Before I get my list for today, I just wanted make everyone laugh. This trailer is from a mini- movie I heard about on the because news podcast. It just seems so ridiculous that I thought I’d share it.
Now that I have hopefully put a smile on your face, this is my last Christmas blog for this year and of course it is MJ’s Favourite Movies (that mean Christmas is coming). It isn’t strictly a Christmas movie list as you will see. Also, again you will see my age bias in the choices.
After you’ve read through my list, I’d love to hear about your favourite movies that mean Christmas is coming. You can message me privately, leave your favourites in the comments, or post on Facebook or Instagram.
1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The Grinch always means Christmas whether it’s the original Dr. Suess book or any of the movie or tv versions. I love them all but this is probably my favourite. Jim Carey just does a great Grinch.
2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
You can’t help but laugh at the outrageousness this movie takes the Christmas traditions to. As well as the comedy of errors that happen to the Griswolds all through the movie.
3. Anne of Green Gables – the 1985 mini series
Yes, I know, not about Christmas, and not a movie. However, I watched the series every December. It is probably my favourite mini-series of all time.
4. The Sound of Music (1965)
Again, I know, it isn’t a Christmas movie. However, I figure it must have been on tv every December when I was young. I associate it with the coming of Christmas. It is such a great movie. I’d love to go to Salzburg, Austria and see the film locations.
5. Love Actually (2003)
I don’t expect any arguing on this one except maybe where I’ve placed it on the list. Who doesn’t love Hugh Grant as the Prime Minister of the UK and Billy Bob Thornton as the President of the United States? It’s just such a feel-good movie.
6. The Polar Express (2004)
The first time I read this book to my son I thought it was so magical. The movie didn’t quite live up to the feeling in the book but it is still great. Also, the inclusion of Steve Tyler as a singing elf was inspired.
7. The Snowman (1982)
It wasn’t until the 2000s that I learned about The Snowman. It was a concert event in which the movie was played above on a screen. It was so good and the music is so beautiful that it quickly became one of my favourites. However, the rest of my family does not feel the same.
8. The Santa Clause (1994)
You can’t deny the creativity that came up with the idea of The Santa Clause. The creativity also runs through the entire movie with the young actor whose part is to act as an old elf. It is inspired.
9. While You were Sleeping (1995)
Ok, I know, cheesy, but it does mean Christmas is coming. It also brings back memories of the first time I watched it with my hubby and a friend.
10. Die Hard (1988)
Ok, it claims to take place at Christmas but it was released in July! I don’t remember thinking it felt like Christmas the first time I watched it, but it has become a regular December movie at our house thanks to the girl’s love of it.
I look forward to hearing everyone’s favourite Christmas movies. For now, Merry Christmas and I will write again in the New Year.