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by Courtney on December 3, 2012

Ahhhhh. Nothing like some computer troubles to get your Monday started off on the right foot! Thankfully, everything seems to be resolved now, but my goodness is it annoying when you’re computer is going whacky and you have NO idea what the heck is going on.

Anywho…happy Monday, everyone! How was the weekend? Judging by my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds, it looks like quite a few of you were getting into the holiday spirit this weekend. I saw lots of pretty Christmas trees and yummy baked goods happening! Although I didn’t have those things going on, I did still have some festive stuff over here…

So in other news, Cody has been absolutely NUTS this morning. Running all around the house like a maniac, in full attack mode, with eyes that just scream “I am feisty.”

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I took that picture with my iPhone and after seeing how grainy it is, it sort of reminds me of the part in Elf when they see Buddy running through Central Park and show him on the news.

Of course, I couldn’t find a photo of what I’m talking about, but it’s when he’s running through the park and looks like the photo above.

Then again, I have seen that movie about 3 times over the past two weeks, so that might also have something to do with the correlation? Can you tell that it’s one of my favorite Christmas movies of ALL time?? Winking smile

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Breakfast

Guess what’s baaaaaaack?!

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Two toasted waffles (some of you asked – I’ve been getting Eggo NutriGrain lately because I love how you get 10 to a box) one with PB&J, the other with PB & banana.

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Looooooove these things.

I’ve got a full Monday ahead of me, including some recipe making, some recipe writing, some training plans, some errands, and a few other tasks that I put off over the weekend. Time to get to it!

Question for the Morning:

What’s your favorite holiday/Christmas movie of all time?

I don’t have just one…in addition to Elf, I love A Christmas Story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and Love Actually.

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1 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections December 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

My favorite Christmas movie is definitely The Grinch, as my family and I watched it together every Christmas when I was a kid. It’s just not Christmas without The Grinch! I think I’ve only seen half of Elf. I’ll have to watch the whole thing this year!
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2 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

Love Actually is definitely one of my top favorites too! We just rented it a couple weekends ago because I saw it in Redbox. I really just need to buy it. I also love Home Alone!
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3 Hannah December 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

Favorite Christmas movie? Ahhh it would have to be a tie between Elf, Miracle on 34 Street and The Family Stone!
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4 Lauren December 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

I would have to say It’s a Wonderful Life is my favorite. We watch it every single Christmas eve and have since we started dating. It’s such a classic but holds significant meaning. I do love Elf though! :) Happy Monday sweet girl!
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5 Khushboo December 3, 2012 at 9:53 am

Home Alone 1 & 2 are amongst my fave- they never get old!
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6 Melanie December 3, 2012 at 9:58 am

Elf is definitely up there on the list of favorite Christmas movies. I also love Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, White Christmas, The Holiday…there are so many good ones!
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7 Blog is the New Black December 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

I love Elf, too! ;)

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8 Blog is the New Black December 3, 2012 at 10:02 am

I love Elf, too! Classic.
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9 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian December 3, 2012 at 10:04 am

Oh man – that’s hard to pick! I think A Christmas Story has to be my all time favorite because it’s a classic, but I do love Elf and the old How a Grinch Stole Christmas
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10 Molly @ Happy&Healthy December 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

I love Elf! I DVRed it last week and have watched it 3 times since haha, it is just so funny and always puts me in the holiday mood! I’m glad your computer is working again, computer problems stress me out!

