Wednesday, December 5, 2007

what to watch

I know you've been wondering, so I'm going to tell you what my favorite Christmas movies are.

They are probably the same as most people, actually, because they are just downright good.

I really love Charlie Brown's Christmas. I don't know if that really qualifies as a movie or not, but I'm including it. It is my favorite of the Peanuts' specials. I love the dancing and Snoopy's attempts to win the house decorating contest. I love most of all that they get the real meaning of Christmas in there. And who doesn't love that tree?

A Wonderful Life is one I watch every year. I have it mostly memorized, I bet. I love it because it is about Hope. And it is about the beauty of life. I wish we all had the opportunity George had to see what life would be like if we didn't exist. And the beauty of friendship. People really caring for each other. I love that old show.

A Christmas Story is my favorite for a good laugh. It cracks me up every single time I watch it. When he imagines that the soap in his mouth will make him blind… and then… They'll Be Sorry. What kid hasn't had a similar thought? And I don't know how many times my mom has warned me that I would poke an eye out. How come we don't see one-eyed people running around everywhere if it's such a dangerous possibility? Tell me that.

As much as I love old movies, I could get through Miracle on 31st Street. I'm not sure why.

I like the Santa Claus movies with Tim Allen. I like Elf. The Christmas Vacation movie is funny, but not as funny to me as A Christmas Story. I like to watch A Christmas Carol. But none of them top my three picks.

What are your very favorite Christmas movies/shows?


  1. Can't think of a single Christmas movie.

    However, I loved the "McGee and Me" Christmas video. A great message for kids.

    And probably my two favorite Christmas episodes/shows were two of the Christmas JAG episodes written by Dana Coen who is a non-practicing Jew, an agnostic, and who corresponded with me and sent me the autographed script of one of my favorite episodes without my asking for it. Great television writer.

  2. Love, "It's A Wonderful Life"...always like the Grinch (cartoon one) and Polar Express is fun...Elf is funny....I do like Charlie Brown...what would Thanksgiving or Christmas be without the Brown man. :)

  3. I think It's a Wonderful Life and A Charlie Brown Christmas are my top two favorites. I'm just waiting for a nice cold night so I can have a fire, and sitting down with my hubby to watch It's a Wonderful Life along with something yummy to eat. I'm not sure when it will be cold enough for a fire, but hopefully we'll have one before Christmas.

  4. Charlie Brown and A Christmas Story.

    I finally watched Elf and thought it was terrible.

    I'm a big fan of Tom Hanks, but the Polar Express would have been a lot better without him.

    Christmas Vacation is finally getting old.


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