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Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Yellow Loop. Today we are sharing our favorite Holiday Movies and TV Specials.
I love Christmas. Love it! We kick off Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. We put up decorations while listening to Christmas music, and then we make some yummy goodies, and we settle in to watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Not the Jim Carey version. The old, cartoon version with Boris Karloff narrating/as the Grinch and Thurl Ravenscroft singing “You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch.”
It is no mistake that How The Grinch Stole Christmas is part of our tradition for starting the Christmas season. In fact, I picked that movie for a few reasons. First, it was a movie that The Goof could appreciate at an earlier age. Before he could sit through a 2 hour movie, and when live action did not keep his attention the same way as cartoons, How The Grinch Stole Christmas was just the right length, and kept him interested enough to keep him watching the entire time.
Second, it had the message I wanted. See, I remember so much when I was working, before having the Goof, and hearing everyone in the office complain about Christmas. It was all about buying gifts, it was too expensive, it was a hassle, it just went on and on. I for one, loved Christmas, and it made me sad to think that this could be my future. All my co-workers said “Once you have kids you will see. At first it is great because they are little and into all the magic of it, but then they get older and all it is about is the expensive gifts, money spent, and all that jazz.” NOPE. I did not want to have that outlook. I wanted to continue to enjoy Christmas, and I wanted my kids to realize that Christmas was not about the gifts, and that there will be people who hate Christmas, but we need to not let them get us down.
Finally, I remember watching this as a child. I wanted to have memories of doing something with my kids that I did when I was young. I don’t remember watching too many Christmas movies as a kid, but I do remember watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas multiple times each season.
If you are wanting to add a little something extra to your Grinch viewing, maybe even make it a Grinch day or Grinch week (Grinchmas?) there are a ton of fun recipes, crafts, and more out there. I absolutely love this free printable from Rebekah Anne that can be added to a simple frame for some holiday decor. Also check out this Grinch ornament from The Cricut Scrapper.
I found a ton of recipes like the popcorn, from Two Sisters Crafting, and Grinch Hot Vanilla Milk, to Grinch cake, and so much more. I also found crafts and activities like the Paper Plate Grinch, on I Love Crafty Things, and Grinch Slime at Growing a Jeweled Rose, and even homeschool pages. For all things Grinch Inspired, you can check out my pinterest board dedicated to the green guy with a big heart (well, at the end anyways) HERE.
Don’t forget to leave a comment below telling me if you enjoy How The Grinch Stole Christmas, or if you have tried any Grinch Inspired crafts or recipes.
Also be sure to check out my list of 25 Christmas Crafts for kids based on Christmas movies.
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Yellow | Favorite Holiday Movies + TV Specials Loop:
- 1st Stop – Sparks of Magic | Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas”
- 2nd Stop – The Delightful Life | A Charlie Brown Christmas
- 3rd Stop – Love Our Disney | Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
- 4th Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | Elf