December 11, 2013

Christmas Movies

One of my friends sent out a FB request the other day for a movie she and the children could watch to get in the holiday spirit, and there were some great suggestions.

Of course, classics like White Christmas, image

It’s a Wonderful Life, image

A Christmas Carol (except for any Disney or cartoon version), image

Miracle on 34th Street (and it was, when I found the exact coat I wanted at Macy’s the other week!),

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or It Happened on Fifth Avenue…image

How about some more recent classics?

Love Actually is a family favourite.image

Jack Frost. image

Christmas Vacationimage

Polar Express.image

What’s your favourite Christmas/Holiday movie, and why? I am not a big movie-watcher, but I thought it would be fun to get some ideas of what to watch over the holidays.

32 comments:

  1. I vote for the animated Holiday classic Frannie's Christmas, which explains better than that timeworn "Yes, Virginia" letter why there really is a Santa Claus.

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  2. hey nice post mehn. I love your style of blogging here. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog titled How To Respond To A Girl’s Behaviors When You’re Attracted To Her .
    keep up the good work.

    Regards

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    1. Hmmm not sure I see the connection but it is early in the morning....

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    2. Jane... didn't get a chance to delete this one! And I was wondering what "mehn" means.

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    3. At least we know what Daniel wants for Christmas.

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  3. Elf! Can't believe you left out Elf!

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  4. The classic Christmas in Connecticut as well as Prancer or two of my favorites. Two shorter ones are the beautiful The Snowman and (I can't believe I found it on YouTube) - Here Comes Suzy Snowflake - a big favorite from my childhood.
    Debbie W

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    1. I adore The Snowman. Most people in the States don't know this one. I love the song, too!

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  5. "The Bishop's Wife" (1947) and "Three Godfathers" (1947)--classics!

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  6. Love Actually is a big hit with my family. About a Boy has a great Christmas ending. Maybe a little trite, Home Alone (the first one) actually made my mother in law laugh -- audibly, something we've experienced only a handful of times. I considered it a gift.

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  7. Harvey (1950, James Stewart). Has nothing directly to do with Christmas but it's so wonderfully life-affirming and such a great movie I just want to throw it into the mix.

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  8. White Christmas is my families perennial favorite! It's not Christmas without it. I've never seen 'it happened on 5th avenue'! I'll have to check it out.

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    1. It Happened on Fifth Avenue looks interesting.

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  9. Good list, Meg. I watch a few of them. Also Nancy Meyer's "The Holiday," "The Family Stone," though it is quite bittersweet, and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" are a few more of our favorites.

    Cheers!

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  10. "Jack Frost" is way too creepy for me.

    The local TV stations always show "Holiday Inn" and "Christmas in Connecticut" in addition to "White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful Life." "Miracle on 34th Street" often gets played on Thanksgiving as the movie starts with the parade and kicks off the season.

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    1. I am sure Jack Frost is pretty creepy, although I love Michael Keeton!

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  11. You must watch Christmas in Connecticut. For pure joy watch Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special featuring the likes of Annette Funicello, Oprah Winfrey and Grace Jones!

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  12. When you include these images of movie posters is there an intellectual property issue at stake. Many big names are gearing up to quietly lobby Congress for another extension, to keep works from falling in the pubic domain. Feel free to read more about extending the copy write into 2052 ....

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    1. It's not a Christmas movie, but a New Year's movie. I was introduced to this by my German husband. Although no one can say why, it's now a 50 year old tradition for Germans to watch this very funny British comedy sketch titled "Dinner For One" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1v4BYV-YvA

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  13. Holiday Inn is my favorite Christmas movie. It features Irving Berlin's song "White Christmas," which became so popular, they made another film, White Christmas, based on it in 1954 starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. The music, dancing, set design, etc are all so cozy it gives me the warm and fuzzies just to think about it.

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  14. I am a sucker for Elf. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  15. God bless you all for not bringing up that awful one that gets played for 24 hours.
    Love all the movies mentioned.

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