Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday Before Christmas
Tonight is our annual movie night for our nieces and nephews. Today's post is my top 5's. That is top 5 classic holiday films, top 5 modern holiday films, and top 5 films that aren't really holiday films but have holiday scenes in them.
TOP 5 CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MOVIES
#5 - The Bishop's Wife. The one with Cary Grant, not that dreck with Whitney Houston. Please oh, PLEASE do not get the colorized version, this goes for all the black and white movies on this list.
#4 - Christmas In Conneticut. I want a house that looks like the "farm house".
#3 - We're No Angels. Bogey.
#2 - A Holiday Affair. The scene with the little boy trying to return his Christmas train alone is worth the price of this DVD. This movie is why I love Robert Mitchum.
#1 - White Christmas. It just never gets old for me.
TOP 5 MODERN CHRISTMAS MOVIES
#5 - A Child's Christmas In Wales. Cats!
#4 - Mr. Kruger's Christmas. Jimmy Stewart is much more likeable in this than that other holiday classic.
#3 - Love Actually. ""Grandi," uh... grande familio. Grande traditsione- The Christmas presents. Stupido."
#2 - Joyeux Noel. Touching, tragic, and beautiful...bring the kleenex.
#1 - The Muppets Christmas Carol. Funny, sweet, and surprising true to the book. Much more uplifting than other adaptations and it has an infectious score.
TOP 5 NON-CHRISTMAS MOVIES WITH CHRISTMAS SCENES
#5 - Little Women. Several Christmas scenes in fact.
#4 - Steel Magnolias. "I cleaned them out of baby jesuses...which I made into ornaments!"
#3 - The Desk Set. This is a witty relationship movie about communication skills and the human touch...with Christmas thrown in.
#2 - Bridget Jones Diary. Several Christmas scenes again, it makes me laugh every time.
#1 - Better Off Dead. "Do you have Christmas in France? CHRISSSS-MASSS?"
***I did not list It's A Wonderful Life because I find the whole film incredibly depressing. I did not list any of the Rankin & Bass specials because they are a class all by themselves and it just wouldn't be Christmas without them.***