I’m Dreaming of a Christmas Movie

This month, some of the staff is offering their own favorite Christmas movie review. So, choose one of these, or grab your own favorite, curl up with a blanket and cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy the spirit, or humor, of the season.

When I was a child, there was nothing better than the anticipation and time spent watching the line-up of Christmas classics during the weeks approaching Christmas: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, and Charlie Brown’s Christmas. My favorite among them was probably Mickey’s Christmas Carol. But the one Christmas movie that I love to watch year after year now is Miracle on 34th Street––the 1947 version. While I love the nostalgic feelings that the animated movies create, Miracle on 34th Street reminds me of the sweetness and spirit of the Christmas season.

– Lisa Grimenstein

My Favorite Christmas movie is a toss up between It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story. I love to watch both every year with lots of family around. I think of the two, It’s a Wonderful Life is my favorite because it puts me in the mood for Christmastime. Davonne purchased both of these for me for Christmas last year on DVD, so we are  planning on continuing the tradition!

– Nathan Parks

I love Charlie Brown and Frosty the Snowman because they bring back fond memories of my childhood. My favorite Christmas movie, however, is the colorized 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, because it’s a sweet, timeless movie which shows that true joy is found in what we give to others, not what we take from them.

– Davonne Parks

There are several movies I like to watch during the Christmas season. They are White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, The Bells of St. Mary’s, Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon version), but my absolute favorite is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Every year when my children were little, we would all watch Rudolph and many other Christmas cartoons. I truly cherish those memories.

––Carol Gartman

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