It’s time for another Tuesday Top 3, and this one’s a llllllllllll about Christmas movies! There are a few movies that really make it feel like the holiday season, and it just doesn’t quite feel right without watching them each year. There were a lot of films that could have made the list, but here’s the few that made the cut:
1. It’s a Wonderful Life – Above all other movies, this is the one I HAVE to watch each year. It’s tradition to have this playing as cookies are baking in the oven or the tree is being decked out in ornaments and lights. I love this movie because of how it puts such a focus on the impact we can have on other people. We can feel as though we’ve accomplished nothing or gone nowhere, but in reality we’ve done more than we can ever imagine. My family can quote pretty much the whole movie, and at times, my brother and I do just that. And really, if there were more George Baileys in this world, we’d all be a lot better off… So if you haven’t seen this one, drop everything right now and go watch it!
2. White Christmas – This is a more recent addition to the “must watch” list. One of my best friends and former roommate introduced me to this, as it was one of her family’s traditional Christmas movies. Of course I’d heard the song, but seeing the movie was even better!! Such a charming movie, and another feel-good story of people taking care of one another. Plus, who wouldn’t want to listen to Bing Crosby sing??
3. This one was a tie between two great Christmas comedies: Elf – This may not be a “traditional” classic holiday movie, but I’d say it’s a must-watch!!! So many great quotes, and it’s just darn funny. And the duet with Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrel?? I love it, AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!!!!
And National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – This would be another one that gets quoted A LOT in our family. I find myself pretty much belly laughing in almost every scene, and I’ve even got a wine topper that looks like the moose cups! I can relate to poor Clark just wanting everything to be perfect, and having things not quite turn out that way… but I’d never try putting up that many christmas lights. I don’t have the patience for that!
Of course there are a lot more Christmas movies that tend to get watched each year, but these are my go-to’s.
What movies didn’t make the list that you think I should have included?