This is the time of year where we usually snuggle in front of the boob tube and watch our favorite classic Christmas movies. There are a few Christmas movies that have to watch every year no matter what. They make be giggle like a cherub during this most wonderful time of the year.
Here are my Top 5 Christmas movies of all-time:
Starring the incomparable Judy Garland in a film directed by her would-be husband Vincente Minelli, Judy Garland glows in a film about the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. The film is a epic about the year 1904, but is best known for the Christmas classic, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, which was penned especially for the movie. As a fan of old movies and classic cinema, Meet Me in St. Louis is a treasure.
4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Griswalds are one funny family. And following their escapades with their extended family during the last sequel of the series is something to behold. Clark and clan give a new meaning to hanging Christmas lights. And who can forget Randy Quaid, who easily stole the movie with his “unique” style. No Christmas is complete without this movie.
A heartfelt movie that shows that there is joy in every little thing we do if we look for it (yes, sometimes we all have to be reminded), It’s a Wonderful Life is a timeless epic flick that tugs at the heartstrings and melts even the coldest heart. Starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore, this 1946 classic still remains a holiday gem to this day.
2. Miracle on 34th Street
I have a weird fascination for actress Natalie Wood, so this is one of the reasons why Miracle on 34th Street trumped It’s a Wonderful Life. The movie explores “Santa Claus” with all of his imperfections and is a joy to watch. A true old school Hollywood film centered around the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
“You’ll shoot your eye out!” This is by far my favorite Christmas flick. I first saw it when I was in the 3rd grade, and I’ve pretty much watched every Christmas since that time. The movie follows Ralphie and his family as they go through the trials and tribulations to have a wonderful Christmas. Funny and absolutely entertaining, what is there not to like about A Christmas Story?
Those are my 5 picks for top 5 Christmas movies of all-time. There are several others that I enjoy but did not quite make the list (Home Alone, A Christmas Carol, Elf, and Scrooged) all remain favorites as well.
What are your favorite Christmas movies?