25 Days of My Favorite Christmas Movies: Week 1

White Christmas Bedroom

I love Christmas movies. Who doesn’t? Through the years they feel like old friends we get to revisit in the most happy way. Some from childhood and some newer, but all have that holiday magic that gives one all the feels. I thought it would be fun to blog one Christmas movie a day for 25 days. If you follow me on Instagram you can see one each day. Here at the end of the week, I will share the 7.

Cozy corner themed in my favorite movie, “White Christmas”

I have several Christmas movies that are favorites. “White Christmas” is one! I decorated our whole master bedroom in its theme with vintage pieces added to give the feel of the time the movie is set in.

These shelves hold my Christmas miniatures. On the 2nd from the bottom shelf, in the middle are, “The Hayne sisters” from the movie …Meyer’s Peg Dolls created them. I love the details on them of the outfits they wore in the last big scene.

Each week, I’m picking one movie to do a big theme with. This week it was “White Christmas.” It was featured on my Instagram as Day 7. Let’s come back to it at the end and go to my Day 1 Christmas movie.

Day 1: “It’s A Wonderful Life”

I picked “It’s A Wonderful Life” as my Day 1. George Bailey was always postponing his dreams to take care of his loved ones. He finally comes to the end of himself, when the savings and loan he runs may go under. Jimmy Stewart is superb in the role. His guardian angel shows up just in time showing George just how much his life matters and impacts others.

This is my favorite quote from the movie

“Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” I created this letterboard to put in my nativity area on the angel shelf. The board is from an awesome company called Felt Good Vibes, the bell and angel icons came from a great company called Believe, Dream, Imagine.

Angels surround the quote with little bells from Crate & Barrel. A bowl of chocolate mint bells complete the vignette

Day 2, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (animated version) I grew up watching this classic. I always worried about Max, the dog of the Grinch, every time I watched it. Yet I was fascinated how he made his Santa clothes. I loved the music “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” … the Whos… the town …Mount Crumpet… how is that you can see these movies over and over … yet still get caught up in the story? Must be Christmas magic.

Grinch vignette …. letterboard from Felt Good vibes… Grinch and snowflake icons from the Etsy story Words With Means

Day 3, “Miracle On 34th Street,”…. what’s not to love in this 1947 rendition …the great Maureen O’ Hara and Natalie Wood…with the wonderful Edmund Gwynn as Kris Kringle. From the Macy’s parade to the end when Susie’s faith in Santa is rewarded is pure movie magic.

Miracle on 34th Street …quote and vignette in honor of the movie

I think one of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Kris is on trial to prove he is Santa. I love the scene when the mail comes pouring in for him. I depicted it with these wonderful signs …one a Christmas letter addressed to Santa and the other is North Pole postage all from the incredible Details 2 Enjoy

Day 4, “Frosty The Snowman”…. I did this themed Frosty bar in honor of this movie …complete with advice from Frosty and his baby picture.

Frosty bar…buffalo check pattern adorns the snowmen flanking the bar ( those were painted by my mom), the snowmen beads ( The Pink Hutch, an Etsy shop, custom made these snowmen to match the ones my mom painted!), Noel sign and the scarf.

First bigger gray board is from Felt Good Vibes and the snowman and snowflake icons are from A Peace of Creativity …the smaller gray board is from, Felt Creative Home and snowflake icon is from Words With Means

Day 5, “A Christmas Carol” …Charles Dickens’ tale of Ebeneezer Scroogea miserable miser who needed a wake up call before it was too late. Every year, it’s my husband’s tradition, since childhood, to watch the Alistair Sims version.

These carolers remind me of the time “A Christmas Carol” took place.

My Aunt Donna was Mrs. Christmas…she adore this holiday and taught us how to celebrate it well. We would bake cookies with her … she always took such great joy in seeing what Santa brought us …when we grew up she gave us wonderful gifts we never would have gotten ourselves. These carolers were one such gift…she gave me one every Christmas for over 20 years! This is a photo of her and I. It’s in a frame that has a quote from “A Christmas Carol,” because she personified this in how she celebrated it and how she lived her life. She kept Christmas every day and was such an example of kindness and generosity.

I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”This was my aunt, she knew how to “keep Christmas well.”

Day 6, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” My husband and I love this one…he’s our favorite version of Santa ( in “Rudolph” , Santa doesn’t seem happy….in “The Year Without A Santa,” he’s ready to quit.) We love learning how Santa got his name, why he fills stockings, when reindeer began to fly …and because we were married one week before Christmas, we love that Santa and Jessica get married at Christmas.

“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” …I illustrated song in this vignette…if you look closely, you will see miniatures of the characters from the movie. Santa and stocking icons: A Peace of Creativity. Mini letterboard: Felt Creative Home

There they are…Kris Kringle, Topper the penguin and Jessica

Santa’s Naughty and Nice List

I arranged these flowers of red and white in this cute Santa inspired basket

This brings us back to Day 7 and the end of our week of Christmas movies. Here are a few more photos of our “White Christmas” bedroom. Next week, I will blog Days 8 – 14 … Til then, I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and can cozy up and watch some of your favorite Christmas movies …I’d love to hear what your favorites are in the comments.

May your days be Merry and Bright…sign from Details 2 Enjoy

These Noel letters belonged to my grandma …she passed them to my parents…who passed them to me