Thursday, December 17, 2015

The 2015 Twelve Posts of Christmas #6

Someone on Facebook asked the very important question the other day - what's your favorite Christmas movie?  My immediate response is that's like choosing you favorite child.  I mean there are 12 Days of Christmas, can't I have 12 movies?

1.  It's a Wonderful Life - always number 1.

2.  Collectively, the Rankin-Bass specials
  1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  2. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - Fred Astaire!
  3. The Year Without a Santa Claus - Mickey Rooney!
  4. Frosty the Snowman - Jimmy Durante!
  5. there are others, but those are all you need
3.  The Original (Boris Karloff!) The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

4.   A Charlie Brown Christmas

5.  Scrooged

6.  Scrooge (A Christmas Carol) - and the first shall be best (Alistair Sim)

7.  Elf - we just watched this the other night!

8.  White Christmas

9.  and to a certain extent, though Fred Astaire's firecracker routine is what makes the movie, Holiday Inn

10.  Love, Actually

11.  Miracle on 34th Street - the original, always, and un-colorized

12.  Die Hard - sure, sure, I know, but it takes place on Christmas Eve!

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