Favorite Christmas Movie???

  1. I have several, but I think White Christmas (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, a svelte Rosemary Clooney and the teeny-tiny talented Vera-Ellen) is my FAVORITE!

    I won't post any more faves, waiting to hear yours!

    :Holly1: :Holly2: :Santa1: :Holly3: :Holly3:
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  3. by   dianah
    :snow: :santa5::reindeer: :reindeer: :reindeer: :reindeer: :reindeer: :reindeer: :reindeer: :reindeer: :snow:

    i just had to do that!
  4. by   BabyRN2Be
    no contest for me:

    "a christmas story" with peter billingsley. hope they run the 24 hours of "a christmas story" this year on turner, i believe it is. can't get tired of that one.

  5. by   SharonH, RN
    Miracle on 34th Street- black and white version only please- is my ultimate fave. There are lots of others that are more obscure but that is the biggie.
  6. by   NurseLatteDNP
    I love Elf. It just sooooooooo funny.:icon_lol:
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    My all time favorite actual Christmas movie is "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation".........physical/slapstick comedy usually doesn't do it for me, but this film is so full of family dysfunction, unfulfilled expectations, and surprising tenderness that it overcomes the stupidity. (And even I've gotta admit that seeing Clark Griswold staple his sleeve to the roof is funny as hell---I don't know HOW many times I've done the same sort of thing tacking up lights around my own house )

    I especially love the diatribe Clark goes into near the end of the film when he receives his Christmas 'bonus', which ends with "HALLELUJAH! Holy s***, where's the Tylenol?"

    One film they show at Christmastime, but isn't really a Christmas movie, is "The Sound of Music", which is near the top of my all-time favorites list. It was on ABC last night, and even after 40 years, it still moves and delights me in ways no other movie ever has. I still mist up every time the Mother Abbess sings "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", giggle like a child at the marionette show put on by the von Trapp children as they sing "The Lonely Goatherd", and thrill to the booming organs at the beginning of the cathedral wedding scene.
  8. by   unknown99
    Older ones: Miracle on 34th Street.
    Also: A Walton's Christmas

    Newer ones: ELF
    Also: all the Home Alone movies
  9. by   dianah
    Marla, I caught The Sound of Music last night on TV too, and felt the same way! The same scenes still thrill and tickle me! Even though I "know" how the movie goes (I can identify small parts of the movie that have been "cut" to accommodate a TV time slot), it moves me the same way in the same parts!! Oh well, you know what I mean!! It's a classic!!
  10. by   donsterRN
    I, too, love "A Christmas Story" and could watch it over and over again. The final scene with "Deck the halls with boughs of horry...fa ra ra ra ra..." makes me laugh every time. And the waiter with the cleaver...

    Another favorite is "A Christmas Carol", the newer version with Patrick Stewart as Scrooge and Joel Grey as the Ghost of Christmas past. It's pretty faithful to Dickens.

    And my all-time favorite is "It's a Wonderful Life". Just classic.
  11. by   CseMgr1
    "White Christmas". I have had my VHS copy for 20 years, and am eagerly awaiting delivery of my DVD copy (my Christmas present to me!) any day now.

    My second favorite is "The Bells of St. Marys". The scene of those Kindergarten children singing "Happy Birthday Dear Jesus" just blows me away..every time.
  12. by   Jessy_RN
    A christmas story.
  13. by   honeyb111
    A Christmas Story followed by A Santa Clause
  14. by   futureTMA
    These are my favorite Christmas movies: "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Love Actually." Oddly however, both of them don't really deal with Christmas, they just take place during that time.