Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Twelve Films of Christmas, Part I


A few weeks ago, Melissa Tagg and I decided to celebrate our love of Christmas and movies by putting together a blog event combining the two! The idea grew until it became what you're about to read - twelve authors talking about their favorite movies, split into two blogs, and giving away a total of twelve books.

This week, we'll hear from Allison Pittman, Becky Wade, Katherine Reay, Kristin Billerbeck, Kristy Cambron, and Melissa Tagg!


Remember the Night with Allison Pittman

My favorite Christmas movie is a classic—one that not a lot of people have seen. Remember the Night, 1940, stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in a story that’s experienced different incarnations. Stanwyck is a petty thief, arrested on Christmas Eve, and remanded into the custody of the District Attorney until her case can be heard after the holiday. From there, we follow the two on a road trip to his idyllic hometown for a family-centered celebration. Along the way, we get a glimpse into her past, and we understand her choices. This film, though, makes the brave choice of allowing us to understand, but not forgive. Not yet. MacMurray’s character struggles with his attraction, fighting  it with every hooded look, restrained touch, every stoic turn of phrase.
Remember the Night is a film that brings both of its characters to a true moment of crisis. A choice that will challenge what they know to be true and good in the world. What sets this film apart from other Christmas offerings is the fact that you, too, will have to make the same choice. And if you’re like me, the first time you watch it, you’ll be surprised at the direction of your own heart.

In 1989, this movie suited my goofy teenage sense of humor to a T. I remember laughing all the way through it. In those days, I related to the kids in the movie, but nowadays I relate to Chevy Chase's character. I'm the one who feels the desire and pressure to provide a 'perfect' and 'memorable' Christmas for my family. I'm the one whose efforts often bomb. 

It's easy to long for a picture perfect Christmas, isn't it? In trying to achieve it, I'm sometimes tempted to exhaust myself because I want to do it all and I want it all to be wonderful. And in the busy-ness, I can miss the Christ of Christmas.

This year, I'm trying to do less and concentrate on Him more. He's the one who never disappoints. Our expectations can never, never, never measure up to the greatness of His reality. I wish you all a Christmas filled with His peace. God bless! 

I get three movies! The Santa Clause (1994), The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006). Okay, I love these movies. They showcase Tim Allen at his best. I love his Santa’s reluctance then sold-out enthusiasm for the job – and even the delightful mayhem that develops in the 3rd movie as he questions the cost of his unique vocation. 

As for the kids – they’re all delightful. Charlie warms your heart in the 1st movie and his little sister, Lucy, is an absolute charmer in the 2nd and 3rd. And the scenery! I want to live at this North Pole. It’s one of the best visual depictions of this magical place that we all secretly hope (know) exists. Curl up, grab some popcorn and cocoa and enjoy!



It's a tradition at my house to have the 24-hours of "A Christmas Story" running in the ba`ckground as we prepare for Christmas dinner. There are so many memorable parts of that movie that have worked their way into our household vocabulary and my dad is a huge "Jean Shepherd" fan. My dad grew up in the same time frame, and just loves to tell us how true everything in the story is and appreciates the nostalgia. It's a tale that brings my family together and isn't that what the holidays are all about? To appreciate what God has given us? The Ultimate Gift?


Meet Me in St. Louis with Kristy Cambron

I love so many Christmas movies, that it's difficult to choose a favorite. But as a huge classic movie fan, nostalgia is going to win me over every time. The top spot on my favorites list would have to be claimed by Meet me in St. Louisstarring the stunning Judy Garland. The song is iconic. The story is warm and the characters unforgettable. And for this writer gal? It will always remind me of drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace, watching this film with my family while Christmas snow blanketed the world outside our window.
I like to think I’m a pretty nice and even-keeled person, but once a friend told me he thought It’s a Wonderful Life was *gasp* “boring.” I had to work really hard to convince myself not to a) stick my tongue out at him and b) chuck our years of friendship out the window after that one snide comment. 

This should tell you how much I love — nay, adore — the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. It is nostalgic and sentimental and tear-jerking, all things a good holiday movie should be. But it’s also poignant. The moment when Jimmy Stewart finds Zuzu’s petals in his pocket and realizes his mouth’s bleeding…it’s jubilant perfection. When he runs through town yelling, “Merry Christmas, Bedford Falls…Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!” my heart is celebrating along with him. 

