25 days ’til Christmas: Top 25

Today is December 1st and that only means one very important thing….. 
There are 25 days left until Christmas! 

To prepare for the holidays it is only appropriate that I provide you with: 
25 days of Christmas Movies
25 days of Christmas Jingles
25 days of Christmas gifts 

25 days of Christmas cookies

25 days of Christmas Movies: 
From December 1st-25th ABC Family will provide over 200 hours of Christmas-themed tv shows and movies. So prep the eggnogg and the fruitcake and get ready to catch the holiday spirit! 

What’s your favorite Christmas movie? 

  1. Elf 
  2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  3. It’s a Wonderful Life 
  4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 
  5. The Santa Clause
  6. A Christmas Story
  7. The Polar Express 
  8. The Muppet Christmas Carol 
  9. Bad Santa 
  10. Jack Frost
  11. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  12. Babes in Toyland
  13. Home Alone 
  14. Jingle All the Way 
  15. A Miracle on 34th Street 
  16. Gremlins
  17. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  18. Frosty the Snowman
  19. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
  20. Love Actually
  21. Die Hard
  22. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
  23. The Year Without Santa Claus
  24. Prancer 
  25. Four Christmases 

25 days of Christmas Jingles:
A compilation of classic, rock, and pop holiday songs. Many of which can be found as remakes by several different artists (although you can never go wrong with Michael Buble, Josh Groban, or Pavarotti). Here are a 25 of my favorites. 
  1. “White Christmas” – Bing Crosby 
  2. “Jingle Bell Rock” 
  3. “Blue Christmas” – Elvis Presley
  4. “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” – John Lennon 
  5. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” 
  6. “Marshmallow Christmas”  
  7. “Silent Night” 
  8. “O Holy Night”- Josh Groban 
  9. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” 
  10. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”- Bruce Springsteen & Bon Jovi
  11. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”- U2 
  12. “We Wish you the Merriest” – Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra 
  13. “Let It Snow”- Micheal Buble 
  14. “All I Want for Christmas is You” -Mariah Carey 
  15. “Last Christmas” – Wham!
  16. “Its The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Andy Williams
  17. “Silver Bells” 
  18. “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”- Elmo & Patsy
  19. “Step into Christmas” – Elton John  
  20. “O come, O come Emmanuel” 
  21. “Winter Wonderland”- Jason Mraz 
  22. “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”- Josh Groban 
  23. “I’ll be Home for Christmas” – Michael Buble (or Josh Groban)
  24. “Ave Maria”- Luciano Pavarotti 
  25. and for the adults who want to “have a very merry mother ****ing Christmas.. you may enjoy “I Wanna Rock you Hard this Christmas” – The Dan Band 

25 days of Christmas gifts 
Gift-giving ideas for those who have it all or simply won’t tell you what they want from Santa this year! 

  1. Themed Wine Sampler gift set 
  2. Home beer brewing kit 
  3. Starbucks gift card and coffee mug
  4. Send a bouquet of holiday flowers 
  5. Popcorn Factory gift basket 
  6. Beer of the Month Club (for beer lovers!) 
  7. Wine of the Month Club (for wine lovers!) 
  8. Dinner of the Month Club (for food lovers!) or check out http://www.amazingclubs.com for any other “of the month club” that you can think of!
  9. Netflix gift card 
  10. Magazine subscription 
  11. Ebook reader (Kindle, Nook..)
  12. Think Geek 
  13. Itunes gift card 
  14. Teavana Tea gift set 
  15. Wine rack
  16. Homemade candy & cookies 
  17. Hand-crafted & unique gift from Etsy.com
  18. Luggage or travel tote filled with travel goodies
  19. Wineberry, the boxed wine in a wood crate (I know, I know.. boxed wine doesn’t sound like a fabulous gift, but check out these boxes and you will see what I mean!) 
  20. Wall Mounted Fish Bowls or Fish Bowl Bookend Set 
  21. The Sharper Image Pocket Projector
  22. Digital Photo Frame Fridge Magnet 
  23. Spa gift certificate (or to a local nail salon) 
  24. A personal creation 
  25. Entertain their inner child with a gift from perpetual kid (like giving them A Christmas Story Leg Lamp!) 

25 days of Christmas cookies:
Here are 25 reasons to eat 25 different Christmas cookies! 

  1. Chocolate Chip Cookies 
  2. Lady Fingers (clothespin cookies)
  3. Gobs (whoopie pies)
  4. Stained-Glass window cookies 
  5. Thumbprint cookies
  6. Sugar cookies (in christmas cut-out shapes of course!)
  7. Buckeyes
  8. No-Bake chocolate peanut butter bars 
  9. Peanut butter cup cookies 
  10. Soft gingersnaps 
  11. Rice Krispies Treats Wreaths 
  12. Snowball cookies 
  13. Snickerdoodles
  14. Peanut butter blossoms 
  15. Gingerbread men 
  16. Coconut macaroons
  17. Pumpkin cookies 
  18. Christmas candy cane cookies 
  19. Russian tea cakes 
  20. Santa grahams 
  21. Reindeer cookies 
  22. Oatmeal cookies 
  23. Peanut butter cookies 
  24. Red Velvet cake cookies
  25. White Chocolate Macadamia nut cookies


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