I asked earlier today about your favorite holiday stories and told you mine. Your favorite “stories” may well include some films, but it’s worth asking about as a separate topic.
So what are your favorite holiday movies? I’d have to pick the all-time sentimental favorite, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” You probably knew, didn’t you, that it wasn’t created or released as a Christmas or holiday movie? I seem to recall hearing it came out in August, or maybe October? But it’s quickly become identified with Christmas, because of the Christmas setting of the grand finale and the overall themes of the movie, I suppose.
My second favorite is a particular “redo” of Dickens’ Christmas Carol — in this case, the 1970 version done as a musical, starring Albert Finney as Scrooge, and titled, “Scrooge.” My wife and I have probably watched that particular film more than a dozen times. The acting is superb and the music is incredible. If you’ve not seen it, rent a copy as soon as you can.
What about you? What are your favorite Christmastime/New Year’s films?
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