What Makes a Christmas Movie?

I you were ever confused on if a movie should be considered a Christmas movie, then you should take a look at this flowchart I made. It is based off of a Christmas Movie Rubric by my friend Deborah.

My favorite Christmas movie, Home Alone, gets a 5 out of 6! Not bad!

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Scenic Hawaii!

We went to Hawaii a couple of months ago, and it was great! It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. I really love that it combines two of my favorite things, mountains and beaches, and puts them into one amazing place.

By the time we arrived in Kauai it was night time. We knew we had a an ocean front view, but with no lighting, couldn’t tell what was outside our windows. So, it was amazing when we woke up to this view:

Remember the old show “Fantasy Island”?

Well, here is the waterfall that was used in the opening sequence!

Also on Kauai is the Waimea Canyon. You have to drive quite a way up, but it is worth it! Mark Twain called the Waimea Canyon the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”

One of the “must sees” in Kauai is the Na Pali coastline. It reminds me a lot of scenes from “Jurassic Park”, where they are flying in the helicopter to the island. To truly view it, you ahve to see it from a helicopter tour or by boat. We didn’t do either, but got a glimpse of it from one of the lookouts from the Waimea Canyon.

Spouting Horn, also on Kauai, is a hole where waves crash and cause a spurt of water to shoot into the sky. Pretty neat!

Back at the suite, the sun is setting, and it is magical!

I could just sit at any of these places and just be there for hours soaking it all in. The videos don’t do it justice, but I’ll have to settle for it until we can go back!