The Best Classic Holiday Movies

The Best Classic Holiday Movies:laurabraydesigns.comWe had a very busy weekend.  Parades were marched in and parties were attended, but somehow on Saturday afternoon I found myself (blissfully) home alone.  I brewed up a cup of tea, got out my current embroidery project (from Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living), and watched some of my favorite holiday movies.  I am a classic movie fanatic.  I'll take an classic movie over a new one any day of the week and there are a few holiday movies that I MUST watch every year.  I caught up on two this weekend, but still need to work my way through the rest of the list.  It's one of the "to do" items on my holiday list that I don't mind doing one single bit.

Here's my list of favorite classic holiday movies:

White Christmas: I tear up every time the General walks into the ballroom and everyone stands up and claps for him. 

Christmas in Connecticut: I watched this one on Saturday.  I was thinking it could be redone today, only Barbara Stanwyck's character could be blogger instead of a columnist.

Meet Me in St. Louis: Another tear jerker.  Who doesn't cry when Judy Garland sings Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas?

Miracle on 34th Street: In it's original black and white please. No colorization version for me.

It's a Wonderful Life

Holiday Inn

I'm always looking for more to add to my list.  What is your favorite classic holiday movie?


5 Responses to The Best Classic Holiday Movies

  1. Karen Diwan says:

    Hi Laura,

    I love all of the movies on your list 🙂 I think I'd add all of the Rankin-Bass animated classics to the list, too. Frosty the Snowman, A Miser Brother's Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  the list wouldn't be complete without A Charlie Brown Christmas and the original animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    Hope you and your family are have a wonderful Christmas Season.


  2. Kim says:

    We LOVE LOVE LOVE …The Snowman 🙂

  3. Nancy Peterson says:

    We like your list, too, but our all time family favorite is the musical "Scrouge" with Albert Finney. By the end of it we are so uplifted we are dancing around the house singing "I Like Life" and smiling. We are a very musical family. Merry Christmas to all. Nancy

    • Laura Bray says:

      We love musicals at our house too Nancy!  I’ll have to check-out that version of Scrouge.  I don’t think I have seen it before.

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