AN OLD PERSONS FAVORITE 25 HOLIDAY FILMS/TV SHOWS

I like them all the same so I put them in alphabetical order.
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1.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)
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Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. (25 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
2.
ABC Stage 67 (1966 TV Series)
Episode: A Christmas Memory (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Its the last Christmas together in Depression era Alabama of a sensitive boy and his elderly cousin who was his closest friend... (51 mins.)
“ The late great Geraldine Page starred in this Truman Capote classic short story. Capote was the narrator. ” - mjjbinnj
 
3.
A Christmas Story (1983)
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In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ I triple-dog-dare ya to watch this great little film! ” - mjjbinnj
 
4.
A Christmas Visitor (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The... (100 mins.)
 
5.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
 
6.
Holiday Inn (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
7.
Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
8.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)
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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. (26 mins.)
 
9.
I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance. (85 mins.)
“ This is a great overlooked and underappreciated little gem, starring a non-dancing Ginger Rogers, the great Joseph Cotton and a grown-up Shirley Temple. ” - mjjbinnj
 
10.
It Happened One Christmas (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
It's Christmas Eve 1944 in the small town of Bedford Falls, New York. A despondent and suicidal Mary... (109 mins.)
Director: Donald Wrye
“ Starring Marlo Thomas, Orson Wells, Cloris Leachman, Wayne Rogers and Doris Roberts. This was a great remake of "It's A Wonderful Life," with Thomas playing Jimmy Stewart's part as Mary Bailey and Wells playing Potter. ” - mjjbinnj
 
11.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
12.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
“ Some may not think of this as a “Christmas “ film, but it seems the Christmas season is usually when I get around to watching it and it does have Judy Garland’s beautiful rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in it. ” - mjjbinnj
 
13.
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr... (53 mins.)
Director: Abe Levitow
 
14.
Remember the Night (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent... (94 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ I believe this is the first of several films in which Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurry starred in and it's one of their best! ” - mjjbinnj
 
15.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. (47 mins.)
Director: Larry Roemer
 
16.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. (48 mins.)
 
17.
Scrooge (1970)
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (113 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
“ Albert Finney as a musical Scrooge is magical. I first saw this on the huge screen at Radio City Music Hall at the age of 12 and it’s been my favorite version of the Dickens’ classic ever since. ” - mjjbinnj
 
18.
A Christmas Carol (1951)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. (86 mins.)
 
19.
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
20.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
21.
The Christmas Shoes (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young boy tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for his dying mother, while a lawyer tries to deal with the break-up of his marriage. (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Wolk
 
22.
The Gathering (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dying father (Ed Asner) pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas. (94 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
23.
The Polar Express (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
24.
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind. (51 mins.)
“ Shirley Booth and Mickey Rooney mixing it up with Heat Miser and Snow Miser make this another Bass/Rankin fun hit! ” - mjjbinnj
 
25.
White Christmas (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz