Monday, December 15, 2008

Favorite Christmas Specials, Anyone?

Well, this blog's been pretty quiet lately (and I'm lookin' at you, Reader!), so I'm asking you for some responses on this one. I want you to list your top five favorite Christmas shows of all time in the comment section.

So in the spirit of Christmas, and also a little bit of desperation and paranoia, here are mine in order of favorite-ness:

1. A Christmas Story
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Elf
4. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
5. Shrek the Halls

What are your faves?

7 comments:

Angie said...

Only five?!?

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas
2. It's a Wonderful Life
3. Elf
4. National Lampoon's Christmas
Vacation
5. Miracle on 34th Street(I like
both versions)
5b. The Muppets' Christmas Carol

Amy said...

In no particular order:

1. Muppet Family Christmas
2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
3. Elf
4. Santa Clause (Tim Allen)
5. Everything Rankin and Bass (that has to count as one b/c you only let us list five)

I am also partial to Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas.

Davis said...

Okay, I was going to do almost this exact same post today. So, now I'm just going to link to this one. Here are my top 5:

1) Elf
2) National Lampoon's Christmas
Vacation
3) The Muppets' Christmas Carol
4) It's a Wonderful Life
5) A Christmas Carol - the 1939 version with Reginald Owen as Scrooge

Angela said...

Angie - Yeah, I figured I needed to put a cap on it. 5 seemed reasonable. Otherwise, we'd be here all day.

Davis - Sorry, dude. Didn't mean to steal your thunder! I guess great minds think alike. And my mind is definitely great.

Pastor Tony said...

Well, I don't know that I have five. Is that wrong?

My list would include first and foremost "A Charlie Brown Christmas." To me, this special was THE special to watch as a kid. It announced Christmas to me. As I've gotten older, I appreciate the fact that they actually quote Luke in it.

My second would be "Elf." I believe this movie is a modern classic. It is extremely well made and most enjoyable to watch.

I liked "Rudolph" a lot as a kid too because I related to the misfit toys! :) So, I guess I include that one too.

That's it for me.

Elaine said...

I like A Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart, Scrooged, Elf, The Waltons and whatever they may be doing for Christmas or anytime really, and Frosty, though that is not really a movie.

holly said...

ok, i think my favorite aside from charlie brown (and elf--tho elf kinda loses me in central park at the end..) is Touched by an angel: a christmas miracle. i actually bought the tape. i actually watch it every year. it came on cable last month as a regular episode of the show and i cried and cried over my mac n cheese lunch. it has a retarded guy and a dying little girl that's his friend. yea, i'm a sap.