Christmas Classics Open Thread

Every year there are certain “Christmas” movies I like to watch around this time of year:

1. White Christmas

2. It’s a Wonderful Life

3. A Christmas Carol (with Alistair Sim)

4. Miracle on 34th Street (original)

5. Bad Santa

What holiday movies are on your “must see” list?

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55 Responses to Christmas Classics Open Thread

  1. myiq2xu (D) says:

    One of the things I like about classic movies is they give you a snapshot of what life was like when the movie was made.

    • myiq2xu (D) says:

      How many places outside of Nevada have “dinner shows” these days?

      • yttik says:

        That reminds me, recently I read an article about how dinner parties have changed over the years. In the olden days, the whole purpose of conversation was to exchange ideas and information. Today the whole purpose is to express yourself. Nobody listens to others anymore, because the goal is to express yourself and state your opinion, rather then to gather information. Needless to say, dinner parties are falling out of fashion because that kind of conversation is incredibly boring.

        It kind of reminded me of congress and their problems. That’s all they do these days, try to express themselves, and the loudest one with the most media coverage wins. There is no debate, no exchange of ideas, no attempt to gather information from your dinner partner.

        If you watch old movies, you can really see how our conversation styles and our goals of communication have changed.

    • swanspirit says:

      I like that too , and the period clothing and vehicles

  2. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Vera Ellen in White Christmas may be the first known victim of anorexia nervosa.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Ahhhh, my favorite Christmas movies circa 2008….

    ….in no particular order 😉

  4. HELENK says:

    if you ever get a chance to see this old movie, do
    O Henry’s full house

  5. yttik says:

    I like Narnia at Christmas, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Any version, really. It’s snowing, they’re trapped in an evil winter wonderland.

    That’s my idea of a white Christmas, watching snow on TV.

  6. angienc (D) says:

    I just finished watching White Christmas on AMC — it’s getting ready to encore right now if anyone missed it!

    You can see why Danny Kaye & Bing Crosby were such big stars!

  7. angienc (D) says:

    Oh, I prefer the George C. Scott A Christmas Carol.

    But It’s a Wonderful Life & Miracle on 34th St. (original) are must sees for me too.

  8. Karma says:

    White Christmas is one of my absolute favs but here is a more recent classic.

  9. fernschild says:

    The 1955 “We’re No Angels” with Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray. And that wonderful problem-solving Adolph.

  10. DandyTiger says:

    All of them. I’m a sucker for those.

  11. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Ever wonder what Dandy Tiger looked like in the 80’s?

  12. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Most people don’t know this but Michelle Malkin was once in a music video:

  13. DandyTiger says:

    Whole album for you:

  14. Propertius says:

    My favorite Christmas classic is The Lion in Winter, or as I like to refer to it, “Christmas with the Plantagenets”. It’s got something for everyone: adultery, attempted patricide, and some of the snappiest dialogue ever committed to celluloid. Katherine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, the screen debuts of both Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton – what more could you want in a Christmas movie?

  15. myiq2xu (D) says:

    I was a metalhead before it was cool:

  16. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Okay, flipping channels and I just saw something on Lifetime that requires a response: Some poor female victim complaining that there are no “nice guys” out there.

    Bullshit. There are plenty of nice guys out here.

    What happens, ladies, is you ignore us and/or dump all over us to chase after “bad boys” who turn out to be bad boys. We pick you up and dust you off and let you cry on our shoulders and then you go running back to the creeps who broke your hearts!

    Don’t come crying to me again.


  17. HELENK says:

    power company that operates in 15 states prepares for bankruptcy

  18. djmm says:

    1-4 of your list, adding # 3 again with George C. Scott (I love both versions) and the Harry Potter movies.

  19. djmm says:

    I forgot Elf.

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