There are many ways you could entertain yourself in Christmas season. There are some who are hardcore party hoppers, while others prefer to entertain themselves through food. For us homebodies, who would like to have a nice time with our family and stay indoors, there is no better entertainment than watching classic Christmas movies! In this article I will tell you about three of my favorite Christmas movies as well as why you should watch them!
Released on: 1951
Cast: Alastair Sim, Mervyn Jones, Michael Hordern
For anyone familiar with popular Christmas legends, Scrooge shouldn’t come across as an unfamiliar character! However, I would say that none except Alastair Sim could do full justice to Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol!” The amazing thing is that Alastair has managed to get under the skin of the character completely, so much so that you would think that he is really the miserly, tight-fisted Scrooge, and that no one except he could have portrayed the character exactly the way Dickens had intended!
Even if you are not a movie freak, I suggest that you watch this one; this is one of my favorite movies, and I watch it not just in Christmas, but round the year!
2. It’s A Wonderful Life
Released on: 1946
Cast: James (Jimmy) Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Another great Christmas movie, with James Stewart playing George Bailey, a frustrated guy who decides on one Christmas that he would end his life! Crazy thought, you would say! By the way, James has always been in my list of top actors! So on Christmas, James goes to a bridge with the intention of jumping off it and ending his life! Just as he was about to jump, his guardian angel, Clarence, played by Henry Travers, prevents him.
To lift up George’s spirits, the angel convinces him that suicide is not the answer to life’s challenges; the angel even shows him how life would become like in his absence! I would say that anyone contemplating suicide should watch this movie at least ONCE; it might change his mind just as it did for George!
3. Miracle On 34th Street
Released on: 1947
Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart, Natalie Wood
This is a little funny movie, and pretty good for kids and adults alike! It starts with Kris Kringle (a good old man played by Edmund Gwenn) claiming that is the genuine Santa Claus. As a punishment for such a false claim, he is lodged in an asylum. Fred Gailey, played by John Payne, decides to fight his case in court and give him justice!
The court scene in particular is worth watching, for it is here that the faiths and beliefs of people present in the courtroom are put to test! The movie ends with Kris declared to be the real Santa Claus, as originally claimed by him!
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