Hi, I’m Ryan. I’m a writer, reader, pastor, husband, father, music, film, art, and sports enthusiast, and other stuff living in urban kansas city, missouri. This blog is my playground, therapist, and where i try and figure out life under the sun. Grad you’re here!

My Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies

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So, yeah, it’s that time of year. Netflix, cable, or whatever streaming magic you use, are riddled with Christmas/holiday movies. What are your favorites?

Sorry, Die Hard does not count as a Christmas movie.

My Top 5:

#1 Christmas Vacation

Clark W. Griswold is my inspiration for all things lights.

#2 A Christmas Story

“You’re gonna shoot your eye out…”

#3 Elf

Will Ferrell throwing snowballs at those kid’s in Central Park is funniest thing ever.

#4 Christmas with the Kranks

A friend plays a non-speaking role in the movie. Regardless, it’s an underrated Christmas flick.

#5 Home Alone

Still every kid’s dream to have your parents leave you, and have to defend the house against thieves.

What are your favorites?

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