I've started a small list of some of my favorites that are a must-see for me each year. Some are oldies, some are sorta old, some are everlasting.
* Movie Mom *
Charlie Brown Christmas: is based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a school Christmas play, but he is both ignored and mocked by his peers. The story touches on the over-commercialization and reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass. The special was based on the Johnny Marks song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" which was itself based on the 1939 poem Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer written by Marks' brother-in-law.
White Christmas: is a 1954 musical, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen (amazing dancer!!), loosely based on the 1942 film Holiday Inn and features the songs of Irving Berlin.
Stalag 17: is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American airmen held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp, who come to suspect that one of their number is an informant. It starred William Holden, Don Taylor, Robert Strauss, Neville Brand, Harvey Lembeck, Peter Graves and Otto Preminger in the role of the camp's commandant.
Millions: is a 2004 British comedy-drama film directed by Danny Boyle, and starring Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, and James Nesbitt. Two brothers discover a duffle of money and selfishly and selflessly spend it with interesting consequences.
Love, Actually: Ten romantic stories that intertwine, beginning five weeks before Christmas.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones (one of the brilliant animators behind Bugs Bunny). Based on the story by Dr. Seuss, the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway.
Do you always watch specific holiday movies? What are your favorites?
While eating chocolate dipped fruitcake, Vicki Batman is having fun with her romantic comedy story, "Holiday Disaster," featured in the Season of Magic anthology. Find Season of Magic at: