With Christmas only 9 days away, I felt it was fitting to share my five favorite Christmas movies of all-time!
#5 The Grinch (Jim Carey version)
This one seems to be a polarizing choice, as many of my friends either love it or hate it. I happen to think that Jim Carrey gives a great performance in this adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic tale. Plus, his one-liners are unforgettable – “5PM, Dinner with self…I can’t cancel that again”.
#4 Miracle on 34th Street
I recently watched this movie with a friend of mine for the first time in years. I had almost forgotten what a classic that it truly is! Miracle on 34th Street is timeless. It will almost make you believe in Santa again :)
#3 Santa Clause
I’ll admit, I was never a Tim Allen fan until I saw this movie. This story, about a regular guy who unwittingly becomes Kris Cringle, is a tale for all ages. It combines heartwarming and witty in ways that few Christmas films do. The sequel is every bit as funny! We’ll just pretend the third one never happened though.#2 A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version)
There have been countless adaptations of Charles Dickens’classic tale of the miserly and frugal Ebenezer Scrooge and the 3 overnight visitors (Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future) that brought the Christmas spirit back to his hardened heart. I could watch this movie over and over again. Who can forget the climactic scene where Mr. Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning realizing that it's truly never too late to begin anew?
#1 ElfUnquestionably my favorite Christmas movie of all-time. And not just because I’m in love with Zooey Deschanel (Although it doesn’t hurt). This movie just makes you feel…happy. Buddy the elf’s childlike innocence makes this movie impossible to resist. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”.
What's your favorite Christmas movie?