In Search of New Christmas Movies

I have a high tolerance for watching the same movie over and over and over. (See: Groundhog Day) But for some reason this year, as I look over my Christmas movie collection, I’m just not finding anything I really want to watch. It all feels like stuff I’ve just watched a bit ago, and so I end up giving up on Christmasy stuff and go with something else. (Right now Denisa and I are working our way through The Crown, which we’ve really enjoyed so far.)

So I’m going to turn to you for advice. Are there any Christmas movies you love? Which ones? To cut you off at the pass, here are the ones I’ve already considered and passed over:

  • White Christmas
  • Holiday Inn
  • Elf
  • The Santa Clause
  • Christmas Vacation
  • Christmas Story
  • Christmas Carol
  • Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Gremlins
  • Die Hard
  • Shop Around the Corner
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Love Actually
  • It Happened on 5th Avenue
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Mr. Krueger’s Christmas
  • Scrooged
  • Christmas in Connecticut
  • Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
  • Charlie Brown Christmas

There might be a few I’m forgetting as well, so apologies in advance. Looking over that list, I think something might be wrong with me. I know they’re all good, fun movies, but they just feel like things I’ve watched too recently. Why watch them again when there are so many new things out there I haven’t seen?

Probably this is just a phase. I didn’t feel like watching the movies the other night, but I’ll get over that. (It’s a struggle, I know. Life is hard for me.) But as I had the feeling, I wondered if there were some really good ones out there that I haven’t seen, and crowd sourcing seemed to be the way to go.

So have at it, crowd. Suggestions welcome! And thanks in advance.

3 Comments

  • By Karla Burkhart, December 14, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    I enjoyed Christmas Oranges again a couple of nights ago.

  • By Tricia, December 14, 2016 @ 9:36 pm

    One Magic Christmas. Definitely more murder, bank robbery, garishly painted kitchens, cowboy angels (who are much creepier than I registered as a child), and really dirty Canadian cars than your normal Christmas movie.

  • By Bryce Moore, December 21, 2016 @ 2:56 pm

    Thanks both of you. I’ve never seen Christmas Oranges. One Magic Christmas was a favorite growing up. Then I watched it again and wondered what in the world I was thinking. Pretty depressing for most of it. :-o

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