Snuggle and Watch These Christmas Favorites

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these movies and TV specials. My wife and I always curl up on the couch and watch our favorites throughout the season.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) d. Larry Roemer and Kizo Nagashima

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970) d. Jules Bass & Arthur Rankin

Christmas in Connecticut (1945) d. Peter Godfrey

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) d. Frank Capra

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) d. George Seaton

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) d. Bill Melendez

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) d. Brian Henson

The Bishop’s Wife (1947) d. Henry Koster

Come to the Stable (1949) d. Henry Koster

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951) d. Brian Desmond Hurst

Scrooge (1970) d. Ronald Neame

*Cast & Crew information, plot summaries, and reviews for all of these can be found at IMDB

In the past, I’ve made a few blog posts listing my favorite movies from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ’80s.

We tend to watch all of these as Christmas approaches. However, my wife and I have decided to snuggle up with A Muppet Christmas on the 25th, and then spend some quiet time in front of the fireplace with some chocolates and some plum wine.

How does this movie list of my Holiday favorites compare to yours?

4 thoughts on “Snuggle and Watch These Christmas Favorites

  1. You have a nice selection of Christmas classics. We too like to watch Charlie Brown, Rudolph, and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. However, we also try to gather under a blanket and munch on some popcorn and goldfish crackers while watching the following:

    A Christmas Story (1983) d. Bob Clark
    Frosty The Snowman (1969) d. Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
    Elf (2003) d. Jon Favreau
    The Nativity Story (2006) d. Catherine Hardwicke
    The Santa Clause series (1994-2006)

    And new to this year’s list (which the kids really enjoyed):
    Home Alone (1990) d. Chris Columbus

    These two movies are some of MY favorites, but not kid appropriate:
    Scrooged (1988) d. Richard Donner
    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) d. Jeremiah S. Chechik

    I hope you enjoy your Christmas movie snuggle time. May God Bless you always and have a Merry Christmas!


    • Hi Steve…good to meet you. Looks like you’ve compiled a pretty good list yourself. Who doesn’t love Bill Murray in Scrooged:-) Of course, sometimes it’s who you’re with rather than what is being watched.
      Thanks for partaking and commenting. Also, check out my fav films posts linked above.


  2. Charlie Brown and A Muppet Christmas are two we always watch along with The Year Without a Santa Claus (the old cartoon). I usually watch the Sound of Music too. Though not a Christmas movie, it feels right to watch it this time of year. I think I’ve seen every movie on your list at least once.


    • Hi Diane! Always good to hear from you.
      “…it feels right to watch this time of year…” Thanks for pointing that out. One of mine “Come to the Stable” starts out around Christmas time but ends in the spring of the following year. It usually airs during the season as well. Guess I’m not the only one who thinks it feels right. 🙂


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