It’s a Christmas Movie Miracle

Every family has its holiday traditions. Some make sense and are fairly traditional. Others are off the wall and make no sense to the rest of us. One of ours is the Christmas Day movie. It started way back in 1996 when I was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio TX. My parents and sister came out to visit and there wasn’t much to do, so we ate Christmas dinner at the IHOP and went to see a movie.

1996- Toy Story

1997- An American Werewolf in Paris

1998- Patch Adams

1999- Sleepy Hollow

2000- Castaway

2001-2003 Lord of the Rings trilogy. The first Christmas movies as a married dude.

2004- Blade-Trinity

2005- King Kong. The last time my parents went with us. They started staying at home to watch all the kids after this.

2006- Night at the Museum

2007- I Am Legend

2008- The Spirit

2009- Sherlock Holmes

2010- The Chronicles of Narnia- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The only one so far that any of my kids have gone to see with us.

2011- Sherlock Holmes- Game of Shadows

2012- Jack Reacher

2013- 47 Ronin

Only a few stars that I can think of have made repeat appearances- Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr., and Jude Law. Action movies definitely pack out the listings.

You know, the movies are so crowded on Christmas Day that I’m not even sure if this counts as non-traditional. So, what are your non-traditional holiday traditions?

This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at Thanks for reading!


2 thoughts on “It’s a Christmas Movie Miracle

  1. We have a strange Valentine’s Day movie tradition…we like to have a floor picnic and watch a really romantic movie…so far those movies have included Doom, Ghost Ship, and Pulp Fiction. 😉 I hope y’all had a great Christmas! 😀

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