Plus, Donna Reed is from Iowa. And that’s happy.

All For a Sister ~ Meant to Be Mine ~ Lizzy & Jane
What a Girl Needs ~The Butterfly and the Violin ~ Here to Stay















Each of today's authors are contributing a book to the giveaway! And as much fun as giveaways are, you know what's also fun? Supporting authors! Each one of the books would make great reading for a Christmas getaway or an ideal Christmas gift. And for the next six, check in next week with Melissa Tagg!




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202 comments:

  1. Oh this is fun! Love reading everyone's favorites, but I've gotta say I particularly love seeing Remember the Night get some recognition! :)

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    1. I was so thrilled when Allison told me about it, because it's never made it on my radar. Definitely need to track it down!

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    2. I'm glad to see it getting all the love in the comments! It only gets aired once or twice during the Holidays. Gotta get a copy for myself!

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  2. Forgot to add my fav Christmas movie...it's a tie between Christmas in Connecticut and Holiday Affair.

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    1. Two GREAT classic films! Great choices. ; )

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  3. The Santa Clause I is my favorite Christmas movie. I can do without II and III. I love the entire movie. I have to admit that Elf makes me smile too. :)

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    1. Love Elf - I've never looked at maple syrup the same way since.

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    2. I <3 Elf too! We've already watched it twice this year. : ) "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!"

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  4. YES! I'm so glad someone mentioned Remember the Night. I love that one. Oh and Kristy included Meet Me in St. Louis! That movie is remarkably entertaining...especially the crazy kids.

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    1. Oh my gosh, Tootie and her dying dolls - so great.

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    2. YES!!! When I was young, I never thought Tootie's morbid antics were the least bit "off". She was just delightful and the family's story so inviting. You know what's funny? I grew up on "Alonzo Smith" road. WOW!

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    3. You grew up on Alonzo Smith Road?? That's so sweet.

      And yes, I was the same, Kristy. As a kid Tootie was just...Tootie. Then I rewatched it as a teenager and was like "WHAT is up with, Tootie? She's cray-cray!" Only cray-cray wasn't a phrase then, so I'm pretty sure I just said "crazy." :)

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  5. It's a Wonderful Life would definitely have to be my favorite. You just can't top Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed :D I've watched it every year since I was eight, and I love it little more each time :)
    Thanks for offering such a fun giveaway!
    ~ Micaela

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Micaela! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. LOVE that movie, Micaela! We watched it with our eight year-old this year (the first time he'd seen it), and it was like seeing it again for the first time. Such a beautiful film. (Thank you, Frank Capra!!!)

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  6. Such a great selection of movies mine is one magic Christmas. dkstevensne@outlook. Dot com

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    1. I'll have to track that one down! Mary Steenburgen is adorbs.

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  7. I pick A Christmas Story because I enjoy watching my family of boys watching the movie. They think it is hysterical! It is so much fun to watch them laughing together.
    I will also watch just about anything sappy on the Hallmark channel!

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    1. That sounds like a win for you guys, Melissa!

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    2. Ha ha ha! I love the line: "Hey - it must be Italian. It says, Fragile!"

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  8. Miracle on 34th Street is my favorite Christmas movie.

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    1. Loooooooooooooooooooove Miracle on 34th Street. (I actually wasn't planning to use so many o's, but there just didn't seem to be enough). It's so charming, and the writing is so sharp!

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  9. My favorite Christmas movie is definitely White Christmas! I love musicals and the old crooners! Even though my favorite crooner/entertainer, Dean Martin, wasn't in the movie!

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    1. Oh, but Danny Kaye carries his weight and then some! Such a great movie.

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    2. Oh, the beautious crooning in that film! ; )

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  10. All of them? Does that count? Miracle on 34th Street and It is a Wonderful life.

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  11. White Christmas. Dumb story, but Bing! Danny Kaye! Sisters, twice! It's the only one I go out of my way to watch.

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    1. Eh, the story's thin, but everything else! The part where Danny gets Bing laughing during Sisters is a bit of movie magic.

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  12. I Love Meet me in St. Lewis and White Christmas both my favorite!!

