Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Favorites

Lindsey at Enjoy the Journey asked about favorite Christmas movies, and in typical Noodle-fashion, I couldn't choose just one.

I have loads of Christmas movies that I love.

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. The Muppets, no more needs to be said. I love the Muppets. I always think of it as a "Gift of the Magi" type story. Each person wants to give the other an extra-special gift for Christmas . . . . It's just a great story!

The Muppet Christmas Carol. Such a fun retelling of the classic story! Loads of the usual Muppet jokes and gags. Awesome!

A Muppet Family Christmas. (I'm sensing a theme here . . . .) So much fun because we see Sesame Street characters as well as The Muppets. I can't remember how we discovered this one originally, but it was one of Spyder's favorites.

A Charlie Brown Christmas. No Christmas is complete without a Charlie Brown special. Just fantastic! We have this on DVD, but we all were excited when it came on television recently.

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Ah, good old Rudolph. My favorite though, is Hermey, the elf who wants to be a dentist. That's good comedy, folks!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Based on the book by Barbara Robinson. Funny and touching and wonderful.

It's a Wonderful Life. I can't quote whole sections of this film like some of my friends, but I adore it. It stars Jimmy Stewart, so of course I adore it.

Miracle on 34th Street. This was one of those that I loved as a little girl because the main character was a little girl -- skeptical and suspicious, just like me. When my children tell me something that I don't think is the whole truth, I always say, "I believe; I believe. It's silly, but I believe."

Christmas in Connecticut. This is a new one to my Christmas collection, recommended by a friend last year. I can't believe I missed this before! Lots of fun!

The Bells of St. Mary's
. Ah, Bing. How I love thee.

And even with all of these, I'm sure I've missed some. So, what are your Christmas favorites?

5 comments:

JP said...

Aside from It's a Wonderful Life -- which I will NEVER get tired of watching! -- I would say The Year Without a Santa Claus, to be sure. Also Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

bunchastuffes said...

OMG!! The Muppet Christmas Carol is a favorite of the ADULTS in this household, we have watched it every year at Christmas time since it came out! The skating penguins are my favorites.. =) And we sing along with the songs! I, uhm, also have this sort of secret guilty pleasure of watching all sorts of inane Christmas movies that come on Lifetime every year at Christmas time.. some of them good, some of them not so good!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness! My favorite subject, movies! I'm a little embarrassed to say that I have enough Christmas movies that we can watch one every day until Christmas.

My favorites:

It's a Wonderful Life~ do I need to say more.

White Christmas~ I love all that singing and dancing!

The Year Without a Santa Claus~ I love the brothers, Freezemeister and Heatmeister.

My guilty pleasure, A Christmas Story~ I used to hate it, but after several Christmas Eves watching it over and over while I finished wrapping presents, I've come to love it.

By I love Muppet Christmas too!! It is one of my favorite Christmas Carol movies!

Fresh Girl said...

You know, I don't think I've ever seen the "Best Christmas Pageant Ever" as a movie, but I loved the book when I was a kid!

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

oooh, have never seen Bells of St Mary's....