Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Movies

What are some of your favorite Christmas movies? I love Christmas movies. I keep most of them packed away with our decorations, so it's fun to get them out and watch them this time of year. I remember being a kid and waiting for them to show Christmas specials on TV. This was before DVR, before DVDs, even before VHS. If you missed it, you had to wait an entire year. Some of my favorites are Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, A Christmas Carol, It's A Wonderful Life, The Grinch, Charlie Brown Christmas, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Santa and the Three Bears, A Wish for Wings That Work, A Garfield Christmas, Home Alone, The Nativity Story, and so forth. I have way more cartoons than movies -- no surprise.

Last night Rick and I watched Elf. I saw this movie in stores for a long time before we decided to buy it out of curiosity. I didn't think I'd like it, but I do. It has some really funny parts. The part from the picture above cracks me up when he tries to give the raccoon a hug. What's interesting to me is that Buddy's father plays the part of a children's book editor. I love how this movie ends. I won't give away the ending, in case you haven't seen it. However, if you like writing children's books, you'll appreciate the ending. Another one of my favorite movies isn't a Christmas movie, but does feature a fairly large Christmas scene towards the end. That would be Funny Farm with Chevy Chase. Andy Farmer, played by Chase, leaves his big job in the city to move to the country to write a book. If you haven't seen this, you really should. It's hilarious and has so many classic lines. I think I'm going to watch it tonight. This is one movie I never get tired of. Here's a clip ...


  1. There are some great Christmas movies out. We love Elf, it's so funny. And A Christmas Story is classic.


  2. Haha, I watched half of Elf on an iPod in Indo. XD I need to watch the full movie sometime soon...

    My favorites... Peanuts, Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, A Christmas Carol, haha, pretty much all of your favorites as well! ^_^

  3. My all time favorite christmas movie is Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas. Last night, I watched "White Christmas" for the first time ever...yes, yes...I'm way behind...but nevertheless, I LOVED it! :)

  4. My top three Christmas movies are
    Christmas Vacation
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
    We are watching Elf tonight!

  5. I absolutely love the old black and white Bing Crosby movie "Holiday Inn" as well as all those mentioned.

  6. I'm old fashioned maybe. I like Holiday Inn and White Christmas.

  7. I love the old Laurel and Hardy movie Babes in Toyland. White Christmas is another one and of course, It's a Wonderful Life.

  8. Elf is one of our favorite holiday movies. A Christmas Story, too. I guess we go for the less traditional fare :)

  9. I love Christmas movies! This is the only time of year where I actually take a hold of the remote control and don't let go! Even if one of my favourites isn't on - there is always something with a Christmas theme on, so I see lots of movies (some good, some bad!)

    My favourites are: It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Scrooged, Holiday Inn, Miracle on 34th Street and Elf.

    One movie I would like to see that I still haven't is The Santa Clause with Tim Allen. Every time I think it is on, it is one of the sequels and I think I should see the first one first! Ah well, I will check tonight's tv listings! :)