Friday, November 29, 2013

'Tis the Season...

Catch the Christmas spirit early this season with a couple of classic holiday movies. Here's a list of the 6 Christmas movies I watch every December--movies that never fail to put me in a festive mood.

1. Miracle on 34th Street  ...  But it has to be the 1947 version starring Maureen O'Hara, Natalie Wood, John Payne and Edmund Gwenn. I love this definitely starts the holiday season off right.

2. While You Were Sleeping ... This is my favorite Sandra Bulloch movie; "You're born into a family, you don't join one like the marines." It makes me laugh (and cry) every time I watch it...especially the scene with the newspaper boy on his bike when he hits that patch of ice...

3. The Year Without a Santa Claus ... This is the best of the Rankin/Bass stop motion animated specials. I can sing every song in it...and I love Snow Miser and Heat Miser. (And yes, I DO believe in Santa Claus!)

4. Meet Me in St. Louis ... How can you resist hearing Judy Garland sing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"? It just wouldn't be Christmas without this movie. If you haven't ever seen this classic, definitely check it out this year!

5. Desk Set ... this movie showcases Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy at their best. It is one of their funniest movies...and nothing beats that office Christmas party! (And don't forget your Floating Island dessert while you watch the movie!)

6. White Christmas ... It may be last on my list, but it's certainly not least. How could it be when it has Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney in it? Plus, it has that epitome of Christmas songs: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas. Nothing gets better than this.

So, pop some popcorn, pop one of these movies in your DVD player, and get ready for it to feel a lot like Christmas! It is the season after all. And let me know what movies get you in the Christmas mood.

No comments:

Post a Comment