Monday, December 13, 2021

Four Favorite Classic Christmas Movies Reviewed

So many Christmas movies, specials and songs! It can be difficult to sift through the Christmas content available to find the winners. Old school Christmas classics are the best and bring back or make the memories.



These are my four favorite classic Christmas movies that I look forward to viewing every year. The classics are available on DVD or can be streamed on Amazon Prime.

Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer

Rudolph and Clarice are not a pair without Burl Ives! The classic 1964 Rudolph with Animagic animation and the memorable holiday songs of "A Holly Jolly Christmas" "We're A Couple Of Misfits" and "Silver and Gold".  

Fun fact: Rudolph was honored with a postage stamp in 2014 to mark the 50th Anniversary.

The Little Drummer Boy

Another stop motion classic with a very thoughtful message which resonates today. While the animation is typical of its' era and cannot compare to the animation of today; the ending is unforgettable and thought provoking.

"Do You Hear What I Hear" along with "The Little Drummer Boy" songs remain Christmas classics.

Fun fact: Based on original song title Carol Of the Drum sang by the Trapp Family Singers (Sound Of Music)

Frosty The Snowman

Jimmy Durante provided the classic narration for the original Frosty in 1969. Frosty had four sequels through the years, but who can compete with Durante!

Fun Fact: Frosty the Snowman has made the music charts over six times since 1966 with a variety of artists including Jimmy Durante, Perry Como, Nat King Cole.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Who does not love the Grinch! and Dr. Seuss! The 1966 animated film is the best! Boris Karloff is the narrator not to be forgotten as the Grinch navigates Christmas.

Fun Fact: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas has been adapted over five times since the original.




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6 comments:

  1. Every generation of children needs to see these classic Christmas movies, along with the significant adults in their lives. They are special movies indeed and some of the songs carry special messages of joy, hope and love. Thanks for this reminder of some of our all-time favorite classic Christmas movies, Tracey.

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  2. These remind me so much of my childhood Christmases! Such wonderful, nostalgic memories. The holidays are a time for traditions, and these are traditional holiday fare for so many of us.

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  3. These are our family favorite classic Christmas movies too! I much prefer the originals. Burl Ives is the voice of Christmas for me because of the snowman in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Like you, I love the songs in that movie. I guess you and I are simply a couple of misfit lovers. Thanks for this reminder. I'm ready to flip on the switch and start watching them today!

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  4. My personal favorite, and part of our family tradition is Charlie Brown's Christmas - it's an absolute must - when we decorate the tree, we play that video - All of the ones you listed are standards we watch, especially Frosty The Snowman!

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  5. Lovely, classic Christmas movies for children and the whole family to enjoy. Childhood Christmas films always bring so many happy memories and embed traditions for years to come.

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  6. So many Christmas movies are out there, but the classics are some of the best. I like all the ones you have chosen to share with us and a few more! Sharing these with my grandchildren will be one of the highlights of this holiday season for sure! I'm certain they will enjoy them as much as I did and still do!

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