Christmas season is around the corner, have you any plans? Get busy to decorate your Christmas trees, find the most headache Christmas gifts, listening to Christmas music, Christmas parties, books and so on. You’ll get puzzled when thinking of all these kinds of stuff. Well, maybe you should relax your brain and enjoy some of the classical Christmas movies with your family.
As the holidays roll around again, it’s time to pull out the best holiday movie. One undeniable classic is Frank Capra’s 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Henry Travers. A despairing businessman contemplates suicide on Christmas Eve, only to be rescued by a bumbling angel named Clarence who shows him how different the town would be if George had never been born. The value of a single life and the impact it can have on others is a timeless message that resonates even today in these economic hard times.
Other movies for kids at Christmas are “Miracle on 34th Street,” featuring Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn, and a young Natalie Wood. A skeptical little girl is not the only one who comes to believe in Santa Claus; her jaded mother rediscovers faith and trust in this 1947 film?
For those who want a little less sappiness and a tad more action in their holiday movies, there’s the 1988 blockbuster “Die Hard,” starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. A lovelorn cop at an executive office Christmas party becomes an unsuspecting hero when he single-handedly defends the building from a terrorist attack. “Now I have a machine gun.
There are few ways more fun to bring the family together for the holidays than with a classic film.
1. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
This film has become a staple of Christmas. Set in the imaginary town of Bradford just after World War II; George Baily gets the attention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody when he contemplates suicide on Christmas Eve. It is not only considered as one of the best Christmas movies, but also one of the 100 greatest movies ever made by the American Film Institute.
2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Does Santa really exist? This movie makes you think twice about the existence of Kris Kringle. In this ageless flick, a department store Santa Claus challenges the city of New York to believe in the magic of Christmas.
3. White Christmas (1954)
Even if you haven’t seen this movie, you’ll surely have heard the famous song written by Irving Berlin, sung by Bing Crosby, the best-selling single of all time. The story tells about 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. You should never miss the outstanding feel-good musical with great performances.