Friday Fun – Favorite Christmas Movie

Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: ’Tis the season to get cozy with a mug of cocoa and a bowl of popcorn in front of the television for a Christmas classic or not-so-classic movie. White Christmas? Elf? Love Actually? What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Jamie Wallace: Don’t laugh, but my favorite Christmas movie of all time is The Muppet Christmas Carol. I mean – come on – does it get any better than this?

Lisa J Jackson writerLisa J. Jackson: I really like Christmas Town, because I’ve never lost my childhood belief that Santa is real and this movie is just a little thing that helps keep my belief alive. 🙂 It takes place in a quaint little town called Hollyville and the big industry is N.P. Enterprises. I like the plays on words trickled throughout the dialogue, but mostly watching the mom in the story come back to believing about Christmas.

Diane MacKinnonDiane MacKinnon: My favorite Christmas movie used to be A Christmas Story. My siblings and I can all quote many, many lines from that movie. But lately, I’d have to say, my favorite Christmas movie is Elf–I look forward to seeing it again every year.


hennrikus-web2Julie Hennrikus: Really, the question is what Christmas movies don’t I love. I love the story of A Christmas Carol, a lot. A couple of years ago I blogged about various versions, and rated them. Like Jamie, I am a Muppet Christmas Carol fan. I also like Scrooge, and the George C. Scott version. And I was fortunate enough to see Patrick Stewart do his fabulous one man Christmas Carol on stage twice. But I have other Christmas movies I love–White Christmas, The Bishop’s Wife, It’s a Wonderful LifeA Very Brady Christmas, Die Hard 1 & 2, Rankin and Bass Christmas shows, and an embarrassing number of Lifetime Christmas movies. And I will be checking out Christmas Town. I also have two Christmas trees in a one bedroom condo, so I am pretty hopeless.


Deborah Lee Luskin: Is there anyone else out there who doesn’t have a favorite? It’s not that there aren’t good ones out there; there must be. It’s just not a genre I watch. Every Christmas, I treat myself to my friend Archer Mayor’s latest Joe Gunther novel. I’m currently in the grips of Paradise City.



Susan Nye: I love the classics – a It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street.

7 thoughts on “Friday Fun – Favorite Christmas Movie

  1. Our family tradition is to hang out in our pajamas eating off the day-long buffet and watching our favorites: Laurel and Hardy’s March of the Wooden Soldiers, A Muppet Christmas Carol and White Christmas. If we’re not all movied out by then, we might add While You Were Sleeping. Happy holidays to you!

  2. Strictly speaking, it’s not a Christmas movie (and I wouldn’t recommend for young children), but “Simon Birch” has a wonderful scene where a young boy’s hormones get the better of him and he ruins the Christmas pageant. It’s hilarious. Overall, it’s a very good movie as well.

  3. Love Actually, climbed it’s way into my favorite holiday film list about 4 years ago, and even though whenever I watch it, I think it’s incredibly depressing, it’s become a must watch. I also have to watch Chocolat (even though it’s not a “Christmas” movie), White Christmas, Elf, the Holiday and Last Holiday…:)

  4. The old: It’s a Wonderful Life
    The new: Elf

    Both make me laugh and help me to remember what Christmas is all about:
    the magic of being Human.

  5. Weirdly I like two that always make me sob…even though I hate sad films! Love Actually for the scene in Aurellia’s restaurant, the silent cards at the front door and the pain I can feel when she doesn’t get the necklace. And The Holiday for Cameron Diaz singing toThe KKillers and hoping there is a dad out there for my son like Jude Law 🙂

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