Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Movies I've Never Seen

Every year, in December, I watch the same few Christmas movies (over and over again).

First we start here:

A Christmas Story
Then we move on to this:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Around that time, this usually ends up on the tv :


And of course, it wouldn't be Christmas without this:

Bad Santa
My point being, I have never seen It's A Wonderful Life... or Miracle On 34th Street...and, ok, I haven't even sat through one viewing of The Santa Claus.  My question to you, dear readers, is twofold. 

1) Am I missing out?  
2)What holiday themed movies am I missing out on?  What are the holiday movies that everyone should see?  (and just to give you a little help, here is a link to everything Wikipedia considers a Christmas movie,, though your selections do not have to be on that list ).  

I can't wait to hear your answers (and hopefully stream of few of your classics this December).  


Erin said...

Erin! You have to see Christmas Vacation! It is just TOO funny! You will love it!


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Adele said...

You have to watch these movies, seriously Erin!! I also love The Muppet Christmas Carol...I have to watch it every year!!!!

colleen said...

yes! you must, must, must see it's a wonderful life. it is the best - all it's cracked up to be. a true classic.

Kristina said...

Hey Erin, I watch the same movies except for Bad Santa. I haven't seen that one yet. My suggestion is "It Happened on 5th Avenue" Its a movie from 1947 and it is so wonderful!

jillian m. said...

This is a crime! Hahah! Christmas Story is one of my all-time faves. Such a warm and funny story. You have to see it! You'll fall in love with Ralphie and his little brother.

I like to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas every year. It brings me back to childhood and puts me in that Xmas spirit.

Elle Sees said...

i don't think ppl read your post correctly! I would second Charlie Brown Xmas--I own the soundtrack. Skip the Santa Clause and there's one from the 80s wDudley Moore that's bad. View Miracle and Wonderful Life at least once.

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

I'm not a massive christmas themed film fan but i'd love to watch lots one year. x hivenn

Jess said...

I try to watch as many versions of a Christmas Carol as possible. My faves are Muppets, Scrooged and the one with Patrick Stewart. You have to, have to, have to watch It's a Wonderful Life. Home Alone is pretty awesome too

Lorena said...

Seems like we are getting the same movies...
it's the same that's on tv here !
AND I must add that they also show 1970's movies of the birth of Jesus.

Valerie said...

So glad to know I'm not the only one who has never seen "It's a Wonderful Life" OR "Miracle on 34th Street" (the original one w/ Natalie Wood).
Christmas Vacation is a yearly tradition in my house as is A Christmas Story.
P.S. In non-holiday related news, I've never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's and only recently saw the Sound of Music. I've also never seen Footloose w/ Kevin Bacon.

Michelle said...

i haven't seen any of the "traditional" christmas movies either -i do think it may be a generational thing?

either way my mother in law and husband are obsessed with christmas story and we watch it, bad santa, and christmas vacation every year.

happy december!

Michelle said...

Your first 3 are my top 3. I've never seen those old sappy movies either and don't plan on it. Any movie that makes my dad cry (It's a Wonderful Life) will make me cry until my eyeballs flood out. No thanks.

Gawgus things... said...

You are missing out (although I haven't seen half these movies either!)!! I think they really make you feel festive :) xxx

Stephanie said...

Definitely see It's A Wonderful Life at least once, if for no other reason than it's a classic Christmas movie. The Muppet Christmas Carol is pretty adorable if you're into that. And, of course, Home Alone. (The original, not HA2).

aki! said...

I'm generally not a fan of Christmas movies, but I kind of enjoyed the Santa Clause.

Also, I FINALLY completed your award tag!

Bravoe Runway said...

My favorite holiday movie is definitely santa clause! These are all great picks, miracle on 34th street is great!

Bad Joan said...

Love Christmas Story! That movie is definitely a classic!


ShinyPrettyThings said...

hahha i've watched bad santa...not the most conventional xmas movie...for sure! i watched like 15min of elf & couldn't stand it. will ferrell in yellow tights, i just couldn't take it anymore haha!

shopgirl said...

Hey Erin! I have the same tradition of watching the same Christmas movies every year...sometimes, I alternate movies every other year cause' there's just too many. I can't believe that you haven't seem some of the classics! Miracle on 34th Street (the original) is just wonderful!

To name a few faves of mine: Home Alone 1 and 2, The Ref, All I want for Christmas, and Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. I'm pretty sure the last one isn't a Christmas movie but it's just got that "merry" feeling.



Matt said...

My favorite...Die Hard of course. Kim loves Its a Wonderful Life...I cant stand it. To each their own I guess!

Jenzie said...

You have to see It's A Wonderful Life. I watched it for the first time this year, and it's lovely!

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