On the Eleventh Day of Christmas: Dance!

My Christmas daybook for these 12 days of celebrating. We'll be spending Christmastide with some favorite short films and video clips. Join me, won't you? 

For an introduction read this post: Christmastide. You can see previous Christmas Daybook 2018 posts here.

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The tenth day of Christmas in the quirky carol calls for 10 lords a-leaping. Whatever that means and one day late, here’s 11 clips of some of my favorite Christmas movie dance scenes (and there’s a whole lot more than 11!)

What would YOU add?


  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Yule Ball

  2. A Charlie Brown Christmas, Christmas Dance

  3. Almost Christmas (2017), Dance Break Scene

  4. Scrooge, December the 25th

  5. Meet Me In St. Louis, Christmas Dance

  6. Holiday Inn, New Year’s Eve (w/different soundtrack)

  7. Love At the Christmas Table, Can’t Help Myself

  8. Elf, Dancing In the Mailroom

  9. It’s A Wonderful Life, High School Dance

  10. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Ballet

  11. This Christmas (2007), Got To Give It Up

I praise you, O God, for these inexplicable gifts of mirth and merriment and laughter, delighting in such foretaste of the wellsprings of eternal joy that ever bubble and flow within your glad Trinity. Amen.
— "Upon Experiencing Cheering Laughter" by Douglas Kaine McKelvey



Today’s a good day to bust a move.

I dare you to dance today -- somewhere, anywhere, even if only for a few minutes. You could at least do as well as this guy.

Maybe you’d also enjoy reading this piece I wrote a few years back: The Preacher’s Family Is A Dancing Family.

(See all Christmas Daybook posts from 2017 here.)