Last year, some of my friends put together a fun meme list of their favorite Christmastime flicks. Some were television movies, others rank among the classics. This year, the thought popped into my head that I should copy-cat their idea and put together a list of my own. It was easier than I anticipated to par down the collection to a “top ten” like list, but since just ten isn’t enough… there are eleven! Read after the cut to see which titles get me into the Christmas spirit – and which touched my heart.
FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIES 2012
Who among us doesn’t like Jane Austen? I’d wager most women have been swept up into at least one of her iconic novels at some point or another, this Lifetime movie is (loosely) based off of the iconic Pride & Prejudice starring the always comedic Kristin Chenoweth. Compared to most TV movies, it’s actually quite good with some snappy comedy and flirty banter despite its controversy revolving around a calendar featuring *cough* half-dressed men.
Christmas in Connecticut
I vaguely remember the first time I watched this. It tickled my funny bone like nothing else had in a long time. Today I still get a kick out of it and don’t think the re-make can touch this Barbara Stanwyck version. Should the version with Jennifer Garner’s name attached ever see the light of day, I might feel differently.11 FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIES 2012 #FWarchives Click To Tweet
The Christmas Card
For Christmas “fluff” with a dash of romance and patriotism, nothing beats this delightful Hallmark Channel flick. It’s sweet as honey and uses an excellent platform to add realism to its plot. No matter what new films catch my eye, this one is a “must” every season.
I don’t go for weepy movies – they just aren’t my “thing.” Perhaps this is because I’m not a particularly emotional person but this tear-jerker is just precious! It has a sweetness that most cinematic films – whether on the big or small screen, lack and is a very relatable, “human” film.
Three bachelor uncles, one little girl and an old Victorian house. That is the three basic principles of this film and what a charmer it is! It’s seriously one of, if not the best Christmas movie to come from the Hallmark Hall of Fame collection. It’s a little piece of
Christmas magic… without any actual magic. This one is a keeper and one I’ve already purchased – it’s easily the best I saw in 2012!
It’s poignant and driven by fabulous acting; marvelous in an A+ kind of way.
Though this film is far from wholesome, there is something catching about it. The characters bring charisma enabling them to give us no choice but to fall in love with it – something scripter Nancy Meyers does with class and ease. I love its setting and quaint nature. It’s another keeper.
Miracle on 34th Street
Here again many of you will disagree but I must respectfully agree to disagree, in my estimation the 90’s remake is best! I love the lead actor’s dark good looks and charming manner as well as the proper manner Mara Wilson brings to the role of Susan. Her dialogue is brilliant – and she delivers. Who else could properly say this line: “I am very sorry Mother, but you have it perfectly wrong.”
Sappy, yes, but what a charmer this film is. Bad lighting aside, the story is adorable and stars the legendary Roger Moore and Lady Morgana herself, Katie McGrath.
Fun, fun and more fun! There is really nothing else to say about this would-be caper flick. It stars Tony Danza and Lea Thompson.
Undoubtedly, many would disagree with what I am about to say but it cannot be helped. When it comes to the old-fashioned, classic Christmas movies, none touch this gem. It’s charismatic, has great stars and a funnyman that no actor today can match in class or style. Oh, yes, and some fantastic song and dance numbers.
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