Thanks to my youngest daughter, Christmas at our house starts right after Halloween. The morning after the neighborhood kids do their annual round of Demanding Candy with Menaces (or as they like to call it 'Trick or Treating'), she puts away the pumpkin cookie jar and digs out the one shaped like a snowman. Tea-towels and oven mitts take on a distinct snowman look and the house jingles to the sound of various Christmas songs. DVDs like The Corpse Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas are assigned to the back of the shelf, while Elf and The Muppet Christmas Carol go on a near-permanent rotation on the various TVs around the house.
Not that I'm complaining. I love Christmas, and I love me a good holiday movie. Last night, Senior Management and I settled down to watch one of our favorites.
The Shop Around the Corner is a delightful romantic comedy about two pen pals who fall in love by letter, not realizing they know (and dislike) each other in real life. For my money, it's much more enjoyable than James Stewart's better known Christmas staple, It's a Wonderful Life.
How about you?
What's you favorite holiday movie?