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    1. Me too, Esther! Plus, you and Judy';s character have the same lovely name! ; )

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  13. I am not very familiar with Christmas movies since I don't watch the TV, but my daughter has made me watch a couple of her videos, which unfortunately, I cannot remember the names. lisajcowell(at)cs(dot)com in Ohio

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    1. It's sweet of your daughter to share! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  14. I happen to like anything Christmas - movies, books, (snow if I'm inside and not going anywhere) but to pick a specific Christmas movie - whatever I watched last :)
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  15. My favorite Christmas movies are White Christmas and While You Were Sleeping.
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    1. Cesar Romero was not Spanish!

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  16. I love Holiday Inn and White Christmas. Anything with Bing Crosby really

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    1. Great picks! I think of Holiday Inn whenever I consider canning fruit ;-)

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    2. I always get Holiday Inn and White Christmas confused. Are they 2 different movies?

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  17. I've enjoyed watching THE CHRISTMAS STORY many times with our family. Often the kids (now adults) would watch it and I would only catch a few minutes of it because I was so busy with holiday preparations. It was actually several years before I saw the entire movie.

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    1. I hope you enjoyed it when you did get to see it at last!

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  18. Muppet Christmas Carol
    -Kelsey P.

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    1. Oh my gosh, so great. I'm kinda sad that none of the twelve authors chose that one to write about!

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    2. YAY!!!! I loved the Muppets singing the 12 Days of Christmas with John Denver (from years ago). My Dad made me a special CD of that music a couple of years ago, and surprised me for Christmas. Now that he's gone, it's one of my most treasured Christmas memories. ; )

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  19. Definitely A Christmas Story! I watched the 24 hour marathon with my family as a kid and now I watch it with my kids :)

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  20. While You Were Sleeping is probably my favorite Christmas movie, partly because it doesn't feel out of season to watch any time of year (because it spans the whole season). As a kid, though, I definitely favored Home Alone.

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    1. I'm totally with you on Sleeping! I stuck it on a little while ago for the same reasons - something a little festive but not very. I'm just glad Peter didn't have a reason to burn down her apartment for Easter ;-)

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  21. Michelle KrimaschewiczDecember 10, 2014 at 5:42 AM

    My favorites are White Christmas and Holiday Inn. Definitely go for the old classics rather than the new. Love Meet Me in St. Louis, too, but I don't think of that as a 'Christmas' movie as much. I'll have to check out Remember the Night. The story sounds familiar, but I'm not sure if I've seen it or not.

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    1. YES - I'm with you on the classic movies. I watch TCM more than any other channel! ; )

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    2. MIchelle, I'm definitely the same...ALL about the classics. I try to get into newer Christmas movies sometimes but they just never do it for me. The closest I've come to liking a new one is Elf...which I think is pretty hilarious.

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  22. I love watching Christmas in Connecticut, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th St (the original) and It's a Wonderful Life. I love the older movies! I do enjoy A Christmas Story also, although it doesn't quite rank up there with the others :-)

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    1. There is something special classic Christmas movies! Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. My favourite Christmas movie is a Hallmark movie we watched on TV a few years ago called "A Christmas Angel". We have looked for it ever since to buy a copy and can't find it anywhere. :( - Arletta

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    1. Does that movie have Teri Pollo and Dela Reese? I think I just saw it and it was SO good. It's available on Netflix, my friend!

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  24. White Christmas is the first that comes to mind!

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  25. I love White Christmas! But there's always Elf to keep me laughing!

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    1. They're both great picks! I love hearing Zooey Deschanel singing in Elf - and White Christmas is delightful.

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  26. Always watch White Christmas, Meet me in St. Louis, and Christmas in Connecticut ( barbara stanwyk version)

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  27. I NEED something new to read over Christmas! Thanks!! My favorite Christmas movie is It's a Wonderful Life, which my husband calls Miracle on 34th Street every year! :)

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  28. Oh I love "White Christmas!" It's my favorite Christmas (or any time) movie.

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    1. White Christmas does make for a great "anytime" movie!

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  29. Oh I forgot to mention that I live in Oregon too! I'm out in Oregon City!

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    1. That's so great!! Great to meet you, neighbor!

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  30. I filled this out but not sure if posted so mine is A Christmas Card about a soldier who receives a Christmas card from a woman he's never met and then when one of his soldiers dies he takes the body back home and ends up meeting the woman and falling in love with her.

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    1. Yes - they show this one on the Hallmark Channel almost every year. It's a good one.

