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15 December 2021

If you are a fan of Christmas movies, this is certainly the time for it.  The Hallmark channel has only Christmas movies 24/7 (in 2017, they had 136 movies) and there are other channels that play a lot of Christmas movies.

I have favorites, but I'm not a big "Christmas movie" person -- they all seem to have basically the same plot (a variation of A Christmas Carol) and can be too saccharine for me.

But I do have some favorites, mostly the old movies.

Probably my favorite Christmas movie is A White Christmas

I love all four of the stars and the music and this isn't really a spin off of the Dickens story.

I also love the original Miracle on 34th Street, with Natalie Wood as the child.

While this is sort of a spin off of A Christmas Carol, it was perhaps the first such spin off that I'd seen and I fell in love with it as a small child.  I was an adult before I realized that the "miracle" at the end wasn't really a miracle at all. 

A Christmas movie that I always liked, but never see any more is Come to the Stable, with Loretta Young

This is a 1949 American comedy drama film which tells the true story of the Abbey of Regina Laudis and the two French religious sisters who come to a small New England town and involve the townsfolk in helping them to build a children's hospital.

I have watched one fairly new (2011) movie, A Princess for Christmas because it stars Sam Heughan (Outlander) and I enjoy him...and it's a fun story too, even if it is another Dickens spin off.

Some others that I enjoy are movies like The Bishop's Wife (with Cary Grant and Loretta Young), Elf, A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and many of the different versions of A Christmas Carol.

(Notice that It's a Wonderful Life is not on my list)




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