Christmas Plans: Movies

Every year I have such grand ideas about how I'm going to spend the entire month of December celebrating Christmas and then before I know it it is December 26th and I've hardly done a thing--except curse the Christmas crowds and the weather. This year will be different, though, as this year I am planning on planning.

The first round of planning: Christmas movies I want to see (at home--may later make a list of movies I want to see in the theater this Christmas Season). My mom, two sisters, and I sat down and composed this list of Christmas movies (Christmas movies being a loosely defined term):

Babes in Toyland (Does this one actually have anything to do with Christmas?)A Charlie Brown Christmas
Christmas in Connecticut
A Christmas Story
The Cutting Edge
The Family Man

The Family Stone
Frosty the Snowman
The Holiday
Holiday Affair
Holiday Inn
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
It's a Wonderful Life
Just Friends (This one was debated--I haven't seen it)Joyuex Noel
Love Actually (anyone happen to have an edited version?)
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (remember there are 3 year olds in this family)Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street
A Muppet Family Christmas
(Don't know yet if it will air on TV this year:( )Once Upon a Christmas (Another debated one that I haven't seen)The Polar Express
Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
The Shop Around the Corner
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (perhaps my all-time favorite Christmas movie) Sleepless in Seattle
While You Were Sleeping (always gets watched Christmas Eve with my family--not sure why that is)White Christmas

Don't know if we will get around to watching all of them (it's a mighty lengthy list)--I've made a good start with my post-Thanksgiving movie marathon--but now that I have a list and something of a plan I should at least be able to get in the most important ones.

What did we forget?


Science Teacher Mommy said...

Family Stone doesn't exactly leave me with a pleasant, Christmasy feeling, you know? Love Actually is on approximately 85.4 times during the month of December. You could DVR it. I always think of the Harry Potter movies as Christmasy, but they really aren't. The just show them over and over again during the holidays. (See the weekend ABC Family schedule if you doubt me.) I LOVE the Cutting Edge, though I never thought of it as a seasonal show. I kind of liked The Santa Clause, though I never saw the second and third. What about Four Christmases? It came out last year, I think.

And we REALLY need to write that screenplay for Christmas Wrapping. It came up on my iPod again and I can just see the movie in my head. The actress in He's Just Not That Into You would be perfect.

Jen said...

That is quite a list! Some of my very favorites are on there like Serendipity, Elf, and a Charlie Brown Christmas. Did you have any version of the Nutcracker on there? I can't remember. And Harry Potter seems to be a Christmas movie to me too. I like the Santa Clause because it answers all the hard questions like, "we don't have a fireplace! How will Santa get in?" The 2nd and 3rd were not as good and I will only watch them if forced. Keep me updated on any must sees!

Janssen said...

I LOVE the new Miracle on 34th Street. Love. (And by new, I mean. . .came out 15 years ago).

Natalie said...

While you were sleeping. End of story. Just watch that one at least. I don't know why but it is a favorite in my family too.

Stacia said...

Last year on Christmas Day we went to the downtown ice skating rink where they were showing various movies that included ice skating. We saw Holiday Inn which was fun, but we were embarrassed by the black face routine. We were just about only white people there!

Jenny said...

What? You mention kids and there is no Veggie Tales Christmas movie on your list?

Yankee Girl said...

I don't know how we forgot The Santa Clause--should be easy to catch on TV as well--and we'll have to check out Four Christmases.

And STM I think you are right on about that actress--Ginnifer Goodwin right--she would be perfect. I listened to your cd while putting up my tree this year: perfect.

Jen--I'll have to look into The Nutcracker. And now that you mention it Harry Potter does feel a bit festive to me as well.

Stacia--that is too funny--and yes embarrassing.

Jenny--no comment on Veggie Tales.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Oh! What about Miracle?

Natasha said...

I love Christmas movies. One that my sister and I almost always watch is Little Women with Winona Ryder. Good list!