Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Here are some of my favorite "Christmas" movies:

It's a Wonderful Life.....we watch it every year.
The Shop Around the Corner.....another Jimmy Stewart feature that is one of my new favorites. It was remade as "You've Got Mail" starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I think Steve Zahn was in it too. He should have been in The Shop Around the Corner. Then the movie would have been perfect.
A Christmas Story........Diane hates this one and doesn't let the kids watch it with me. Ever.
Die Hard........Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like surviving multiple shootouts and explosions. Yipee Ki Yay .....!!!!
Rich Little's A Christmas Carol.....I used to watch this with my family. Rich Little does all the characters as different celebrities. It probably helps if you have a clue as to who any of the celebrities are, but it is a lot of fun.
Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas....The cartoon. Not the nasty Jim Carrey.
Miracle on 34th St......This one is surprisingly enjoyable. Even for an adult. The 1947 one is better, but the newer one is not so bad.
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas.....another one that Diane doesn't like, but for completely different reasons. But how can you beat appearances by The River Bottom Nightmare Band and the Gift of the Magi-like gift exchange in this one? I love it.

Honorable Mentions:
The Home Alone movies. I know, they are all the same. We used to watch them together wiith T.J., because he was McCauley Caulkin.
The Muppet's Christmas Carol.......Anytime the muppets can frighten children and make you laugh, it is worth a peek.
I also enjoyed The Santa Clause movies when I first saw them. I know they are not critically acclaimed, but I did.

Did I miss any of your favorites?

1 comment:

DC Le Peau said...

I love that DIE HARD is smooshed between A CHRISTMAS STORY and A CHRISTMAS CAROL.