For many of us, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the annual viewing
of our favorite holiday film. If you need a little inspiration, check out the Film Guru's list of
Top Ten Christmas Movies. This
site offers a long list of old Christmas films, including A Christmas
Story and A Very Brady Christmas.
It's A Wonderful Life Webring
gives you "The Zuzu News," "Bedford Falls Christmas" and numerous other tributes, as well as a
chance to e-mail holiday greetings based on scenes from the film.
If you prefer Natalie Wood and Maureen O'Hara in Miracle on 34th Street,
check out the
original movie poster.
Few movies say "Christmas" like A Christmas Carol, whichever version you
choose. For many, the 1951 film
starring Alistair Sims is the quintessential interpretation, but you can also choose
1970 musical adaptation, also called
Scrooge, or George C. Scott's 1984
If you're looking to branch out a bit, here are some films that, while they're not actually
holiday movies, will certainly make your spirits bright.
The Bells of St. Mary's
Features Ingrid Bergman, Bing Crosby and a memorable Christmas pageant
performed by first-graders.
The Bishop's Wife
Fans of Zuzu from "It's a Wonderful Life" will want to see Karolyn Grimes
play another adorable kid with a disillusioned father.
Holiday Inn The film in which
Bing Crosby first sang the now-classic "White Christmas." Many people think
it's just as good as the 1954 film
Don't miss the heart-warming Christmas scene when Mr. March returns from the
Meet John Doe
Darker than most, but the climactic scene takes place on Christmas, and
you'll hear Gary Cooper say, "There's something swell about the spirit of
Christmas, to see what it does to people, all kinds of people. Now why can't
that spirit, that same warm Christmas spirit, last the whole year round?"
Meet Me in St. Louis
This film has beautiful holiday scenes, and you'll hear Judy Garland sing
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."