Okay, I’ve been holding off on doing this but now…here it is, my all time favorite Christmas movies:
|1||Bells of St. Mary’s||Leo McCarey||1945|
|2||Going My Way||Leo McCarey||1945|
|3||It’s a Wonderful Life||Frank Capra||1946|
|4||White Christmas||Michael Curtiz||1954|
|5||The Homecoming (The Waltons)||Fielder Cook||1971|
|6||Miracle on 34th Street||George Seaton||1947|
|7||The Little Drummer Boy||Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.||1968|
|8||Pocket Full of Miracles||Frank Capra||1961|
|9||Holiday Inn||Mark Sandrich||1942|
|10||The Littlest Angel||Joe Layton||1951|
|12||A Christmas Story||Bob Clark||1983|
|13||Home Alone||Chris Columbus||1990|
|14||A Charlie Brown Christmas||Bill Melendez||1965|
|15||The House Without A Christmas Tree||Paul Bogart||1972|
|16||A Christmas Wife||David Jones||1988|
|18||Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer||Kizo Nagashima, Larry Roemer||1964|
|19||Frosty the Snowman||Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.||1969|
The Home Book of Christmas (May Lamberton Becker) is a family favorite. When I was really young, my sister read aloud to me, some of the wonderful stories. I put a new cover on the book (it was falling apart) and gave to her for Christmas several years back. Then she found a copy and gifted it to me a few years later. I love this book so much. Some of my favorite stories from it are:
1. Jimmy Scarecrow’s Christmas by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
2.The First Christmas Tree by Eugene Field
3. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson
There are many more too.
Finally, I also was a fan of Little House on the Prairie as a kid and even later years. There was an episode called, The Lord Is My Shepherd. Description: Convinced that she is responsible for her brother’s death, Laura runs to the mountains in the middle of the night. Atop the mountain with her is Jonathan, a kindly old man who helps her reaffirm her.
Watch it with your kids – great stuff.
What are your favorite Christmas movies, books, etc.? Let’s compare lists…I may have forgotten some.
Merry Christmas to you and your families!