Fabulous Holidays- Christmas Movies

One of my favorite things about Christmas are the films I watch this time of year. Don't ask me why but in my family we watch Tootsie and Ferris Buelers Day off for Thanksgiving after the games, but for Christmas we watch things like White Christmas.
If you haven't seen this film you are missing out. I bawl every time I watch it! They throw the old Colonel a big Christmas party to save his ski lodge and the man is so touched. The show is fabulous and the costumes divine!

I also love watching Auntie Mame during this time of year as well. It has Christmas scenes in it such as the one where Rosalind Russel is working at Macys in an effort to make money after she's lost it all and she does every order on C.O.D., because she has no idea how to do any other transaction!

Another holiday favorite is Meet Me In St.Louis. I loooooooove Judy Garland and she is gorgeous and in perfect form in this film. It has an amazing soundtrack "The Boy Next Door", "Meet Me In St. Louis", and the "Trolley Song". The true reason this is a Christmas classic, however, is the fact that their father wants them to move away, so they have their last Christmas in St. Louis. When Judy sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to her younger sister, it's heartbreaking! The little girl starts bawling! Of course they get to stay...it's a musical! And they have a Christmas dance, make snow men, ride in a sleigh. It really is too fabulous for words.

Honorable mention to March of the Wooden Soldiers, a Laurel and Hardy movie that I'm strangely drawn to. It's bizarre but fun!

For kids there is nothing better than Emmet Otters Jug band Christmas. It is so cute!!!! They are puppets and the songs are s cute and the story has a nice moral. I just love it!

There are a few movies I need to see which I've heard are great. Holiday Inn, It Happened on 5th Avenue, and Christmas in Connecticut. If you've seen them let me know if they're any good!


justme said...

oh auntie mame, i always forget about that movie and then find it on some channel. I LOVE that movie. love it.

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

I am strangely drawn to Babes in Toyland-very similar to March of the Wooden Soliders. I love holiday movies too!

Snappy Casual Snippets said...

Part of my Christmas ritual is to watch White Christmas.