Holiday Books, Movies… and Starbucks

 One thing I LOVE about Christmas is the traditions. Our family has some traditions that include: buying and putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving, decorating the house and tree that Saturday, purchasing gifts at the last minute (oy!), Advent, and driving around looking at Christmas lights while sipping on hot chocolate or coffee. These traditions add a cohesiveness to our family, something we all look forward to and know that we can expect as part of the Russell family.

Another huge thing we like to do as a family is to load some paper plates up with Christmas goodies and watch our favorite Christmas movies. They make us laugh and giggle and we like to share lines and jokes from the movies throughout the year.

We asked some of our readers on Facebook and Twitter what their favorite holiday books and movies were… and here are a few. Can you help us add to this list? Leave your favorites in the comment section.

One reader will win a five dollar Starbucks card for leaving a comment that adds to our holiday book or movie list! One of you will be having a warm cup of joe on us as you travel this holiday! Winner will be chosen Christmas Day and contacted through email (so be sure to leave a valid email address).


  • Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • The Christmas Tapestry
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


  • Its a Wonderful Life
  • The Ultimate Gift
  • Home Alone
  • Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Muppet Christmas carol
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer
  • Jingle All The Way
  • All I Want for Christmas (1991 version)
  • The Santa Clause
  • ELF
  • The Christmas Story
  • Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey
  • Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
  • Little Women
  • White Christmas
  • A Year Without Santa Claus
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • The Christmas Shoes
  • Mary, Mother of Jesus

So what are you watching or reading this Christmas? Share the goodness with us!

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