Well, here’s my next Top Ten list. It was not nearly as easy as I had thought it would be. Pretty hard actually. Anyway, here are my 10 favorite Christmas movies:
10. Die Hard
Really awesome movie. I enjoy pretty much all action movies like this but very few are good enough to watch more than once. Maybe it is just the nature of adventure/thrillers that multiple viewings are not necessary. Die Hard however, is a rare gem that I could watch a hundred times and still love.
9. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
A touching clay-mation with some very good tunes. “Put one foot in front of the other…..”.
8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
I can still recall what it was like watching this as a child. It seemed so epic. With grand adventures and peril and scary monsters, as well as some great tunes, it was so much more to me than just the story of a reindeer.
7. Miracle on 34th St.
I have seen two versions of this film and I really liked them both. Wonderful story.
6. Charlie Brown’s Christmas
Somehow this is touching in such a profound way that I have trouble describing. So timeless.
5. White Christmas
Great songs and hilarious performances by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.
4. Home Alone
This movie is still so funny. Such a nice Christmas movie that everyone enjoys and continues to laugh at year after year.
3. Holiday Inn
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire are fantastic together in this hilarious holiday classic. I find it funny every time and am always amazed at the great dancing scenes. This is a must see.
2. It’s a Wonderful Life
If this movie doesn’t move you, then you don’t have a soul. No matter how many times I have seen it (which has been quite a few) I always get choked up at the end. Jimmy Stewart shines as one of my all time favorite actors just on this performance alone.
1. A Muppet’s Christmas Carol
This was by far the easiest. No other Christmas movie comes close. It doesn’t matter that I am a huge Muppet’s fan and I love Michael Caine. This movie is fantastic and will never grow old with me. The music is incredible and moving as are the performances. There have been many, but in my mind this is the greatest adaptation of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” there is. This movie is incredibly important to me. So much so that if you have any negative comments about this film (unlikely but some people are crazy) I ask that you don’t share them here. My favorite Christmas film will likely never change and I couldn’t care less if anyone disagrees. Anyway, there you have it. My top ten Christmas movies.
Don’t forget to read Jason’s list as well.