I was listening to the radio today and they posed the question, “What is your Top Ten favorite Christmas Movies?” I came home and started listening to Martina McBride’s White Christmas CD. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dawn Writes. She had a giveaway and I won. Martina has a lovely voice and sings many of my favorites. But I digress because this is about Christmas movies.
There are many movies out there, but I’ll list my Top Five. Keep in mind with the exception of The Nativity, most Christmas movies deal with the theme of Christmas or the holiday of Christmas rather than the birth of Jesus. I’ve never seen The Nativity, but I hear it was fabulous, so I’ll add that as the Number One Christmas movie on my list, especially since it got the whole reason for the season aspect correct. If you would like to play along either leave a comment with your favorites or post and let me know. Here are my other four in no particular order:
The Bishop’s Wife. Two words – Cary Grant. I don’t need to say more, but this is much better than the remake with Whitney Houston because of Cary Grant. I’m a big fan if you haven’t guessed. In an off way Cary Grant helps the Bishop and his wife realize what is most important to them – each other.
It’s a Wonderful Life. Classic black and white (no colorized versions please) story of the appreciation of life and the difference one person makes in the lives of many and how those people pull together to show their love.
Miracle on 34th Street. I’m talking about the classic black version with Natalie Wood. Who doesn’t fall in love with Natalie Wood as a little girl who doesn’t believe in Santa and her journey to believing?
Scrooged. Even though this one is in color, it does have Bill Murray. Totally off beat story of the classic A Christmas Carol. Bill Murray just makes me laugh. I love watching the transformation of Scrooge.
So what are some o your favorites to watch? Let me know.
© Nadine Zawacki 2008