening. Even the smallest effort, though, has made it easier not to get taken down by the busyness.
One thing I am looking forward to over the next few weeks is getting in some of my favorite Christmas flicks. Brew up a cup of hot cocoa java, pop a little popcorn or other tasty treat, and snuggle in front of the not-so-big-screen...oh, yes please! There's nothing that captivates the heart in the spirit of the Season like a good Christmas movie. The Hubs even caught me red-handed watching some of those super cheesy ABC Family movies off of Netflix. Busted.
Here are five of my favorites as I link up with Hallie at Moxie Wife. I know there are a lot of other fantastic films, so these are not exclusive, nor are they in any specific order.
Only the animated. Never Jim Carrey.
[Sidenote]: I know! Little Miss I'm-Not-So-Sure-About-Santa does really like the magic and wonder of this movie (though it has to be the original and not the remake). I mean, who doesn't love Kris Kringle! What kind of meanie would send him to a mental institution?? On Christmas?? We can re-visit the Santa thoughts another day...
A little explanation... This is completely unlike the other movies above, but I can't help it. I love Buddy's enthusiasm. I've especially grown to love the movie more after a conversation with a friend about the whole, "It's Santa! I KNOW HIM!!" bit. Her point? What if we all had that kind of enthusiasm for Jesus at Christmas? "IT'S JESUS!! I KNOW HIM!!" She got me. That's all I think of now, and so, it receives an honorable mention.
With that, I'm off to watch some Charlie Brown shorts with the boy until the Hubs gets back home. What are your must-see-movies for the season? Share 'em below - I'd love to know! And, if you haven't gotten that special man in your life a gift yet (gasp!), head on over to Hallie's for some fun and unusual suggestions!
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