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My Five Favorite Christmas Movies

My Five Favorite Christmas Movies

This time of year there are all kinds of Christmas movies on TV.  There are certain Christmas movies that I have to watch every year.   This is my list of my five favorite.   Well actually four movies and one TV Special.   Here they are in no particular order.

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life. 

This movie starring James Stewart and Donna Reed is a classic.  You can't help but feel sorry for George Bailey as it becomes apparent that he will never get away from the building and loan or Bedford Falls.  Even with a beautiful loving with and four loving children George feels that his life is not complete.  Of course George's guardian angel Clarence shows him and us how many lives he has touched and how different things would be if he had never been born. 

National LaChristmas Vacationmpoon's Christmas Vacation 

This movie is for those days when you just want to shut off your brain and have a laugh or two.  Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Randy Quaid star in this one.  Chevy is Clark Griswold and he just wants a good old fashion family Christmas.  Unfortunately for Clark the whole family is pretty much nuts.  And we all probably know someone that uses as many Christmas Lights as Clark.

A Christmas StoryA Christmas Story  

Everyone knows the famous line from this movie.  "You'll shoot your eye out."  The only thing Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB Gun.  There are several very memorable scenes including when Ralphie pummels Scut Farkus, his friend's tongue getting stuck to the flag pole and his father's "major award".  A Christmas Story is usually on TBS for a full 24 hours starting on Christmas Eve.



Buddy the elf was adopted by Santa Claus and raised as an elf.  The problem with that is that Buddy is not an elf, he is human.  Will Ferrel is Buddy and he journeys to New York City to find his real Father.  James Caan plays Buddy's real father Walter Hobbs.  It turns out that Walter doesn't have much Christmas spirit but that doesn't stop Buddy from trying to bond with him.  I think the ending is a bit sappy but what the heck I still watch it every year.

Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole ChristmasDr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This is not the Movie starring Jim Carey.   This is the original 1966 TV Special.  Boris Karloff is the narrator and the voice of the Grinch.  I think everyone knows this story about the Grinch with a "heart two sizes too small" and his plan to steal Christmas from the Who's down in Whoville.  Who can forget Cindy Lou Who and the lie the Grinch tells her about having to take her Christmas tree back to the North Pole for repairs.  Even after the Grinch steals everything including the Roast Beast he learns that there is much more to Christmas than just the things he has stolen. 

Well that's my top five Christmas Movies.  What are some of yours? 



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The author of this blog, Jim Patton, is a full time Realtor with Century 21 M&M and Associates.  Jim is a Central California Short Sale Specialist who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin counties. Call Jim Patton at 209-633-2839.

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By Elizabeth Bolton,  Fri Dec 7 2012, 17:04
So glad you included the original Grinch! For TV shows I also love Rudolph, Charlie Brown and Frosty. Oldies but goodies!
By Jim Patton,  Sat Dec 8 2012, 15:15
I like those classic old Christmas shows too.
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