Spending the Holidays with Mr. Potter

No, not that Mr. Potter.

My wife hates that movie.

And I’m not a huge fan either, for the record.

I mean this Mr. Potter:

On Black Friday, we picked up all eight Harry Potter movies for an offer we couldn’t refuse and we are going to rewatch them all from Christmas through New Year’s. We’ll end New Year’s Eve with the seventh movie and start 2020 with the eighth movie.

On Christmas Eve, we also will be watching my wife’s favorite Christmas movie, A Christmas Carol, the 1951 version with Alastair Sim.

Then I’ll watch my favorite Christmas movie, Die Hard, as my wife gets ready to work midnight to 8 p.m. Christmas Day and won’t be able to watch it all.

She is off the rest of the day, so later that evening, after our Christmas dinner, we’ll begin our Harry Potter marathon.

Don’t you know we’re riding on the Marrakesh Hogwarts Express.

So for those of you who celebrate Christmas and/or Hanukkah and/or New Year’s this time of year, what are YOU doing for the holidays?

All this month, I’ve been joining Tanya & Kimberly at Girlxoxo and Tamara at Traveling with T for their annual  #AMonthofFaves blog event โ€“ a fun way to recap the year that was. Today’s topic is This is How We Holiday. To see the entire list of topics, visit #AMonthofFaves 2019 [Blog Event] Announcement.

24 thoughts on “Spending the Holidays with Mr. Potter

  1. I never finished the Harry Potter series. I stopped at book four or five, when I had my daughter and never got the chance to pick them up again. I need to re-read them from book one so I’ve never seen the movies past the third one. A marathon of Potter movies would be enjoyable.

    Our plans. Christmas service Monday night, Christmas Eve brunch with my in-laws, Christmas day I will make prime rib and then we will head out to see Star Wars.


  2. My kids and I had a Harry Potter marathon last Christmas holidays, only we watched them all in day/night.

    We will spend Christmas Day with my parents, and probably head to the beach in the late afternoon for a swim.

    Wishing you a great reading week, and a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. With our schedules, we’re just not able to do that. But I bet that was fun for you and your kids. ๐Ÿ™‚ Heading to the beach sounds good too. It won’t be that warm here, but then we’re in a different hemisphere from y’all, so it’s winter here.

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  3. My sister and her husband and my husband and I have formed a little movie club last year. We formed it to share our favorite movies with each other. We started with the Harry Potter movies, which neither my husband nor I had seen. We have seen some wonderful movies together, including Schindler’s List, Casablanca, and Grand Canyon. Right now my husband and I are watching the 7 Up series from Great Britain. The last in that series, 63 Up, is supposed to be out soon (now?) I think it might be enough to simply watch the first and last and skip all the years in between. In any case, I’m pretty sure I’ll be sharing these soon.

    I hope you and your wife enjoy your movie marathon.


    1. The three you mentioned all are very good, of course, with the first one being the first movie my wife and I saw together. Seems like an odd one for a first date, but it was. It was a good, sad cry.


  4. I don’t even know who that first Mr Potter is, haha!

    We have Christmas movie traditions, but they, um, involve that awful Rudolph classic kids movie and, um, PeeWee’s Christmas Special. Ha!


    1. From It’s A Wonderful Life, which my wife finds to be “saccharine glurge.” I liked it when I was younger, but now…eh. Probably seen it too many times. Like that Christmas Story movie. Sometimes repetition isn’t a good thing…and I’m sorry for your Christmas traditional movies. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  5. Well I love Itโ€™s a Wonderful Life & the process old George Bailey goes through mentally. We also watched the Alastair Sim version of Christmas Carol & funny enough, my son just texted me heโ€™s going to watch Die Hard tonight!

    Love Harry Potter too. I think the first one is my favorite because of the revelations about his life and watching it change.


    1. This wasn’t meant to be an indictment of It’s A Wonderful Life. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s just not one of our favorite movies. That’s all.

      On Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 3:07 PM Still an unfinished person… wrote:



  6. Aw, why doesn’t she like it? I’ll admit to actually enjoying it after avoiding it for years.

    I haven’t watched the HP movies straight through in a long time. I’m sure that’ll be a fun experience, especially comparing the different writing and editing styles.


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