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Watching certain holiday or Christmas movies has become a tradition in my family. Christmas is not Christmas if I don’t get to watch It’s A Wonderful Life. There have been a few years when I don’t get to watch it and it doesn’t feel like Christmas has come and gone. There are other favorites but that’s my all time favorite Christmas movie. When I was a child, we used to watch Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in White Christmas. That became a favorite too, however if I don’t get to see that one, it’s not horrible. But if I don’t get to see It’s A Wonderful Life, it just isn’t Christmas.

My kids love to see A Christmas Story. I have seen parts of it over and over again but until last night, I had never sat down to see the entire movie from start to finish. It really is a wonderful movie. It takes place in the fifties and it gives the viewer that vintage small town feeling. It’s pretty funny, too. I love how the writer got into (or remembered) the child’s mind so well. Some of the classic scenes include a child being dared into sticking his tongue to a frozen metal pole in the dead of winter and there is a wonderful scene where the kids wait in a long, long line to see Santa and then when they get up there to see him, Santa is so strange and scary that they either cry or forget what they want for Christmas. If you haven’t already seen it, I really recommend it.

The other night we watched Miracle On 34th Street (the 1947 version). That’s another one that I love. My favorite scene is when they prove Kris Kringle is Santa Claus by having the U.S. Postal Service, as an official entity, deliver all of the Santa Claus letters to him in court. A truly classic scene. There are other movies that do it for me. If you get a chance to see a special Christmas movie, do it. It will put you in a holiday mood, for sure.

I haven’t seen It’s A Wonderful Life this season yet. I’m saving it. Maybe tonight. It’s sort of the icing on the cake for me so I’ll wait a bit.

NOTE:

Although this was originally posted two years ago, it’s still very true for me.  In fact, I’m watching my favorite Christmas movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, tonight.  I need something Christmassy tonight so this will be it.

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Watching certain holiday or Christmas movies has become a tradition in my family. Christmas is not Christmas if I don’t get to watch It’s A Wonderful Life. There have been a few years when I don’t get to watch it and it doesn’t feel like Christmas has come and gone. There are other favorites but that’s my all time favorite Christmas movie. When I was a child, we used to watch Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in White Christmas. That became a favorite too, however if I don’t get to see that one, it’s not horrible. But if I don’t get to see It’s A Wonderful Life, it just isn’t Christmas. (more…)

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