Life Lessons from Christmas Movies

Some are poetic, some are more observational. 🎄
  1. Polar Express:
  2. Believe
    (In general, in Christmas/Santa, in miracles)
  3. If your pocket rips, fix it.
  4. The Santa Clause:
  5. Embrace that childlike belief.
  6. Ask about the job requirements before you accept the job.
  7. White Christmas:
  8. Sometimes love and the Christmas spirit are found in unexpected places.
  9. Pay your bills/rent and make smart investments.
  10. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas:
  11. Christmas isn't about all the swag, yo.
    "It came without boxes, packages, and bags."
  12. If someone complains that their shoes are too tight, buy them new shoes.
  13. Bonus: (Jim Carey version) If there's a highly decorated chair at a group event, stay away from it.
    Beware the Chair of Cheer
  14. Elf:
  15. "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."
  16. Don't eat gum off the sidewalk.
  17. Bonus: Be careful with mysterious "syrups" from strangers.
  18. A Muppet Christmas Carol:
  19. Keep the generous spirit of Christmas all year.
  20. Be careful at a penguin Christmas party.
  21. Don't eat cheese right before bed or you'll have some crazy dreams.
  22. Home Alone:
  23. It's not Christmas unless everyone's there.
  24. Do a buddy check at all crucial travel checkpoints.
  25. Bonus: Make sure your dad teaches you how to put on aftershave.
  26. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:
  27. Your heart and resilience mean a whole lot more than how your nose looks
  28. Don't let people tell you that you can't accomplish your dream.
    Even small towns need a good dentist.
  29. A Charlie Brown Christmas:
  30. Basically Linus' whole speech—"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."
    The kid totally had a handle on the gospel and the season of advent at a very young age.
  31. It doesn't have to be flashy for something to be meaningful.
  32. Bonus: Don't make the mistake of not giving the class diva the head director role in the Christmas play.
    It will result in a ridiculous amount of emotional trauma that will have to be re-lived in therapy sessions (as an adult and by an actual adult later in life). #LucyIsBrutal