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Thanksgiving-to-Christmas Christmas movie countdown

Eli Chafin

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” As soon as the tryptophan wears off and the turkey coma subsides, it’s time to jump into the Christmas pajamas that are pushed to the back of your closet (or, if you’re me, remain in your weekly rotation)  and get into the spirit.

I, a Christmas-obsessed Jew, am a self proclaimed expert on the holiday season. While I typically spend Christmas in fuzzy socks, Chinese food in hand, I recognize that this is not the most traditional Christmas celebration.  

This year, I have made the decision to share my infinite wisdom on this magnificent holiday. Below, is my “official” Thanksgiving-to-Christmas Christmas Movie Countdown for your watching pleasure.

Day 1- Thanksgiving day: “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer.”

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Day 2: “A Christmas Carol”

Day 3: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

Day 4: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”   

Day 5: “The Santa Clause”

Day 6: “The Santa Clause 2”

Day 7: “The Santa Clause 3”

Day 8: “The Polar Express”

Day 9: “Elf”

Day 10: “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Day 11: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

Day 12: “Frosty the Snowman”

Day 13: “White Christmas”

Day 14: “Miracle on 34th Street”

Day 15: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Day 16: “A Christmas Story”

Day 17: “Serendipity”

Day 18: “Love Actually”

Day 19: “Little Women”

Day 20: “Bell Book and Candle”

Day 21: “An Affair to Remember”  

Day 22: “Charlie Brown Christmas”

Day 23: “The Muppet Christmas Carol”

Day 24: “Casper’s Haunted Christmas”

Day 25: “Winnie the Pooh A Very Merry Pooh Year”

Day 26: “Home Alone”

Day 27: “Home Alone 2”

Day 28: “All I Want for Christmas”

Day 29: “Christmas Town”

Day 30: “Christmas with the Cranks”

Day 31: “Fred Claus”

Day 32- Christmas Eve eve: “The Nutcracker”

This brings us to Christmas Eve. Per my unusual holiday tradition, you could opt to gorge yourself on copious amounts of Lo Mein whilst watching the classic Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus,” or you could go the more traditional route. Whatever your religious traditions or denomination(s) (or lack thereof), be sure to celebrate with friends and family and the ones you hold dear. Have a wonderful holiday season.   

See also: Can I be Jewish and still love Christmas?

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