SOUNDBITE: These are a few of my favorite holiday films


Around the Christmas season I’m no “Bah Humbug” when it comes to Christmas movies. 

  A new Christmas movie I discovered is The Knight Before Christmas. This movie starts off with Vanessa Hudgens (Brooke), a woman who has lost hope in finding her “happily ever after” and soon runs into her knight in shining armor, and I mean she literally runs into him with her car. The knight referred to as Sir Cole is played by Josh Whitehouse. Little does he know his quest is to find love. I’m sure you can put the pieces to that one together. I don’t want to spoil the ending for you. 

  My next absolute favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story. This movie stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, a typical kid who wants something for Christmas and simply has been turned down by almost everyone. All Ralphie wanted for Christmas was a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle, but everybody tells poor ole’ Ralphie, “You’ll shoot your eye out.” As much as I’d like to tell you how it all ends, I’m not one to spoil the movie. I “triple dog dare” you to watch this movie. If you don’t know what that means, it means you have to watch it.

  Another favorite of mine is Elf starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf. There’s something odd about buddy. He’s no small elf like the others at the North Pole. As in most movies, Buddy has a quest. This new elf finds himself in The Big Apple looking for his father Walter Hobbs played by James Caan. Buddy also meets Jovie played by Zooey Deschanel who becomes Buddy’s love interest. Again, no spoilers.

  Although this next one is not a movie, it is one of the best holiday baking shows I’ve seen in a while–  “Holiday Gingerbread Showdown.” This series has three competitors making some amazing gingerbread houses out of gingerbread I didn’t even know existed. These competitors try to get to the final round to win a prize of $25,000 for the best built gingerbread house corresponding to the theme of the episode. I highly recommend this show if you enjoy baking shows. You get to watch people build things that you don’t regularly see on Food Network.

  Last, but absolutely not least, I love Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Mr. Grinch, played by Jim Carrey, had a heart too small for Whooville especially around Christmas. The Grinch finds out that Christmas isn’t about gifts; it’s about the people you have around you. The Grinch also went up a few heart sizes.  If you haven’t seen this movie, you haven’t actually celebrated Christmas. 

  Hopefully this gave you a little more inspiration on what to watch during the holidays. Don’t be a Scrooge! Watch these movies or your other holiday favorites with your families and enjoy every minute.