But it is… If your personal DVD collection is like mine, you already own a copy of White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. another great movie is "Tenth Avenue Angel" with Margaret O'Brien, "Star in the Night" can be found on Amazon. Thanks for your input. I’ll Be Seeing You is a tender-hearted wartime drama starring Joseph Cotten, Ginger Rogers and Shirley Temple. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. MickeySr from Hershey, Pa. on September 26, 2011: Thank you - I've just looked at several other lists of 'best whatever' movies and they're all nothing but "Dirty Dancing", "Titanic", "An Officer and a Gentleman", etc, etc - no matter what the list is, 'Best Haunted SciFi Kung Fu Love Story' = well of course, it's "Pretty Woman". Other great ones include The Bishop's Wife (C. Grant,Loretta Young + David Niven); Trading Places; Auntie Mame (Rosalind Russell), Shop Around The Corner (J. Stewart); One Magic Christmas and A Christmas Candle. Star in the Night is a short Christmas drama starring J. Carrol Naish and Donald Woods. The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together. Meet Me in St. louis seems to air all the time where I live and I had heard of it before I saw it. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on November 25, 2017: Thank you for sharing this, “Star in the Night.” I’m going to head over to You-Tube and watch the movie this weekend. Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey and Harry Morgan star in the film. A teenager and his younger sister only have one wish this Christmas: They want their divorced parents to get back together. Santa must stop Satan from ruining Christmas. but cannot find a dvd. And I’ve put “Tenth Avenue Angel” on my list of movies to watch this holiday season. Then see all of the holiday films Hulu has to offer. "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Elf" will never get old! The 1940 black-and-white film was later released as a colorized version called Beyond Christmas. Two more great ones for Christmas are "An Affair To Remember" (C. Grant + D. Kerr); and, "We're No Angels" (H. Bogart + P. Ustinov). Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 13, 2017: Yes! I also saw the Bishop's Wife, both versions, and enjoyed them. Where's Jimmy Durante's "The Great Rupert"? $14.90 shipping. Thanks for the suggestion! I've only seen one of the movies on your list, Penny Serenade. A sweet, sentimental movie...and another one to watch with a box of tissues. Die Hard is an action film that is securely set into the Christmas movie list — and if Die Hard counts as a Christmas movie… Dr. Seuss's timeless tale is given new life in the remastered edition of the 1967 animation about the grumpy Grinch. In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Merry Christmas! I had such fun putting it together. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on December 16, 2016: Thank you for sharing this, Jamie. That cannot be said of Remember the Night which I watch every year now- I had never even heard of it before and that is not like me. Penny Serenade and The Bishop's Wife are wonderful films, and they're two of my favorites. Schexnayder, interesting question. The Pioneer Woman participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. If you know where to find a copy for rent, purchase or viewing, please share the details in the comments section. 1940s Village Christmas Scene houses Santa reindeer all in original box USA putz. When the woman is arrested for shoplifting at Christmas time, the attorney assigned to her case moves to postpone the trial. On the night before Christmas, a desperate man will go to desperate measures. I love “Miracle of the Bells,” Carol. These films just set the holly-jolly mood! It was director Don Siegal’s debut film, and it won an Oscar for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel). I picked one up at Walmart two years ago for $5.00 but it is available elsewhere and on Amazon. After years of searching, I finally was able to purchase both movies on VHS and the quality of each one is pristine. A Macy's holiday worker who claims his name is Kris Kringle brings Christmas spirit to everyone he meets. Annette Smith (author) from Ocala, Florida on November 28, 2011: Hi, Cyndi! If you're a serious movie-watcher and you make your way through all of these in record time, give the best Christmas movies on Netflix a try. Shirley MacLaine stars opposite Jack Lemmon in this 1960 romantic comedy about a desperate businessman who lets his bosses use his Upper West Side apartment for their affairs. “An Affair to Remember” is one of my favorites, too. One of my favorites, in fact. Well worth viewing, it's an excellent film - my most favorite of al the Christmas movies. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this hub. The story centers on a homeless man and his friends, who secretly take up residence in a Fifth Avenue townhouse while the owners spend their Christmas in the South. If you know where to find a copy in stock, please share details in the comments section. It is in the "4 Film Favorite Classic Holiday Vol. 'Meet Me in St Louis' Christmas wouldn't be complete without a bit of Judy Garland. ' It's hard to believe this feel-good film was released nearly twenty years ago, but we'll never get tired of watching Buddy the Elf's journey to find his dad. 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