Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Ten (or more) on Tuesday

10 Favorite Holiday Shows

A ten on Tuesday topic after my own heart. Much to my husband's chagrin I adore Christmas movies and I plan on passing that love down to our kids. These are some of my favorites but in no particular order:
  1. White Christmas--one of my top favorites. Don't know why but I love it. 
  2. A Christmas Story--who doesn't love this one? (and shame on you if you don't). How could you not love lines like "You'll shoot your eye out!" and "Oooohhhhh Ffffuuuuddddgggee."
  3. Nightmare Before Christmas--a fitting movie for two holidays and Tim Burton to boot. I have CD memorized and I sing along. 
  4. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer--yes it's hokey stop motion but it's one of my favorites from childhood. I love the Island of Misfit toys. Burl Ives singing "A Holly Jolly Christmas" is one of my favorite Christmas songs...it always gets me in the holiday spirit.
  5. Miracle on 34th Street--the original only
  6. The Santa Clause--I'm not a huge Tim Allen fan but I love this movie. I've only seen bits and pieces of the second one so I can't really rate that one.
  7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas--again another classic. Narration by Boris Karloff...come on! Frankenstein's Monster narrating Dr. Seuss....how can you go wrong?
  8. It's a Wonderful Life--to be completely honest I never saw the whole of this movie until several years ago. I know, I'm a freak. 
  9. Home Alone--and possibly the sequel. 
  10. The Bishop's Wife--Carey Grant...need I say more?
  11. The Family Stone--I love this movie no matter how much it makes me cry
  12. Mickey's Christmas Carol--this has a special place in my heart and my Little Dude has already watched it twice. (He's very into Mickey and Donald right now)
So there you go. I'm ashamed at how few of these I own, but I plan on rectifying that. The Little Dude misses most of these when they are on TV because they tend to start at 8pm and he's in bed (hopefully) before then. What is your favorite?

1 comment:

Rach said...

So, we were surfing the channel guide on cable and came across a listing for "Rudolph and the Island of Lost Toys" (or somesuch). Rankin and Bass fans that we are we turned it on immediately. What we found was some cg'ed new movie thang that had horrible character design. I had no idea "they" had decided to "update." We were just a little horrified.