Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday 5 Fave...Christmas Movies

I love Christmas time....and Christmas movies.  My mom watches the Hallmark channel all through December to see the cheesy, low budget, hand me a tissue movies every night.  I don't do this....but I do like a few GOOD Christmas movies.  I have mulled this list over and decided it's best in two sets of 5.

5 older movies:

White Christmas-- Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye..... two of my favorite old time actors!
A Christmas Story-- nostaligic piece.  Love Ralphy-- the BBGun and the Leg Lamp.
The Santa  Claus  ( Tim Allen)-- this first movie is good...clever and fun....the rest were bad.
Albert Finney's Scrooge--  saw this int he 70's when it first came out, and we would make a point to see it at a movie theatre every year after that.  The songs are stuck in my head FOREVER!
It's a Wonderful Life-- love this show, especially when I take the time to sit down and really watch it. Love James Stewart!

 .........and 5 slightly newer movies

Elf-- a classic already.... Will Farrel's BEST work
Jim Carey's How the Grinch Stole Christmas--  This is funny and sweet and clever
The Holiday-- the English Country side, a Christmas cottage and throw in some Jude got a winner!
Muppet Christmas Carol-- my whole family thinks this is the best Christmas Carol out helps the kids understand the story better, that's for sure.
 Love Actually--  The "Clean Flicks"version is the only one I have ever seen. I saw it on an airplane first.   I understand it's originally rated R...there is one story line that I have never witnessed, thank watch with caution, or borrow my copy.  Hugh Grant...I love the Brits... 5 stories all intertwined.


bre and add said...

Ahhh! Scrooge is my favorite. :)

Erin Blake said...

ha ha I love that you consider The Holiday a Christmas movie. :)