12 Days of Christmas: Favorite Movies!


Hello, welcome to another of my posts for the 12 Days of Christmas blog party! Be sure to check out Faith’s blog every day to find more amazing posts!

Can you believe it’s only a week until Christmas? I sure can’t! Time has been flying all of 2017 for me, and it seems December is rushing more than usual.

One word for you, dearest December:


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Today I’m going to be talking about my favorite Christmas movies. Most of which I watch almost every year. I mean … I haven’t watched them this year (I’VE BEEN BUSY, OKAY???), but … I’ve heard them playing in the living room while I’m writing blog posts and novels in this one?*

*You’re right, I have no excuse …

(Note: all the images were taken from Google. Credit to their respective owners!)

My Favorite Christmas Movies

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

What can I even say about this one? It is so wonderful! It’s a timeless classic. It has an amazing meaning behind an amusing story with great music playing in the background.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Love it! Also, I can almost recite it from end to end. Seriously. Try me sometime. Ask me to recite “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” (When we’re actually face to face … ’cause that might happen someday, y’know ….)

All the Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot

But the Grinch who lived just north of Whoville did not …

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Y’all knew this one was gonna be here, right?

Okay, so, full confession … generally, I’m not a huge Jimmy Stewart fan. *hides* Sorry! He just annoys me. πŸ˜› But … I make an exception for this one. (Mostly because George and Mary are adorable!)

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The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

I think this one is underappreciated. Some people even told me they won’t watch it because it had an undertone of adultery.

To which I reply, ” … “ (Because I literally have no reply, haha.)

Yes, a married man is jealous of a man who’s spending time with his wife (well, an angel, but same difference), but it all turns out all right in the end, and nothing happens. Partially because Dudley’s whole point on earth is to patch up their family. Trust me. He’s got it all under control (’cause God is guiding him, of course)! πŸ˜›

And … it is such an amazing story, and it shares the true meaning of Christmas in an incredible way.

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A Christmas Story (1983)

Yes, it’s not completely clean (I watch it now and am like, “You let me watch this since I was three years old? *realizes that my parents truly don’t love me*”), but … I can’t help myself! It’s so hilarious and just … a classic.

Note: semi-frequent cussing. Although when you’re a kid, you don’t notice. I know because I didn’t notice there was any cussing until this year. And then I was like, “Whaaaaa??? *is a little heartbroken*” And then there’s the whole lamp thing. *can’t explain*

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The Santa Clause (1994)

his is just so hilarious! (My parents are watching it right now, actually … #BlogsPostsDontWriteThemselves) It’s always been one of my favorites, partially because Charlie is just so sweet. And because I’ve always liked Tim Allen … he’s a funny guy!

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And … that’s it for today! I’ll be posting again Wednesday (about our Christmas traditions, ’cause why not?). I’ll see you again!

(And yes, we will eventually get back to our normal schedule … after Christmas!)

Thanks for reading!

~Kellyn Roth~

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What are some of your favorite Christmas movies? Do we share any favorites? What are your thoughts on mine – whether or not you enjoyed them! (I WILL FIGHT YOU, BRO.) (Not really.)


27 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas: Favorite Movies!

  1. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *fangirl squeals* I ADORE that movie, and can’t wait to watch it again this year! πŸ˜€ I am an unashamed die-hard Jimmy Stewart fan. πŸ˜‰

    And yes to How the Grinch Stole Christmas too! That’s a classic at our house. Another fav would be Polar Express. Cause, hello, Tom Hanks, and it’s set in my hometown. πŸ˜‰

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  2. It’s a Wonderful Life is my absolute favorite. But I also love The Bishop’s Wife. Personally, I love both Jimmy Stewart and Carry Grant (and who doesn’t love Arsenic and Old Lace?! Lol!). Watching their movies always remind me of rainy days, snuggled up with family. πŸ˜‰ So in my family, both of those movies are instant classics.
    I’ve never heard of not watching The Bishop’s Wife because of “adultery.” I can see where they are coming from but, as I was telling my brother the other day, I think of Dudley as a Marry Poppins. Haha, I know it sounds funny. Especially typed up. But he comes to bring the family together. He has to show Henry, the Bishop, how much he really does love his wife and how he’s been ignoring her. And Julia really is the sweetest lady!
    And of course, YES! The Peanuts Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are of course instant classics. I LOVE Christmas and though not a huge movie person, I make an exception for Christmas. I love Christmas movies. But here is a list of a few, in order of favroites:

    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Scrooge (with Albert Finny)
    The Bishop’s Wife
    A Muppet Christmas Carol
    The Nativity Story
    White Christmas



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    1. I looooove Cary Grant. He’s probably my favorite actor! YES, Arsenic and Old Lace is the best! πŸ˜€

      Yes, same! He’s like Mary Poppins only even more awesome if that is even possible. πŸ˜‰

      All great movies! I love The Muppet Christmas Carol though we don’t own it so I haven’t seen it in a while. πŸ™‚


  3. Believe it or not, I’ve seen the first three of the movies on your list! Who can’t like Peanuts? πŸ˜‰ And we all love It’s a Wonderful Life, too. πŸ™‚ I didn’t really like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, though. It was kind of boring.

    (Can you believe it? Me, commenting on a post about movies!! :D)


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      1. Yup! We’ve actually watched It’s a Wonderful Life at least twice, even though we don’t own the DVD. It’s pretty good. I can’t remember, do you listen to Adventures in Odyssey? If you do, have you heard the Christmas episode that’s based off of It’s a Wonderful Life?

        Well, I feel like I understand the Grinch too much. πŸ˜› (For some reason, the Christmas Spirit has left me today, and I don’t know how to get it back) I think I don’t like the happy happy ending. πŸ˜›

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          1. Ah, okay. We’ve listened to that particular Christmas episode, though, so many times that it’s clichΓ©. πŸ˜‰

            Yeah, I mean, grinches don’t just change their minds about being grinches. πŸ˜€

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  4. Ooh!!!!! I’ve watched all these except the Bishops wife last year! It looks really good though! πŸ˜ƒ

    These movies plus White Chrismas Holiday Inn and………….I know there’s more……….whatever.

    Yay for Christmas!!!!!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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  5. Oh, I barely watch any Christmas movies!! I remember one series of movies I liked to watch about Santa Claus, but I forgot what it was called??? One of the movies involved Santa making a toy copy of himself to run the workshop as he went to tend to his family, but then the toy got corrupted. πŸ˜‚ ANYWAYS. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a movie I’ve watched and adored!!! I think I watched the cartoon version like once or twice, and the “human” version way more?? But they’re both great. ❀ And I STILL NEED TO WATCH THE MOVIE ELF. UGH.

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    1. Oh, those are called The Santa Clause movies, I think? Maybe? I don’t know. I know in the second one Santa makes a copy of himself while he goes and deals with his son. But, on the other hand, there might be other movies with that plot … #christmascliches πŸ˜‰

      The human version is AWESOME. It’s so hilarious. YES, everyone is always quoting Elf and apparently there’s tons of candy consumption and I just totally passed over it and don’t remember it? THE GIFS SAY I NEED TO WATCH IT AGAIN.

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