Stranded-Christmas Movies + Giveaway

12/14/2016 4 Comments

I’m back with another Stranded link up today with two of my favorite bloggers, Mix & Match Mama and A Little Bit of Everything!

Before we get to the Christmas movies I would have to have on a desert island with me, I want to remind you there are two days left in my $25 Nordstrom gift card giveaway!

In case you missed yesterday’s post, you can check it out here.

Who doesn’t love a giveaway?! 🙂

Ok now on to my favorite Christmas movies I couldn’t live without!

The Family Stone

The Family Stone is my all time favorite Christmas movie. I watch it every year sitting next to my Christmas tree where I take in all the family dysfunction. I don’t know if it’s my love for Rachel McAdams or Sarah Jessica Parker or Luke Wilson, but this movie just makes me happy every time I watch it. It get’s me into the holiday season from a family standpoint. Plus, the fact that its suppose to take place in New England makes me even happier. I love the style of house the movie takes place in, with all it’s big beautifully decorated rooms, and all the personalities that come in it.

The Christmas Secret

This is a movie I came across last year and loved it so much I already have it scheduled to tape this year. I’m a huge fan of Bethany Joy Lenz (shout out to all my fellow One Tree Hill fans!!) and I’m happy to report that she is as nice in person as she comes across as Haley from OTH. I happened to walk by her sitting outside a coffee house in LA a few years ago. I wanted to say Hi to her so bad and I told myself if she was still there when I was down with my errand then I would stop and say hi/gush over how much I love her in OTH. She was still there when I walked by 20 minutes later and couldn’t have been nicer. She asked my name and what I do in LA and we chatted about the MAC lipstick she had just posted on Instagram. Haha because that’s not weird at all. Sigh. #BigFan

So therefore I love to watch anything she’s in and when I saw she was in a Christmas Hallmark movie, I had to watch. She plays a single mother working at a diner and falls in love, you know typical Hallmark movie. It’s on this Friday afternoon if anyone is interested!

The Classic: Home Alone

Home Alone is going to be on everyone’s list right?! It’s a classic and while I don’t get to watch it every year, this link up has inspired me to try this year. My family even quotes from this movie still.

I can’t wait to read all of your can’t live without Christmas movies!

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  1. Reply

    Kristi @ Happily Ever Griedls


    I totally forgot about the Family Stone – such a sweet movie – and pretty funny 🙂

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    Emily Schmitz


    What a great list!!! I can’t wait to follow along!

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    Stephanie Hankin


    I have somehow NEVER seen The Family Stone! I guess I need to fix that! 🙂
    And you just can’t have Christmas without watching Home Alone at least once!

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    Jessi's Design


    The Family Stone for the win!! (and I’m currently about to watch home alone with some wine!) xoxo