Our 10 Favorite Christmas Movies

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One of the best things about the Advent/Christmas season is being able to cuddle up as a family and watch Christmas movies. Here are a few of our favorites:


1. Elf. No matter how many times I watch this movie I always laugh like crazy!

It's a Wonderful Life

2. It’s a Wonderful Life. Need I say more? This is a classic.

Miracle on 34th Street

3. Miracle on 34th Street. The original one. (In my opinion the remake stinks.)


4. Scrooge. I few Christmases ago I made it my “mission” to watch every version of a Christmas Carol that I could find. The George C Scott version is by far a favorite; but, we really enjoy the musical  version even better. (Watch out, though: during Scrooge’s time with the 3rd ghost he goes to hell which MAY be a little scary for the little ones.)

March of the Wooden Solders

5. March of the Wooden Solders. I guess this movie isn’t for everyone. I remember watching this on TV every year as a little girl; but it hasn’t been on TV for years. Too, bad!

White Christmas

6. White Christmas. A fun, light-hearted Christmas movie with great music!

A Charlie Brown Christmas

7. A Charlie Brown Christmas. Okay, not exactly a movie; but, who DOESN’T love a little Charlie Brown? And the Christmas play scene of the nativity is one of the most touching I’ve ever seen.

Last Holiday

8. Last Holiday. This is a definite “chick-flick” but fun to watch!

Star of Bethlehem

9. The Star of Bethlehem. Not a movie, but a documentary “proving” the existence of the Star of Bethlehem and birth of Christ. A real eye-opener!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. (And Frosty the Snowman, and Santa Clause is coming to town…) No list would be complete without these classics, even if they aren’t movies in the traditional sense!

What’s your favorite Christmas move? Do share!

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  1. thefisherlady · November 29, 2011 thefisherlady

    thanks for sharing your list… will check them out:)
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  2. Dorie · November 29, 2011 Dorie

    Great listing! I hadn’t heard of The Star of Bethlehem, but will be sure to check into it. Thank you for mentioning it.

  3. Ellen Gable Hrkach · December 3, 2011 Ellen

    Love your list, Carol! I’ve seen most of these and “Elf” is my favorite contemporary Christmas movie (my whole family loves it), although nothing compares to “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I always cry at the end when he says the words Clarence writes to him in the book… “Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.” I also like “One Magic Christmas.”
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  4. Colleen · December 3, 2011 Colleen

    I love Scrooge – the George C. Scott version. Have not seen the musical one. And those classic kids’shows – Grinch, Rudolph and Frosty, I watched them so many time when my own children were little. SO many years ago! 2, 3 & 6 are among my favorites as well! Thanks for sharing your list!
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  5. Barb · December 4, 2011 Barb

    I love Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” that was made in black and white in the 1930s or 40s. The Charlie Brown one is great, too. I’m so old I remember the first time it was broadcast.

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