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  31. My favorite Christmas movie is definitely Elf! My family quotes it all year long. I also have a special place in my heart for the cartoon version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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    1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a great one (the cartoon, not that live-action mess)! And Elf is super, super quotable :-)

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  32. I love Elf, and Prep and Landing is also a favorite around here, but I also love to watch movies that include Christmas scenes . . . "You've Got Mail" might be my favorite of those!

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    1. Yes! You've Got Mail is on my to-watch list for that reason - I always think of it when I think of "twinkle lights"!

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  33. I always mention White Christmas because Rosemary Clooney grew up about 25 miles from my home but I also love Miracle on 34th Street and Christmas in Connecticut.
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  34. I like White Christmas, A Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life... well, my list is long, so i won't put the entire list here.
    Allison Pittman ~ I have never seen Remember the Night, but I'm going to look for it! That sounds like a great movie!
    Thank you ALL for sharing with us, your audience.

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  35. My favorite Christmas movie is Elf! :D

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    1. Be sure to catch Part II on Melissa Tagg's blog Friday! There might be a little something about Elf ;-)

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  36. I would have to say that my all time favorite Christmas movie is "It's A Wonderful Life" and my second favorite is A White Christmas.

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    1. Solid choices, Laura! Thanks for stopping by!

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  37. A White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street.

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  38. So many to choose from, but somehow, I have always loved Home Alone & Elf :)

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    1. I think you're the first guest here to say Home Alone!!!! My family loves that one. In fact, it was the first Christmas movie we watched this year. It also has fantastic music. ; )

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  39. My favorite holiday movie is It's a Wonderful Life. I remember watching this holiday classic with my mom growing up and I always got excited to watch it with her. The moral of the movie to not take anything for granted is what makes me like it the most. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  40. Super fun blog post! My all-time favorite Christmas movie would be While You Were Sleeping. :) A close second is White Christmas.

    --Janette F

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    1. While You Were Sleeping is so, so good! Great picks, both :-)

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  41. Hallmark movies like Nine Lives of Christmas and Mrs. Miracle.

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    1. Lucky for us we get the Hallmark movies all month long before Christmas! Yahoo!! ; )

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    2. I can't wait to see Nine Lives of Christmas! I've heard so many good things about it.

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  42. I need to pull out the Christmas movies! I love Arthur's Christmas, Elf, and The Santa Clause.

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    1. Be sure to visit Melissa Tagg's blog on Friday! There might be a little bit about Arthur Christmas and Elf ;-)

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  43. I LOVE Christmas movies. But if I had to pick a favorite it would probably be White Christmas.

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  44. Miracle on 34th Street - the original.

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    1. It's so good! I've read my mom's copy of the novelization, an adorable vintage book with a red cover. A great book and a wonderful film :-)

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  45. The Polar Express. I love watching this with my Grandchildren..

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  46. It's a Wonderful Life is best, of course. Hopefully White Christmas and Holiday Inn will be included in the next 6. Is Meet John Doe considered a Christmas movie? If so, it's way up there!

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    1. Be sure to stop by Melissa Tagg's blog on Friday to find out! I'm not familiar with Meet John Doe - I'll have to look for it!

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  47. I've never commented on a blog before and seem to be having trouble! Sorry if it turns out I'm leaving multiple comments! My favorite is It's a Wonderful Life. Of course. If Meet John Doe is considered a Christmas movie, it's way up there, too!

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  48. I LOVE Christmas movies - but if I had to pick just one, it would probably be EBBIE - it is a lifetime movie, which is a version of A Christmas Carol.

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  49. George C. Scott's version of A Christmas Carol is my favorite, partly because I love Dickens and partly because that movie is a Christmas staple in my house.

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  50. It's A Wonderful Life is my all time favorite. It touches me deep in my heart. Yes, I enjoy many other movies and look forward to seeing them each year. My second favorite would be A Walton Christmas. I grew up watching the Waltons and they reminded me of my family. Today when I watch them, it takes me back to my childhood and I'm flooded with wonderful memories.

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  51. I enjoy watching The Bishop's Wife. It's a sweet movie. Have a blessed Christmas!!!!

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    1. That's a good one! My dad's a huge fan of the original novel :-)

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  52. My favorite Christmas movie is the one and only original Miracle on 34th Street!

