Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Movies.....

Monday, December 20, 2010.....

For the past month, I've been watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime. They pretty much have the same underlying theme, and all have a happy ending. Yes, I'm a sucker for light movies with happy endings especially this time of year.

You have to understand, I'm an extremist in much of what I do. I love either really deep, dark movies such as Clockwork Orange, Monster, Boiler Room, Seven, etc. or happy romantic comedies that most guys run from.

However, Christmas is the one time of year, I exclusively watch happy movies and have 6 movies that are an absolute must watch during the holiday season. They are:

Bachelor Mother with Ginger Rogers and David Nivens (1939)
Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck in 1945
It's a Wonderful Life (which is now a tradition for hubby and I to watch on Christmas Eve)
White Christmas with Bing Crosby
Holiday Affair with Janet Leigh and Robert Mitchum (1949); and
When Harry Met Sally with Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal

What are your must see holiday movies?


Brian Miller said...

when harry met sally is the bomb...just watched that like a week ago...i like the old stop motion christmas shows...

Sunshinemeg said...

You nailed it with this list. I can never avoid Elf because they play it on tv about 9,0000 times every Christmas. I like the old school Christmas Vacation. Cracks me up every time.

BeckEye said...

I got to see It's A Wonderful Life on the big screen in NYC last year. I wish they would screen it here in Pittsburgh. I mean, we're only an hour and a half from Jimmy Stewart's hometown (and my college town)!

I have to watch The Grinch (original), Emmett Otter and all the Rankin/Bass shows every year. My favorite is Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. I love the Winter Warlock.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Brian - I agree. Don't know why, but it's definitely a classic in my heart.

Sunshinemeg - I have to admit I love the scene in Elf where he takes the girl to the place where 'THE WORLD'S BEST COFFEE' is sold. I crack up everytime I see it and now notice food places where they have a sign with 'best' or 'greatest' and want to ask it's really that.

BeckEye - I just found out It's a Wonderful Life is playing on the big screen at a local non-profit community theatre - you should see if they're doing the same where you live.

I love the Grinch & Charlie Brown's Christmas (I'm a huge PEANUTS' fan), but missed them this year.

McGillicutty said...

Oh I love a good dark movie with a plot.. unfortunately I always get the twist before anyone else.. i spoil it for myself.
My fav happy movies are .. Grease! Sleepless in Seattle and the best of all.... Serendipity.. a MUST SEE for Christmas!!! hugs.. have missed you. xxx

J.J. in L.A. said...

My all-time favorite Christmas movie is 'A Christmas Story'. Cracks me up every time!

I never liked 'When Harry Met Sally'. Meg was too pretty for Billy, for it to be believable. lol!

maria.palermo said...

LMB, I too enjoy all the light movies on Lifetime (unfortunately I don't get the Hallmark Channel. Here are my other favorites: Christmas in CT, White Christmas, Christmas Story, The Note, Charlie Brown Christmas and Grumpy Old Men.

Constar said...

- The Shop Around The Corner with Jimmy Stewart

oh and i love its a wonderful life! i havent watched yet this christmas i think im going to do just that this evening!

Great list!

DB said...

I know you hate this movie but I just love The Christmas Story. Another newer movie that is so heartwarming is Love Actually. I don't think I've seen Holiday Affair nor Christmas in Connecticut which, being from CT, I think perhaps I should see!