Tuesday, December 22, 2009

10 Of My Favorite Christmas Movies

Since I've already listed my 10 favorite Christmas songs I figured I should list 10 of my favorite Christmas movies as well. Now this list is not to imply that these are my only favorite Christmas movies, I have tons of them and will probably share 10 more next year. I hope I don't have to explain that Christmas movies includes TV specials as well, some of the best ones were made for TV. So with no further ado I present Wordsmithonia's Top 10 Christmas Movies. All of these are available on DVD by the way, just in case this inspires someone to go buy a late Christmas movie to enjoy.

How can you not love "A Charlie Brown Christmas"? It is a Christmas staple and should be mandatory viewing for all during this time of the year. Between the music and the poor little Christmas tree this TV special has held a place in my heart since I first saw it as a kid and continues to do so today.

I am a humongous Barbara Stanwyck fan and "Christmas in Connecticut" is one of her most endearing movies. It's also a romantic comedy gem full of misunderstandings and love set against a beautiful white Christmas.

I had only seen "The Christmas Toy" once as a kid but the story had stayed with me my entire life so when I found it on DVD last year I was so incredibly excited. What child doesn't wish their toys would come to life and play with each other when no humans are around? It's a story of courage, friendship, and learning to share the limelight. Classic Christmas story.

"Frosty The Snowman" has appeared two other times on my blog this year. The song about his life was featured in the 10 Of My Favorite Christmas Songs post and was a featured in a FFC post. Well here he is again as the star of his own TV special. This animated classic about our favorite living snowman has enchanted me for years and never fails to bring a smile to my face.

"Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" is pure fun and entertainment the addition of Boris Karloff as the narrator is simply the icing on the cake. If you couldn't tell I'm a huge fan of the cartoon version not the abysmal Jim Carey movie.

Jack Skellington misguided attempt to steal Christmas for his own was the basic storyline to Tim Burton's " The Nightmare Before Christmas". This was and still is a beautifully crafted work of art that captures the imagination. Tim Burton is a genius, which he proved with this movie.

Like Frosty before him this is Rudolph's third mention this month on my blog. He to was part of the 10 Of My Favorite Songs post and starred in his very own FFC post as well. This classic tale of "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" is a endearing today as it was all those years ago. This is the perfect tale of a "misfit" who finds his own way to stand out and become someone.

"Snow" is an adorable ABC Family Channel movie that stars Tom Cavanagh as the new Santa who is tyring to track down his missing reindeer. Along the way he meets the girl of his dreams and makes her Mrs. Santa. I just found out there was a sequel to this so I will be hunting that down as well.

"The Ref" is my "Die Hard", it's the one Christmas movie that some may not consider a Christmas movie but because it takes place during Christmas it counts. Dennis Leary plays Gus, a cat burglar, who takes a family hostage on Christmas Eve. Little did anyone know that this was the catalyst the family needed to bring them close again.

Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera Allen all star in the Christmas spectacular that is "White Christmas". That's all you need to know about this one other than that it is a brilliant musical that never fails to get me in the Christmas mood. Now if only I could get a white Christmas this year.


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

The Ref is definitely a favorite Christmas movie for me...in my Top 3. I am madly in love with Denis Leary so he can do no wrong.

Have a happy and safe holiday. Thanks for being a loyal follower and commenter. I look forward to reading your thoughts in the new year!

Take care,

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, these all ring the nostalgia bell for me!

Happy holidays!!

Jaime said...

Ahhh yes, another great list as always! I have one for me that I also have to watch every year, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!

Elena said...

Great list, mine would include Die Hard :P

thetruebookaddict said...

I watched The Ref last night...so good! I'm going to watch White Christmas tonight. And I watched Christmas in Connecticut the other night...thanks to you =o) Can you believe it was only the second time I've watched it?! It is so good. Pretty much all you mentioned are faves of mine!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorites is A Christmas Story. And another one I just remembered recently and hadn't thought of in years is The Selfish Giant, based on the short story by Oscar Wilde, a strange little gem.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

The Grinch and Rudolph are among our favorites, but hands-down number one is It's A Wonderful Life (have you seen it?)

prashant said...

these all ring the nostalgia bell for me!

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