Christmas Eve Movie Night

Hey folks so I have a little bit of a different post today and I hope you all enjoy it. I wanted to share with you a little tradition I started for myself a few years ago on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve I watch the same three movies each year, I obviously watch other Christmas movies on the run up to Christmas but I have three that I save for Christmas Eve and I am going to share with you the three movie. So let us begin:


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So first of all we have Elf. I cannot express how much I love this. This film came out in 2003 which was 13 years ago! Does not feel like it has been that long. I think I have watched this every year in the Christmas period and it still makes me laugh. Will Ferrell is hands down the best choice for this film. His portrayal of Buddy is fantastic and absolutely hilarious. I will now give you a few of my favourite lines for film. (I would quote the whole film if I could).

  • “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
  • “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.”
  • “I planned out our whole day: First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours, and then we’ll go ice skating, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll-House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we’ll snuggle.”
  • “Son of a nutcracker!”
  • “I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.”
  • “This place reminds me of Santa’s workshop…except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.”
  • “I’m in a store and I’m singing!”
  • “Santa! Oh, my God! Santa’s coming! I know him! I know him!”


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How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

This is one of the most genius films ever. I adore this, I mean Come on its Jim Carrey. from the casting to the whole premise of the film. (Dr Seuss is a freaking genius.) I watch this every year without fail. Jim Carrey is top notch at being The Grinch, superb acting there.  Oh my goodness this film is 16 years old! but it is still one of my all time favourite Christmas films. Some of my favourite quotes (again I could quote the whole film)

  • “The nerve of those Whos. Inviting me down there – on such short notice! Even if I wanted to go my schedule wouldn’t allow it. 4:00, wallow in self pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one; 5:30, jazzercize; 6:30, dinner with me – I can’t cancel that again; 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing… I’m booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?”
  • “BRILLIANT! You reject your own nose because it represents the glitter of commercialism. Why didn’t I think of that? Cut, print, check the gate, moving on.”
  • “Don’t forget the Grinch. I know he’s mean and hairy and smelly. His hands might be cold and clammy, but I think he’s actually kinda… sweet.”
  • “If you utter so much as one syllable, I’LL HUNT YOU DOWN AND GUT YOU LIKE A FISH! If you’d like to fax me, press the star key.”
  • “And they’ll feast, feast, feast, feast. They’ll eat their Who-Pudding and rare Who-Roast Beast. But that’s something I just cannot stand in the least. Oh, no. I’M SPEAKING IN RHYME!”
  • “Oh. Bleeding hearts of the world UNITE.”


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The Nightmare Before Christmas

I am a huge fan of Tim Burton and this film is excellent. I only watched this for the first time a few years ago even though it came out in 1993! The year before I was born! making this film 23 years old. But after watching it, it became a firm favourite and completes my Christmas Eve movie night. My favourite quotes from this film are: (I wish I could quote the whole film again.)

  • “Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!”
  • “And sit together, now and forever. For it is plain, as anyone can see. We’re simply meant to be.”
  • “We’ve got to find Jack! There’s only 365 days left until next Halloween!”
  • “‘Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place perhaps you’ve seen in your dreams. For the story you’re about to be told began with the holiday worlds of auld. Now you’ve probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven’t I’d say it’s time you begun.”
  • “And since I am dead, I can take off my head to recite Shakespearean quotations.”
  • “You’re joking, you’re joking/I can’t believe my eyes/You’re joking me, you’ve gotta be/ This can’t be the right guy! He’s ancient, he’s ugly/ I don’t know which is worse! I might just spit a seam now if I don’t die laughing first!”

There you go Folks another post. What did you think? Do you like any of these movies? What are your Christmas Eve Traditions?


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