I love Labrynth, but my daughter can't hang with anything that resembles something scary so that and Legend are out for now. She also doesn't care for muppets, except for Fraggle Rock, which makes me sad since I grew up on The Muppet Christmas Carol and every other concoction they came up with.
Holiday movies to be watched definitely include Miracle on 34th Street, Santa Clause, Sound of Music, Christmas Story, Meet Me in St Louis, The Family Stone, and some others if they are on like Elf, Home For The Holidays, How The Grinch Stole Christmas ;-)
Rudolph - with the grandkids. I always watch A Christmas Carol, with George C. Scott. We always get together with friends and watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. On Christmas Eve, we usually watch A Christmas Story - "You'll shoot your eye out!" lol
For me it's a Wonderful Life and the Sound of Music (my age is showing here) For me and the kids it's Practical Magic, (I know this movie does not have a Christmas theme but we love it)Stuart Little and the first Toy Story.
One movie? To compromise, we watch more than one. In my house growing up, there were 5 kids... Our list includes: A Christmas Story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, Home Alone, Prancer, A Christmas Carol, Elf,The Santa Clause, Scrooged, and for whatever reason unbeknownst to me, Shrek.
White Christmas, what a great movie. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney...what a great combination of singing, dancing, acting and style. I don't watch it every year, but I just may this year. It's been a while.
It has to be IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, which is definitely a Christmas institution in every household, although bizarrely the movie is always on a Christmas Day when everybody (those fortunate to have company) is too busy anyway doing Christmassy things; visiing, eating, drinking.... My other favourite but little seen is THE REF' (also called 'HOSTILE HOSTAGES') and is a wonderful antidote to normal saccharine Christmas fare and is very very funny with a great comic performance by Dennis Leary. My lifelong love of movies was engendered by my parents while watching old movies at home on Sundays and at Christmas and I now bemoan the complete lack of old movies on anytime..........where are the MARX BROS, ABBOTT AND COSTELLO, NELSON EDDY AND JEANETTE MACDONALD,LAUREL AND HARDY SEASONS? Now unfortunately Christmas it seems is typified by the HARRY POTTER franchise, what is Christmas about that?
Whew. We have a lot! Scrooged, Christmas Vacation, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (cartoon and live), Jingle All the Way, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolph, A Christmas Story, Elf and our newest favorite "Deck the Halls" with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick. Hilarious!
Mine, when the theater was packed, and two people were squeezing by some dude in the 3rd row below me, his response, oh no, no, no, BUTT IN MY FACE, BUTT IN MY FACE!!!!!!! The whole theater was LAUGHING THEIR FAO...