It’s that time of year to break out the films that get you in the mood for the holidays. Thanks to all who answered my question last week when I asked readers to list their favorite holiday films.
Mine range from the classic to the newer contemporary films and I’ve seen several of my favorites already this season. If you haven’t seen The Family Man, I recommend it. Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni are perfect in this film about a guy who seemingly ‘has it all’ and is given a glimpse of what could have been had he made a different choice 13 years prior. It’s just not Christmas until I see it each year. I also highly recommend the Disney version of A Christmas Carol featuring Jim Carrey. The animation is beautiful in this movie, which is almost a thrill ride through the old streets of London. And The Bishop’s Wife with Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven - a classic that my sister, Charlotte, told me about several years ago. It’s a beautiful film.
Below, in alphabetical order, are your favorite holiday films. There are several here which I’ve never seen or heard of, so I thank you for the recommendations. I’ve marked my favorites with asterisks.
YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIES
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- A Christmas Carol (1951) – with Alastair Sim
- A Christmas Carol (2009) – Disney version with Jim Carrey *
- A Christmas Story
- Amahl and the Night Visitors
- Christmas With the Kranks
- Courage Mountain
- Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
- Frosty the Snowman
- Holiday Inn
- Home Alone
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- It’s a Wonderful Life *
- Jack Frost
- Love Actually *
- Miracle on 34th Street
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
- Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
- Scrooge (1970) - with Albert Finney
- Scrooged *
- The Bishop’s Wife *
- The Family Man *
- The Family Stone *
- The Holiday *
- The Polar Express
- The Santa Clause
- White Christmas *
I’ve been enjoying my time off from work and getting some things done around the house.
My favorite thing to do is wrapping presents.
But I have to be in the right mood.
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I’ve got a thing about wrapping presents.
Until tomorrow, my friends ~