My Favorite Christmas Movies!

For my third Blogmas post, I thought, why not talk a little bit about some holiday movies?!! So, today I’m going to be speaking about MY favorite Christmas movies, and hopefully you guys can relate to all or, at least, some of them! 🙂

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These aren’t going to be in any particular order (as they never are), so let’s get started!

  1. ELF

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To be honest, whether it’s around the holidays or not, I LOVE watching this movie. It’s a great family movie that really never gets old to me. Will Ferrel is hilarious and it’s definitely a great Christmas favorite.

2. A Christmas Story

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This movie is a CLASSIC!! Every single year on AMC on Christmas Day they give an all-day marathon of this movie, and my family and I will have breakfast, open presents, and then throughout the day just turn it on to watch. It’s a mini Christmas tradition of ours that also never gets old.

Side note, I was actually VERY upset/annoyed when I saw that they not only apparently made a part 2, but they also made a “remake, live version” of the original. No shade to any of the actors that were apart of it, but c’mon man, this is a classic. Don’t go trying to change and/or modernize it!!

3. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the original one, with Jim Carrey! 🙄)

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FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE!!!! I mean c’mon….who the heck doesn’t love the Grinch?! Especially this version! I really wanted to be able to see the new version of it that came out recently, but a lot of people were telling me that it wasn’t good or worth it, so even though I was a little disappointed at hearing that, I’m kind of glad because I’m sure it would’ve ruined my perception of the entire thing including this one.

4. The Santa Claus movies

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I LOVE Tim Allen in these movies!! I think it’s pretty much the reason I love him as an actor in general. Since I was a kid, these were always my favorite Christmas movies, and I look forward to watching them every year. Just the story/concept behind them all I find so cute and fun, and I can’t wait to one day hopefully introduce my own kids to these movies.

5. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

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This is SUCH a great Christmas movie that teaches you about the value of family and selflessness. I only a few years ago came across this movie (I’m not even exactly sure how), but I’m so glad I did. Plus, I was OBSESSED with Jonathan Taylor Thomas when I was younger and thought he was SOOOOOO cute. Definitely recommend watching this if you haven’t seen it before.

BONUS 2!!:

Christmas With The Kranks

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Everyone that I know hates and/or doesn’t care about this movie for some reason, but it never gets old to me (again Tim Allen is starring in it, so maybe that’s why in itself lol). But I think it’s really funny, and there’s just something about it (although I can’t exactly pinpoint what it is), that I really like. It’s like cheesy, and somewhat typical of a Tim Allen movie I guess you could say? But I still love it regardless, and love watching it every year whenever I get the chance to.

The Polar Express

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This is actually a movie that I only recently started liking, maybe 2-3 years ago, but before that I actually kind of hated it. I don’t know why exactly, but I was just never into it, never cared to even try watching it, etc. But, then I finally gave it a chance a few years ago, and ended up really liking it (never judge a book by its cover kids). It’s a super cute animated movie especially for kids, and I completely recommend for you to watch it if you haven’t already (or at the very least have your kids watch because they would love it).

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments or through social media if any of these are your guys’ favorites too, or if not, what are some of your guys’ favorite holiday movies? I’d love to hear from you all about it and maybe even get a few recommendations of new ones to watch! 🙂

Thanks so much for reading. Please like, follow, share and comment, and I’ll see you guys on Wednesday for my next one! 😀

-Xoxo, Leo Girl ❤

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The Christmas Tag: Let The Festivities Begin!

Hello and happy Sunday everyone!

Another end to another weekend…as bittersweet as it may be, I hope you guys enjoyed it and rested up for the start of the new week tomorrow!

I’m super excited because today I’m going to be officially starting my first day of Blogmas!!

I am, however, just going to be doing my own version of it, MEANING, although most bloggers and/or YouTubers tend to try and post every single day/night for the month of December, I’m going to just do it twice or three times a week. Nonetheless, I will be making sure that they’re as fun, creative and holiday-related (to some extent) as possible! 🙂

So, for today’s post (and technically first day of Blogmas for me), I thought it would be fun to do none other than the Christmas tag! Mentioning a few of my personal holiday favorites along with past experiences, traditions, etc.

So, without further adieu, let’s get started!

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  1. What is your favorite Christmas film?

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There are SO many (which I’m going to be doing a completely separate post about later on), but if I had to choose out of them all, I would have to probably say The Santa Claus movie(s), starring Tim Allen. I literally never get tired of those movies and think they are SO cute.

2. Have you ever had a White Christmas?

None that I remember on the day of, but there’s been some a few days before and/or after.

3. Where do you usually spend your holiday?

At home with family (my parents and brother) and Diego.

4. What is your favorite Christmas song?

The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) by Nat “King” Cole.

5. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

Amongst my family, the only thing(s) we open on Christmas Eve are our stockings, but aside from that, Diego and I usually tend to exchange gifts with each other and open them that day.

6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen…..(and Rudolph). And to be honest the only reason I really know them and can recite them so fast if you asked me in person is because of that one scene in Jingle All The Way starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (which, if you haven’t watched it before you totally should 😂).

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7. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?

I guess I would have to say the Advent calendar my dad always gets my brother and I every year (no matter how old we are), watching the 25 days of Christmas on FreeForm, and also watching A Christmas Story all day on AMC  on the actual day of Christmas with my family.

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

Fake!

9. What is your all-time favorite holiday food/sweet treat?

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I LOVE the holiday pillsbury sugar cookies. UGHH they’re pre-baked already, but god do they never get old 😍  (which fun fact: they have ones as E.L.F. themed now that I am SO excited to make!!!)

10. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

Honestly, if you know me you know that I LOVE giving gifts to others, especially the people I care about most, and even if I don’t get anything back from them in return. I’m just that type of person. I go all out every year for the people I care about. I love and would much rather know that I’m making other people happy in that sense then get anything else. To me, that makes me the most happy.

11. Most memorable Holiday moment?

Last year in general, although it was really hard, was also really memorable, because it was the first Christmas in YEARS that we had spent it without our cat Spencer. And everyone in my family knew how difficult it was for me personally, so they all (in their own separate ways/gifts) got me a lot of great things to help me not only cope, but also to just remember him.

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Like my mom got me this picture of me and Spencer blown up and put on a canvas, which actually hangs on the wall in my room now, and Diego got me a bracelet that was engraved with “For my love, From D & S,” which was pretty special and actually made me cry (both of them).

12. When did you realize the truth about Santa?

This is terrible, but I must’ve been like 9-10 and to this day I really don’t remember what was up my ass that one Christmas morning, or who pissed me off or why it happened, but I just remember being really upset and yelling at the top of my lungs to my parents “AND THAT’S WHY SANTA ISN’T EVEN REAL!!” and so from then on, my parents stopped all of the ‘Santa is real’ charade with me and just got me gifts like a grown-up (so to speak) 😂.

13. What makes the Holidays special for you?

Honestly, I just love the general feeling and giddiness that comes along with it all. The music, decorations, events, etc., it’s just all really fun and exciting and never gets old for me. I’m 23 years-old and to this day, I look forward to it and all of the cheesy little things that come along with it every year.

14. Have you ever made a snowman?

Not on or for Christmas, but yes my brother and I have tried (and failed) several times before.

15. How do you decorate your house for Christmas?

I/we (my family) love the holidays and always do our best to go all out. And personally,  more so now that I’m older, working and making my own money, I tend to go all out even if it’s just for my room (which I’ll be showing you guys in a separate post soon).

16. When do you start getting excited about Christmas?

Anyone who knows me knows that November 1st is when I start getting excited, decorating and listening to Christmas music lol.

17. You have been granted one Christmas wish….what would it be?

To have one big Christmas party/event with my entire family (from both my parents’ sides), because it’s been a LONG time since we’ve all gotten together in that way sadly, and I know it would be a great and memorable time for all of us if it were to happen.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this Christmas Tag post. Please like, share, follow and comment, and stay tuned for my next Blogmas post in a few days! 😀

-Xoxo, LeoGirl ❤

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My Top 10 Favorite Movies

Today’s post is going to be a short, random and fun post completely dedicated to my favorite movies (as you could tell from the title).

I know that I’m a huge movie lover, so I figure why not make an entire post about it?! Let’s also keep in mind that there are obviously other movies that I LOVE as well that are not listed, so I wouldn’t necessarily say that these are like my favorite movies of all time (although a few of them are), but when I was thinking about this post, these were the ones that came to mind right away!

These are in no particular order:

  1. Harry Potter (ALL OF THEM!! Is that technically cheating because it’s not one particular movie? I don’t think so…🙃)

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2. The Twilight Saga (All of them! Again, totally probably cheating but whatevs 🤷🏻‍♀️)

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3. Fast & Furious (all of them! Okay okay, this is the last franchise I love, I promise!)

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4. Mean Girls. I mean c’mon… this is just self explanatory… “You can’t sit with us!”, “She doesn’t even go here!”, “Nice wig Janice, what’s it made of?….Your mother’s chest hair!!!”, “On Wednesdays we wear pink,”….classic!!

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5. He’s Just Not That Into You. To be honest, I only came across this movie about a year or so ago, and I think I just randomly saw it on TV, started watching it and just ended up loving it for some reason. I could watch it all the time now and never get bored of it.

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6. Step Brothers. I mean…again, self-explanatory…. “He better not get in my face, or I’ll drop that mother f***er,” “I’m not gonna call him dad…even if there’s a fire!”, “Dad what are you doing it’s shark week!”, “Pow!”.

Another classic. Talk about never getting tired of watching a movie.. the more I watch this movie, the more I die of laughter each and every time.

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7. Monster-in-Law. Why do I love this movie? I could not tell you tbh. I just find it funny and interesting. Who doesn’t love a good Jennifer Lopez movie anyway, am i right?!

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8. Deadpool. I gotta give credit to Diego on this one. If it wasn’t for him, I probably would’ve never went to watch this and ended up loving it so much. He’s into all the superhero movies and stuff, so I had really just went to see this for him, and ended up loving it. Plus I mean….Ryan Reynolds is just sexy as hell, so like… why wouldn’t I go see it? If you’re not into the superhero stuff, I would recommend just going to see this movie for him (even though he looks fugly for the majority of it).

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9. Big Daddy. This is SUCH an old movie, but it is SO adorable (I mean how freakin’ cute is Dylan & Cole Sprouse when they were kids?!). So cute and funny, if you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend that you do.

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10. Any Nicholas Sparks Movie (The Notebook, The Last Song, A Walk To Remember, etc.). What can I say? I’m a hopeless romantic, and Nicholas Sparks literally never does wrong with his books/movies.

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Well guys that’s it for this post, these are my top 10 favorite movies (although about 4 of them are franchises then specific movies, but whatever you get the point!!). Also, clearly my favorite genre of movies consists primarily of comedies, romantic comedies, and action haha 😂.

Let me know in the comments and/or through social media if these are any of your favs too, or if you just have completely different ones, and why!

See you guys in my next post 🙂

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