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Christmas movies
Posted On 11/07/2019 22:59:25 by Altara33606

I enjoy Christmas movies. Always have. My 'old' favorites are: It's a Wonderful Life (Jimmy Stewart & Donna Reed), & Miracle On 34th Street (original with Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, & Ed Gwen). I'll never get tired of those, of course. But now, I mainly watch the ones that are made for TV: Hallmark movies and those on Lifetime network.


I guess you could say I 'collect' holiday movies.  In years past, I've recorded many.  Some of my favorites are:

Snow Globe (Christina Milian): Angela loves Christmas more than anything. However, her family does not share her love for the holiday at all. When she is about to break down because of her family, she receives a snowglobe in the mail. When she winds up the snowglobe before going to sleep, she is transported into the world inside, where Christmas is the heart and soul for everyone who lives there. She discovers she can return to her world by going down a small path in the small forest at the edge of the village, and can return whenever she winds up the snowglobe.

Comfort & Joy (Nancy McKeon): The life of Jane Berry was all materialist, until one Christmas Eve, she is involved in a car accident that changes her life forever. She wakes up to discover she is the mother of two, a wife and that her only job is in the house, besides her frequent volunteer work.

Journey Back to Christmas (Candace Cameron Bure): When a World War II-era nurse is transported in time to 2016, she meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless. This Hallmark Channel original movie stars Candace Cameron Bure


Some others (nowhere near my whole list, of course):

North Pole (both), but specially #2: Open for Christmas. Switched for Christmas (Hallmark, with Candace Cameron Bure),  Christmas at Holly Lodge (Alison Sweeney),  The Magic Stocking, Christmas Land, Becoming Santa (a man learns that his father-in-law to be is Santa--& he will have to 'become' Santa when he marries), Christmas in Evergreen (both), Three Wise Women, & Angels and Ornaments.   That's enough for now, but you get the idea. 

Today I watched one  from a couple of years ago about a man (spirit) who was 'flesh and blood' for only 12 days per year--just before Christmas.   And right now, I'm halfway watching one called Rocky Mountain Christmas; yes, I've seen it before.


I guess I started 'saving' by recording the Christmas episodes of my favorite tv shows: Highway to Heaven, Quantum Leap, Our House, etc. And even 'later' tv series like:  Warehouse 13, Scorpion, and Eureka.  I know there are more, but I can't think of them right now!   I started out 'recording' them on videotape; then, I copied my favorites to DVD when I got rid of all the videotapes we had here. 


I've been thinking of this blog idea all week; but today, I decided to take a look at my stack of dvds--and make a list of them (so that I don't 'repeat' recording them). 


My only 'problem' is: some days there are 3 or more holiday movies on tv that I want to watch! So...I've been dvr'ing some--either in prime time or finding 'other showings' so that I can record them overnight.  Right now I have 4 on the dvr that I haven't watched yet.  I have to admit...I'm not 'saving' as many as I did previously.   I'm watching, then deleting them now.


By the way: I'm also very fond of books on the Christmas theme!  So yes, I've been reading some of those as well.  One series I've been talking about in my book group is called "Christmas Year Round"--I just finished the 3rd book in that series.




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11/10/2019 20:52:14

Christmas is my favorite time of year.  I have always loved it and yep, Christmas movie are a big part of it.  I have 4 dvd's that MUST be played every year.  White Christmas, Scrooge, the old black and white one, Holiday Inn, and when the kids cove over on Christmas Eve we have to watch Bill Murry's, "Scrooged."  I like to catch some of the hallmark movies also.  I hope we all are afforded a feel good Christmas filled with lots of smiles and memories that brighten our holiday.  You have a good selection.



11/08/2019 18:21:53

Looking forward to watching Christmas Hallmark movies..so behind. We ditched cable three yrs ago, but do subscribe to you tube tv, which allows us to watch lots of shows, movies, etc on this app. Also, there is a free online streaming service that makes many cable channels available..I used it often when storms were brewing here, thus staying in tune on the weather channel. http://ustvgo.tv/ Tomorrow might be a good day to stay in and watch movies all day..we will see. One of my favorites is from 2006 Christmas Card. It has Ed Ashner in it. Candace Burr is a great actress..always look forward in watching her movies...



11/08/2019 17:34:47

Lovely memories, Altera!  I'm still not in the up-to-date years of recording specials, unfortunately - but I have also been happy to see both Channels of Hallmark - even the Mysteries....




11/08/2019 12:18:03

I love Christmas movies but it's too early. Thanksgiving hasn't come yet. It's almost a forgotten holiday nowadays. I love the Hallmark channels and all they are showing are Christmas movies. Too Early! Lol



11/08/2019 10:57:37

Don't forget Doctor Who, Di!   There have been some good Christmas ones from that show. 

Like Beth I can't go without the Peanuts Christmas show no matter how old I get.



11/08/2019 10:55:04

Some great movies in the list.

I would add,


A Mom for Christmas

A store mannequin (Olivia Newton-John) comes to life for a motherless little girl (Juliet Sorcey) and her hard-working father (Doug Sheehan).


11/08/2019 08:53:11

Sounds like you have plenty to watch and enjoy before Christmas. I noticed the Hallmark channel began airing Christmas movies weeks ago. My favs are Christmas Vacation, ELF and they're not movies but my fav. animated shows are A Peanuts Christmas and the original 1966 version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Boris Karloff as the voice of the grinch.  I have watched both of those every single year since I was 6 years old and it doesn't officially feel like Christmas each  year till I've seen them. lol.






11/08/2019 01:07:25

Thanks for sharing your collection and love of movies. Even though I don't watch much TV or movies now (I much prefer a computer screen...Ha ha!), I do remember several of the Christmas movies that you mentioned. I especially enjoyed musical movies and recall the songs after all these years.
We will probably look for something to watch this Christmas season. Santa Claus was certainly the center of Christmas for our children, but we also emphsised the birth of Baby Jesus, the Wise Men, Shepherds and Angels of the Biblical accounts. It is now their choice as to how they celebrate Christmas.



11/07/2019 23:08:29

Good grief Altara...I have a whole lot of Christmas movies that I love!  But just so you know...I've never experienced the Hallmark channel!  I live in the country and don't get it!  But I'll tell you my favorite ones...A Christmas Story, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Elf, Babe's In Toyland with Laurel and Hardy, Jingle All The Way, Scrooged and How The Grinch Stold Christmas!  





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