I love holiday movies—nothing like laughter or a good cry to put you in the mood. Here are a few of my favorite movies—if I catch these on TV, I’ll stay up past my bedtime to watch them.
The Family Man
A greedy Wall Street trader gets a taste of family life on Christmas morning—minivans and all—and begins to realize money may not be the key to happiness.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
This is more of a Thanksgiving movie than a Christmas film, but it’s about holiday travel, as two mismatched travelers trying to get to Chicago drive each other nuts along the way.
Billy Bob Thornton is a naughty Kris Kringle-a drunken robber set on looting a department store.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Who can resist an outcast like Rudolph saving Christmas for little kids around the world?
Isn’t it every kid’s dream to be left on their own for awhile, then become a Super Hero and save his home from robbers?
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Who can resist inviting the Griswold’s and their “relatives” into their home during the holidays?
A Christmas Story
It’s all about the Red Ryder BB gun in this movie.
As for favorite books…the one closest to my heart is still the book I wrote in 2008, The Cowboy and the Angel. (Available in e-book) What can I say–I’m a sucker for kids in need of homes and love during the holidays!
Renée Sweeney will do whatever it takes to keep a roof over the heads of Detroit’s street kids. Even if it means stepping in front of a ten-ton wrecking ball aimed at their temporary home. And especially if it means clashing with gorgeous corporate cowboy Duke Dalton.
To Duke, the blue-eyed blonde seems more like an angel than a social worker. Until he discovers a group of runaways camping out in his warehouse! The Tulsa businessman came to set up shop in a new town, not provide free housing for the masses. But Renée and the kids are making him rethink his bottom line…and what the spirit of the Christmas season really means.
Now this cowboy Santa is looking to give Renée—and her young charges—a gift straight from his heart!
What’s your favorite holiday movie and or book!