A Focking Great Christmas

December 22, 2010

It’s that time of year again. Families gather from far and near to celebrate the holidays together. It’s a time for traditions and family bonding. Some make it a tradition to attend a holiday concert, bake cookies with Grandma, decorate ornaments or even take a vacation. If you’re anything like my family, you’ve made it a tradition to see a movie together each year on Christmas Day. Last year it was Marley & Me; this year it’s going to be Little Fockers.

I must admit I ended up being quite disappointed in Marley & Me as our 2009 Holiday Movie choice. My entire family wound up walking out of the theater in tears as we rushed home to remain inseparable from the family dog for the remainder of the day. In my opinion, it was a great movie (we now own it), just not my idea of a good movie to see on Christmas Day with the family. I envision our holiday movie tradition as being a time to gather together and share some laughs as, after all, it is said to be “the most wonderful time of the year!”

I’m expecting great things from Little Fockers. The previous two movies in the series (Meet the Parents & Meet the Fockers) were big hits at my house, getting laughs even out of Grandma¬† & Grandpa! I’m hoping our movie choice this year will be added to our family’s “Top 10 Holiday Movies” list, which appears to show a trend of mostly comedies.

Below is a list of “10 Best Holiday Movies” from hubpages.com.

  1. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  2. Elf
  3. Home Alone
  4. It’s a Wonderful Life
  5. The Polar Express
  6. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  7. A Christmas Story
  8. White Christmas
  9. Miracle on 34th Street
  10. The Santa Clause

Do you agree with this list? What are your favorite holiday movies? What holiday family traditions does your family have?