Monday, December 22, 2008

Family Moment Monday

In keeping with the movie theme for Family Moment Monday over at Motherhood for Dummies, I will share our traditional family Christmas movie.....The Christmas Story. Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the '40's, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift.

I remember watching this movie with my dad. I think it was on TV at least a dozen times during the holiday season. We watched it last year for the first time with our children (then 4 and 2)....we are hoping for a better response this year. Maybe the humor?? in the film will be a little better received. There are *some* parts that toddlers think are funny, right? Emma has made reference to it a few times so I know it wasn't a total flop. With popcorn, they will watch almost anything. I would switch movies (we can start a new tradition - I'm flexible) but I really don't know any other Christmas movie that is age appropriate (for a big age range) that I would want to watch every year. I am open to suggestions.

Enjoy your Monday but remember....Don't shoot your eye out!


  1. I got the special edition version this year and it included a leg lamp cookie cutter! :) As far as other movies go, It's a Wonderful life is great. I also like The Family Man which is a modern version of it's a wonderful life.

  2. seriously, this movie is such a classic!

  3. how about National Lampoons Christmas Vacation?!?


  4. This is a tradition with us too! My dad comes over and we watch this. I love to see him giggle...nothing warms my heart more. We love this movie and Christmas would not be the same without it!