Let me first preface this by saying that I am not into overly cheesy Christmas movies… I’m going to admit something: I’ve never watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Miracle on 34th Street” in their entirety. 😮 Here are the 5 Christmas movies that top my Must-Watch list every holiday season:
5) Scrooged (1988)
Favourite scene: when the Ghost of Christmas Present (this little wee high pitch voiced fairy) beats Bill Murray up.
And I can’t hear the song “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” without thinking of this movie!
4) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Not your typical Christmas film but it’s a fantastic alternative to all the feel-good movies out there – this is a “neo-noir crime comedy” (I pulled that off Wikipedia) and the only reason it’s even considered a Christmas film is that it takes place at Christmas time. Val Kilmer is excellent in this, and Robert Downey Jr… plays himself.
Favourite scene: When Gay Perry shoots his pants gun.
3) Elf (2003)
Favourite scene: The snowball fight. Buddy: “Son of a nutcracker!”
I’ve watched this movie 4 times this season already lol.
2) A Christmas Story (1983)
Favourite scene: so many to choose from! Triple dog dare pole lick… the major prize leg lamp… bunny suit present… “You’ll shoot your eye out!”… I’ll choose the one at the end of the movie since it’s worth watching it to the end: the Chinese restaurant Christmas dinner. Need I say more? LMAO
And one that’s not technically a Christmas movie but it’s always shown at Christmas time:
1) The Sound of Music (1965)
I just love this movie through and through. I know all the songs, I’ve been singing them since I was a little kid. I’ll never pass up the opportunity to watch it whenever it’s shown over the holidays.
Favourite scene: again, so many to choose from. I’ll say ONE of my favourites is the singing of Do-Re-Mi – I just love watching the montage of the Von Trapp children and Maria singing around Salzburg.
What are your go-to Christmas movies?
Be sure to check out the rest of the Babes in Blogland for their lists of favourite Christmas movies:
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