Chyka's Favourite Christmas Entertainment

WORDS:: Chyka Keebaugh

PHOTOS:: Shannon Lamden

Every Christmas I have my staple of classic Christmas films and music that I enjoy. Christmas without these beautiful films or music just wouldn't be Christmas.

Everyone is happy, albeit a little stressed. There are parties to go to, parties to throw, gifts to make and buy. It is very busy but also very, very fun. What makes it more fun is surrounding yourself with Christmas joy! Whether that be playing music in your home, sitting together as a family and reading a special Christmas book or watching a movie. So I've pulled together a little list of things that I love to look, watch and listen to at this special time of year, I hope you enjoy them.

My Favourite Christmas Songs

  • White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  • The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
  • Jingle Bells – Jim Reeves
  • Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane0 – Gene Autry
  • Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Perry Como
  • Ill Be Home For Christmas – Bing Crosby
  • The Little Drummer Boy – Harry Someone Chorale
  • Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
  • It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Johnny Mathis
  • Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
  • Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante
  • I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus – The Ronettes
  • Mistletoe And Holly – Frank Sinatra
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
  • Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
  • The First Noel – Andy Williams
  • Let It Snow! Let Is Snow! Let It Snow! – Dean Martin
  • Winter Wonderland – Michael Bublé
  • Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé
  • Holly Jolly Christmas – Michael Bublé
  • Santa Baby – Michael Bublé
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  • I want a hippopotamus for Christmas – Patsy Biscoe
  • Jingle Bells – The Border Brass
  • Tijuana Christmas – The Border Brass
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love

Fun Christmas Movies To Watch

  • Elf (2003)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1898)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • The Santa Clause (1994)
  • Love Actually (2003)
  • Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
  • Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • The Holiday (2006)
  • The Family Stone (2005)
  • About A Boy (2002)
  • Bridget Jone’s Diary (2001)
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1998)
  • Christmas With The Kranks (2004)

Christmas Books For Children

  • The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Snowman – Raymond Briggs
  • The Jolly Christmas Postman – Allan Ahlberg
  • Father Christmas – Raymond Briggs
  • Christmas Wombat – Jackie French
  • A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree – Colleen Monroe
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas – Tim Burton
  • Mr. Willoby’s Christmas Tree – Robert Barry
  • Mr. Christmas – Roger Hargreaves
  • Mr. Snow – Roger Hargreaves
  • The Year Of The Perfect Christmas Tree – Gloria Houston
  • Bear Stays Up For Christmas – Karma Wilson
  • An Aussie Night Before Christmas – Yvonne Morrison And Kilmeny Niland
  • Santa’s Aussie Holiday – Maria Farrer And Anna Walker
  • Eloise At Christmas Time – Kay Thompson

What are your family traditions? Do you have a favourite Christmas song or movie?