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Classic Christmas Memory Movies
 by: Joey Phillips

Christmas is a time for memories. What better way to create lasting ones than to gather the whole family around to watch some great classic Christmas movies?

Many movies come to mind, but following are the three considered by many to be the best.

1) Itís A Wonderful Life(1946): James(Jimmy) Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

George Bailey(Jimmy Stewart) is considering ending it all to escape all the problems in his lifeóon Christmas! Just as he is about to jump off a bridge, heís interrupted by Clarence, his guardian angel(Henry Travers). To convince George not to go through with it, Clarence shows him what life would be like without him.

Did you just hear that bell ring? An angel just got his wings.

2) Miracle On 34th Street(1947): Edmund Gwenn, Maureen OíHara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart, Natalie Wood

When nice, old Kris Kringle(Edmund Gwenn) claims to be the real Santa and is put in an insane asylum, Fred Gailey(John Payne) decides to represent him in court. In a hearing that tests the peopleís beliefs, Kris is found to be the real Santa.

Yes, Susan(Natalie Wood), there is a Santa Claus.

3) Scrooge(1951): Alastair Sim, Mervyn Jones, Michael Hordern

Everybody knows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. But, even with all the different versions of ďA Christmas Carol,Ē over the years, none have given a better performance than Alastair Sim. Itís as if he was born to play the stingy, hard-hearted Scrooge. Sim is the embodiment of what Charles Dickens had in mind.

I think Iíll go buy the biggest goose in all of London.

Now go rent these three all-time classic Christmas movies, make some hot chocolate, gather the family around the TV and start making some classic Christmas movie memories.

About The Author

Joey Phillips has been a movie buff all of his life. Visit his website, Online Movie Rentals, to find the best movies and places to rent movies online, as well as movie reviews and articles.

This article was posted on November 28, 2005


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