Friday, October 12, 2012

My Top 5 Favorite Holiday Movies

When I saw this blog hop, hosted by Ashley at And the Little Ones Too, I knew I had to participate! I love Christmas and holiday movies, and it’s always fun to share our favorites with each other. If you own a blog, you can write your own “Top 5 Favorite Holiday Movies” post, and add it to the linky below. And insert the linky to your own post if you’d like! Now, without further ado, here are My Top 5 Favorite Holiday Movies!

It’s a Wonderful Life
I love Jimmy Stewart, and this movie has become an American classic, even though it didn’t become popular until the 1970s due to a copyright issue when it was released in 1947. This movie and its message that “we’re rich if we have friends” is timeless and should be required viewing!

Miracle on 34th Street
Apparently, 1947 was an awesome year for Christmas movies, because Miracle on 34th Street, with Maureen O’Hara and a very young Natalie Wood, was also released that year! This movie answers the age-old question: Is Santa real? If you haven’t seen it, you might be surprised by the answer! Please be sure to watch the original version in black-and-white. Colorized versions or remakes are not allowed!

There have been far too many remakes of Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol, but this one is my favorite because it’s musical. I know just about every word of “Thank You Very Much” and many of the other songs performed in this delightful version! If you like musical theater, then this tale of Scrooge should not be missed.

White Christmas
Again, I love a good musical, and the dancing and singing in this movie just can’t be topped! Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye have great chemistry together. You’ll crack up at their spoof of the song “Sisters” -- even Bing Crosby has a hard time keeping a straight face! Fast-forward through the modern dance bit, but the rest of the movie is magical.

Christmas Vacation
This movie is just hysterical, from Clark Griswold’s over-the-top light display to Cousin Eddie’s disgusting habits. You’ll likely recognize some of your own relatives in the Griswold family Christmas! This movie is surefire medicine to chase away the holiday blues.

So, what are your favorite holiday movies? Hop around to the blogs in the linky below for more inspiration!

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