Bill Murray and Carrey? Ho hum (maybe it's because we're way over-exposed here lol).
Charlie Brown's Christmas is a classic.
George C Scott's version of Scrooge was okay enough that I've watched it through to the end on at least 6 occasions, but for me, Alistair Sim will always be the best one (something about how animated his face is at all times, but especially when he wakes up after his "dream"). I'm not saying there was anything wrong with his acting, but Scott was wooden by comparison
Have always liked the original Miracle on 34 Street (maybe because that's part of our address lol). I found Natalie Wood annoying in this one, but Edmund Gwenn (and his voice) MORE than make up for that, so yes, I watch it every year.
This is the first year I haven't watched "It's A Wonderful Life". I feel guilty for some reason.
"A Christmas Story" is a classic (to me anyway) because it's more or less the "era" I grew up in. Not sure younger audiences would feel the same way though lol. The scene where Ralphie's brother is like a turtle on his back in his snowsuit is EXACTLY how my mother dressed my sister (7 years younger than me). And no, I was never dumb enough to stick my tongue on a metal post, but it's still funny.
I watch "Harvey" every year at Christmas, even though it's really not an Xmas movie. And "The Bishop's Wife" (with Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young) if it happens to be on.
As for much newer films, I love "Polar Express". "Nightmare Before Christmas" is quite fun if you're warped like me lol.
As for the husband, he likes "Christmas Vacation" (Chevy Chase). It was funny for me the first two times, but these days we're not in the same room when he watches it lol
Edited by Jakeroo (Wed Dec 26 2012 10:58 AM)
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