There are many, MANY stories that revolve around Christmas. There’s the one the started it all: the Birth of Christ, then there are the ones that are created from the season itself: Hallmark movies, children’s stories, and even tales of your own family Christmases. So, other than the Birth of Christ (because I know a lot of Christians will automatically say that one), what’s your favorite Christmas story?
Honestly, I can’t tell you mine, because I don’t know. I love Jim Carey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It will forever be my favorite version of the How the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, but I also love The Nativity Story, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (I grew up with the 1998 version, not the 1964 version). I also love all of Tim Allen’s The Santa Clause movies, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey–you gotta admit, it’s hard to pick just one!
I can tell you that the one most quoted movie in my house at Christmas time is Jim Carey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Whether it’s: “You’re the-the-the-the GRINCH!” or the scheduling of wallowing in self-pity. If you came over, you’d likely hear one quote or another. And always, one of my brothers gets You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch as their theme song for the season whether they know it or not.
There is one film I haven’t mentioned that is played over and over and over again at my house during Christmas time and that’s The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Ghost of Christmas Eve. We’re big fans of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra here at my house and you can blame my mother for that. When it comes to The Ghost of Christmas Eve, sometimes we sit down and actually watch it, but most of the time its playing on the TV while we’re doing other things and each one of us knows every word in every song. We even hit replay when the disc ends. For as long as I can remember, we’ve had that film, so I’m actually surprised its still holding out this long. It just never gets old.
So, those are my favorite Christmas movies. Now, what are yours? You could even say a family video of old Christmases is your favorite, whatever you want! I’d love to know!