14 December 2010
Your Favorite Christmas Movie
The foray into Dickens's The Christmas Carol in the last post put me momentarily out of Advent mode and into thinking about Christmas movies. That story has been made into small and big screen productions so many times it is hard to count them all. I generally have a soft spot for them all, though for some it is only because I recall the other, better versions, while watching them. Even the Muppets did a creditable job with that one.
So, I welcome your choices in the combox and your reasons why. You can tell us why It's a Wonderful Life is anti-Catholic, if you like (or perhaps Communist propaganda). Or you can tell us why you think that movie is a wonderful affirmation of faith.
Does the profanity in The Christmas Story ruin the whole thing? Did Fred Savage steal the whole genre of talky reminiscing?
Some movies just define the Christmas season for those of us raised in front of a television. In fact, feel free to name your favorite TV specials, too. Are you a Rudolph person or a Grinch person? Will commercial TV ever show The Little Drummer Boy again and just how did they get away with it the first time?
Rack your brain, some movies straddle the line on whether they are even Christmas movies at all. While You Were Sleeping is one of my favorites.