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11 Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona December 3, 2012 at 10:19 am

I enjoy watching Elf too, though my all time favorite has to be It’s A Wonderful Life. It makes me cry every single time I watch it.
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12 chelcie @ chelcie's food files December 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

i lOVE Elf! I also love A christmas Story!
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13 Fizz@fizzsbizz.com December 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is definitely my all time favourite! My family watches it together every year, and then we spend the rest of the year reciting the lines until it’s Christmas again!
Such a classic!
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14 Emily December 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

I love watching the old How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Frosty the Snowman when they’re on TV! I remember watching them every year with my sisters when we were younger.
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15 Linz @ Itz Linz December 3, 2012 at 10:30 am

Elf definitely takes the cake!! I’m Jewish and celebrate Chanukah but I still love Elf!!
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16 Elaine December 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

Haha I know exactly which scene you are talking about. Elf is probably my favorite Christmas movie! I watch it every year, at least 5 times. :)
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17 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian December 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

I like the Grinch but I find it hard to sit down through a full movie these days!
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18 Nicole@ livingthesweetlifestl.wordpress.com December 3, 2012 at 10:40 am

I always do a christmas movie day and watch grinch, love actually and elf.
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19 Rachel December 3, 2012 at 10:44 am

hahaha I totally know that scene! We have the same favorite Christmas movies :D I looove The Grinch!
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20 Beks December 3, 2012 at 10:49 am

I had never seen all of Elf until a few days ago. It was fun (though that part in the middle where he has to dress like his father dragged a bit).

We watched my favorite “Holiday” movie last night, “Meet Me in St. Louis.” I say “Holiday” instead of Christmas because there are about three holidays in it: Halloween, Christmas, and what appears to be Easter (Or just Springtime, but we’ll go with it).

“Santa Claus: The Movie” from 1985 is also a favorite. It’s like two movies in one! Available on Netflix Instant View!
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21 alyssa - life a la wife December 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

My favorite is ELF too!! I could never ever ever get tired of watching it!
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22 Kerry @ Totes My Oats December 3, 2012 at 10:55 am

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation without a doubt! I laugh every time I watch it!
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23 Courtney December 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Me too!!! It never gets old :)

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24 Natalie @ Free Range Human December 3, 2012 at 10:56 am

I love the Grinch and Love Actually, but my favorite has to be Christmas Vacation. It’s a family tradition!
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25 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

My favorite holiday story is the classic “The Christmas Story”! When TBS has it on for 24 hours, we keep it on all day! It’s such a silly movie, but the whole family loves it!!
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26 Courtney December 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Haha, we do too!!

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27 Meghan @ After the Ivy League December 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

We are Christmas movie twins. I love all the ones you just named, they’re at the top of my list. Only one I’d add is Home Alone :)
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28 Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete December 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

My all-time favorite would have to be A Christmas Story because there are great family memories attached to it. For years, my parents, brother and I would watch A Christmas Story on Christmas Eve in our pajamas. I’m on quite the Elf kick right now though and NEED to watch it a few times before Christmas.
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29 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

I totally know the part of Elf you’re talking about…I watched the movie last night. ;)
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30 Steph @ StephSnacks December 3, 2012 at 11:47 am

I sincerely love all of the old school Christmas movies — I try to catch them whenever I can! I actually watched The Grinch with Jim Carey last night and saw The Nutcracker Ballet with a friend right before that. Definitely had a very festive evening!
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31 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire December 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I LOVE Elf! I can’t watch that movie enough. The Grinch (the human version) is a close second. I kinda love the 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family!

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32 Courtney December 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Ummm, ME TOO :)

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33 Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Eep! There’s almost nothing I hate more than having trouble with technology. Having my computer or phone are acting up can seriously put me in the most foul mood. Buuuuuut good thing it’s Christmas time and there’s tonnes of things to be happy about! :D I think I’ve watched Elf twice in the past week, and I’ll probably end up watching it a few more times before Christmas hits. That part where he’s trying to put the topper on the tree and ends up jumping right into it? :lol: Kills me every.single.time.
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34 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign December 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Definitely Home Alone and A Christmas Story! So tacky, but it just isn’t Christmas without those two movies!
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35 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl December 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I love the Eggo Nutrigrain waffles. I am also a big fan of Kashi’s whole grain waffles. Both are delicious!

