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JEAN SHEPHERD-Christmas story movies

Yes, there are other movies besides A CHRISTMAS STORY.

Some are even good.

Of course, top of the list for me is

A CHRISTMAS STORY

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Here are some (I’ve seen eight + parts of others):

ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE (Tears all around for the last scene).

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (Tears all around for the last scene).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (The Dickens classic–an old b & w flick)

WHITE CHRISTMAS (Bing Crosby sings “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.”)

A MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS (Touted as “black” and “sad,” and one of Robin William’s last flicks, I don’t think I wanna see it.)

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

ELF (funny moments)

BAD SANTA

SCROOGE (?)

SCROOGED (?)

HOME ALONE (in several parts. Part 2: it’s hilarious)

THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Okay once, but I find the visual style awkward/ugly)

THE SANTA CLAUSE (?)

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (?)

The above are some of those I’ve heard of or seen. The lst few days, Many more movies have shown up on the telly, each using the word “Christmas”–never heard of ’em. The only one my family and I watch anymore is

A CHRISTMAS STORY.

But one of my and my wife’s favorite movies, with a happy Christmas at the end is the delightful aggregation of love stories, illustrating many forms of love, and a year-around favorite, is

LOVE ACTUALLY

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I find this”chick-flick” so funny and, in parts,

gloriously heart-warming,

that, having watched it dozens of times over the years

(all year round)

my eyes, several times, every viewing, well up with tears.

HAVE A MERRY

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3 Comments

  1. TorLoMark@aol.com says:

    Merry Christmas Gene !!!!!! We leave our big screen TV on all day on Christmas and watch and listen and laugh at Ralphie and Randy and do all of the lines from the movie. We know it by heart. It is a traditional movie for all time. Lou Perry message dated 12/17/2014 11:06:56 A.M. Central Standard Time,

  2. Hi Gene, I enjoyed your X-MAS movie post, the only movie missing for me was Jack Benny’s The Horn Blows at Midnight, because Channel 5 in NYC used to run it late Christmas and New Years Eve for 20 years, in the 1960’s and 70’s. A beaut time capsule of period humor with wonderful character actors, though Benny was always kidded about it being a bomb.
    At 12:45 am on friday, Dec. 19 TCM is running Rod Serlings 1964 tv movie version of a Christmas Carol called “Carol for Another Christmas”. Think a Twilight Zone Christmas and you get the idea. It wasnt shown for over 45 years till TCM dusted it off 3 years ago. Though its listed as under 90 minutes, if taping best to add another 15 minutes as in the past there was an extended chat by a host at the begining and end.

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