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DrWeb’s Top Ten Christmas Movies…

DrWeb’s Top Ten Christmas Movies – 2018 update

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

[originally published 12/24 in 2004, from my old blog]

Here’s my favorite Christmas movies, with links to see more about them at the Internet Movie Database..

I know I said top ten, but I’m adding a movie to the mix this year, let’s call it an extra listing #11.. see below.. if you haven’t seen the “Office Christmas Party,” settle in for some hilarious, over-the-top spoofing of holiday parties and office culture…

enjoy the holidays…

1) A Christmas Carol – The early version from 1951 with Alastair Sim is still my favorite, and favorite version of this Dickens’ tale…

2) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – The Griswald Family Christmas is a holiday fun treat, with enough silly gags, laughs, and even risque fun.. there’s nothing like an old-fashioned family Christmas…

3) Christmas in Connecticut – Old black and white that never fails to make me laugh, and tug at the heartstrings.. yes, sentimental but a favorite…

4) Love Actually – New onto my list this year, I can’t quite get that Christmas is All Around song out of my head, nor the criss-star-crossed lovers in this homage to British love in all its variety.. a new holiday favorite.. and I want the soundtrack CD…

5) Serendipity – Another romantic comedy, which happens to take place in part at Christmas.. it’s magical, lyrical, funny, and lifts you up where you belong…

6) A Christmas Carol – To my mind, this version with Patrick Stewart steals the thunder of classic-redone well, and puts to shame some other versions other there.. for a modern retelling with power, try this one.. made for tv, but looks very good…

7) Home Alone – The original still sings a tale of lonely boy, loser criminals, and a lost family, at Christmastime.. good, and pass on the sequels…

8) A Christmas Story – Hilarious romp in the 1940s with a boy, a BB gun, Santa, elves, dogs eating turkey, and more…

9) It’s a Wonderful Life – No list would be complete for Christmas without this favorite look at life without *you* and the magic we all make in each life we touch.. always good to view on Christmas Eve…

10) White Christmas – Irving Berlin’s music, Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby and some wonderful ladies led by Rosemary Clooney make a holiday winner.. complete with shows, trains, snow, and post-WWII moments to reflect on…

11) Office Christmas Party – “When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand…” -IMDB ..it’s wild and wacky, but somehow, it all works.. maybe don’t show to the whole family, has some rough language, etc. But, I laugh every time I watch…

Merry Christmas Eve to all, and to all, a good night…

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