Thursday, December 4, 2014

Five on Friday

I'm joining in with Amy at Love Made My Home,  and others,  for my very first Five on Friday.  Because it starts for us on December 5 it only seems natural to start with a Christmas theme.    I thought I'd do my first on my favorite Christmas movies.  Surprisingly enough  though I love Christmas I don't like most Christmas movies, I find them  too schmaltzy.
That being said I do like:


(1982)  The music is haunting and we watch it every year.


(1982)  I discovered this one when I taught school, still enjoy it.

(2004)  Sweet without being sentimental

(1989)  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Our relatives don't seem so bad when we see Cousin Eddie.

(2006)  A new favorite that's become a tradition, Terry Prachett's Christmas story.  Funny to see Lady Mary from Downton Abbey playing Mort's Granddaughter.

Rather a strange group I'll admit, but they're my favorites.

Participants in Five on Friday

Amy from Love Made My Home
Wendy from September Violets

Michelle from Michelle's Make Or Bake
Jane from The Maple Syrup Mob
Leanne from Today's Stuff


  1. Thanks for taking part Janet! A great post and I love that you took the seasonal route! Some great films that I know and some that I don't, so I will look out for those. I love the snowman too! Have a great Friday and a good weekend too! xx

  2. I learned something today! I've not heard of three of these I'll 'look them up'. We saw Christmas Candle last weekend...we both enjoyed it more than we thought we would.
    Jane x

  3. Out of your five I've only ever seen The Snowman. One of my favourites is The Muppet Christmas Carol - I like to watch it each year if I can:)

  4. Great movie selection, I've seen them all apart from the second one!v

  5. My daughters have The Snowman book and soft toy. We're looking forward to watching the DVD at their grandparents' this Christmas. Great movie selection, by the way.

  6. I've seen 2 of the 5. Will have to look out for the others. Have a great Chrustmas watching them again and maybe finding another?

  7. Oooh some new ones there that I haven't come across! I will have to check them out :) My favourite is Santa Claus the Movie, we've watched it as a family since I was a little girl :)

  8. I've just discovered the "Five on Friday" tag - thanks for some fun movie suggestions!


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