Peach State says . . . My favorite Christmas Movies

Such a silly question posed by someone who I thought knew me….

Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck  is among the top five.  She is a magazine executive that has been living a lie.  Her boss wants her to host  a War Hero, Dennis Morgan, for the holidays at her home in the country giving him the “Family Christmas” with all the trimmings.  I love Felix the chef in this movie.  I highly recommend this movie.

Bing Crosby holds two spots on the list. Holiday Inn and White Christmas. Although the song White Christmas is in both the stories are quite different.  Fred Astaire stars with Bing in Holiday Inn as riaffection the affection of a special young lady.  Danny Kaye is the sidekick in White Christmas that struggles to get the character played by Bing to fall in love for several reasons. Traditional Christmas scenes and songs fill these two movies.

Tim Allen makes the top 5 as Santa in “The Santa Clause”. This fresh spin to the story gives us a new reason to believe. The situations that arise with a step-parent and biological parent and the lengths they go through for the sake of a child.

The last place is a tie between two Hallmark movies. “The Christmas Visitor” and “The Christmas Card”. All I want to say about these two are watch them and let me know what you think.

The sad thing about this list is the fact that I typically have to watch them by myself.the rest of the family usually do not like to watch sappy holiday movies.  There is one movie that I did not put include on this list.  We actually watched it as a family last Christmas. “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Who does not love this movie.  So place the bell on the Christmas Tree and say the line “every time a bell rings an angel gets it’s wings”.

About justbetweencousins

We are first cousins who live farther apart from each other than we would like. We thought this blog would give us a chance to visit with each other as well as maybe share a few insights about life. We are both middle aged and until recently both of us had kids the same age (nearly grown). But then the Peach State cuz adopted a son, so she has four now. Heart of Dixie cuz has two daughters. We have a couple of things which are prominently in common (although I'm sure there are actually more): We vacation at our Mema's beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida - until recently, we did so with all of our kids. We both sing - although Heart of Dixie cuz is not currently singing anywhere right now. We both write. We are both Christians, although Peach State cuz is Baptist, and Heart of Dixie is currently floating about between the Anglican church, the Methodist church, and the Episcopalian church. Long story.

Posted on November 29, 2011, in Just Between Cousins and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Except I called and kept you on the phone for about an hour…oops…MURPHEY’S LAW stikes again!

  2. Wow, D.L., you are more sentimental than I thought. I’d go with The Grinch – the animated one – and Christmas Story along with the other tripe I mentioned earlier.

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