Friday, December 5, 2014

20 Favorite Christmas Movies of Authors

When do you start watching Christmas movies? I can watch them all year long, but Tim convinces me to wait until October or November most of the time.

This year, I asked our authors to share their favorite Christmas movies with us. I wanted a nice round number, so in my brain, I thought we'd make a list of the "Top 20 Christmas Movies." Only eight of our authors answered, with a total of 14 movies, because some gave more than one movie, and some were duplicated. It didn't take me long to figure out I could add SIX of my own favorites to the list that no one else mentioned!

Miracle on 34th Street was chosen by several as their favorite. No one specified which version - did you know there are actually four versions? 1947 (with Edmund Gwenn and Maureen O'Hara - my personal favorite), 1959 (with Ed Wynn and Peter Lind Hayes), 1973 (with Sebastian Cabot and Jane Alexander), and 1994 (with Richard Attenborough and Elizabeth Perkins.)

White Christmas was the second most listed.

The others, in no particular order are:

Smoky Mountain Christmas 
Christmas with Holly
Dear Santa
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)
Home Alone (the first one)
The Gathering
Christmas Eve
One Magic Christmas
The Christmas Card
Polar Express

And some of my own personal favorites include:

A Christmas Snow
The Christmas Cottage
Midnight Clear
Christmas with a Capital C
Christmas Angel
Comfort and Joy
Christmas Kiss
Surviving Christmas
Stealing Christmas 
Snow: Brain Freeze
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
The Santa Clause
The Gift of the Magi
Jingle all the Way
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A  Christmas Carol (almost any version or adaptation!)

Yes, that's more than six - I TOLD you I love Christmas movies!!!

Tell me some I missed! 
What are your favorite Christmas movies?

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