We could probably write a book about all of the Christmas and holiday themed movies that are available on DVD. This has been a popular movie topic since they first started making movies. There are some great ones of course and then a few good, and of course those that maybe just never should have been made. I am going to share with you my must see list of movies that propel me straight into the holiday spirit.
It’s a Wonderful Life
This is the granddaddy of must watch movies for Christmas. Have it on while opening your gifts or making dinner. You are always going to stop what you’re doing to see the iconic Jimmy Stewart in one of the most often watched DVDs in history.
A Christmas Carol
Taken from a Charles Dicken’s book, the story behind a Christmas Carol has been retold in a hundred different ways. The classic black and white version is good, but if you want to roll over belly laugh this Christmas, check out Bill Murray’s take on the story in Scrooged. This is one of the funniest Christmas movies ever made.
A Miracle on 34th Street
The only people not watching it’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas are New Yorkers, because their busy watching this classic film. There are remakes and adaptations of this story available, but in this case the original is the best.
Another movie great for laughs, about the little kid stuck by himself for Christmas fighting off bad guys. Joe Pesci as the bungling crook is casting genius as he is constantly being one upped by a 6 year old. There are a number of sequels to this movie, but none that match the original.
A Christmas Story
You can never get too much of this movie around the holidays. Just thinking about it makes me want to go outside and stick my tongue on a lamp post. If you have never seen this movie, you have to. And once you do you are never going to forget it.
Now that you have your list, get set-up for your ultimate movie marathon for the holidays. Turn on the Christmas tree lights and turn off all the others. Light your holiday scented essential oil candles and place them strategically around the room. Essential oils come in all kinds of Christmasy scents, like cinnamon, pumpkin and even pine tree. And oh hey, ever notice that diffusers are an excellent Christmas gift idea?
Now of course pop the popcorn and make the egg nog because you are about to hit play and be thrown right into the Christmas spirit, whether you want to or not.