5 Favorite Classic Christmas Movies

Happy Christmas Eve!

 When the boys were younger, wrapping gifts while watching Christmas shows and sipping Egg Nog was a tradition, however, those days are long gone. 

We no longer wrap gifts but watching Christmas shows and sipping Egg Nog on Christmas Eve is still a tradition.

What is it like in your home, how do you prepare for the big day?  Will you to be watching Christmas shows while wrapping gifts tonight? 

If so, what are your 5 favorite Christmas classics?   

Below are my 5 favorite classic Christmas Movies

Christmas lights

It’s a Wonderful Life

The story of George Bailey played by Jimmy Stewart wishing he had never been born is truly a timeless classic. However, when George meets Clarence the bumbling Angel trying to win his wings shows him what life would be like without him, there are some truly eye opening scenes.

And who can’t help but recite

“Every time a bell rings an Angel gets it’s wings.”

It's a Wonderful Life

A Christmas Carol – the 1951 version

This version of the Charles Dickens’ timeless classic is my all time favorite one. Alastair Sim’s performance in this black and white version is Scrooge at it’s best.

A Christmas Carol

Christmas Story

This is definitely a “will not miss” movie classic especially since it’s on for 24 hours on TBS and this year it actually started on Thanksgiving evening!

I love Ralphie sexual attraction to that leg lamp which is now a best seller on Amazon and at most major stores.


Oh, and I can only imagine how many kids put their tongue on a frozen pole to see if it actually stuck!

Christmas Story

Miracle on 34th Street – 1947

Christmas and of course Santa is on trial but the holiday spirit wins everyone over. I love when the mail is delivered to the courthouse addressed to Santa.  However, my favorite scene is the cane that sits in the middle of the empty room of Suzie’s new home, reminding us that the spirit of Christmas will always be a part of our lives.


classic movie Miracle on 34th Street

The Perfect Holiday

Morris Chestnut plays an aspiring musician working as a mall Santa.  A young girl turns to this department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother played by Gabrielle Union.  A definite tear-jerker.

Morris Chestnut in The Perfect Holiday

Honorable mention:

Charlie Brown Christmas  

It wouldn’t be Christmas without this timeless classic and the song around the tree gets me every time!

Charlie Brown Christmas

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