Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Top 5 Tuesdays (T5T) Goes Holiday

Everyone has their favorite holiday movies. Movies and cartoons that have to be seen for the entire experience to be complete. I always have a long list of stuff I would love to sit down and watch, but rarely have the time. But there are a few that I have to see no matter what.

1. White Christmas Why I want to retire in Vermont and open a ski lodge even though I absolutely hate skiing.

2. It's A Wonderful Life This movie is just the right kind of sweet without being overpowering.

3. A Charlie Brown Christmas We get a Charlie Brown tree every year in honor of this movie.

4. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Not to be mistaken with the abomination that is The Grinch.

5. A Christmas Story TNT has almost killed this movie for me with their marathon. At first it seemed fun, but now the movie just doesn't seem as special.

What are yours?


Average Jane said...

* A Christmas Story (I still like it)
* Elf
* Bad Santa
* National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
* Gremlins

(Cynical? Oh, a tad.)

Burbanked said...

1. A Christmas Story and I'll fight any man who says otherwise.
2. Home Alone - not really my favorite, but it has its charm.
3. Scrooged - "Lee, this is one Santa who's going out the front door."
4. Great Expectations - for some reason, the 1946 version of this always used to be on late at night on Christmas Eve when I was a kid.
5. The Madagascar Penguins in: A Christmas Caper - not exactly a movie, but on balance more enjoyable than Madagascar.

I LOVE seeing the A Christmas Story marathon - it rewards sitting down for 10-15 minutes throughout the day and rewatching different parts of the movie. That's how It's a Wonderful Life used to be before NBC highjacked it for its once-a-year viewing.

Sheamus the... said...

The Christmas Story and Its a Wonderful Life are at the top. What about Jingle All the Way with the Terminator?

TALKING MOVIEzzz said...

I've been working on my list, and will post it later in the week.

Anonymous said...

It's a Wonderfull Life
Christmas Story
Home For The Holidays
It's a Wondefull Life

I know It's a WWonderfull Life is listed twice. It's that good.

Garrett Sorrels said...

IAWL (Hollywood acronym for Its a Wonderful life)
Christmas Story
Die Hard

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I love all of your selections, but I would add:

The Bishop's Wife
The Bell's of St. Mary's

I don't know if The Bell's of St Mary's has any Christmas theme in it, to be honest - but it's always on at that time of year and totally warms the heart. Going My Way is another classic I watch at the holidays as well.

PIPER said...


Good call on Die Hard.


A Christmas movie is whatever makes you feel good for the holiday. So it doesn't even need to really be about Christmas.