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    1. So good - have you ever seen the trailer for it? The studio didn't know how to pitch it, so they kinda pitched it as everything. It's awfully cute.

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  53. A Christmas Story..I see it every year, and still laugh every single time!

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  54. Hmm, I've never heard of some of these movies before; might have to check them out! Anyway, my favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. I have a lot of childhood memories attached to it, and it's a fantastic movie on top of that!

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  55. It's A Wonderful Life has always been my favorite! But I also like Miracle on 34th Street & A White Christmas. =D I also love to watch as many of the Hallmark Christmas movies as I can during the holiday's. . Can you tell I love Christmas movies?! LOL I don't think I've heard of Remember the Night... I'll have to look that one up. :)

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    1. If you need more Christmas movies, Allison Pittman's your woman. She's a font - a font, I tell ya - of Christmas movie information.

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  56. I watch White Christmas and Holiday Inn every year.....and, I'm not ashamed to admit that I love ABC Family Christmas movies....A Christmas Kiss, Christmas Bounty, Christmas in Handcuffs....I'll watch those anytime of the year :)

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  57. I love While You Were Sleeping! And fairytales :)

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  58. Elf, Four Christmases, and The Walton's Christmas (The Homecoming) and all their other special holiday ones too. Can you tell I can't choose? LOL Rhonda rhonda_nash_hall@comcast.net

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  59. I think my favorite Christmas movie is 'A Muppet Christmas Carol' We like to watch it as a family and it shows Scrooges transformation in a cute way.

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    1. We had the VHS of Muppet Christmas Carol growing up - such a great movie!

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  60. Fun! I guess I'd have to say my all time fave Christmas movie would have to be Home Alone! Gotta love that Kevin McAllister, Marv and Harry!

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  61. The Santa Clause is so magical. I love it!

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  62. The Shop Around the Corner is my all-time favorite Christmas movie! I just love James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan together and it's one of those films I can watch all year round!

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  63. Donna Haynes RobertsonDecember 10, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    I have to agree with Melissa Tagg. It's a Wonderful Life, all the way!!!! I will have to look for Remember the Night, Allison Pittman. I've not heard of that one.

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  64. This is a tough one....I love so many Christmas movies!!!! I'm going to have to say Polar Express! I love the graphics!

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  65. Love to read all of their favorite Christmas movies. My favorite Christmas movie is any Christmas movie on the Hallmark Channel. Christmas is my favorite time of the year :)

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  66. All the classic movies like rudolph, santa calus is coming to town, etc because of their simplicity and ease of understanding.

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  67. My favorite Christmas movie is It's a Wonderful Life. Thanks for the chance.

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  68. It's a Wonderful Life is fav! Also most any incarnation of A Christmas Carol. Have to try to find a copy of Remember the Night! Hadn't heard of it until your post and sounds very good! Thanks!!

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  69. Charlie Brown Christmas is my all time favorite. Been watching it all my life and I love the Christmas Card . It is a Hallmark movie. Very romantic movie .

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  70. My all time favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas! I love listening to Bing Crosby sing!

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  71. My favorite is, without a doubt, While You Were Sleeping. I, my husband, and our oldest daughter pretty much have the entire movie memorized.

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  72. Love Hallmark Christmas movies!

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  73. It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite. I also like A Christmas Carol - especially the Disney one where Mickey is Bob Crachit. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. Elf - It always makes me laugh!
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  75. Oh my. Where to begin? It's A Wonderful Life is front and center (black & white, of course) with *the* most lovable angel EVER. Next up would be Miracle on 34th Street because...well, Kris Kringle, and I DO BELIEVE! A new addition to my annual watch list is A Joyeux Noel. A story based on true events during WWI on Christmas Eve. A must see.

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  76. My favorite Christmas movie is It's a Wonderful Life with A Christmas Story coming in a very close second. Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway.

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  77. A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life. I also enjoy Home Alone and Home Alone 2.

    ~Urailak (Fruit Bearer on Facebook)
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  78. Love reading this. :) Remember the Night, Meet Me In St. Louis, It's a Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Story all top my list of favorite! I'm a classic movie fan, so given the choice between an oldie or a new Hallmark, I'll go with the oldie every time. :)

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  79. My Favorite Christmas Movie is "Polar Express" with Home Alone coming in second.

