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Christmas Movies: Best of the Best with Quotes!
I Love Christmas Movies
I absolutely love Christmas movies. There's something about this time of year which makes me want to watch them all. The love, giving, thankfulness, and moral lessons are what make these films great.
When I was younger, my introduction to these films was rather slow. My parents didn't own many films and we never went to the movie theater, so we could only catch them on television. The thing is, at that time the only films I remember catching were National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer.
I have quite a few "favorites," but the following films are some of the best of the best I have seen throughout the years--and neither of the above films are part of the list.
I hope you enjoy the following films as much as me.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
My favorite Cartoon
Ah the Peanuts gang. I absolutely love Snoopy, but the rest of the gang are right up there in greatness. Charlie is fun (ok, he's a drag but fun to watch!), Linus is always fun with his piano, PigPen is always funny, etc. Etc.
They are just fun. Also, there is a moral to the story: Christmas is simply what you make of it and we shouldn't worry about what others are doing. If you want to make it a consumer holiday, that's fine, but I don't have to. Also it's the other way around too. If I want it to be a consumer holiday, you shouldn't care. It has nothing to do with your life.
Anyway, an absolutely fantastic film. Ok, it's not really a film but a TV special. However, many people consider it a film. So I am too!
Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there weren't a holiday season.
Buy A Charlie Brown Christmas
What's your favorite Christmas movie?
Your favorite Xmas film is
It's a Wonderful Life
My absolute favorite Christmas movie
This is actually one of my favorite films in general and not just favorite Christmas movie. There's so many things about this film which make me love it. The acting, the script, the moral, the overall good feeling after watching it. This is actually one of the only films which make me cry every time I watch it.
Yep, a grown man crying from a movie.
You want me to kiss her, huh?
Buy It's a Wonderful Life
A new classic
I'm definitely a Will Ferrell fan. My favorite of his is Stranger than Fiction but Elf and Blades of Glory are close seconds.
Elf is truly a humorous film. It's also a little romantic in a strange way.
No matter what you think about Will Ferrell, you'll want to check out this film if you haven't already.
What about santa's cookies? I suppose parents eat those too?
A Christmas Story
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!
This film is a bit more funny to me because I also received a BB gun around the same age. Seeing the boy wish for one is pretty much exactly how I did it. Every time I watch it, it reminds me a little bit about myself.
It's a funny and cute story and a must watch for me each Christmas. Actually, I probably watch it a two or three times each Christmas season to get the most out of it.
Of course, over the past few years, it has been quite easy to do so when it shows on cable television over and over again.
It could be a bowling alley!
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The humorous version of A Christmas Carol
Bill Murray is possibly one of the funniest characters in Hollywood. He's animated, charming, clever, and simply hilarious. Every part he does he brings something a little special to the character. Can you imagine anyone else playing his part in Groundhog Day or Ghostbusters? I can't.
He brings way too much to the character. He personalizes it. He makes it his own and then he owns it. Scrooged is the very same. I can't think of anyone else who could play his role in this script.
Go back to Jersey, ya moron.
What is your favorite part of Christmas?
Activity or other
Frosty the Snowman
My favorite as a child
This film was my most favorite Christmas movie as a child. I first watched it at school and fell in love with it. Each year the day before Christmas break in Elementary school (yeah, we called it Christmas break back then) we would do two things: play games in the gym and watch a movie.
Frosty the Snowman was one of those movies. I also remember watching Harry and the Hendersons and some bear man movie, but Frosty the Snowman really stuck with me. I loved it.
After watching the movie, every time I made a snowman I wanted it to look exactly like him and wished it would come alive.
We're building a snowman, Karen. You do the head.
Buy Frosty the Snowman
Miracle on 34th Street
The real Santa?
This is the movie which puts "Santa" on trial. The evidence is there that it could be but of course, Santa isn't real, is he? Of course, there is much more to this story. He is a Santa at Macy's. A gentlemen and miracles seem to happen around him.
It's a classical story with a truly happy and amazing story. If you haven't seen it, do. And also, be sure to watch the original. I just don't think the new version has as much feeling as the old.
Susan, I speak French, but that doesn't make me Joan of Arc.