My 10 favourite Christmas films

I realize it’s not even Halloween yet, but I just finished watching one of the films in my top 10. So, in anticipation of the glorious holiday season, here they are!

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas

I’ve watched this one every Christmas for as long as I can remember. I don’t think you could run across anyone who doesn’t recognize a “Charlie Brown Christmas tree” when they see one. And who doesn’t love seeing Schroeder jammin’ it out on the Piano during the Christmas play, and Snoopy decorating his dog house with lights.

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

This film is such a classic. Another one that I watch every year. When the Grinch grins his evil grin atop the mountain it still makes my spine tingle ( I know it’s animated! but still!). And when his heart grows, it makes me smile. And who could forget miss Cindy Lou Who!

Narration: “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville – did not. The Grinch hated Christmas – the whole Christmas season. Now, please don’t ask why; no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or it could be that his head wasn’t screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all… may have been that his heart was two sizes too small. But, whatever the reason, his heart or his shoes, he stood there on Christmas Eve hating the Whos. Staring down from his cave, with a sour grinchy frown, at the warm, lighted windows below in their town. For he knew that every Who down in Whoville beneath was busy now, hanging a holly who wreath.”

Tell me you don’t love that.

3. It’s a Wonderful Life 

This one has been my personal favourite since I was in grade school. I remember waking late in the night during Christmas holidays and turning on my T.V. because I couldn’t get back to sleep. The only channel we had a that time was CBC and it was playing It’s a Wonderful Life. The film is over two hours long, but I watched every last bit of it.  No one will ever be able to replace James Stewart.

4. A Garfield Christmas

Don’t you just love Jon’s grandmother? and when Garfield finds her those letters. *sigh*. They don’t make em like this anymore.

5. The Santa Clause

They’ve made a few of these, but this one is by far the best! I’m pretty certain this is the best thing Tim Allen has ever done, and I love him for that. 🙂

6. Home Alone

Another film with sequels, but this one tops them all. How many times did I watch this I wonder? For some reason, the scene that sticks out the most is when the paint cans swing down the staircase and hit the robbers on their heads.

7. Frosty the Snowman

This movie is SOO GREAT! I wish frosty was my friend, ha ha.

8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

My favourite stop motion film. This one is so magical. I wish I owned all these on DVD. *sigh*

9. The Preacher’s Wife 

I think this is another one I watch pretty much every year. I’m really in the Christmas spirit now as I begin to end this list.

10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

What Christmas could be complete without watching this? I mean really! Chevy Chase! haha, enough said.

Clark: Burn some dust here. Eat my rubber.
Rusty Griswold: Dad, I think you mean burn rubber and eat my dust.
Clark: Whatever, Russ. Whatever.