4 Christmas Decorations Inspired by Holiday Movies
Guest post by Eric Nagel
Part of the joy of Christmastime at my house is watching holiday movies with my wife and kids. Typically this involves popping a few bags of popcorn, fighting for the best spot on the couch, and enjoying Christmas classics and creating new memories.
Certain movies have iconic items which not only spread your holiday cheer, but are also great conversation starters and help others share their memories with you. Look for these Christmas decorations to add to your house:
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
In 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas debuted with Charlie Brown searching for the true meaning of Christmas. In doing so, he chooses a small tree for the Christmas play, and his friends mock him at first. But after they, too, realize what Christmas is all about, they embrace the frail tree. The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree can be found at many local retailers, including Target and Walgreen’s.
Moose Mugs from Christmas Vacation
Clark Griswold wants the perfect Christmas with his family in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, but a surprise visit from cousin Eddie leads to some stress and conflicts. In Christmas Vacation, Clark and Eddie are sipping Eggnog from these Moose Mugs (representing Marty Moose from Wally World), available from Amazon.com
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp
There isn’t a more iconic Christmas decoration than the Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story. This
Major Award is won by Mr. Parker (Ralphie’s dad) after entering numerous contests. He proudly displays the lamp in the front window, while Mrs. Parker hides with embarrassment. Your neighbors will either be full of jealously, or shake their heads and close their curtains until New Year’s.
It’s a Wonderful Life Silver Bell Ornament
George Baily gets a glimpse of what life would have been like without him, and doesn’t like what he sees. Upon returning to reality, George is with his daughter who says the famous line,
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
About the author: Eric Nagel is a fan of all things Christmas. His home in upstate New York is decorated from top to bottom each holiday season and is a popular attraction at night with his dazzling display of lights.
What Christmas movies do you watch with your family every holiday season? Do you have any decorations dedicated to these movies?