Thursday, December 9, 2010

For Your Christmas-Viewing Pleasure

In keeping with the spirit of the happy-happy, and in light of the fact that I'm sleepy this morning and have no funny in me, I have decided to share my list of all-time favs in the Christmas movie category.  I may share other such lists at a later date when I'm stuck.  Just keepin it real, people

 I know you're beside yourself with glee and joy and anticipation.

Let's talk movies, shall we?  I LOVE me some movie-viewing and I'm not too proud to admit it.  I have listed my top favorites below in no particular order.

(Although it only seems right to make it abundantly clear that It's a Wonderful Life is pretty much my favorite movie OF ALL TIME...I can miss the whole movie, walk into the room during the closing scene and burst into tears - and we're talking the ugly-cry, folks, not girly-girl tears.)

Where was I? 

Oh yeah...I could only think of nine.  I'm so lame at 5:00 in the morning.

The Santa Clause

The Polar Express

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Don't judge)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

A Charlie Brown Christmas

White Christmas

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Home Alone

It's a Wonderful Life

I watched The Santa Clause a couple of nights ago and missed my little girls so badly I swear I could see their little faces right here in my living room.  and if that isn't pitiful I don't know what is.  We took them to the theater for that one and I'm almost certain it was just yesterday.   sigh.

*DISCLAIMER!!  I know National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a bit rough around the edges.  If ya want to watch it try to catch it on TV.  I had only seen it on TV until recently, and when I watched the DVD I was taken aback at the naughtiness.  Definitely not for family viewing.  I thought about not putting it on the list but that would be a lie 'cause it is a favorite, and lying is wrong. 

White Christmas makes me miss Tara....we had so much FUN together and I miss her.  and the movie makes me happy, too. 

I seem to be in a missing-everybody kind of mood, so I'm thinking I need to wrap things up STAT.

So what's your favorite Christmas movie?  Will ya drop me a line & share?  I would love to add something different to what seems to have become memory lane for me!


In honor of our movie theme, my musical selection for today leans toward a touch of the whimsy.  Enjoy!

Happy Thursday!


Lauren said...

My classic favorite is Its A Wonderful Life. But a new-ish favorite is The Holiday. I have it if you want to borrow it. :)

5ALLENZ said...

hard to pick just one, so if Its A Wonderful Life is a given, my next fave is probably "Christmas with the Kranks" just cracks me up.

Anonymous said...

ELF. I love it.

Michelle said...

I love this! Very much! The video is wonderful.

Michelle said...

Oh, I know it isn't Christmas and all, but my favorite Christmas movies are (also in no particular order):

1. It's A Wonderful Life
2. The Bishop's Wife
3. White Christmas
4. The Bells of St. Mary's
5. Miracle on 34th Street
6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (It is TOO funny. . . naughtiness and all.)
7. A Christmas Story (my mother despises this movie and it drives her insane that they play it 24 hours straight! Sort a makes me giggle.)
8. The Polar Express
9. The Littlest Angel (1969 Hallmark Hall of Fame version.)
10. The Santa Clause

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