There is nothing like some nice, cold (possibly snowy) weather to provide us with the perfect setting for cuddling up indoors with a cup of tea or hot cocoa and a good book – or in this case, a good movie.
Some of my fondest memories of Christmas are the wonderful Christmas movies my parents and I watch every year. In this post, I would like to share some of my favorites with you!
It’s a Wonderful Life:
Here is a perfect movie to watch as a yearly Christmas tradition – and my family watches this one every Christmas. This movie is about George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) and his discovery of what a truly wonderful and blessed life he has when he feels as though it would have been better if he hadn’t been born. As much as I’ld love to, no spoilers! Just go watch it. You will love every minute of it. I promise!
The Christmas Shoes:
Maggie Andrews has a loving son and a loving husband. And a Christmas surprise…
Kate Layton has a loving daughter and an oblivious husband. And a Christmas surprise…
Two lives collide unexpectedly.
Based on the best selling book by Donna VanLiere (which I highly recommend you read because it is, in many ways, very different from the movie), this movie is very bittersweet and will leave you in tears. But it is the most beautiful reminder of what things really matter at Christmas – family, friends, and love for all.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, this movie will have you crying and laughing by turns. Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man with a heart as solid and cold as metal, is in for a ghostly surprise this Christmas which changes his stingy, cold heart to a heart flowing with the milk of human kindness. This movie sticks very closely to the book and is a very fun family watch. While there are many versions, and all are good in their own way, I prefer the Albert Finney 1970 version the most, and if you have yet to see this movie, I suggest this one first of all.
The Ultimate Gift:
While this movie is not particularly a “Christmas” movie, it is mostly set at Christmas time and it teaches some of the important character lessons of Christmas. One of my best friends gave me this movie to watch a couple years ago, and I cannot stress how beautiful the story is and how much you will love it! Based on Jim Stovall’s first novel in The Ultimate Gift series, this movie entwines the life of rich, arrogant, self-centered Jason Stevens with the more poor, humble, and kind lives of Alexia and Emily (a beautiful, sweet mother-daughter couple). Throughout the movie, Alexia and Emily inadvertently accompany Jason as he goes on a personal journey to discover his dead grandfather’s “ultimate gift”. Through thick and thin, the trio becomes inseparable, but will they be able to deal with the impending distress of Emily’s secret together as well? I promise you will love this movie from the beginning, and I guarantee you will fall in love with the characters even faster. So, stop reading and go watch it!
The Nativity Story:
This an awesome depiction of the story of the miraculous birth of Christ. It is pretty accurate, and it is probably the best nativity story movie out there because it does not twist the Biblical story or change it in any insignificant ways.
I hope you enjoyed these movie suggestions, and
I pray that you will have a very wonderful and blessed Christmas this year
as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Share the good news of our Savior’s birth this season,
and give the gifts of hope and love to all!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! GOD BLESS US, EVERY ONE!
What are your favorite Christmas movies?
Have you watched any of the ones mentioned above?
Which ones do you like the most?