Are you ready for the holidays? We are!
We asked our Women of Midlife bloggers what their favorite holiday movies are. It’s no surprise that they had lots of opinions! The top vote getter by far was Love Actually, with A Christmas Story a close second. Following close behind are the two classics White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life. Did your favorite holiday movie make the list? Let us know in the comments.
“Christmas just isn’t Christmas without it!” Kelly Rodriguez
A Christmas Carol There are several, but we prefer the George C. Scott version.
A Christmas Story
“Remember at the beginning of the movie, Ralphie was looking in the department store window at Higbee’s dreaming about his Red Ryder BB gun? I remember that department store as a young child as my Great-Great Grandfather Higbee started the store.” – Holly Higbee-Jansen,
Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck is one of Anne’s favorites. A snappy script from Preston Sturges makes up for how dated the plot is.
“There’s nothing like sharing a holiday movie with your child as you laugh and comment along at all the same jokes and bits of a movie. He’s 24 now but when we watch Elf my son’s still my little boy.” – Kim Dalferes
The Gathering, a television movie from the 70s with Ed Asner and Maureen Stapleton.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought… doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps… means a little bit more!” – Dr. Seuss – Judy Griffin
“Jimmy Stewart’s acting…Capra’s directing…and the theme, appreciate what you have, make it a classic.” – Janice Wald
“I love when they decide to take their Christmas breakfast to the Hummels. I love when Marmi lights their candles one by one and sends them upstairs singing carols. I love when Mr. Lawrence gives Beth the piano. Completes Christmas.” Tammy Soong
The Santa Clause 1, 2 and 3
Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (animated)