Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Twelve Days of Christmas Films movie list

Christmas in the post-War United States
Here is the full list of the films I have selected for this year's Twelve Days of Christmas Films. You will no doubt notice that some important Christmas films, like The Grinch and Christmas in Connecticut are not included. I have to save something for next year!

So I have assembled here what I hope will be a blend of the familiar and unfamiliar. Have fun trying something new this year! Also, while not every film is exclusively about Christmas, each features Christmas moments or lessons.

1. On Moonlight Bay 
A Doris Day favorite, featuring Gordon MacRae and Mary Wickes (one of the best supporting actresses ever). The whole cast is delightful.
2. Holiday Affair
Splendid Robert Mitchum piece with an absolutely adorable little boy.
3. The Man Who Came to Dinner
Hyper-actively Christmas!
4. Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
Click on the link to read my previous review.
5. Home Alone
A must-see every year.
6. Frosty the Snow Man
This film, featuring the voice of Jimmy Durante, is aired on CBS every year, so it will be easy for you to find. Find the schedule here.
7. White Christmas
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, and Rosemary Clooney frolic through a white Christmas.
8. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
This one is also broadcast on CBS, but you can't wait until December if you want to catch it there. They are showing it Tuesday, Nov. 30.
9. Meet Me in St. Louis
You're missing out if you've never seen Judy Garland sing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to Margaret O'Brien in this film.
10. Miracle on 34th Street
This movie proves - in court - that Santa is real. What could be better?
11. The Bishop's Wife
My second favorite Christmas movie, and the one always reserved for the night before Christmas Eve. Starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, and outstanding supporting cast.
12. A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott)
Every Christmas Eve, forever and always. Simply fantastic.

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Cathy said...

Excellent list! Looking forward to delightful films for a season of cheer!

The Lady Eve said...

Great favorites on it are MEET ME IN ST.LOUIS and THE BISHOP'S WIFE (both are at the top of my holiday films list). Really looking forward to your posts. I'm working on blogs on THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (for Classic Film & TV Cafe) and CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT for my own blog - plus a revision of an earlier MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS post. This is one of the best parts of the holidays!

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