Monday, December 7, 2015

10 Classic Christmas Movies / #alltheChristmasmovies Week

It's #alltheChristmasmovies week here at Simply Alexandra. (it seemed like the thing to do...)! I've got at least four Christmas Movie posts planned to help you get into the holiday spirit. From my personal favorites to non-traditional picks... here we go!

Today we are starting with the classics.

10 Classic Christmas Movies

Home Alone

I just saw this for the first time over the weekend! Adorable. We saw the early show so there were a TON of kids there. They were having the BEST time. I love it.

Synopsis: A busy family Christmas (complete with a trip to Paris... realistic, no?) leaves the youngest son of the family Kevin, feeling pretty left out and misunderstood. He says he doesn't want to see his family ever again. He wakes up and he's, you guessed it, home alone. See what they did there? He has the time of his life, and later learns a lot. But a bulk of the fun happens when two burglars try to break into his house.

A Christmas Story

"you'll shoot your eye out!" BY FAR the most watched Christmas Movie of my childhood. My dad loves this one!

Synopsis: All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun, but it doesn't seem like he is going to get it. This Christmas is far from perfect, and hilarity ensues. Ruined meals, school bullies, mouths being washed out with soap... the full 9 yards. Let's not forget about the leg lamp. "frageeelay".

It's a Wonderful Life

Such a classic. I saw this one for the first time last Christmas.

Synopsis: After a hard few years George Bailey wishes he had never been born. An angel comes to earth to show him just what would happen if that was the case. This one is really quite long, and it has such a range of emotions. But it will get you thinking about the good things in life. :)

Christmas Vacation

This is one of the most watched movies of KC's childhood. A classic in my inlaw's household. I'm starting to get used to it. ;) 

Synopsis: Clark Griswold wants to have the perfect family Christmas. Taking the kids out to the forest to get a tree, singing carols on the way, a perfectly decorated house, the classic family meal, and all of the relatives over to celebrate. On top of that, he plans to use his Christmas bonus on the pool he has already purchased. Nothing goes as planned, and then MORE relatives show up in an RV.

Frosty the Snowman

Such a fun one for kiddos.

Synopsis: You guys know this one right...?

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Stop action film at it's finest.

Synopsis: again.... you guys know this one. ;)

The Grinch

My favorite of the childhood standbys. :)

No more synopses...

while there is also a live action version.... I'm not a big fan of it.


I'm not really on-board with this one yet... but KC loves it! ... (it's not black and white for those of you who haven't seen it. I just liked this picture...)

Ok so there are more more synopses....

Synopsis: A spin on the classic "A Christmas Carol", Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is climbing the TV executive ladder. He has driven away friends, family, the love of his life, and when he fires an employee right before Christmas. He is sent three ghosts to help him understand what he has done.

The Santa Clause

Ah, probably the best kiddo one that isn't a cartoon. I did watch this one a lot growing up too. So much that I thought that was actually how you spelled Santa Claus ... and that when it was spelled without the "E" it was just a European spelling or something.... I thought this for probably for WAY too long.... like maybe until the last few years. OY! LOL

Synopsis: Scott Calvin is a divorced dad trying to make his son's Christmas special. When Santa falls off the roof and dies, Scott must assume the role of Santa before the next Christmas begins. He thinks this is all a joke or a dream until he wakes up heavier and sporting a white beard. This one is fun for kids, and a good time, but watching it as an adult has me noticing how much more serious it is.

White Christmas

Oh my goodness, I don't know how I STILL haven't seen this one. I love Rosemary Clooney!

Synopsis: Bob and Phil (Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye!) are two singers who join a sisters Betty and Judy, (Rosemary Clooney & Vera Ellen) to preform in a Christmas show in Vermont. They meet General Waverly, Bob and Phil's WWII commander at a country inn there. He owns the inn and it is in deep financial stress. The foursome decide to put on a show to help the General get back on his feet.

There you have it, 10 of the classics! 

Other Xmas Movie Posts:  10 Non-Traditional Christmas Movie PicksKC & I's Favorite Christmas Movies, our Christmas Movie Bucketlist 2015.

Have you guys seen any of these?

Do you tend to watch all old ones, all new ones, etc?



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