My favorite Christmas movies are probably Home Alone and A Christmas Story :).
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36 kim@hungryhealthygirl December 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Elf is probably my favorite Christmas movie of all time and I watched this weekend! I also have a special place in my heart for the original Rudolph and Frosy movies….makes me think of being a kid.
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37 Sarah December 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm

The Grinch and One Magic Christmas. Love them!

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38 dee December 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

My favorites are Love Actually and The Santa Clause (part one)! Live love love those two!

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39 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie December 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I can’t wait to try your holiday recipes!! I don’t have just one either, but in addition to those, I love the original Miracle on 34th Street!
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40 Cait @ Chicago Girl Fitness December 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Carol. The old black & white one!
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41 Annie December 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I have never seen Elf. Should I be ashamed?

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42 Courtney December 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Haha, welllll, not ashamed…but promise me you’ll watch it before Christmas this year!!! :-D

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43 Annie December 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I promise!! I actually errr “got” it a while ago and it’s on my christmas movie list!

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44 Ellie@Fit for the Soul December 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

haha my cat is like that like, every night! And the funny thing is he’s so so big…and heavy…so the whole house sounds like it’s having a stampede, lol :P

And I’m not sure if I can decide on a fave Christmas movie! But I def. have always enjoyed Home Alone and some good ones on Fox Family a loooong time ago (I think they were old movies, and I can’t remember the names!). Now I really wanna watch something because everyone’s talking about Elf :D
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45 Melissa December 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Love Actually is one of my favorite movies of all time, but for Christmas I also love The Santa Claus with Tim Allen! I watched it every year growing up.

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46 Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife December 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I love Elf! & I actually just saw A Christmas Story on broadway! It was really cute! Also, another one of my favs is Love Actually – I could watch that movie over and over again!
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47 Michelle@Peachy Palate December 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Home Alone 1 and 2 – I couldn’t possibly choose between the two! NEVER gets old!
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48 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I’d say National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (I just answered this on my blog a few days ago, so I had my answer ready!)
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49 Alaina December 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

My favorite is definitely White Christmas. Classic lines and wonderful music. :-) I also love Muppet Christmas Carol and Year Without a Santa Claus.
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50 Megan@funsizedfitness December 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

My favorite’s The Santa Clause (with Tim Allen)…such a classic!
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51 Katie December 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I know the exact scene you’re talking about…just watched that movie a few nights ago. :) My favorite Christmas movies would probably be Elf, Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, and It’s a Wonderful Life. Too many good movies to choose one!
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52 Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes December 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I’ve been watching Elf and How the Grinch Stole Christmas nonstop. Hey, if ABC Family keeps airing them, then I’m going to keep watching. ;) I also really like the classic claymation films.
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53 Shannon December 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

It’s a Wonderful Life and the older Miracle on 34th Street are two of my favorite Christmas movies of all time.

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54 Emily T. December 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I just LOVE The Polar Express!
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55 Danielle December 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

i LOVE A Christmas Story. It is such a classic in our house
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56 Alycia December 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Elf is my favorite Christmas movie! I was so excited to see it on Tv last night. I really have to break down and buy the Dvd!

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57 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake December 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Elf is by far my favorite; it never gets old!
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58 Katy December 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Toss up between Home Alone and the cartoon Grinch.
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59 Bek @ Crave December 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Love actually is great! I’ve got to watch me some Elf- I always liked watching the Santa Claus movies with Tim Allen.
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60 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate December 4, 2012 at 1:05 am

Elf is definitely one of my favorite Christmas movies as well. I swear it seems to get more and more funny every time I watch it!
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61 Nicole December 4, 2012 at 10:11 am

I’m with you – I love ELF! :)

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62 Janay @ Ranch Lickin' Good December 4, 2012 at 11:35 am

Some of my favorites are Elf, Christmas Vacation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Holiday! I have probably watched The Holiday 3 times already since I find it so cute!!
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