Christmas Movie Favorites

The holiday movies I just LOVE come in at a three way tie: Christmas in Connecticut, White Christmas, and A Christmas Story

Christmas in Connecticut

I love this for so many reasons. Elizabeth Lane writes a column for smart house-keeping as the perfect cook, wife and mother on a Connecticut farm. The trouble is she's a complete phony - she's single, lives in a tiny apartment in NYC, and can't cook to save her life. When her editor invites himself and a war hero to spend Christmas at her farm, she's scrambles to fool him. Barbara Stanwick wins in this role, she's so awesome. Apart from being tremendously entertaining, it's great social commentary on the fragility of 1940s gender expectations, and an example of how women got around them.

Fav. Quote 
Elizabeth: "I'm tired of dancing to someone else's tune, tired of being told whom to marry! In short, I'm tired."

White Christmas

Another favorite since my childhood, thanks in large part to the Haynes Sisters. My sister and I had the song and most of the routine memorized! You can't top Bing Crosby and I love all the dancing.

Fav. Quote
Phil: "In some ways, you're far superior to my cocker spaniel."

A Christmas Story

I know it's a cliche, but it's still hilarious to me. The board game Mall Madness was my Red Rider bebe gun and I looked like Ralphie's brother when I tried to brave the Wyoming winters outside. Makes me laugh as much as the first watch.

Fav. Quote
Narrator: "Let's face it, most of us are scoffers. But moments before zero hour, it did not pay to take chances."

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