Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new subject each week and this week's theme is "Top Ten Movies".
Since I am currently participating in the Ho Ho Ho Readathon, I decided to list my favorite holiday movies. Of course some of these "movies" on my list are technically TV specials but I considered them movies as a kid and I watch them every year so they are on my list. If you are wondering why A Christmas Story is not on my list, it is because to my knowledge I have never watched it. I know, right? Maybe this Christmas...
I started watching this one annually when I was in my late teens. My sister and I got a kick out of the Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye take on Sisters. We used to sing along and hit each other with couch cushions. I think the part where we got to hit each other was a big part of the appeal! Now I just enjoy it as a funny and sweet movie set during the Christmas season. I love the song White Christmas though every year I pray we will not have snow at Christmas where I live.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
It doesn't feel like Christmas till I've watched A Charlie Brown Christmas. I love Charlie Brown's Christmas tree, the pageant rehearsal and Linus's speech. It is my favorite Charlie Brown special. Now that I own the DVD I watch it more than once each Christmas.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
I have always loved this classic story and it is another one that I watch every single Christmas. We even had a Grinch ornament for our family Christmas tree. I think Max is my favorite character, poor dog :)
The Polar Express
I wasn't really familiar with this story until an animated version was made but I found it to be charming. I don't watch it every year but I try to if I get the chance. I'm hoping it'll be on Netflix this Christmas.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
I loved this story as a child so I was very happy when a film version was made 11 years ago. I took my mom and sister to see it in the theater at Christmas time. Now I try to watch it every year.
While You Were Sleeping
I first saw this when I was a freshman at college and every year since, I like to watch it at Christmas at least once. There is just something I love about this movie!
Christmas with the Kranks
I remember being surprised when John Grisham wrote a Christmas story but I read it anyway and really liked it. I think the movie is just as good and it is another movie I watch every year at Christmas.
I loved this movie as a young teen and watched it several times. I think I was cured of my joy when my younger cousin Shaun made us watch it with him over and over again. After many years, I watched it last year and enjoyed it though I doubt it will become an annual tradition again.
I have watched this many many times. While it is a little over the top in the "cheesy" department, I still think it is a mostly funny movie and I plan to watch it again this year.
It's a Wonderful Life
I feel kind of funny putting this on my list considering that I've probably only watched the entire movie once. Every year I start out watching it but it is so long that I usually don't stick around for the end. I enjoy the happier parts more anyway :)
Christmas in Connecticut
I've only seen this one once at the recommendation of a friend who loves classic movies. I thought it was a fun comedy.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
I first watched this as a kid. I'm surprised my parents let us watch it but we all thought it was funny.
Frosty the Snowman
I hate snow but I always enjoyed this sweet cartoon movie.