Stream up a white Christmas this year with plenty of holiday shows and films. This post is brought to you on behalf of Netflix.
Growing up in Wisconsin, there were plenty of external cues to bring on the feelings of Christmas. For one, it wasn’t unusual to have snow on or immediately after Halloween. Two, the cold temps meant if you wanted to have any outdoor decor for the holiday, best get it up as early as possible or risk frozen fingers. Every once in a while there would be a Christmas when snow didn’t arrive and the ground would be brown and sad, but for the most part, white Christmases were the norm.
We’ve lived in Texas for ten years now and I think I’m finally used to our brand of Christmas weather. How can I not be when we hit 75 last week? I do get a bit nostalgic for the days of fluffy, glittery snow (not shoveling it) but when those pangs hit I just turn on one of my favorite Christmas movies.
The kids love movies, of course, and we always make sure to watch the classics as well as the snowy versions of their favorite cartoons. White Christmas is my husband and my favorite movie, and we’ve gotten the kids hooked too — it’s a great introduction to musicals, and Danny Kaye is one of my favorite actors, introduced to me by my parents.
Other family favorites:
- Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: Christmas Special
- Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
- Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
For the adults: Say what you will about Love Actually, but I watch it every single year, sometimes more than once. Bad Santa is always a good antidote to sugary-sweet holiday films. Finally, be sure to check out the kitsch that is A Very Murray Christmas.
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