To get in the Christmas spirit we, as a family, like to watch Christmas movies as we are counting down the days until Santa arrives. We watch It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street but we also like to watch Christmas comedies. We love to curl up on the couch on cold winter nights and laugh at our favorite funny, silly Christmas movies. You can find some of these movies in the DVD stores around Beijing, or if you have an iTunes account you can download them.
Our top five are:
1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – PG
Clark Griswold wants to have the ultimate Christmas for his family, but a series of mishaps sends him over the edge and he realizes that the perfect Christmas doesn’t have to be perfect. Chevy Chase.
2. Elf – PG
A fun, sugarcoated Christmas comedy that has been a family favorite of ours for years. Buddy, the elf, who is not really an elf, but thinks he is, journeys to New York from the North Pole to find his dad and save him from Santa’s naughty list. Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart.
3. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – PG
Little Cindy Lou Who tries to befriend the Grinch and to get the town of Whoville to accept him, but her good deed goes wrong and the Grinch schemes up a plan to stop Christmas from coming. Jim Carrey.
4. Christmas with the Kranks – G
The Kranks only daughter is away for the holidays and they decide to skip Christmas and go on an island cruise. But their plans to boycott Christmas gets derailed when the neighborhood finds out their scheme and the couple’s daughter decides to come home for Christmas after all. Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd.
5. Fred Claus – PG
Who knew Santa had a brother? Apparently he does, and they are complete opposites; even Santa has to deal with sibling rivalry. Both brothers learn the importance of family, and Fred learns the meaning of Christmas. Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey.
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