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Top 5 Favorite Classic Christmas Movies


Top 5 Favorite Classic Christmas Movies

It’s a new week and a new topic so in keeping with the holiday theme and as an extension to Friday’s

5 Favorite Christmas Carols

these are my 5 Favorite Classic Christmas movies.

Christmas lights

It’s a Wonderful Life

The story of George Bailey played by Jimmy Stewart wishing he had never been born is truly a timeless classic. However, when George meets Clarence the bumbling Angel trying to win his wings shows him what life would be like without him, there are some truly eye opening scenes.

And who can’t help but recite

every time a bell rings an angel gets it’s wings.”

It's a Wonderful Life

A Christmas Carol – the 1951 version

This version of the Charles Dickens’ timeless classic is my all time favorite one. Alastair Sim’s performance and his facial expressions as Scrooge are the best.

A Christmas Carol

Christmas Story

This is definitely a “will not miss” movie classic especially since it’s on for 24 hours on TBS! I love Ralphie sexist attraction to that leg lamp which is now being sold at most major stores!


BTW – How many kids do you think put their tongue on a frozen pole to see if it actually stuck?

Christmas Story

Miracle on 34th Street – 1947

Christmas and of course Santa is on trial but the holiday spirit wins everyone over. I love when the mail is delivered to the courthouse addressed to Santa.  However, my favorite scene is the cane that sits in the middle of the empty room of Suzie’s new home


classic movie Miracle on 34th Street

The Perfect Holiday

Morris Chestnut (need I say more) plays an aspiring musician working as a mall Santa.  A young girl turns to this department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother played by Gabrielle Union.

Morris Chestnut in The Perfect Holiday

Honorable mention:

Charlie Brown Christmas  

It wouldn’t be Christmas without this timeless classic and the song around the tree gets me every time!

Charlie Brown Christmas

What are your top 5 MUST SEE Christmas movies?


  • I watched It’s A Wonderful Life for the first time without knowing what a classic it was – I was home from college for Christmas break, it was a rainy day, and my folks had two movies on VCR cassettes – this one and Some Like It Hot.

    If you’re only going to have 2 movies, isn’t that a good 2 movies to have? 😀

    Also had a very good time visiting Seneca Falls, NY during a canal trip my fella and I took in October – fun seeing the town that inspired Bedford Falls!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE A Christmas Story.

    • DelBlogger says:

      Yes, those two together are a great classic combination albeit odd, but fun nevertheless. I live watching George run through Bedford Falls, that is a great scene!

  • Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original), Miracle on 34th Street, almost any A Christmas Carol, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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