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Well, now that the tree is up and other decorations are out we have started with our annual holiday tradition. This means that at night the tree lights come on, candles are lit and we sit back to enjoy some holiday favorites. This is either music, a movie or both. Tonight, I will be seeing National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation for the first time (yes, I know…).

Before the holiday is over, we will be watching several movies. One of the newer must-see films in our house is “Jingle All the Way”. We love watching Arnold and Sinbad fight over that toy! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. Very entertaining. It’s just silly, fun viewing that you can sit and laugh about and I can’t think of anything better than that.

One of the best scenes to both of us is set in a mall. Arnold’s character and Sinbad are both after the same hot toy of the year and neither one was smart enough to go and get it sooner. So, they end up coming across a raffle at one of the mall’s stores where they throw a bunch of little plastic balls (kind of like the ones in the bins at Chuck E Cheese). Whoever can catch one, gets one of the toys. When Arnold loses out on one thanks to Sinbad’s dirty tricks he screams out “He took two!” while pointing at Sinbad. The people there go nuts and chase after him, leaving Arnold free to grab one of the little balls. That is, until a kid picks it up. I’ll let you watch the movie to see how that one turns out…

Here’s the original trailer:

Before I head out, here are a couple of videos for you where people are talking about some other seasonal movies:

I’m glad to see that “A Christmas Story” got a mention on both, although I personally would have ranked it higher on a top 10 list. What are your favorite Christmas movies? Comment back and let’s talk about it!  And don’t forget to check out my new photo blog. Til next time!!