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My Top 10 Favorite Christmas movies


It’s the season for “a few of my favorite things,” so I thought I would share my current Top 10 Favorite Christmas movies (in no particular order).  Admittedly, I’m a classic movie fan so most of these are black and white, but they have great plots, great acting, and can safely be viewed by the whole family.

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A Christmas Carol — the original black and white from 1938.

Christmas in Connecticut — this still cracks me up and I’ve seen it 100 times.  I’m talking about the original black and white 1940s version with Barbary Stanwyck.  It’s just a fun movie!

Holiday Affair — a really different kind of movie for Robert Mitchum with a sweet love story. Black and white from the late 1940s.

Miracle on 34th Street — the original black and white version.  I remember seeing this for the first time when I was pretty young, maybe about 8 or 10, and the ending almost made me believe in Santa all over again.

Remember the Night — I just “discovered” this one 3 years ago and it has become a favorite.  Another Barbara Stanwyck movie.

It’s a Wonderful Life — How could I make a list of Christmas movies without this one?  Frank Capra’s original with Jimmy Stewart.

Little Drummer Boy — I do like Rankin Bass Christmas classics, but this one is especially my favorite.

All Mine to Give — Saw this for the first time when Baby Girl was just a few months old around Christmas 2009.  I cried like a total goof.  It’s based on a true story.

3 Godfathers — I didn’t know a John Wayne movie could make me cry, but this one did.

Penny Serenade — Though not strictly a Christmas movie, one of the most poignant parts of the movie takes place during a children’s Christmas pageant.  I saw this movie when I was about 12 and I have watched it almost every year ever since.  It is a tear jerker!

Okay, I would also include The Bells of St. Mary’s and The Shop Around the Corner as a bonus to my list.  I just love Christmas movies!


What are your favorite Christmas movies?


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  1. Great list. My favorite Christmas movie is the original Miracle on 34th street. Generally I don’t like when they remake movies but I have to say, I even like the remake on this one!

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