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  80. There are quite a few new favorites on the Hallmark Channel. They suck me in every time!

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  81. White Christmas - while I love Bing Crosby's voice, it's Danny Kaye that steals the show!

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  82. Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck! :)

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  83. I have to say White Christmas and Muppet Christmas Carol are two of my favorites, but I have a huge collection of movies just waiting for the day after thanksgiving. This year my son is determined to watch Home Alone at least once a day, so that one is slowly dropping on my list, LOL.

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  84. We have to watch It's a Wonderful Life every year! I love The Santa Clause movies and Miracle on 30th Street too. And of course we DVR every new Hallmark movie this time of year!

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  85. My favorite movie is the Grinch. It is one of the only movies the whole family is required to watch together.

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  86. Polar Express is one of my favorites.

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  87. There are so many good Christmas movies, but the top three that popped in my head when I read this question was: Miracle on 34th Street (the original version), Home By Christmas (Lifetime movie) and Scrooged. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. It's been awhile since I've seen it, but I like Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby. I really like the old movies, especially those made in the 1940s.

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  89. White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, The Santa Clause, Elf....I guess I have more than one.

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  90. My favorite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street with Natalie Wood.
    Bring on the popcorn!
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  91. White Christmas! It's a must watch every year! Along with Charlie Brown Christmas, the Grinch who stole Christmas and it's a Wonderful Life!!

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  92. I have to say It's A Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie. It's an old classic movie but it gives me a great and happy feeling watching it every year. It renews my sense of well being in people watching it.
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  93. Not sure if I commented twice. P,ease delete if its a duplicate. I love The Christmas Story, we discovered it a few years ago. My husband and my older kids thought it was so funny and laughed alot. My youngest, age 12, said she didn't get why we thought it was so funny. Maybe you need to be older?

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  94. I love The Christmas Card. I cannot see it enough!

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  95. White Christmas is my favorite. I am so excited because this year is White Christmas's 60th anniversary, so we are going to see it in theaters.

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  96. I love to watch A Christmas Carol (starring Patrick Stewart) while making Molasses Sugar Cookies.

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  97. The first time I ever saw "A Christmas Carol" it was animated. It starred Mr. Magoo. Jim Bacus was the famous voice of Mr. Magoo. I was so enthralled with that cartoon, that I asked for the book. I think I have since watched every movie made be it "A Christmas Carol" "Scrooge" or even "Scrooged" but I always, always watch Mr. Magoo.

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  98. There are many Christmas movies my husband and I try to watch each year. It's a Wonderful Life is my all time favorite. It's followed by Christmas Carol with George C. Scott, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, White Christmas or Holiday Inn. Enjoyed reading about your favorites, ladies.

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  99. I think it is time for a movie marathon!

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  100. What a fun post! This year I have Netflix, so I get to watch many movies that I haven't seen before. :)
    Doree
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  101. This is such a great blog idea! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaways. I also love Best Christmas Pageant Ever. I am a middle school teacher and am looking forward to our school production of this tomorrow!

    mo1202007@yahoo.com

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  102. I love all Christmas movies, especially the Hallmark movies. I also love the Walton's Christmas movie.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  103. Santa Claus: The Movie was one of my favorites that I'd watch every year. Haven't seen it in awhile though. Love A Christmas Carol: The Musical too.

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  104. My all time favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas! 🎄📚😁

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  105. I love the home alone movies!

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  106. The Santa Clause is probably my favorite.

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  107. Honestly, I'm not sure which my favorite MOVIE is, but my favorite Christmas SHOW is The Little Drummer Boy :)

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  108. We actually never routinely watched any particular Christmas movie...and I can't say that I am fond of any that I have finally seen. :) Does that make me a Scrooge? :)

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  109. It's a wonderful life.. Love that movie! :)

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  110. My favorite Christmas movies are 'A Christmas Story', 'Polar Express', and 'A Flintstone Christmas Carol'

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  111. My favorite movie is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! Clark Griswald tries to go above and beyond everyone else in his neighborhood with all those Christmas lights. Its so funny. Clark tries to be the best at everything however, he realizes in the end that it doesn't matter how good you are at anything. Be the best YOU, you can be.

    Karen J.

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  112. That's a tough one! I have many I love to watch but if I have to pick one I would say A Charlie Brown Christmas. It is a must watch for me every year
    -Samantha T

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