Dec 20 2011

A Classic Christmas

Some of you may know, from reading my About page, that I love classic films. One of my favorite television channels is TCM ( Turner Classic Movies).  Every holiday season I get lost in the wonderful holiday classic films that are  rich with heart and filled with holiday spirit.  They are perfect for the holidays. I love them, I love them all!  I have my standard few that I never miss though and they are:

“Miracle on 34th Street  from 1947″ ( image from Duke university Library)





“White Christmas  from 1954″ ( image from free wall paper)






“The Bishop’s Wife”  from 1947( image from Cary Grant.net)




and “It’s a Wonderful Life”  from 1946 ( image from Duke University library)

I also try and catch “White Christmas from 1954″ and “Christmas in Connecticut from 1945″

There are so many versions of A Christmas Carol, I see as many as possible, classic and new.

Last, but not least, although it is not really a classic film. But certainly is a holiday classic. “A Christmas Story from 1983″ ( image from amazon)  Okay, everyone say….frag-e-lay…..( those of you who are familiar with this film probably say this “catch phrase” whenever you can) giggle. Those of you who are not familiar with the film? Are there any out there?

Do you have a standard holiday film? One must see film that just means Christmas?



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  1. Ms. A

    Just watched “Miracle” for the umpteenth time. Haven’t seen “It’s A Wonderful Life” yet, this year. Used to watch “A Christmas Story” with the kids, but haven’t watched it in the past few years.

  2. andrea cammarata

    Love your choices…but A Christmas story still prevails here…RALPHIE!!!! lol!!!! i am personally still tempted to stick my tongue out and freeze to a pole! lol!!!! sending holiday hugs and may all your dreams come true!

  3. New End Studio

    I look for one of the classic versions of Charles Dickens’, Christmas Carol, too. Charlie Brown’s Christmas! Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol showed up on one of those new/old channels a few weeks ago.

    Mostly, I try to see all those you listed plus I like the movie of The Walton’s Christmas with Patricia Neal, but that’s rarely shown. The Bishop’s Wife and Christmas in CT are favorites.

    Don’t shoot your eye out! I double dog dare you to … ha ha.

    Merry Christmas, Katherine!

  4. Pam@over50feeling40

    My husband stayed up this past weekend and watched HOLIDAY with Katharine Hepburn and loved it! I unfortunately slept through…he says this is now one of his favorites! I really want to see it! It would be difficult for me to pick a favorite…I love ALL Christmas movies…and I just cannot get enought of them. These are all among the ones I will not miss!

  5. Catherine

    I love love LOVE holiday movies to Katherine! I just watched The Bishop’s Wife (the one with Carey Grant) last weekend. I own my own copy. Joyful! And what is Christmas without watching It’s a Wonderful Life? That’s a must!! And call me crazy, but I just have to watch It’s Christmas Charlie Brown every year too. Haha!

    Wishing you a beautiful holiday season Katherine!
    xo Catherine

  6. Kathy

    Haha…look at my blog title and you’ll know what MY favorite holiday movie is! :)


  7. Bouncin Barb

    Your list and mine are almost identical except I still have to see Rudolph! Great movies aren’t they?

  8. Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita

    My little one LOVES fra-gee-lay! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  9. Susan Burns

    I’ve watched every one of those movies this past week, except
    for fra-gee-lay! It’s in my queue.
    Merry Christmas,

  10. Dree Getz

    Ok so it’s not a classic but I watch Christmas Vacation every year. I watch the classics as well. My favorite is Miracle on 34th Street from 1947.

  11. Jennifer Gail

    TCM is my favorite channel. My new favorite is Shop Around The Corner. James Stewart is my all time favorite actor.

  12. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    A Christmas Story is my favorite. Laugh my way through the whole movie every year!

  13. thisisme

    Oh, I absolutely love your choice of Christmas movies my friend. In fact, my granddaughter and I will be watching Miracle on 34th Street this evening!

  14. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    I love the ones you’ve mentioned and I also love Christmas in Connecticut!

  15. Kenya G. Johnson (Sporadically Yours)

    I have never ever seen The Bishops Wife. I wonder if I can find it on Netflix. I LOVE Miracle on 34th Street – will cry EVERY time. And I know A Christmas Story by heart!!! Well I couldn’t recite a line right this second but when its on I can ;-)

  16. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I love these (well…. except for A Christmas Story…lol… have never been able to stomach that one! lol!!)… It’s A Wonderful Life is my all time fave!!! Thanks so much for visiting my bloggy!! I appreciate it!! I will be following you along now! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  17. Deborah

    I already watched White Christmas. Will be watching Miracle on 34th St. and It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve, I can’t wait.

  18. brandi

    My husband and I just watched Miracle on 34th Street for the first time this month. I love classic movies too. One of my favorites is Life With Father. I’m looking forward to watching The Bishop’s Wife!

  19. Katherine

    Hi, Katie

    LOL, I love The Christmas Story too. My husband and I watch it ever year and just crack up. I watch all those all movie too. They are my favorite. Merry Christmas.


  20. Ginger @ Small Town USA

    I know, I love them also. I am hooked on the Lifetime Channel now too! Love these silly Christmas movies!! What can we say?

  21. Sue

    My favorite movie is “The Bishop’s Wife.” Such a classic with great actors. Just saw it last week. I’ll never get tired of seeing it. Loved the taxi driver!

  22. GraceinAZ

    It isn’t a classic – yet – but I always have to watch “Polar Express!” I love that movie even without grandchildren watching with me! Oops…now you know I am weird! LOL!

  23. Jami

    Love these! Classic christmas is the best :)

  24. Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life

    Oh I am a total classic Christmas gal. I love to watch all the old movies and specials and I love the older versions of the songs. The only way to go for me. Katherine have a wonderful Christmas and I hope you and your family have a blessed New Year too.

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