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: 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: 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: 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.
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.
Christmas 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.
Scrooged: 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?
November 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm
I love ALL of these movies! Great picks!
November 30, 2015 at 8:24 pm
Great minds, lol!