in need of suggestions!

I love Christmas movies. They're the best things ever--even better than sports movies where the good guys win in the end. But I need suggestions. So far we've watched Elf, Noel and Miracle on 34th Street (old version). I have Holiday Inn and The Bells of Saint Mary's on hold. And we're going to see It's a Wonderful Life, of course. But I read on someone's blog about Christmas in Connecticut being a favorite, and it's one I've never heard of! So speak up people--what are the Christmas movies that I shouldn't miss under any circumstances?

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Alex said…
A Christmas Story comes to mind.
Christmas Story is a must. At the Schreiman Christmas gatherings the day is filled with references to that movie. I told Dan that he absolutely has to watch that movie before he goes down to Georgia for Christmas with me.
"Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra"
And my uncle actually has the leg lamp.
Lsaspacey said…
Yay! Christmas in Connecticut. You have to see it. That and Home for the Holidays (Holly Hunter/Dylan McDermott/Robert Downey Jr.) are quirky favorites of mine. They are also two great romantic comedies.
Mary said…
oh I can't believe you didn't mention Irving Berlin's White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. It's always a must-see for me. Christmas in Connecticut is pretty cute too:)
alissa said…
I always considered Home Alone to be a Christmas movie. :)

Also, there's this PBS show that airs every year and is probably available on DVD. I think it's called "Take Joy!" It's all about Tasha Tudor and how she celebrates Christmas, and it's absolutely darling. (She's quite a unique old lady.) I think you'd love it.
Denise said…
hmm Christmas movies.. nope don't have any.. but The Princess Bride is always a good one to watch! hehe
It's just plain fun. Nice having you at the meetup last night!
vdoprincess said…
Yay! Thanks for all the suggestions.

I can't believe I didn't mention "White Christmas" either, especially since we've already watched it. Love. That. Movie. Rosemary Clooney is just so lovely. (Sad fact: the reason the other sister in that movie wears high necks was to cover the premature aging caused by her aneorexia.)

Definitely need to see "A Christmas Story" again! Can you believe last year was the first time I watched it? (Also might need to drive up to Cleveland and see the house where it was filmed...)

I will also look for "Take Joy" and "Home for the Holidays." Both sound lovely! Not sure if I'll rewatch "Home Alone," though. :)

Keep the ideas coming if you have any more! Thanks, all!
Kelly said…
Charles Dickens's Christmas Carol is a classic, and everyone has their favorite adaption. Mine would happen to be the Muppets version. :D That, and the Muppets had a wonderful Christmas-TV-special in the late eighties, A Muppet Family Christmas. Basically the Muppets, Sesame Street gang, and the Fraggles all converge at Fozzie's mother's house for Christmas. My family taped it way back when, and it's become one of those childhood memories that is a part of me. Priceless.
Fig said…
My personal favorite: Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Whoever it was that thought, "what aboout featuring an elf that wants to be a dentist?" was brilliant. (or at least meets my unorthodox standards of brilliance...)

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