Last year I posted my ultimate Christmas mix of the important songs to listen to during the holiday season.
This year, I figured I’d give you the list of movies that I always watch during this time of year —usually with some hot chocolate and sometimes with friends.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
I’ve never seen the 1947 version of this movie with Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood. But I fell in love with this movie ages ago when it was on television. Mara Wilson is amazing and I love the message of faith and believing. Sometimes, it’s so hard to believe. But this one fills me with hope.
I think this song has become my favorite over the last few years. Plus, is there anything more magical than Bing Crosby singing about a White Christmas? I love these old movies and this one is just perfect.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
I remember well in my childhood watching this movie. I love movies that work on my hope and faith. Plus with a couple of snazzy songs, it’s no wonder that this movie is one of my all-time favorites. Also, it clocks in at 20 minutes. Perfect for kids.
I wasn’t sure about Elf. And then I watched it and I laughed through MOST of it. Is there another Christmas movie that is as quotable as this one?!
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Do I really need to explain myself with this? Michael Caine is brilliant as Scrooge. And Gonzo and Rizzo are my favorites.
This movie deserves two clips because it’s just that great.
The Nutcracker Prince
I discovered this movie again as a child. It’s the retelling of the Nutcracker ballet but as a cartoon with a little more back story. I’ve always loved this fairy tale.
A Boyfriend for Christmas
So… I had to put in a Hallmark movie. This one was filmed in Utah and is just hilarious. Who hasn’t asked Santa for a boyfriend? I certainly put it on my Christmas list every year. Unfortunately, Santa has yet to deliver.
One extra for this year… another Hallmark movie. This one is new this year.
Crown for Christmas
Why? Well, Captain Wentworth is the King. Isn’t that enough of a reason?