Holiday Movie Soundtrack Favorites

holiday playlist

As promised, here is my ‘Holiday Movie Soundtrack Favorites’ playlist! These are all songs from some of my favorite holiday movies, and every time I hear them I am brought back to a particular scene or moment. These are also the movies I will be watching this winter – one every night in an eager countdown to Christmas. There are a lot of amazing holiday songs available, but these are the ones that are getting the most repeats as of late.

A Dash of Cinema’s Holiday Movie Soundtrack Favorites:

1. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee {The Holiday}
2. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole {While You Were Sleeping}
3. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt {Mixed Nuts}
4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Zooey Deschanel {Elf}
5. Sleigh Ride – Ella Fitzgerald {Elf}
6. White Christmas – Otis Redding {Love Actually}
7. Silver Bells – Kate Smith {The Polar Express}
8. Christmas All Over Again – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers {Four Christmases}
9. Right Back Where We Started From – Maxine Nightingale {The Family Stone}
10. A Kiss to Build a Dream On – Louis Armstrong {Sleepless in Seattle}
11. A Wink and A Smile – Harry Connick, Jr. {Sleepless in Seattle}

What songs are you listening to this holiday season?

For another playlist, check out the ‘Fall Movie Soundtrack Favorites!’


Around Town: Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar, Seattle

One of my all-time favorite romantic comedies is Sleepless in Seattle. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are a perfect movie couple, and this beautiful story transcends the notion that geography determines who you’ll find and fall in love with. The movie also includes my two favorite cities, Seattle and New York City.

During one scene in the movie, Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner have lunch. This restaurant is located in Pike Place Market, at the Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar. There are even placards that show where the two actors sat during filming. I decided to figure out where this restaurant was, and went downtown for a relaxing Sunday brunch.

The food was decent, but I think most people go to the restaurant because of the movie. The portions are bigger than they need to be – I had the Breakfast Sandwich (came with 2 sandwiches) with hot chocolate. The view from the downstairs and upstairs tables is stunning, especially on a clear, sunny day. The Athenian Restaurant has a classic Seattle feel to it, which makes it worth visiting, but I probably won’t be going back for the food.