10 Famous Christmas Movies
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without these 10 famous Christmas movies. Each delivers a heartwarming Christmas message whether in black and white or Technicolor. Classic Christmas songs will warm the heart and bring Christmas joy for all.
- "A Christmas Carol" This Charles Dickens tale has been told in five film versions from 1938 to 2009. Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts on Christmas Eve who show him past, present, and future Christmas Eves and transforms him from bitter old Scrooge to happy, loving, and generous Ebenezer Scrooge.
- "A Christmas Story" This classic Christmas tale form 1989 centers around Ralphie’s Christmas wish of getting an air rifle.Darren McGavin is brilliant and funny as the eccentric father. The snowy mid western town and the way of life of the day are charming.
- "The Bishops Wife" Cary Grant shines as the angel who visits David Nivens, the bishop who is so involved in patronizing a rich benefactor to get a cathedral built, that he has turns away from what is important in life. Loretta Young is stunning as the bishop’s wife.
- "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Christmas isn’t Christmas with this animated classic about the Grinch of who steals Christmas from jovial Whoville. Little Who Cindy Lou changes the Grinch’s mind. A must see tale by Dr, Seuss for all ages.
- "Home Alone" A classic from 1990 tells the story of Kevin, who accidentally gets left behind from the family vacation, after wishing he had no family to deal with,and spends the Christmas home along fighting off incompetent robbers. Lots of fun for all ages.
- "It’s A Wonderful Life" Jimmy Stewart classic of a man who is shown what the life of his loved ones and his beloved town would be like if he had never lived, complete with an angel named Clarence. The story gives a wonderful message for Christmas.
- "Miracle on 34th Street" Kris Kringle becomes the Macy’s Santa Clause and returns faith, joy, love, and hope to a little girl named Susan and disillusioned mother Doris. All start cast, great performances, and spectacular script makes this a must see Christmas movie.
- "Scrooge Another version of the Charles Dickens Christmas classic of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey on Christmas Eve through past, present, and future Christmas Eves that transforms him from bitter miser to a loving generous man.
- "The Shop around the Corner" This classic Christmas story has been remade in film three times. The second version was a musical (In the Good Old Summertime) starring Judy Garland. The latest version was the popular “You’ve Got Mail” starring Meg Ryan. Secret pen pals fall in love without knowing they work together in the same small shop.
- "White Christmas" Bing Crosby sings White Christmas and 17 other hits. The dance scenes with Danny Kaye, Vera Ellen are sensational. Great performances from an all star cast, elaborate costumes, lavish sets, and great comedy fill the heart with Christmas joy.
Posted on: Dec. 24, 2010