For me, holidays always conjure up the thought of sitting around the TV watching Christmas movies. When I was growing up, there was no way to record a TV show or movie and then watch it later so you had to watch it when it was on. Which means that you only had one chance to watch Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Charlie Brown’s Christmas. I know, how did I ever survive!?!
Well, I have polled my nursing class to see what their most favorite holiday movies and TV shows are. Take a study break and let the viewing begin!
Oldies, But Goodies
It’s a Wonderful Life
This is my favorite Christmas movie of all time. George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) gets in a bit of financial trouble and thinks the world would be better if he had never been born. An angel grants his wish, but it doesn’t quite turn out the way he thinks it will…
Miracle on 34th Street
Is Santa real? Find out as Kris Kringle goes on trial and hilarity ensues…
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save a failing Vermont inn. Sounds cheesy and it is, but oh, so good. Click here for a festive gif.
More Current Fare
Tells the story of eight very different couples in interrelated tales all set during the frantic month before Christmas. The sound track rocks as well.
What is better than Will Ferrell playing an oversized elf? Nothing, that’s what. He leaves the North Pole in search of his real identity—just thinking about it makes me chuckle.
An 8-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone during Christmas vacation. Macauley Culkin’s breakout role.
The Wild Card
What would you do if your wife is taken hostage at a Christmas party? If you are NY police officer John McClane (Bruce Willis), you try to save her, of course. Who says that holiday movies can’t have huge explosions?
Well, there is the short list. Help us all out and mention your favorite movie in the comments. There are a ton to choose from!