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Monday, December 17, 2012

Advent Calendar 2012 - Christmas Movies

Are there Christmas movies you watch every single year. 
Without which the season isn't complete?
Home Alone - on our watch list since it came out in 1990.  Who can forget the antics that 8 year old Kevin pulls off as his parents leave him - Home Alone!

Christmas Vacation - 1989
Oh yes, this makes the list. After all, this family is so down to earth real with so many mishaps in one movie (fried cat, burned tree, dry turkey, family - oh yeah the family) it makes us laugh and feel normal.

Miracle on 34th Street - 1947
Six year old Susan, who begins the movie as a little adult, receive the miracle of believing in Santa Claus. You know, if you don't believe you get underwear!

It's a Wonderful Life - 1946
George Bailey, who has been a kind, goodhearted person learns quickly how badly things would have turned out had he not be around. In the end, the town bails him out leaving us with hope for humanity.

White Christmas
Two singing army buddies go out of their way to help out their old Commanding Officer in his business in Vermont. Of course there are pretty costumes and some women to go along with this plot.

Holiday Inn - 1942
Another Bing Crosby movie where there is singing, great wardrobe, wonderful scenery.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - 1965
Charlie Brown is take back by all the crass commercialization around him and tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer - 1964
Santa's 9th reindeer, a misfit with his red nose, saves the day by lighting the way in bad weather for Santa to make his appointed rounds.

Mickey's Christmas Carol - 1983
The animated version of the classic Christmas Carol wherein Ebeneezer Scrooge is shown the error of his ways and makes a 180 degree turnaround to become a good person.

What's on your must-watch list this season?


Alycia Nichols said...

I can't believe I haven't watched a single Christmas movie yet this year! I think I've just been too immersed in other things to make myself sit down for the 2 hours involved in watching a movie! I LOVE "Christmas Vacation" and "Home Alone" as well as many of the older classics. I have a few others: "The Family Stone" (with Diane Keaton), "Home for the Holidays" (with Holly Hunter), "The Family Man" (with Nicholas Cage), "This Christmas" (with Loretta Divine), "Love Actually" (with Hugh Grant), and "Little Women" (with Susan Sarandon) because of the wonderful Christmas scenes. I like all genres...just so long as it's fun!

Denise said...

Hi Marlis,

I'm glad you shared some of your Christmas movie favorites. I've never seen "Miracle on 34th Street" (believe it or not) or "Holiday Inn;" but I love all the others. In addition, I love "A Christmas Carol" with Patrick Stewart playing Scrooge and "A Christmas Story" with Ralphie and his Daisy Special Edition Red Ryder Air Rifle -- love, love this movie!

Have a wonderful week.

Denise at Forest Manor


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