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Christmas Movies


Now that Thanksgiving is over, my thoughts have turned to Christmas, and Christmas movies. In no particular order here are a few I enjoy.

prancer-castPrancer: This one was on today. What I like about this movie is that it isn’t overly sweet, and the main character is a little girl who is seriously flawed. Her father (Sam Elliot) is seriously flawed too, but somehow the whole thing just works. Oh, and there’s a reindeer.


white_christmas_pictureWhite Christmas: I discovered this one rather late in life, but the combination of Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye is terrific, and I love the music and dancing.


IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Larry Simms, Jimmy Hawkins, James Stewart, Donna Reed, Karolyn Grimes, 1946

It’s a Wonderful Life: Another oldie but goodie. I used to watch this one on Christmas Eve each year, but I’ve been out of town the last couple of years, so that particular tradition is on hold.


holiday_polar_express1_1_The Polar Express: This one is pure magic. From the joyous “Hot Chocolate” scene to the creepy puppets it pulls at every emotion and ends on a sweet note.


512Z1P5KZELChristmas Vacation: Blame my sweetheart for this one. We watch it over and over during the holiday season, and remarkably I don’t get tired of it, even though I can recite it almost line by line. I love the tree scene, the house lights, and the snarky neighbors.


299Scrooged: I saw this one in the theater when it came out and I left singing, “Put a little love in your heart.” This movie just leaves me feeling happy each time I see it.

What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

2 thoughts on “Christmas Movies

  1. I love ALL of these movies! Great picks!

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