Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Favorite Christmas movies

Kyle and I have been trying to compile a list of favorite Christmas movies to get us in the Christmas spirit.  We were looking up Christmas movies recently and found something quite odd. Three out of four lists, Gremlins was listed.  Yes, that movie with the cuddly cute little teddybears that turn into monsters who then attack the town.  The logic I guess is that it happens to occur around Christmas so despite the alien-like goblins, people count it as a Christmas story.  Our list however does not count Gremlins.

This list is in no particular order.

The Family stone- This one is hilarious with a bittersweet after taste .
While you were sleeping- So maybe this one is stretching it, but it takes place over Christmas.. :)  At least no one is being attacked by monsters.

The Family man- Maybe this movie wasn't very popular, but we really like it and it is very Christmasy.

Home Alone 1 & 2- who doesn't like these Christmas classics.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone- so it's not really a Christmas movie, but it is always playing at Christmas time, and there is lots of snow.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas- I love the original version! It's so heartwarming.

Love Actually- We just watched this. So sweet.  It makes you love LOVE.

The Santa Clause- This was one of my fav's when it came out.  The Second one was not great, but the third was a disaster.

A Christmas Story- The absolute CLASSIC!

The Holiday- A new Christmas movie.

A Muppet Christmas Carol - Our favorite version of the Christmas Carol.  Muppets make everything better, but the 1984 non-Muppet version is the second best :)

It's a Wonderful Life- Who doesn't love this movie.  If you don't cry, your heart is made of coal.

 So there you have it. I've probably left some out.
 What are you favorite holiday movies?


EleanorBraun said...

Ummm...a film about the first Christmas, so to speak: The Nativity Story (2006)

Anonymous said...

OMG, I love all of your movie choices - all except for the Family Stone. I had to write a paper about it and I can't get around the siblings exchanging partners ... don't know if I could do that ... but anyways, great times!!