Memories and movies go hand and hand at Christmas time. These five movies bring back so many memories for me as I am sure they do for you. Classics all, these movies hve delighted viewers for 20 years and some for over 50 years. Musicals,comedies, and dramas. here are my five top favorite Christmas movies…
#5 – Home Alone ~ Macaulay Caulkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara and John Stearn created unforgettable charecters in this fun filled,comedy about an 8 year old boy left home alone while his family goes to France for Christmas. His facial expressions are what most remember, and the songs in this film are all fantastic. Great film, great fun.
#4- A Christmas Story ~ another heartfelt, fun film surrounding a young boy and his family and his desire to get that BB Gun for Christmas. Peter Billingsley plays Ralphie who is trying to convince his family and anyone else that the Red Ryder BB Gun is the perfect gift for Christmas. Darrin McGavin was great as Ralphie’s dad.
#3-White Christmas ~ A Christmas classic, with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Allen sing, dance and make magic.
#2- It’s a Wonderful Life ~ Produced and directed by Frank Capra, that was based on the short story “The Greatest Gift”, written by Philip Van Doren Stern, Jimmy Stewart, as down on his luck, George Bailey, who is about to commit suicide until his guardian angel intervenes.The film was nominated for five Oscars and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, placing number 11 on its initial 1998 greatest movie list, and would also place number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time.
#1-Scrooge ~ Released as A Christmas Carol in the United States, is a 1951 film adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. It starred Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge, and in my opinion, the BEST Scrooge ever. There have been remakes, and adpatations of this story, but not one can compare to the 1951 version.