Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Those Good Old Holiday Movies

‘Tis the season for holiday movies. I love those oldies as well as the new ones. Why, you may ask? (As if you needed to. :-) ) Well, sentimentality. Watching people who suffer through the hard knocks of life to emerge triumphant and maybe even happy–what’s not to like? You can’t beat a happy ending with a warm holiday theme, especially when you are vested in the characters and see them go through such travails.

Hey, isn’t that exactly what happens in a romance novel? You bet! Call me weird, but I love putting characters through all sorts of trouble and making them work hard for that happy ending. Back to holiday movies.

Here are some of my faves: It’s a Wonderful Life. Miracle on 34th Street (the original). The Holiday. Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle, parts one and two. Sheila Roberts’ On Strike for Christmas. And just about any Christmas movie on Lifetime.

I'm always up for new movies. What are some of your favorite holiday movies?

Until next month, and wishing you the happiest of season’s greetings,

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Tammy Yenalavitch said...

I love holiday movies. Some old favorites are Holiday Inn and White Christmas. Also On the 2nd Day of Christmas

Ann Roth said...

Tammy- I haven't heard of On the 2nd Day of Christmas. I'll have to look into that. ;-)

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

It's a TV movie from 1997 - It's on DVD on Amazon now if you want to check it out. Good cast and a cute story.

BW said...

I love "It's a Wonderful Life". I didn't like it when I was a kid but now that I am older, I love it.

I also enjoy "White Christmas", "Holiday Inn", and "Christmas in Conneticut".

Ann Roth said...

Tammy- I tried to find The 2nd day of Christmas at Netflix but no luck. I may check out Amazon...

BW, I just ordered Christmas in Connecticut from Netflix. You're the second person to recommend this film, which I haven't seen.

Thank you both!

Megan Kelly said...

Love the ones you mentioned, Ann, but what about "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (the original cartoon)? Talk about finding the true meaning of the season! His heart grows THREE sizes, much like our heroes' hearts. :) Also "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (the cartoon). For movies you haven't mentioned: Love Actually and While You Were Sleeping.

Ann Roth said...

Those are great movies, Megan. I agree, I like the original better than the remakes.

Linda Warren said...

A Christmas Story is one of my favorites. I know it's a kid movie, but I still like it. Sometimes what you want for Christmas isn't exactly what you think it is. (The BB gun)