What's Your Favorite Christmas Movie?

Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

In the midst of all the holiday hoopla, do you stop every time you find Miracle on 34th Street on television?

Between the made-for-TV offerings, the newbies and the annual chestnuts, there are lots of opportunities to get some holiday spirit from the comfort of your couch.

Vote in our poll and share your favorites in the comments!

Do you need some modern humor, like Elf, or are you hooked on classics like It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas when it comes to Christmas movies?

Which variation of A Christmas Carol has you wishing for roast goose and plum pudding, Alastair Sim's version or Scrooged?

Are there TV movies that you remember, even though few do, like The Homecoming (which led to The Waltons series) or The House Without a Christmas Tree?

Do you have a leg lamp, a la A Christmas Story?

If there's a beloved holiday movie you can't hit the remote fast enough to escape, share that, too. You're among friends.

Tamie Eynon December 20, 2011 at 03:07 PM
Oh, I love "White Christmas." I make my kids watch it every year as we put up the Christmas tree. I really like Rosemary Clooney and the ending scene is just perfect.
Morgan Day December 20, 2011 at 03:12 PM
It's not necessarily a movie, but my sister and I try to watch Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (featuring Little Richard, Cher, Grace Jones, Magic Johnson and all kinds of other celebs) every year. It's from 1988 and we absolutely love it. Other than that, I'll always love "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "While You Were Sleeping," which is only a little bit Christmas-y.
James Thomas December 20, 2011 at 03:49 PM
By far and away, with no apologies required, the absolute essential Christmas Movie IS: MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL.
Marissa December 20, 2011 at 03:58 PM
OMG! I LOVE Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. I have it on a VCR tape and it makes me laugh and cry -- I thought I was the only one who loved this classic.
James Thomas December 20, 2011 at 04:02 PM
You might also need to invest in therapy
James Thomas December 20, 2011 at 04:03 PM
Also available on dvd now. I have one copy to watch and one to have and to hold.
James Thomas December 20, 2011 at 04:07 PM
Cory Shaffer December 20, 2011 at 04:17 PM
My Top 3, that aren't on this list for some reason: 3. Jingle All the Way 2. Santa's Slay 1. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians I assume next year's list will be updated accordingly.
Rick Uldricks December 20, 2011 at 04:20 PM
Yes, Morgan! Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special is fantastic!
Melissa Hebert December 20, 2011 at 04:32 PM
I'll try to remember to include "Silent Night, Deadly Night" next year.
Chris Mazzolini (Editor) December 20, 2011 at 05:22 PM
I vote for "Gremlins" - a movie that takes place at Christmas and has a very good holiday message: A weird animal with restrictive care instructions is not a good present.
Melissa Hebert December 20, 2011 at 05:26 PM
My favorite holiday entertainment isn't a movie, it's Yule Log (the original WPIX Channel 11 version).
Morgan Day December 20, 2011 at 05:41 PM
Nice. I had to stop watching that when I was little. Too many nightmares.
Christina Weyrick-Cooper December 20, 2011 at 06:07 PM
The Family Stone. Hands down.
Susan Ruiz Patton December 20, 2011 at 07:18 PM
Melissa: Like!
Susan Ruiz Patton December 20, 2011 at 07:19 PM
Oh wait, I forgot about Die Hard!
Steve December 20, 2011 at 07:21 PM
My favorite is, How the Grinch stole Christmas, the 2000 remake by Ron Howard. Jim Carey was awesome as were the rest.
Allison Smalley November 01, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Nightmare Before Christmas... some say it is a Halloween movie, I say it is a Christmas movie.. (and... of note: our very own Lakewood 'resident' has a bit part in Christmas Story; Hixon's Raggedy Ann... pay close attention to Ralphie after he is kicked down the slide. She is on the bottom right.
Sharon Barrett November 02, 2012 at 08:41 PM
"Bad Santa" was the funniest if the most irreverent Christmas movie ever. My late husband chuckled about it for days after we saw it. It makes me happy to think how much a kick he got out of it.
Jaime Shine December 23, 2012 at 02:56 PM
I have to watch A Christmas Story and The Grinch (Jim Carrey version) every year. They put me in the spirit!
Rose December 23, 2012 at 03:14 PM
It's A Wonderful Life it has such a good moral
Resident of Kent December 23, 2012 at 05:36 PM
What about all the other GREAT ones?!? LAME POLL ! ! !
Jack Kelly December 23, 2012 at 11:23 PM
OMG "Silent Night, Deadly Night". LOL I remember the controversy surrounding that movie when it came out in the 80's
Jack Kelly December 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Like what, Anonymous Troll? Or was typing your favorites too much work? Get back to work and get the carts out of the Gabriel Bros. parking lot.
Jack Kelly December 23, 2012 at 11:25 PM
+1 for "Bad Santa"
Debbie S. December 24, 2012 at 02:30 AM
"Holiday Inn" with Fred Astaire and ALL the Rankin-Bass specials, but especially "T'was the Night before Christmas" with the clock-maker and mouse families. I love the music of all of those! I am so thankful for DVD's because all these specials I used to anticipate playing on TV I can now watch whenever I want.
Susan Diaz December 24, 2012 at 05:41 AM
I love Elf! It ranks as my second all time favorite with A Christmas Carol coming in second. http://www.schoolanduniversity.com/ I just watched Elf the other night. that’s one I never tire of seeing :)
Loretta Sexton December 24, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Besides It's a Wonderful Life, another classic is The Bishop's Wife. I highly recommend it!
Penny December 26, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Home Alone, Bad Santa and Jingle All the wY
Sandie S. December 27, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Love Bad Santa (Badder Santa - unedited)!


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