Naturally we on the Netflix Stream Team are celebrating this month: it’s December after all! I have a gift for one lucky reader, too: a year of Netflix! More on that in a minute.
Netflix has lots and lots of holiday viewing options for families, and it’s a good thing since the kids have time off this month! I love bonding over a good movie or television show and some popcorn. And maybe Raisinets.
What will the Wells family be streaming this holiday season? Glad you asked.
Number one: “Scrooged”. Bill Murray’s 1988 rendition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is dark and fun. Carol Kane as the Ghost of Christmas Present is my favorite. And Bill Murray. I mean come on: BILL MURRAY. You can’t go wrong with him.
Number two: “Snow Day”. Not as much a holiday film as a winter film, this one from 2000 has always been a favorite around here. It’s about a snow day (obviously), during which the neighborhood kids do everything they can to keep the snow plow driver from getting rid of the snow so they don’t have to go back to school. As you can imagine, hijinks ensue.
Number three: The Office (“Christmas Party” Season 2, Episode 10). “The Office” was one of the very first television shows for which all four of us dropped EVERYTHING so we could cozy up on the couch and watch together. Every Thursday night we made sure dinner (and homework!) was done nice and early so we could get our weekly dose of Michael Scott and Company. This episode was early in the series when Pam and Jim were still looking at each other across the office with puppy dog eyes. Michael’s decision to turn the office’s Secret Santa party into a “Yankee Swap” (also known as a White Elephant gift exchange) was met with the usual (and totally justified) resistance and resulted in comedy magic for the viewers. This episode is also the reason why D and I yell “YANKEE SWAP!!!” at completely random times in various situations.
Number four: “Love Actually”. Okay, this one’s all mine because it always clears the room around here, but I absolutely adore this British film that tells ten different love stories in the five weeks leading up to Christmas. This movie is fun, festive, and romantic. And Colin Firth. I mean come on: COLIN FIRTH. You can’t go wrong with him. #Swoon
A programming note: the Netflix Original Series “All Hail King Julien” will be available for streaming starting this Friday, December 19. Whether you have young kids or you just *cough cough* happen to love the animated movie “Madagascar”, this one will be fun to watch, so make sure to check it out!
Okay, now that I’ve primed you for December streaming, let’s get to the business of giving away a year of Netflix, shall we?
You can get one entry by leaving a comment telling me the name of your favorite holiday movie.
You can get a second entry by sharing this post on Twitter and then leaving another comment with the link to that tweet.
You can get a third entry by sharing this post publicly on Facebook and then leaving another comment with the link to that public Facebook post.
You’ve got until 11:59 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, December 23 to get your entries/comments in. I’ll choose a winner randomly from all eligible entries. Easy peasy! Good luck and happy viewing!!
Edited: For some reason the comment form isn’t loading on this page. Until I get that fixed, leave a comment on my teaser post HERE. I’ll include all comments on both posts (you only need to comment once–on either post–for each entry!) when I do the drawing! Sorry about that!
Edited again: Comments are fixed; I’m counting the comments left on both posts! Good luck!
Favorite holiday movie? There are many, but my absolute favorite is Miracle on Thirty Fourth Street. I think that movie is why I’ll always believe in Santa. Honorable mentions to Eloise at Christmas, The Santa Clause, While You Were Sleeping and Home Alone plus, of course, Year Without a Santa Claus and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
I posted on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Mom24.4evermom/posts/10204113002039132
Love Actually! Brian hates it, but he promised he’ll watch it with me this year. 🙂
A Christmas Story
Phyllis Kim Myung
LovE actually and sound of music. I always watched it around the holidays!
Stacey @ The Scenic Life
White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life rank pretty high up there, but once they made the movie Elf, I think that took top holiday movie spot for me. 🙂
Phyllis Kim Myung
I tweeted – https://twitter.com/phyllismyung/status/547448343514062849
Love Actually for the win! I even have the soundtrack so I can sing in the car and imagine Colin Firth chasing me down to propose in Portuguese. “Just in cases.”
I have to pick ONE??? Ummm…….nope, can’t do it, three-way tie for favorite – A Christmas Story, Elf, and Christmas Vacation. 😀
My favorite holiday movie is probably Muppet Christmas Carol. You can’t go wrong with singing muppets and Michael Caine as Scrooge.
Favorite Holiday Movie??? HOME ALONE!!!
Shared on my FB page…and tagged you bc I can’t pull the link via mobile lol
My favorite holiday movie is White Christmas. I love the singing and the scene at the end with the snow falling. Plus, I’m a lover of snow, and the song snow being crooned by Clooney, Crosby, Kaye and that other lady (I’m so horrid) is awesome!
My favorite holiday movie is The Holiday. I also love Home Alone!
Love Actually, because Colin Firth. I heart him and his broken Portuguese proposal.
Home for the Holidays. It’s so darn real and funny.
Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/HFofNicholes/status/547462928811581440
I’m a sucker for It’s a Wonderful Life. We finally broke down and bought a smart TV and then our smart new TV broke down. But now we have a new, new TV and look forward to enjoying many hours on Netflix on it.
Well if you can believe it, my (new) favorite holiday movie is White Christmas. I saw it for the 1st time last year (I know!!) and I love love it. Also every single year I wrap presents while watching Love, Actually. ALSO I absolutely love Bill Murray and I think the only movie I’ve never seen of his is Scrooged!!! Must remedy this- this week! I promise!