What’s Your Favorite?

We all have our favorite Christmas movies – you know the ones that it just isn’t Christmas without? Some of us have our favorite hated Christmas movies (for the bah humbugs among us) which can be fun too.

These are mine:

It’s a Wonderful Life: Jimmy Stewart learns that each man does indeed touch many lives in many ways.

The Bishop’s Wife: David Niven learns that love and family trumps having the biggest, grandest cathedral in the neighborhood.

Love Actually: Hugh Grant finds love as a big surprise.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: A tearjerker you will never forget.

White Christmas: Bing Crosby, lots of great show tunes and a sweet act of kindness to a forgotten man.

Serendipity: Does fate really exist? Do people really have soulmates?

The Santa Clause: Can a cynic really become the most beloved character in the world?

The Christmas Carol: Can a man’s heart be turned from stone to gold?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Who’s are irrestible, even to a green, crochety monster.

Miracle on 34th Street: Faith and belief can change your life.

Christmas in Connecticut: A Martha Stewart who can’t cook gets the handsome soldier in the end.

Holiday Inn: Singing and dancing together makes for true love.

The Family Man: Seeing what the road not taken would have made your life.

Surviving Christmas: Buying a family for Christmas is more complicated than it seems.

The Ref: Who needs a marriage counselor when a small time crook can solve all your relationship woes?

Those are mine. What’s yours? And why?


12 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite?

  1. A Christmas Story. Hubby thinks it’s the funniest Christmas movie ever and it’s growing on me.

    You know, maybe this movie is more something guys can relate to – but I have to say this is my all time Christmas movie that I love to hate. I can’t bear to watch it. The kid is always being so picked on by the dad (and he’s so mean!) and the mom is such a whimp that it drives me up a wall. LOL – guess I can’t relate to it.


  2. One or all of the the “A Christmas Carol”. I like ghost stories. Dickens ain’t bad either.

    I’m right there with you J. I love a Christmas Carol in all of its many versions. Especially the last act of the story – always gets to me.


  3. Give me GREMLINS. Nothing like a bunch of critters that remind me of my kids on a chocolate rush..

    The parallels to real life in the movie that I can concoct in my little mind are endless. Besides the mixture of Halloween and Christmas just intrigues me for some reason.

    You know, I’ve seen this movie mentioned more than once as a Christmas movie…I’ll admit it has been a very long time since I’ve seen it but I don’t remember anything Christmassy about it. LOL – I just remember being grossed out by those critters.


  4. i love A Christmas Story, Nat’l Lampoons Christmas Vacation and Elf. All funny and lighthearted, i love to laugh at Christmas.

    I guess I’m more of a classics girl myself – though I caught a little bit of elf the other night and it looked cute.


  5. I’ve never really had a favorite christmas movie, but am partial to most portrayals of the Scrooge story. Now as for songs, it aint christmas day until Cliff Richards “Mistletoe and Wine” has been played loud enough to rattle the neighbours windows 🙂

    Hmmm, I’ve never heard that one before. Is it an Aussie favorite or am I just out of touch?


  6. SCROOGED…..come ON….BILL MURRAY (hehehe) it’s hysterically funny and it always makes me cry at the end….

    Love all Christmas Carols movies….

    It’s a Wonderful Life…

    Grinch…Rudolph…& (1st) Frosty (my three favorite X-Mas Cartoons) the others are “ok” but those three are the best in my opinion….

    HATE…HATE…HATE…A Christmas Story…same reasons as mentioned above…..

    That’s all I can remember at the moment….

    Peace Out & Merry X-Mas

    You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that one. I may have to rent it.


  7. I’ll see if I can upload the file and you can have a listen, will let you know if I’m successful. I got a funny feeling you’ll enjoy it 🙂

    Otay! 🙂


  8. A Christmas Story is #1 for me simply because I remember experiencing a holiday much like Ralphie. It was the Christmas I got a nice BB gun.
    Mom hated it, Dad loved it. Cool.

    White Christmas is #2. It’s now tradition around here to watch this movie after Thanksgiving dinner. My daughters usually perform “Sisters” along with Bing and Danny.

    The Gathering with Ed Asner is #3.
    If you’ve yet to see this gem, check it out.
    Asner is dying and pulls his shattered family together for one last Christmas. When he gets a telescope for a present, I always lose it.
    Wonderful movie.

    The Grinch with Jim Carey.
    I just think the guy is fabulous at physical comedy. I laugh just thinking about it.

    There are a few more that aren’t coming to mind so I may be back…


    I’m with you on all of them except A christmas Story – just love to hate it, what can I say?


  9. It’s A Wonderful Life, Emmitt Otter’s Jugband Christmas, The Grinch That Stole and Raped Christmas, and The Charlie Brown Christmas Special are just a few of my faves. Nothing says Christmas like animation, puppets, and cheesy sentimentality.

    here, here and I agree! Not familiar with Jugband Christmas though – where can I check it out?


  10. This year is the 60th anniversary of the classic that is my favorite “It’s A Wondeful Life”

    It’s my favorite too. I didn’t know it was coming up on its 60th anniversary though. Wow.


  11. Did you know in It’s a Wonderful Life that……….
    Young George Bailey is shown working in a drugstore in 1919, but he’s standing next to a Coca-Cola Silhouette Girl Thermometer which wasn’t produced until 1938.

    Oh Ger, you always know that cool trivia stuff. I bet you are an awesome adversary at Trivial Pursuit.


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