The Herald Bulletin

November 29, 2012

Heather Bremer: Start a new tradition, watch a holiday movie each day

By Heather Bremer
For The Herald Bulletin

— The advent calendar is one of the great holiday traditions. Counting the days until Christmas can be as simple as moving a marker from one day to the next or opening a tiny numbered door to reveal a verse or small treat.

Last year, my mother challenged me with something a little more elaborate. She gave me a box of numbered envelopes, and in each envelope was a good deed to do for the day. It was a fantastic exercise in the true spirit of the season.

It also gave me an admittedly less altruistic idea. This year, I want to challenge film fans to complete the Christmas Movie Advent Calendar. Starting Saturday, just watch one holiday movie each day until Christmas.

Here are 25 suggestions for your calendar, some traditional and some not-so-traditional:

Heather Bremer, a former Herald Bulletin reporter/designer, writes a weekly column on movies, television and pop culture. Contact her at heatherebremer@yahoo.com.