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Okay, this post isn’t as much about fireworks as it is my favorite holiday movies. I love the slower pace of the season – with the kids off on winter break we don’t have to worry about waking up early and rushing here and there. That means it’s the perfect opportunity to lounge around and watch movies all day – and holiday movies leave me with such a warm-fuzzy feeling. Kinda like when I watch a firework display orchestrated for beautiful music.
Here are three of my favorite holiday movies (and a few fireworks, too)!
Miracle on 34th Street  – Do you believe in Santa Claus? You certainly will have no doubts after watching this classic movie from the 1940s. I like to make a yearly tradition out of this movie that features a young girl who convinces her mother (who runs the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade) that Santa is actually real!  I also like to make a tradition of drinking hot chocolate, putting on our hats and scarves and lighting up some sparklers on the porch.
Elf: I’m not going to apologize for loving every movie starring Will Ferrell. This funny man makes being a super-sized elf, well, so funny! Each and every year, I sit down with a big plate of Buddy-inspired maple syrup spaghetti and bust a gut over this hysterical flick. And, in honor of this misunderstood elf, I like to shoot off some Big & Bad rocket fireworks in his honor – although, we all know that Buddy is only big and not at all bad!
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer: I like to invite friends over and sing along to all the fun songs in this old-school stop-action animated movie, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Shooting off firecrackers afterward may seem odd, but somehow it’s become our standard party trick and it never gets old!
I hope you enjoy all your holiday movies this winter season and make sure to crawl out of your snuggie to shoot off some fun fireworks from