Getting in the Christmas spirit is easy in the Philippines, because we
hear Christmas music and see Christmas decorations starting in
September. So, for those of you not in the land of eternal Christmas,
who need help getting into the spirit of the season, I suggest watching
a Christmas classic. Here are my current top 10:

10. Jingle All the Way (1996) – Sinbad goes postal.

9. Die Hard (1988) – Some doubt this is a C’mas movie, but the whole thing took place during an office Christmas party.

8. White Christmas (1954) – I’m still dreaming.

7. Elf (2003) – Opening scene with Sr Elf, Bob Newhart, reading the intro story is worth the price of the DVD.

6. Home Alone (1990)- The “Wet Bandits” are some of the best bad guys ever.

5. Christmas in Connecticut (1945) – Black and white classic that never gets old.
4. The Nativity Story (2006) – The REAL story of Christmas.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
(1965) – A new addition to my list. Had not
seen this one for about 30 yrs, until last year. Wish they still made
them like this. Special bonus: one of my fav soundtracks ever.
Schroeder plays a mean piano.

2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – another B&W classic. The color version does not make my top 10.

1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – THE Christmas classic of all Christmas classics.

What’s on your list?