Have I said Christmas enough yet in this post? And I'm just getting started.
1. White Christmas
This classic old film has been a favorite of mine for years - I can't remember when we first watched it, because it seems like it's always been a part of our Christmas traditions! Between the dancing and Bing Crosby's singing, Rosemary Clooney's acting...it's a no-brainer. You just can't beat classic numbers like "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing," "Snow," and of course, "White Christmas."
2. Holiday Inn
Another oldie, this is actually one I hadn't seen until a couple years ago! Our cousin brought it over on Thanksgiving and it was the perfect post-Black-Friday-decorating movie. Ever since then it's just become a natural part of the Christmas tradition, as much a part as anything else! Fun fact - this movie is actually where the song "White Christmas" originated - not White Christmas like you would think!
Another more recent favorite (can you believe I hadn't watched this movie until 3-ish years ago?? how did I miss out on it for so many years??) you can't not love this hilarious film. Will Ferrell does a fantastic job as Buddy, the elf-raised human who goes to New York to find his dad, and bring back the spirit of Christmas. I cry laughing every time.
4. The Nativity Story
I cry during this movie too - but for very different reasons. This is, for me, a perfect counterpart movie to The Passion of The Christ - it captures in a similar way, the poignant moment in history when Christ was born. Powerful and moving, it still seems to feel very real, which is amazing to me. Forever a favorite.
5. It's A Wonderful Life
This is my favorite Christmas movie. Despite squirming uncomfortably about the fact that it was black and white when I first watched it as a little girl, it's grown on me so much over time that I really cannot imagine a Christmas without cosying in with my family and watching it before bed on Christmas Eve night. Also fun fact: I can do a pretty mean George Bailey impression. Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building + Loan!
What are your favorite Christmas movies?