Our Favorite Things – Christmas Edition


It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and what better way to celebrate than cuddled up with a blanket and a good book or classic movie. From our Lubbock Moms family to yours, merry Christmas!

TV and Streaming Options

  • One of the most anticipated calendars is up for this year! Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas calendar has the full schedule of all things holiday entertainment for all of your waking hours in December.
  • Netflix has a handy search page with all their traditional movies, holiday special episodes of your favorite shows, Netflix originals, and all of the baking and cooking specials you can handle!
  • Hulu does as well! Bless you streaming services for thinking of busy parents!
  • And you know our friends at Disney+ wouldn’t let us down at the most magical time of year!
  • CBS Holiday Special Schedule– also available on CBS All Access. 


Movies to Own

Unless you have Apple TV, streaming this favorite classic won’t be an option this year. (GOOD NEWS UPDATE! Apple has agreed to a deal with PBS and these classics will show on KTTZ!) No problem, because you can buy your own copy to watch again and again and again. We have the boxed set at our house because our kiddos are obsessed with the other holiday favorites as well!

We have the entire boxed set at our house because our kiddos are obsessed with the other holiday favorites as well!

My husband’s favorite Christmas movie, and that’s really all I’ve got on this one 🙂

Somehow this movie still flies under the radar. Don’t miss this one! It’s a great story about family!

This set features the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and my personal favorite, underrated holiday special Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Buddy the Elf! What’s your favorite color? Eat plenty of sugary snacks with this one.

I don’t make the rules. ABC Family (now Freeform) decided they were Christmas movies, so they are.

My kids still can’t believe that Kevin is the same age as their mom! This modern classic still holds up as being just as funny as you remember.

Unless you’re a child of the 90s, you may have missed this one. But we watch it every year because it has the line that continues to crack my dad up decades later- “Santa just yammied in your handbag!”

I’m a sucker for the original black and white version, but some sets come with both!

The original is the best, hands down. And the hero of the movie- USPS!

Clark would like a word about his bonus!

This one originally premiered as a Disney TV special. My kids love this one and watch all year long!

I thought I didn’t need another version of this movie, but I was wrong. This one is adorable, with an updated message about appreciating our parents!

Another favorite at our house! This set includes Rudolph, Frosty, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, The Little Drummer Boy, and Cricket & Hearth.

Tbh, the animation kind of freaks me out a bit, but there’s nothing more fun than everyone getting in jammies and piling on the couch to watch this one together.

You can’t go wrong with this set. Which will be your family’s favorite?!

My all time favorite Christmas movie. We used to watch this as a family on Thanksgiving weekend while my mom made hot slice and bake chocolate chip cookies. That’s when the holiday season started!

Holiday Cheer After the Kids Go To Bed

A little naughty, a lot of fun.

This flick will let you relive driving all around to the various family functions without leaving your house!

It *is* a Christmas movie. It just is.

I promise it’s safe for all of these people to be in an airport and going to each other’s houses because it’s all pre-COVID!

Family Favorite Stories to Read

While a new entry to the list of books we’ll be reading this year, how could you not?!

These storybook collections make the perfect bedtime routine for the holidays. We prefer Book Two at our house because there’s a cute Frozen story.

Is it even Christmas until you read about how his heart grew three sizes?!

This story is a great way to talk with your kids about sharing with others during the holidays.

Pete will keep you laughing when he puts his mark on the Night Before Christmas.

This one is perfect for young readers who want to take a turn reading to the family! My first grader looooooves these and they’re just challenging enough without being tricky.

I think we’re up to seven different copies/versions of this one at our house. We keep finding new copies with great illustrations, and somehow, it’s “add to cart!”

For kids who have or haven’t seen the ballet, this book tells the original story.

A Christmas classic for the beautiful illustrations and reminding us to believe in the magic of Christmas! This one should always be read in jammies, with plenty of cocoa.

Here is a great telling of the nativity story with beautiful and classic illustrations. The text is a perfect compliment to helping children follow along after reading the version from the Bible.

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Kimberly is an East Coast girl who came to Lubbock for grad school and never left. A proud graduate of Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES!) and Texas Tech, Kimberly married a native Texan and is currently raising two little boys (ages 7 and 8) to be good humans. She is a certified introvert who extroverts all day at work, and her current interests include reading all the books, playing with all the puppies, being an expert of Y-7 TV, and living in a house full of boys 24/7. Favorite Restaurant: Saigon Favorite Landmark: Palo Duro Canyon Favorite Lubbock Tradition:The Nutcracker