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: 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 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.
Julie 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 Life, A 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.