We probably each have our own list. Mine is liable to change order and gain or lose an item, but #s 2 and 1 are pretty constant. I’m all about A Christmas Carol, so the list always contains several versions of that.
Not actually a Christmas movie, but it’s one of my favorite movies of all time, and I adore Augie Wren’s Christmas Story at the end. Harvey Keitel. ‘Nuf said.
Played out silently under the closing credits.
8. Early Edition Christmas Episode
Gary (Kyle Chandler — be still, my heart!) gets tomorrow’s newspaper today and tries to prevent reported bad things from happening. His pal, played by Fisher Stevens, is cynical SOB. He finds himself in jail one Christmas with a man who claims to be Santa Clause and helps him break out. This set of scenes was filmed by Pam Schwetz, who worked as an extra on the show.
A one-act opera written for television. This used to be on TV every year, and Mom and I would always watch it from the time I was a wee child. Very hokey, but it holds fond memories.
Bill Murray. Need I say more?
Starring Albert Finney. The first time Mom and I saw this, we HATED it! Then we saw it again, and we LOVED it! I don’t know why that happened, but it did. It became one of our Christmas traditions.
Because Muppets. Also: Michael Caine.
You heard me.
I’m talking Humphrey Bogart. Nothing says Christmas like embezzlement and murder, amIright?
And, of course, my #1 top favorite movie:
1. DIE HARD
My nails this week:
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What is your favorite Christmas movie, and why?