There are a plethora of Christmas movies – some more popular than others. Here’s a list of some of my favorites. I’d love to hear about yours.
The Bishop’s Wife
The story of an Episcopal bishop in a northeastern United States city, his wife, and God’s answer to the bishop’s prayer for guidance. The answer is Dudley, an angel sent to enlighten everyone as to the true purpose of our lives.
It’s a Wonderful Life
A perennial holiday favorite that once was aired at least once a day during the entire month of December but has since become the property of one network and is televised only once each Christmas season. Again, an angel is sent in response to a man’s desperate prayer for guidance. He is given the opportunity to see what the world would have been like if he’d never been born.
Bing Crosby tap-dances with Danny Kaye, with Vera Lang and Rosemary Clooney joining them for a holiday extravaganza of Irving Berlin songs – including the title song that has become one of the official theme songs of Christmas. Two war buddies team up to become successful Broadway producers then radio stars. They take time out from their careers to help another buddy from the army save his post-war dream.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
This television special is as old as I am. It originally aired in December of 1965 and has been televised every year since. It’s a simple story for kids of all ages about what Christmas is about.
Christmas With the Kranks
Based on the short story Skipping Christrmas by John Grisham, this movie shows us a couple that tries to get away from all the hassle of Christmas after their only daughter grows up and leaves home to spend their first holiday apart. But things take a turn when said daughter changes plans and brings home her new fiancé. The true meaning of family and giving shines through by the end.
What are your favorite holiday movies?