As the weather turns stormy and cold and the nights grow longer, there's one thing about the blustery holiday weather I love the most: snuggling up with a blanket and cocoa to watch a Christmas movie. Cartoon, claymation, classic, or Hallmark—it doesn't matter the kind, I'm a sucker for anything that brings that feeling of excitement and holiday magic.
But there's nothing quite so magical as watching Danny Kay and Bing Crosby tap dance and harmonize or Jimmy Stewart falling in love with life once again. And the more I've watched these classic Christmas flicks, the more I've come to realize I love them so much because they remind me of my own life.
Even though I've never met Fred Astaire or Charlie Brown, as a Latter-day Saint, I'm pretty lucky to have a life full of goodness, cheer, and all the best Christmas can bring. So here are just a few reasons I've noticed being Mormon is like a classic Christmas movie: