Tis the season of Christmas movies and specials, I think it was last Saturday that I saw the first one of the season. The movie just happened to be one of my favorites, White Christmas. Growing up we watched the movie every year. I think I was about 10 or 11 the first time I saw or remember seeing White Christmas. My mom let me stay up late to watch the movie. Now that was a rare treat. My mom didn’t like me watching TV or watch that much TV herself. She also was a stickler for following the schedule and routines. Growing up in Texas the idea of a White Christmas is a novelty. I have only seen one real white Christmas, the year we spent Christmas in the Ozarks.
I have decided to compile a list of some of my favorite Christmas movies. So here they are in no particular order. The requirements for making my list are that I like the movie and I consider it a Christmas movie.
The Bells of St. Mary’s, it is the sequel to Going My Way. Bing Crosby plays Father Chuck O’Mally. Want to know more watch the movie.
Another favorite is The Preacher’s Wife starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston. It is a remake of the 1947 classic The Bishop’s Wife.
It wouldn’t be Christmas Dicken’s Christmas Carol. My favorite verision is The Muppet Christmas Carol.
The Veggie Tales Star of Christmas starring Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber appear as Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps as to song writer who are producing a production they hope will be a big hit. The plan hits a snag when the discover they are being upstaged by the children’s Christmas play at a nearby church.
As a child one of my favorite Christmas movies was The Little Drummer Boy. It is still one of my favorites.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without A Charlie Brown Christmas. This may be my sentimental favorite.
Homecoming: A Christmas Story was based on the autobiographical writtings of Earl Hamner. This was the movie that launched the long running TV show The Waltons.
Well, that is just a sampling of some of my favorite movies. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.