Happy Monday friends!!! I hope y’all had a lovely weekend!! If you follow me on insta’, you saw we had a pretty eventful weekend!! Stay tuned, I am hoping to do a whole post about it. Today, I am sharing two fun things that B and I do every year that we absolutely LOVEEEEE! The first is our annual Christmas Movie tradition. Each year, starting the night after Thanksgiving, we watch a Christmas movie (at least 1, sometimes MORE depending on the night) each night until Christmas. I seriously get so excited to come home from work each night because I can’t wait to watch a movie. We are VERY serious about our Christmas movie watching. We stock up on all different kinds of hot cocoa, candy canes, and Christmas candies to enjoy while watching. We even go so far as to each have our own snuggly blanket that we cuddle up with while watching! Mine of course, is ridiculously snuggly faux fur one!! B’s is his Binary blanket….a blanket with binary code all over it #computernerd lolllll!!! I even go so far to list out the movies and try to vary the type of movie week. For example: Monday: Rudolph (claymation movie), Tuesday: Four Christmases (funny movie) Wednesday: Frosty the Snowman (cartoon movie), Thursday: Die Hard (action movie). Sometimes we also fit two short movies into one night!! Here is my list below of the movies we are watching each night until Christmas! Scroll down to see our other yearly favorite tradition!!
A Movie A Day Til’ Christmas
A Christmas Carol
Mickey’s Christmas Carol/Frosty the Snowman
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Christmas With the Kranks
Jingle All The Way
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey Version)
The Polar Express
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Office Christmas Party
The Santa Claus
Miracle on 34th Street
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
A Christmas Story
It’s a Wonderful Life
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
As stated above, B and I just love the holidays!! In addition to our Christmas movie tradition, we also have an ornament tradition. As if B wasn’t the perfect match for me already, when we got to talking on our first Christmas together, we discovered that both of our moms (who have the same birthday, BTW, just one year apart! So many weird coincidences!!) bought us each a special ornament every year from birth!! So, we decided to continue the tradition!! Our first year, we bought ornaments for each other! The second Christmas we had just gotten engaged, and our third we had just gotten married! Check out the pics below to see some of our ornaments that we have collected over the years! This year is definitely bittersweet because it is our last Christmas in our little townhouse where we made our first memories together! We decided to honor that and make our tree all of our special ornaments! Next Christmas, when we are in our new home, we plan on having two trees! One that is very styled and classic and the other will be all of the ornaments we’ve collected over the years! I will say that we get a huge kick out of looking at the ornaments each year. It’s so much fun to reminisce on our memories and tell stories of our childhood ornaments!!
Check out some of our faves below!
Do you have any special Christmas traditions?? I’d love to hear them! We are always looking for new and interesting things to try together. Drop me a comment below.