I love this time of the year. I love the festiveness... the bright lights... the pretty baubles... the connection to family and friends. I also love the movies.
I'm a big fan of Christmas movies, and every year the Pixie Household has multiple Christmas movie marathons. So, I thought I would share my Top 10 Christmas movies of all time. In no particular order....
I saw this movie for the first time this year and immediately fell in love. I don't know if it was James McAvoy's subtle Scottish accent or the hilarious Christmas elves, but this movie is timeless and applicable to every age.
I laughed so hard when I first saw this movie, I had to pee. Yes... It's that funny. Randy Quaid's character will forever be etched into scene-stealing history.
Another one suitable for all ages. Naughty Pixie found this movie so touching she cried. Yep. She cried. But, she cries at Hallmark commercials too. Enough said.
Now, I'm not a romantic. In fact, most light-hearted romantic comedies annoy me to no end. But this one... This one was different. I think it is because of the mixture of quirky characters that provide dimension to this movie that go beyond her typical rom-com.
This movie is another classic. How many of us didn't try to put our tongue on a metal pole on a cold, snowy winter day? Oh, admit it! You did! Ralphy's quest for the ultimate Christmas present cracked me up and provided much material for many of us to relate to.
There have been many versions of this movie staring many talented and acclaimed actors. However, Alastair Sim will forever be my favorite. This was one of the movies the Pixie Household would watch on Christmas morning - when it was always shown on television. Now I have it on DVD, and whenever I watch it - I suddenly get transported back to when I was a little kid, comfy and warm in my new Christmas pajamas, surrounded by my Christmas booty and drinking hot cocoa, while the house filled with the smells of Naughty Pixie's Christmas morning cinnamon rolls and sausage.
Last, but not least, this is my favorite Christmas movie from when I was a child. In fact, many years ago - when the Pixie Household bought it's first VCR - this was the first movie we purchased. Our VHS cassette has been replaced with a DVD, but I still get that childhood giddiness when Santa sits in the court room and those mail carriers bring in bag after bag of Christmas letters for Santa. And I still smile when little Natalie Wood realizes the little white house is her new home.
What about you, Pixie Pals? What are your favorite Christmas movies?