fave Christmas movies + a vegan egg nog milkshake



Today I’m honored to be over at Vedged Out, my mormon vegan blogger partner in crime’s (Somer) website. I’m sharing a quick & easy, & nutrient dense festive themed treat/snack–the vegan “egg” nog milkshake (just add that to the collection of holiday milkshakes–candy cane & pumpkin pie).

I’m also giving away a bring joy tote to 2 lucky readers (& Somer is throwing in some coupons for free fieldroast), so check it out!

About Christmas movies…

Last night Joseph & I watched Groundhog Day (have you seen it?). It’s one of those movies I just love to watch after a LONG day & want to forget about life for awhile & just laugh.

Aside from being clever & funny (Bill Murray is so good at that sort of understated hilarity), it also has a good message about living a meaningful life & relationships. Though it’s not quite Christmas-y, it does happen in the winter, so Joseph & I decided it was appropriate enough as a holiday-ish movie.

Which got me thinking–what are some other great Christmas movies?

I know there’s Home Alone, It’s A Wonderful Life, Mr. Kruegar’s Christmas (you kinda have to be mormon to have watched that classic with Jimmy Stewart).

What else, though? What are some of your fave holiday movies? Please share!


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  2. Kelli
    on December 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm said:

    I have to admit, I’ve never seen Elf or Bad Santa. I just put them on my list of movies that I have to finally see. I love all the classics, including the original Miracle on 34th Street, and I also love sappy Hallmark Channel Christmas movies. I watch all of them every year, and a few have made the cut to ones that I watch over and over. I also love Last Holiday with Queen Latifah. It’s not a Christmas movie, but takes place at Christmastime and always makes me want to go to Karlovy Vary ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Janae Wise
      on December 19, 2013 at 6:13 am said:

      I haven’t seen Miracle on 34th street all the way through–just bits & pieces. So maybe this year with my kids!

  3. Emily C.
    on December 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm said:

    We love Elf too! Some other favorites are the Muppets Christmas Carol and the 1994 version of Little Women (not specifically about Christmas but beautiful Christmas/winter scenes).

    • Janae Wise
      on December 18, 2013 at 2:23 pm said:

      And don’t forget Christian Bale in that movie…he’s so dreamy. I had the biggest celeb crush on him when it came out. I still love him (especially as Batman). ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Emily C.
        on December 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm said:

        I forgot to mention him, but didn’t forget him as Laurie. I checked out Newsies and Swing Kids so many times when I was younger that I should have bought them sooner!

  4. April
    on December 18, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

    We’ve been watching Christmas movies like crazy here! Santa Clause and Elf (both good enough for kids-my 7 yr old was actually rolling on the floor w/ laughter from Elf). A Christmas story, any version of A Christmas Carole and for adult movies we watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Bad Santa.