5. Christmas with the Kranks
Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis star in this adaptation of the John Grisham novel Skipping Christmas. The couple plans to skip Christmas and use the money they would have spent on gifts and decorations on a cruise. Of course, other things get in the way. Funny, touching, entertaining.
Okay, technically it's not a movie, but it's a fun and heart-warming way to usher in the Christmas season. Charles Schultz at his best. The soundtrack is superb.
3. White Christmas
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen star in this musical that begins on the battle field of World War Two and ends at an inn in Vermont. Fun dialogue, excellent dancing, and of course great vocals.
2. Miracle on 34th Street
The original movie never loses its appeal, with classic performances by Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara and a young Natalie Wood. Santa goes on trial in New York City in more ways than one.
1. It's a Wonderful Life
Hard to argue that this is the finest Christmas movie ever made. Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed bring to life a story that allows us all to ponder the wonderful way each of us impacts the lives of others. Tremendous acting and interactions among the actors.
What do you think? Is there another movie that deserves to be in the top 5?
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