My Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies

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Christmas is not Christmas without the holiday movies we all know and love, which have become part of our family tradition over the years.

Mickey's Christmas Carol

Mickey's Christmas Carol has become a tradition for me to watch every Christmas Day. The short film centers around Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy businessperson that is too consume with his wealth to understand that Christmas is the time for kindness and generosity. Therefore, with the help of a few spirits: Jacob Marley (Goofy), the Ghost of Christmas Past (Jiminy Cricket) the Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant) and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (a hooded figure named Black Pete), Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. He not only gives his exhausted and underpaid worker Bob Cratchit (Mickey Mouse) a raise, but makes him his partner in the counting house.

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The Kid Who Loved Christmas

The Kid Who Loved Christmas starring Cicely Tyson, Michael Warren, and Sammy Davis Jr. is one of the best made-for-TV holiday movies. It explores the Christmas spirit and unconditional love through the eyes of a boy named Reggie (Trent Cameron), an orphan on the verge of being adopted by a jazz musician Tony Parks (Michael Warren) and his wife Lynette Parks (Vanessa Williams). However, just as the adoption is about to be finalized, Williams is killed in a car accident. Now, a social worker played by Esther Rolle feels Tony is unfit to raise a child. The Kid Who Loved Christmas never fails to bring a tear to my eye. The movie is heartwarming and touching!

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Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Gary Busey is a kick-ass Christmas action movie that never gets old. I can watch this classic 1987 buddy cop film repeatedly during the holiday season. Lethal Weapon tells the tale of two mismatched L.A.P.D. detectives Sergeant Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) and suicidal Sergeant Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) that must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. Lethal Weapon is perhaps the greatest buddy cop film ever.

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Die Hard

Die Hard starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, and Bonnie Bedelia is one of the greatest action Christmas films ever. This 1988 holiday classic follows off-duty New York City Police officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) as he takes on a group of highly organized criminals led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who perform a heist in a Los Angeles skyscraper under the guise of a terrorist attack using hostages, including McClane's wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), to keep the police at bay. Die Hard is not a conventional Christmas tale, but this thriller movie is always fun to watch with friends and family.

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Trading Places

Trading Places starring comedic legends Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy is a great Christmas comedy film about the haves and have nots. It tells the story of an upper class commodities broker Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and a homeless street hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate bet by two coldhearted multimillionaires Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer Duke (Don Ameche). Trading Places is another holiday film that the entire family can enjoy on Christmas.

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author avatar Shamarie
21st Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks for approving this page, Mark!

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author avatar Retired
21st Dec 2014 (#)

I've not seen any of these films, but I wouldn't mind watching Mickey's Christmas Carol. =)

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author avatar Shamarie
21st Dec 2014 (#)

They're good, CoffeeQueen! You'll enjoyed them!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
21st Dec 2014 (#)

Seen them all, some I might not call Christmas movies, but I know I enjoyed all of these.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

Mickey's Christmas Carol and The Kid Who Loved Christmas are both wonderful, and Trading Places is a riot - a laugh a minute. I'm also partial to "It's a Wonderful Life."

Nice article Shamarie.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

Kudos on the star page, Shamarie. Well deserved.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

Will go Tinker Bell, Prince of Persia, Frozen instead of the last three. Have kids, have to tell them no violence at home. Moreover, Tinker Bell has many parts to the series. Will bring Peter Pan too....

But I love the other three movies have watched them too....

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author avatar Utah Jay
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

I like all of these movies, but my favorite one is "A Christmas Story" you know, the one where Santa tells the kid who wants a bb gun for Christmas "you'll shot your eye out with that"...Great post today.

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author avatar Shamarie
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks for the comments, my friends! I appreciate it. God bless!!!

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author avatar tafmona
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

i have not watched this before, maybe i can look it up on youtube

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author avatar viewgreen
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

Nice posting and good information for these movies have a star page. Congrat! my friend. Thank you. :)

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author avatar Shamarie
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

You're welcome!!!

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