Some of the best things about Christmas are the fabulous movies they show on TV. Granted, some are just pure sap and corn, but some are so great! Without further ado, here is a list of my favorite Christmas movies.
It's a Wonderful Life - Isn't this on everyone's list? Great story, wonderful message, and Jimmy Stewart. What's not to love?
A Christmas Story - This one still cracks me up. "You'll shoot your eye out!" And that leg lamp. A classic, for sure.
Elf - Will Farrell in an elf costume. He's over-the-top enthusiastic and funny. Good stuff.
The Polar Express - I loved the book by Chris Van Allsburg and I love the movie. The fact that Tom Hanks voices six of the main characters is remarkable. And the story is magical.
Miracle on 34th Street - I love this oldie, though the newer version is good, too. Great story line that always makes me root for the little girl and Santa. A wonderful feel-good ending.
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Another classic. This is on my list because it tells the biblical story of Jesus' birth in a way that isn't preachy or outdated. It stays true to the characters, yet lets them deliver an important, inspiring message the whole world needs to hear.
I'm sure there are others I could add to this list like White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and the like. I love them, too! But I'm drawing the line here and asking you to list your favorites in the comments.
What are your favorite Christmas movies and why? There are so many out there I'm sure I'll hear about some I've never seen.