Kindness Advent Calendar: December 23, 2023 (Day 23)
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."
Welcome to Day 23 of your Kindness Advent Calendar! Throughout December, we will provide you with your daily act of kindness through our Kindness Advent Calendar! Come and celebrate the holiday season as we are kind all December long.
National Christmas Movie Marathon Day is celebrated annually on December 23.
Get ready to snuggle in your warm blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and your favorite holiday snacks! There are so many ways to get into the spirit of Christmas and we just love curling up on the couch for a movie marathon with our favorite Christmas movies. Whether you are in the mood for a classic or a rom-com, it is surprising just how many genres are covered by Christmas-centered movies.
Just like we all start listening to Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas is You' in December every year, we all have our favorite Christmas movies that we return to over and over again. It's such a great way to get festive! Whether it is the mischievous Grinch or the heartwarming stories in 'Love Actually,' Christmas movies come packed with warm nostalgia.
A lot of the early Christmas films were short movies. Following a couple of adaptations of Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol,' and a few war-centered Christmas flicks, 'It's a Wonderful Life' was a breakthrough Christmas movie in 1946.
Since then, Christmas has been the backdrop for many movies; cheesy rom-coms on Hallmark (that I will watch every single one of), kid's movies like 'Gremlins,' the 1990's blockbuster 'Home Alone,' and 'Elf.' The choice of what to watch has expanded and you won't be short of options on National Christmas Movie Marathon Day. Whether your go-to is Elf, Home Alone, The Polar Express, or all three, this holiday is about putting your feet up and enjoying your favorite Christmas movies back to back.
"I planned out our whole day. First, we make snow angels for two hours, and then we'll go ice skating, and then we'll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie Dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we'll snuggle."
~ Buddy The Elf