Last week, we celebrated Thanksgiving, which means it’s officially the start of the holiday season and my favorite time of year. It means I can break out my favorite holiday movies and books.
One of my favorite holiday movies is While You Were Sleeping. It stars Bill Pullman and Sandra Bullock, and has all of the romance and laughs you’d expect from a romantic comedy. I’ve watched it far too many times to count. An oldie but goodie is A Christmas in Connecticut. I prefer the original with Barbara Stanwyck over the remake. I also enjoy watching Miracle on 34th Street.
I appreciate a good comedy and, when I want to laugh out loud, I put on National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or Elf.
When I feel like reading, I have a couple of books that I keep on my shelf. I enjoy Christmas short stories and one of my favorite collections is Home for the Holidays. It has three short stories by Leanne Banks, Dixie Browning, and Kathie DeNosky. If you’re looking for a little light reading at this time of year, this is a fun, quick, and romantic read.
I’m always looking for recommendations. If you have any holiday favorites of your own, share them in the comments.