Movie Reviews, Top 10 Tuesday

My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas Eve is one week from today, so I thought it would be a good time to list my favorite Christmas movies.  Here they are, in descending order.

10.  Christmas Story – I used to REALLY love this movie, until TBS started playing it for 24 hours straight.  Now, I just like it.

9.  Home Alone – Home Alone came out when I was in my late teens, and it’s a movie I love to this day.  That Kevin McCallister was one smart cookie!

8.  Polar Express – I’ll admit – I’m 44 years old and I cry every time I watch this beautiful movie about the spirit of Christmas.

7.  Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – this movie is a perennial classic, with Hermie, Rudolph and all those mean reindeer who bully and make fun of poor Rudolph.  It’s a story of triumph (ok, not really) and one of my all time favorites.

6.  Scrooged – this Bill Murray classic is another all time favorite.  The story of a total jerk of a guy who is visited by three ghosts is funny and touching.

5.  The Santa Clause – the original Santa Clause movie is by far the best of the series, and the most endearing, about a man who accidentally becomes Santa.

4.  Christmas Vacation – one of the funniest Christmas movies of all time, Christmas Vacation makes you appreciate your family, because they aren’t the Griswold’s and crazy cousin Eddie.

3.  Elf – I watch Elf every time it’s on.  Just a fun, sweet movie about a human who was adopted by an elf and raised in the North Pole.  Buddy is just awesome.

2. White Christmas – I watch this movie every year with my family.  It’s totally cheesy, with cheesy lines and cheesy dance numbers, but it has a good meaning and some great music.

And the best – It’s a Wonderful Life – by far the best Christmas movie ever created.  The story of a man who wants to take his own life, only to find out what would happened had he not lived touched my life personally about 25 years ago, when I was going through a rough patch.  It’s a beautiful story that holds up to this day, almost 70 years later.

What are your favorite Christmas movies?

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, just Happy Holidays to all.

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