It's the most wonderful time of year (when you're not sick), and I have the movies to prove it!
I actually have what I consider to be quite a few Christmas movies (and TV episodes).
I've got some classics:
-How the Grinch Stole Christmas
-Frosty the Snowman
-A Charlie Brown Christmas
-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
-It's a Wonderful Life
|Always liked this film as a kid.|
I've got a couple more obscure TV Christmas shows for the nostalgia factor:
-The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (The Waltons, with a different mom!)
-Christmas at Plum Creek (Little House on the Prairie)
-A Christmas They Never Forgot (Little House on the Prairie)
And then there are these more modern classics:
-Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
-While You Were Sleeping (a movie you can love all year round)
And the newbies:
-Frozen (because winter)
|This one is very inventive.|
|I don't care. I like it.|
But Rachel! You mentioned TV episodes, and you even listed a few in the 'obscure nostalgia' category. What about -
Family Ties? The one with the 'A Christmas Carol Plot'? Nope. Don't have it. Want it. Will probably get it, at some point. But I currently just don't have it.
No, no! Not Family Ties! Doctor Who!!!!
Ah. Yes. Well, naturally I have all the modern Doctor Who Christmas specials.
-The Runaway Bride
-Voyage of the Damned
-The Next Doctor
-A Christmas Carol*
-The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe**
-The Time of the Doctor
|Looking forward to this year's special...|
So there you go! I'm set.
Of course, I am missing some films that I really ought to have. Like White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street. And I've never even seen others, like Polar Express. And then there are the ones I very vaguely remember from my childhood: Prancer, The Year Without a Santa Claus, The Night They Saved Christmas...
But you can't have everything, and you can't do it all! Especially when you're sick. :)
So that's my list of Christmas movies (and TV episodes). Good times.
*Starting with this one, the DW Christmas Specials become more directly about Christmas. Before, they were just sort of extra long episodes that happened to take place at Christmas-time. Now, the holiday is more fully integrated as part of the plot. I like it.