Blogmas Day 4: Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas specials and movies are great part of the season.  Here are the all-time favorites of my family plus a few other special mentions. We own all the favorite titles on DVD.

My husband’s favorite Christmas (?) movie: Die Hard

We actually gifted this to him last Christmas when we noticed it missing from our Christmas movie DVD collection. He also really enjoys National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

My oldest son’s (G) favorite Christmas movie: Elf

My youngest son’s (J) favorite Christmas movie: Home Alone

We watched many viewings of that one during his preschool years.

My favorite Christmas movie (I should mention no one else in my family likes this one, even going so far as to call it a bit creepy *eye roll from me*): The Polar Express

Love the book, love the movie, love the concept. And I can’t help but think things in Santa’s  “The first gift of Christmas!” voice as I prepare for our holiday.

Honorable Movie mention:

For a long time, It’s A Wonderful Life was my favorite Christmas movie and it still holds a special place in my heart. My Christmas season certainly wouldn’t be complete without watching George Bailey become the “richest man in town.”  It holds a few sad memories though of watching alone as my parents were off looking after sick relatives so I can’t really call it a complete favorite.

Silly, Weird, Fun Offbeat Stuff We’ve Watched And Enjoyed:

On Netflix (not sure if they’re still there, you know Netflix!):

Santa Claws: a sweet little movie about a Santa allergic to cats and a cute group of kittens who take over his sleigh plus the mom who doesn’t believe, etc.

Petterson and Findus 2:  A man and his cat worry about finding a tree and being alone on Christmas. Subtitled.

Watched once on Netflix and then, gone:

Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger: A fun British film (with David Tennant!)  about a school’s musical production.  Just noticed the original is now available on DVD so I’ve ordered that up to see if I like it as well.

Rented at Redbox long ago (kids were quite young, J was in preschool still):

Gotta Catch Santa Claus:  An animated flick about some older kids (middle school?) who attempt to catch Santa Claus to prove his existence. And of course, there’s the villain who’s out to stop Santa as well. Plus, you really can’t go wrong with William Shatner voicing Santa!


There are lots more I enjoy but I don’t want to write any more than you probably want to read an 10,000 word blog post. What are your holiday favorites?

*Linking up with Tamy over at Chasing My Life for Blogmas

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8 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 4: Favorite Christmas Movies

  1. Rebecca Knox

    It’s almost scary how much our minds go in the same direction! Great list of Christmas movies. I think I’ve seen The Polar Express once…years ago…but I don’t remember anything about it. I’ll have to look it up and watch it again. Have a great evening! <3

    1. Jean Post author

      I do enjoy that movie, I think the kids take issue with the animation as it’s not the cartoon kind. Can’t think of what the other kind is called right now but it makes the characters look oddly realistic. Hope you are enjoying your week!

  2. Tamy

    Polar Express is a great one! It’s cute how you all have different favorite movies. I know my hubby would say the same thing as yours for his favorites!

    1. Jean Post author

      We rarely all have the same favorites around here though we all do (mostly) enjoy the favorite movies of each other.

  3. Rebecca Knox

    Duh! I’m slow! I finally figured out that that was Tamy’s prompt yesterday. I had originally planned to do her list, but then I couldn’t find it, so I decided to just go with whatever way my mind went with it. Either way, it’s fun that we all did movies on the same day and I didn’t even know it! LOL! (eyes rolling…I’m such a ninny sometimes!)

    1. Jean Post author

      Oh, I just thought you meant because we liked so many of the same movies. I do have Tamy’s list and can try to send it to you if you’d like?

  4. Diann Bottrell

    Love your list of favorite Christmas movies and they are all on our family’s list, too! We were just talking about that with our younger son the other day and he said the greatest Christmas movie of all time is Die Hard, lol! Your husband will know what he means! When my kids were little they loved Home Alone so much that they could pretty much recite it, and often did at the dinner table.

    1. Jean Post author

      I think there’s a whole Die Hard movie fan club out there 😉 Not one I think of needing to watch at Christmas but I do like the movie. Pretty sure I still recite Home Alone at times. One of my boys, probably my oldest, watched all the Home Alone movies, we didn’t even know there was a Home Alone 3 (not with the same actor) until he found it. Hope you get a chance to watch a few favorite Christmas movies this weekend.

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