Christmas Movies (in alphabetical sequence)

Being Christmas lovers, we have a good number of Christmas movies that we love to watch.  Some are classics while others are somewhat more recent.  
NOTE: Clicking on the movie title will take you to the IMDB.COM website for movie information while clicking on the movie image will take you to the AMAZON.COM website for ordering.

Christmas Angel
This made for TV special is an elaborate ice skating show hosted by Olivia Newton-John and Chip Davis. Classic tale of good over evil told in an enchanting way with ice skaters portraying the characters. Music by Mannheim Steamroller.  

A Christmas Story
You can pick your favorite version of this classic Christmas tale.  a Christmas Eve visit from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future ultimately teaches him to open his heart to the spirit of Christmas and to the joys of friends and family. Bah, Humbug. Of course the traditional version is my favorite with George C. Scott taking the title role.  

A Christmas Carol - Musical
Walt Disneys version of a classic Christmas movie. It's the magical retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale — Disney’s - A Christmas Carol, the high-flying, heartwarming adventure for the whole family, starring Jim Carrey. When three ghosts take penny pinching Scrooge on an eye opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas. But he must act on it before it’s too late. Complete with spirited bonus features, this exhilarating and touching Disney classic is destined to be part of your holiday tradition, adding sparkle and heart to all your Christmases yet to come.   

A Christmas Carol - Musical
Scrooge first encounters the three ghosts of Christmas in their real-world guises as a lamplighter (Past), a charity show barker (Present), and a blind beggar woman (Future) ("Nothing to Do With Me"). Scrooge's long-suffering employee Bob Cratchit, and Bob's son Tiny Tim, purchase a Christmas chicken ("You Mean More to Me").  

A Christmas Story
The bully gets his due. The leg lamp is what I always wanted for Chirstmas. And of course the BB gun will shoot his eye out. 

A Christmas Story
You can pick your favorite version of this classic Christmas tale.  For 'traditional' versions my favorite is this xxxxxxxxxxxx version with George C. Scott taking the title role.  

Deck the Halls
Funny comedy about two neighbors (Broderick and DeVito) decorating their house with lights in an attempt to best each other. DeVito won't be happy until you can see his from outer space. 

An orphan named Buddy (Will Ferrell) climbs into Santas toy bag of gifts and gets taken back to the North Pole. After being raised by Papa Elf (Bob Newhart), Buddy comes to realize he doesn't fit in with the other elves and sets out to find his real dad.  

Family Collection
A collection of Christmas movies, such as the 1935 movie Scrooge, old classic Christmas cartoons, and old TV episodes like the Beverly Hillbillies, Ozzie and Harriet, Red Skelton, etc.  

Frosty the Snowman
Original TV classic.  

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Voice of Boris Karloff tells how the Grinch plots to run the Whos' Christmas. Can he steal their spirit by stealing their holiday treats? Or does Christmas.... perhaps.... mean a little more!  

It's a Wonderful Life
Town mogul Mr. Potter finds the $8,000 George Bailey loses before he can deposit it. As he contemplates suicide the angels appear.   

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
If the US Post office recognizes Santa Claus than he must be real! 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Was it Chuck Smith? Carson Williams? or Chevy Chase that started this obession with Christmas Lights? Most of us serious lighting enthusiast know the answer. But can't we all relate to Chevy when he plugs them in the first time? Always good for laughs every season.  

Nightmare Before Christmas
The Pumpkin King is bored of the same old tricks and treats and things that go bump in the night. He stumbles onto the glorious magic of Christmas Town where he decides to bring this joyful day of Christmas back to Halloween Town. But his dreams to fill Santas shoes unravels, and it's up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together.  

Polar Express
This is a special movie since I've been on the REAL 1225. I hopped down the isle carrying hot chocolate to passengers three different years and never did spill a drop. Along with the looks and sound of the 1225, Tom Hanks voice / character, really helped to make this movie. The real 1225 is out of service for boiler inspection but rides to the North Pole are still being given. 

2002 Version. Everytime I'm driving down the road and encounter a deer on or near the road I think to myself, "Dont' do it Prancer"! A young girl discovers a reindeer who fell from the sky and originally thought to be dead, decides it must be Prancer, and attempts to keep it hidden from her dad. A tear jerker.  

Santa Claus
Tim Allen makes the mistake of trying on the Santa suit after Santa falls off of the roof. Now he has to accept all of Santa's duties including completing the delivery of Santas toys. Now he has to convince everyone but his own son, Charlie, that he hasn't lost his marbles and is perfectly suited for his new job.  

Santa Clause 2
Tim Allen discovers his sons name on the naughty list. If he doesn't marry by Christmas Eve, just a month away, he'll stop being Santa forever.  

Santa Clause 3
Martin Short joins Tim Allen this time as Jack Frost attempting to put the big freeze on Christmas. Unless Scott can save the day, it's going to be a very chilly Fostmas at the North Pole.  

The umpteenth musical version of Dickens' 1843 novelette A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is blessed with several sprightly Leslie Bricusse songs, including the bonafide hit Thank You Very Much. Once more buried under mounds of latex, Albert Finney is perfection itself as Ebeneezer Scrooge, proving as effective as a young man as the old skinflint we've grown to love. The Three Ghosts who turn the miserly Scrooge's life around on Christmas Eve are portrayed by Edith Evans (Past), Kenneth More (Present) and Paddy Stone (Yet to Come). Mostly british actors.  

A Christmas Carol
Bill Murray portrays a nasty TV executive who finds out that there's more to life than fame and money. Hilarious take-off of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Murray, who has made the meteoric rise from the depths of the mailroom to TV network president, is mean, nasty, uncaring,unforgiving and has a sadistic sense of humor - perfect qualities for a modern-day Scrooge. Before the night is over, he’ll be visited by a maniacal New York cab driver from the past, a present-day fairy who’s into pratfalls and, finally, a ghoulish, seven-foot headless messenger from the future.

Trading Places
This might not qualify as a real Christmas Movie, but it sure is funny watching Dan Aykroyd stuff his Santa costume full of samon and other choice food snacks. Jamie Curtis could be considered a Christmas present to the guys. It is an R rated movie as a result.   

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