Christmas traditions certainly vary across the world and family to family. If your family is one that loves to gather around a great Christmas movie to get into the holiday spirit, chances are you have a ‘Go-To’ film on the shelf. While our list is in no way comprehensive, we chose a few favorites to share this week!
A Christmas Story : It’s no secret we love ‘A Christmas Story’ around here! Just take a look at our 2012 Christmas window. Leg lamps, the Bumpuses dogs, shooting your eye out..what’s not to love?
Our 2012 main Street Window in Downtown Ellensburg – Inspired by ‘ A Christmas Story’
A Charlie Brown Christmas: Another of our favorites! We actually featured this one in our Main Street Christmas window in 2014! Charles M. Schulz definitely knew how to make holiday specials that transcend time. The 1965 classic ‘ A Charlie Brown Christmas’ has been digitally remastered, and continues to be a favorite among family cable networks every season! 1
Our 2013 main Street Window in Downtown Ellensburg – Inspired by ‘ A Charlie Brown Christmas’
Elf: We have definitely celebrated our share of holiday movie favorites in our past Christmas windows – Elf was our 2013 feature! Though Elf hasn’t been around for generations, it does turn about 14 years old this year! Will Farrell’s performance as Buddy the Elf in this newer Christmas classic puts a smile on faces of all ages. With no shortage of laughs, it’s a feel good way to get into the spirit of the holidays!
“First we’ll make snow angels for a two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookiedough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.”
– Buddy the Elf 2
Our 2014 main Street Window in Downtown Ellensburg – Inspired by ‘ Elf’
The Santa Claus : Tim Allen’s 1995 Christmas film, ‘The Santa Claus’ won several awards in 1995, including an MTV Movie award, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice award and a People’s Choice award. The story of a man who accidentally kills Santa and has to take his place was so popular, it became a trilogy with two more films to follow. 3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: This beloved Dr. Seuss story has been made into both cartoon and live action films- people of all ages have enjoyed the tale of the Grinch who palnned to ruin Christmas in Whoville. There’s even a new version of this great Christmas classic coming in 2018! 4
As we mentioned before, this is in no way a comprehensive list of Christmas movie favorites. “Miracle on 34th Street” , “It’s a Wonderful Life” , “Home Alone”, the list could go on forever! No matter what you’re watching this year we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New year!
-All of us at Fitterer’s Furniture!