Posted by: ckckred | December 23, 2011

Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas Eve’s tomorrow, so I thought I’d make a list of my favorite Christmas movies.  Some of them are obvious (you can’t make this list without It’s a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story), but I’ll add some other ones I think are the best.  They’re movies, not TV specials (sorry A Charlie Brown Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer).  Here they are, in no particular order.

Elf: This hilarious film stars Will Ferrell as Buddy who discovers he’s not an elf, but a human, and his father lives in New York City.  Buddy journeys to meet his father, where he encounters fake Santa Clauses, shopping malls, and midgets who aren’t elves.  The film is not only funny, but has a heartwarming ending.

Miracle on 34th Street: You can include both versions for this one.  This film, revolving around a mall Santa Clause who’s actually the real thing.  The movie is a true Christmas classic.

A Christmas Carol: There are hundreds of film versions of Charles Dicken’s classic tale, but I’ll take the 1981 version starring George C. Scott as Scrooge.  The tale of the three ghosts of Christmas haunting Scrooge tells the viewers the true meaning of Christmas is helping others and giving back.  And as Tiny Tim said, “God bless everyone!”

A Christmas Story: Ralphie just wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas, but everyone tells him the same thing: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”  The film has a mall Santa pushing kids down slides, a kid who has his tongue stuck to a pole, and a Christmas dinner at a Chinese restaurant.  Truly the best Christmas comedy ever.

It’s a Wonderful Life: Undoubtedly the best Christmas film ever, Frank Capra’s classic features Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, who tries to save his town from the greedy Mr. Potter.  When George feels life would be better if he was never born, an angel grants his wish, and he discovers life would be far worse without him.  It’s a classic that never seems to get old.

Mention a film at the bottom that you feel is the best.

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Responses

  1. The only two films I would add off the top of my head are The Polar Express and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Otherwise, fantastic list, love all of these. Good work friend!

    • A Charlie Brown Christmas is a TV special, but if it was a movie, it would be maybe second to It’s a Wonderful Life. I like The Polar Express more than I do than Zemeckis’ other Christmas film A Christmas Carol, but I’m not sure I would add it.

  2. My favorite still is It’s a Wonderful Life!


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