Now that my sons are older and they no longer want to sit with me watching Christmas movies, I have to watch them alone…just me and a glass of Moscato! Anywho, there are a few movies that I still look forward to watching each Christmas leading up to the Twilight Zone Marathon on SyFy on New Year’s Eve, and these are my 5 favorites – what are yours?
At holiday time, family matriarch Ma’Dere Whitfield (Loretta Devine) assembles her large brood for their first reunion in four years. However, family ties show signs of strain when various secrets come to light, especially concerning Marine Claude’s (Columbus Short) true military status, Quentin’s (Idris Elba) debts and teenage Baby’s (Chris Brown) secret plans to become a singer.
A cleric begins to doubt himself and is visited by an angel. The heavenly emissary is supposed to help the good reverend over his midlife crisis, but he is distracted by the cleric’s lovely young wife. A remake with gospel music of the “The Bishop’s Wife”.
A family is torn apart at Christmas when to the wife of a couple, trying to adopt a son, is killed in a car accident and the husband, a musician, is deemed unfit to raise a child.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
What are your 5 favorite Christmas movies?