Best Christmas Movies!

Hey everyone! This is my list of the best movies to get you into the Christmas spirit! Hopefully, you have either seen all or a few of these on my list. If not, I hope this inspires you to check one of the movies out.

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone

This is an automatic holiday favorite for all the family to enjoy. Macaulay Culkin plays Kevin, a kid who accidentally gets left at home by his family days before Christmas. Kevin has to hold down the fort while his mother frantically makes her way home to him. Not only does he have to take care of himself he also has to protect his home from two clumsy burglars.

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)

Lampoons Vacation

Clark Griswald (Chevy Chase) just wants to have a fun, quiet, wholesome Christmas with his family. He does his best to handle family guests, rude neighbors, and a cheap boss while trying to stay in a good mood. This is probably my favorite holiday movie.

Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard

This might seem like an odd choice. Maybe you think it doesn’t belong on the list. However, this action packed movie takes place on Christmas Eve. Bruce Willis plays John McClane, a cop who is trying to see his estranged wife on Christmas Eve. Somehow he jumps to the rescue and tries to foil the plan of a group of terrorists.

Scrooged (1988)

Scrooged

This movie is a funny take on A Christmas Carol. Bill Murray plays a television executive who is a jerk who lacks empathy. His heartlessness lands him in trouble and he is visited by the three Christmas spirits, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future.

Friday After Next (2002)

Friday After Next

If you’ve ever wondered what Christmas would be like in California and in the hood, then you should watch this movie. The third addition of the Friday movie series features Mike Epps and Ice Cube trying to pay their rent after a burglar dressed as Santa Claus robs them and steals their rent money. This movie is full of laughable moments.

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Claus

Tim Allen accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit and has to take the Santa’s place. He magically turns into Santa Claus, over several months, just in time for Christmas. It’s a fun time and a fun movie for the family to enjoy.

Elf (2003)

Elf

Will Ferrell in an elf costume. What more do you need? Buddy (Will Ferrell) wants to meet his real father (James Caan). He travels to New York City to find him. Along the way he is introduced to things he never thought were possible, like escalators.

Almost Christmas (2016)

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Danny Glover plays the patriarch who recently lost his wife and is trying to pull his four adult children together for one last Christmas in the home he and his wife raised them in. All children have different personalities that often clash. This is an entertaining movie centered around family and overcoming past hurts together.

Love The Coopers (2015)

love the coopers

I recently watched this movie and felt that it was a great option to add to the list. Steve Martin narrates the story of married couple (Diane Keaton and John Goodman) who are on the verge of separating and are trying to bring their family together for one last Christmas together before the family falls apart completely. Lessons of love, taking chances, and forgiveness are displayed throughout the movie.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

This is a classic short film that packs a huge holiday punch. If you haven’t seen it what are you waiting for? This movie has animation that still holds up to this day. The Grinch, his cute dog, and the Who’s of Whoville bring so much life to this story.

Honorable Mentions

  • This Christmas (2007)
  • Office Christmas Party (2016)
  • The Best Man Holiday (2013)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Did your favorite Christmas movie make the list? Comment below!

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MY WINTER FAVES 2017

Hey everyone!

I’m trying my best to hold back and not do it…You know what I’m talking about, right? You know! Fine…

winter is coming

Well, now that we got that out of the way…here are a few things that I am enjoying this winter season.

Hair:

NOW Solutions Grapeseed oil

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Face:

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (Shade: cappuccino)

fit me

Clothes:

Fruit of the Loom flannel pants

flannel

Home:

Ceramic mugs from Ross Dress for Less

coffee

disclaimer: I couldn’t find the ones I own. Sorry.

Entertainment:

Miguel – War and Leisure

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Holiday Travel Tips

PRODUCTIVITY AND FOCUS

That time of the year is back!

It’s time to begin holiday travel preparation. I thought I would offer you all a few tips that I have for travelling during the holiday season. The objective is to make your travels as smooth as possible.

Flight Tips

  • Book Wisely

Plane tickets are not cheap. I think we are all very aware of this. If you’re traveling solo for the holidays then you may feel a little more comfortable waiting until the last minute to book your travel, which could result in higher costs. However, if you are travelling in a group then you probably want to hop online and book as soon as you can. Most websites stated that Tuesday is the best day during the work week to book travel and Friday is the best day on the weekend to book travel.

  • Dress Comfy

We’ve all seen them. The people who are overdressed at the airport. You would think they were about to climb onto a private jet or something. There’s really no need in over doing it. Besides, when you pass through security you want as little fuss as necessary. You also want to be comfortable in your seat, especially if you’re not flying first class.

  • Charge Devices

Admit it…you need it! That tablet, laptop, and/or phone is something that you need when travelling. If you’re travelling with children, it’s nice to have something to keep them entertained. Trust me, the other passengers will appreciate it. Make sure all of the devices you are bringing along are charged and ready for use. Also make sure your portable chargers are ready as well. Don’t forget earphones!

  • Pack Efficiently

Make sure to plan out your attire before you pack. Make adequate use of the space within your luggage so you can fit everything you need inside. If there is a possibility that you will be shopping or receiving a lot of gifts while away then make sure to leave space in your luggage for additional items you’ll return home with. If you know there won’t be enough room in your luggage, then consider purchasing additional luggage for your new items. Better yet don’t forget you can also have the items shipped to you instead of worrying about checking them in at the airport.

  • Ready Your Snacks

Airport food is pricey, especially if you’re travelling with children. Consider bringing along snacks to make things a little easier on your wallet. Please be considerate of others when bringing food onto a plane. Not everything smells yummy in a small confined space like an airplane. Keep your snack choice simple.

Road Trip Tips

  • Safety Supplies Handy

It’s better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. Make sure before you set out on the road that you have all your safety supplies. Have a spare tire and a car-jack. Also have blankets, a flashlight, and water for those just in case moments if you happen to have a long wait for the tow truck. If you have AAA or any type of Road Side Assistance from your car insurance, have that information handy.

  • Plan Route

Thanks to technology, GPS is available at our fingertips at all times. However, it’s always nice to have an idea of the area(s) you’ll be passing through while travelling. Be aware of all the main highways you’ll be using during your trip. You never know when you might hit a dead-zone and have bad reception.

  • Set The Tunes

Get your master playlist ready! Cruising to your favorite music is a lifesaver when stuck in a car for hours. Have a few different playlists on deck to suit everyone.

Additional Tips

  • Bring Ear Plugs – they take some getting used to, but they can be super helpful.
  • Sickness Medications – if you suffer from motion sickness, make sure you keep your remedies handy.
  • Patience – be considerate of others and remember to spread love and cheer.

Hopefully, a few of the tips are helpful. Enjoy your holidays!