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Blogmas 4: Top 5 Christmas Movies
5. The Polar Express - I didn’t grow up this movie since I was a little older when it came out, but it’s still an adorable movie and I try to watch it every year.
4. Love Actually - My go to Christmas romance movie, (closely followed by the holiday). I watch this movie multiple times every Christmas season. If you haven’t seen it, GO!
3. The Santa Clause- Definitely my favorite Christmas movie as a little kid. I think I watched it every day during Christmas seasons growing up.
2. Elf- I remember the first time I saw this, I was 11. It was hilarious. I fell in love. My sister and I normally watch this on Christmas eve.
1. It’s a Wonderful Life- the classic. I was Zuzu two Christmas seasons in a row (7&8 years old or so) in our local theater’s production and fell in love with this story. It’s my Christmas day pick.
Ok, technically we were supposed to pick a favorite, but I love all of these movies so much and I couldn’t. Also more below, because I really have a hard time picking things.
Honorable Mentions: The Holiday, A Christmas Story, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
|Song: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing|
|Artist: Sufjan Stevens|
|Album: Songs for Christmas|
The charater development of Effie is incredible, Elizabeth Banks is perfect for this part she portrays it incredibly
Also her face when she looks at Katniss. No one in the Cptl ever lost anyone to the games. This is the first time she might loose someone she cares about.
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
Blogmas 3: My favorite Christmas song!!
So it’s been a tough decision but I think my favorite christmas song is Silent Night. It just really means a lot to me and I think really conveys how powerful that night was and what Christmas really means. God sent his son to earth as a tiny little infant to be our Lord and savior and that’s really pretty awesome.
“Silent night, Holy night
Shepherds quake, at the sight
Glories streams from heaven above
Heavenly hosts sings Allelujah
Christ the savior is born,
Christ the savior is born!”
Anywho, I don’t know if I have a favorite version. Mariah Carey’s is a good go-to. Also, Sarah McLachlan’s. I heard Taylor Swift’s recently and it was pretty good too. I think my personal favorite might be my church on Christmas eve midnight service. There is just something about being in the church singing with hundreds of other people at midnight on Christmas that makes this song so precious.
Some of my other Christmas songs are: All I want for Christmas is You, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, and Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland. I guess you’ll probably hear some of these later this month on the day we do Christmas playlists.
Ok, bye now!
Blogmas 2: Winter Recipies: Turkey Chili
This is my go to cold weather recipe. Pretty basic, but you can spice it up.
1 lb ground turkey (I prefer turkey, but beef or other ground meat works)
Diced Onion, jalapeños, other peppers (Optional)
1 can black beans
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce, more if you like thinner chili
Seasonings (I tend to rotate between doing a custom blend of spices or just using a packet of chili seasoning)
Brown turkey, add onions. Drain any grease.
In a pot mix tomato sauce with seasonings. Add beans, diced tomatoes, cooked turkey, peppers. Bring to a simmer. Stirring occasionally. Let simmer until hot.
Serve with cornbread, crackers, corn chips, or whatever you like. I personally like adding a bit of sour cream and lots of hot sauce.
Harry Potter as a teen comedy.
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