It’s almost Christmas!! Which means that this will be the last five faves for the Christmas season, so I’ve saved the best for last.
One of my favorite things to do during Christmas, and more specifically on Christmas Eve, is to snuggle up in our pajamas and watch a Christmas movie. So for our last Christmas hurrah for the season…
My five favorite Christmas movies!!
It’s a Wonderful Life
You probably knew this was coming because it’s on every list. But it’s for a reason – it’s such a great movie! George Bailey is such an identifiable character, even all these years later. Imagining what the world would be like without us in it is often a sobering exercise, but it’s so heartwarming to see George realize the importance of his presence in the world and to be ever-so-slightly reminded of our own.
Charlie Brown Christmas
This movie is so nostalgic for me. Plus, when else in the world will the Christmas story – straight from the Bible – be watched by millions of families gathered around their television sets?
Seriously, this is such an awesome movie. I’m not generally a huge fan of Will Ferrell, but they honestly could not have picked a better person to play Buddy. His lines are delivered with such seriousness that it becomes hilarity, his demeanor is perfect, and the rest of the cast falls right in line.
Okay, I’m cheating with this one, probably. I’m not 100% sure that it was meant to be a Christmas movie per se. But it’s set around Christmas-time, and honestly, this is hands down, one of my favorite movies. If you are married, have young children, or like Tea Leoni, you will love this movie. Disclaimer, I know that Nicolas Cage is not everyone’s favorite, and he is definitely not mine. However, in this movie, he is so loveable, heart-warming, and truly enjoyable. I’d say that if there was ever a time to give Nic a chance, this is it (so you can skip National Treasure…both of them).
I suppose that all three could be in here, but it’s really the first one that gets me the most. I love it! Who would’ve thought that Tim Allen would make such a great Santa?! The interaction between Scott (Tim Allen) and Neill is hysterical.
What are your favorite Christmas movies?? I’d love to compare notes!