xmas movies

I already posted about my favorite Christmas music.  One of my other favorite parts of Christmas are the movies - all of the classics are on, of course, and Hallmark and Lifetime (don't judge me) play a bunch of sappy, feel-good holiday flicks. And because I'm watching one of them right now - Elf - let's talk about favorites.  I'm not sure if I have 10 - but here's my top xmas movies list, in no particular order:

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (the claymation one)
  • National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
  • Elf
  • Home Alone & Home Alone 2 (I refuse to watch 3&4 because it's a different kid)
  • The Grinch who Stole Christmas (the cartoon one - not the Jim Carrey one)
  • A Christmas Carol (the Mickey Mouse one - not the Jim Carrey one - there is a theme here)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

I'm sure I'm missing some, but these are the ones I try to watch every Christmas season for sure.  I usually end up seeing A Christmas Story on TV - which is good but for some reason not one of my top ones... even though I do really enjoy the kid in the giant snowsuit and love the leg lamp.  And there are the made-for-tv ones that I can never remember the name of but do enjoy. I must admit, though, that I haven't seen Miracle on 34th Street or It's a Wonderful Life for a very long time... so they would maybe make the list if I watched them again, but right now I don't remember them well enough to say. I hope that doesn't make me a bad person... 

I know I'm missing some here, too.  What are your favorites must-sees during the holiday season?  Let me know!

I'll leave you with this - one on the great scenes from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Love this movie.


  1. What about Charlie Brown??? And funny- Brad has the TV on and here comes Ralphie in a Bunny suit. Poor kid!

  2. I have Charlie Brown on the list! ;) it's the last one - definitely can miss that one! Hope you have a very merry Christmas, Mis!

  3. Wow, our list is so different!! I love the classics, like White Christmas, which I will watch year round if the mood strikes. We also watch Christmas Eve on Sesame Street each Christmas Eve before bed. Love that one :).

    I am not a cartoon fan and actually gave my copy of a Mickey Christmas Carol away to a little boy (know his dad from my old job). If I had to pick a cartoon favorite it would be Frosty, hands down.

    As for a Christmas Story? I have no idea what the appeal is. And I've never seen the Lampoon anything - just not my humor. Watched the Grace clip and it confirmed that it's just not my thing.

    I am glad we can be friends even with next to nothing in common :).

    But I do like Hallmark and Lifetime and ABC Family, etc. Christmas movies. Those rock.

  4. haha, Laura! Our lists are a lot different, apparently. It must be the Lifetime, Hallmark, and ABC family movies that allow us to continue to be friends. I will have to check out White Christmas.

  5. Katie and I like "Love Actually."

  6. Matt & Katie - I haven't seen that for a long time... will have to watch it again!


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