Sunday, December 20, 2009

Monday Movie Meme: Holiday Faves

This week's topic may not seem very original of us. but it seems only obvious that we should cover holiday favorites now. After all, it wouldn't make a lot of sense to talk about them in March. Share on your blog your favorite movies that either take place during the holidays, are about the holidays or just have a special personal connection for you with the holidays and link back to The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

Home For the Holidays (1995) ~ There are few movies that take place during Thanksgiving and this one is a classic. Beats me why they aired it a week after Thanksgiving this year instead of the week of or before.

A Christmas Story (1983) ~ This is one of those movies I can watch over and over again -- and usually do catch it two or three times during the TBS 24-hr Christmas Eve marathon. So many classic lines and scenes!

Meet Me in St. Louis (1994) ~ Debuted the timeless classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Judy Garland. Airs on TCM at midnight CST on Christmas Eve.

Holiday Inn (1942, B&W) & White Christmas (1954) ~ A classic duo I always watch back to back.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) ~ "Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!" One of my favorite versions of the timeless Dickens classic. "It's true, where you find love it feels like Christmas."

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) ~ Original B&W version. I refuse to watch the remake.

A favorite from childhood:

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977) ~ My sisters and I loved this growing up. They used to show this every year on HBO, but no one seems to show it anymore. So sad!

And two that take place during Christmas, though they may not be Christmas movie per se:

Love Actually (2003) ~ Love the multiple story lines. Talk about warm and fuzzies!

The Holiday (2006) ~ I watched this one again a couple weeks ago during the blizzard. Love it!

And though it is months away... (Hey, they said holiday movies in general, not just Christmas-y ones!)

Song of Bernadette (1943) ~ They used to show this one every Easter Sunday. A beautiful story!


kaye said...

Love your list, I've seen "Love Actually" on several lists not just today's. I'm going to have to see that one. And how nice that you included the Easter show. Have a nice Christmas. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Alice Audrey said...

I'd never seen A Christmas Story until after I meet my dh. Then for years I watched it every Christmas. Then I got rid of the TV mwaaahaaahaa.

Heather said...

Kaye ~ Thanks! I was also surprised to see Love Actually crop up on so many lists, but then--it is a great movie!

Alice ~ You truly are evil, aren't you? LOL

boliyou said...

I love the Muppets Christmas Carol! Great choices. I see we have a couple of matches.

Irishcoda said...

How could I have forgotten "A Christmas Story"! LOL. Mine is here