it’s the same thing every year

amazon.com/Holiday-Inn

no matter how many times i’ve seen most of these films, i’ll always stop to watch them when they’re on once a year.

amazon.com/Bishops-Wife-Cary-Grant

i grew up watching them with mom and dad and love when we get a chance to catch one together over the holidays.

amazon.com/Happened-5th-Avenue

i don’t think i’ve ever seen this one

amazon.com/Christmas-Connecticut

and love this one to death. they ride in in a snow sleigh!

amazon.com/Its-Wonderful-Life

of course some we all know by heart

amazon.com/Christmas-Wish

but there’s the next generation to think about.

amazon.com/Miracle-Street

i wonder if they’ll love the originals like we do?

amazon.com/Beyond-Christmas

don’t think i’ve seen this one either…

amazon.com/Christmas-Carol

so many were remade in the 80’s and 90’s, but why mess with perfection?

amazon.com/White-Christmas

i guess some things never get old

amazon.com/Holiday-Affair

amazon.com/Going My Way

as my friend joy would say, they’re comfort food for the soul!

amazon.com/Happy-Holidays-Bing-Frank

well, i’m off to bed, this is what happens when you fall down the amazon rabbit hole. but it was fun! if you know any i missed, please add to the list!

December 19, 2009. Films, Gifts, Holidays.

14 Comments

  1. Karena replied:

    The Holiday and Love Actually!

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  2. Redness replied:

    Darling Claudia they’re all oldies but goodies but the tissue factor is massive for me … you’re so brave my eyes would be puffy from now till next year ;)Sending you huge hugs for a Happy Holiday time. OO

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  3. Claudia replied:

    I love watching classic Christmas movies! Today, Meet Me in St. Louis is on TCM at noon – how can I resist watching Judy Garland sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas?”
    I want a copy of the last one you showed – with Bing and Frank – it brings back all sorts of wonderful memories.

    xoxo
    Claudia

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  4. Daisy replied:

    bonjour queenie,

    i just love all of these movies and today would be the perfect day to watch them all. we are expecting a HISTORIC snow fall here on the eastcoast!! yeah!! hot chocolate and movies:)) thank you for setting the mood for this snowy day:)

    Royal wishes,
    Daisy
    La Petite Plume

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  5. Blue Satin Sashes replied:

    Can you believe I’ve only seen a couple of these? I know what I’m doing this weekend… Thanks for the list!

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  6. valmaxi replied:

    Christmas in Connecticut is very cute. I have it and would recommend it. Barbara Stanwyck is a Martha Stewart type magazine celebrity, who in real life can’t boil water. Of course things go wrong from there when she has to host a war hero for Christmas and has no idea what she’s doing.

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  7. Vivi replied:

    Yes, it is the same thing every year, but aren’t these just the best things to revisit? Love these movies!

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  8. lady jicky replied:

    Just for something different , try to see “mixed nuts” – quirky but fun !

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  9. rochambeau replied:

    Thanks for this post. A few I watch every year, but any I have never heard of.

    Merry Christmas Claudia!

    xox
    Constance

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  10. Dad replied:

    Hi, Claude
    We really enjoyed your blog today featuring the old Xmas films. Here are a few more among our favorites like In The Good Old Summertime with Judy Garland and Van Johnson which is a sweet musical remake of The Shop Around The Corner with Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, a lovely little movie, too. In fact, you can see the trailer here: http://www.totaleclips.com/player/SplashFamilyVideo.aspx?custId=718&playerid=19&eclipid=e56050

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  11. Pamela replied:

    Oh, it’s The Bishop’s Wife for me! Every single year. When Cary Grant takes her hand, looks into her eyes, and says … “the only people who grow old were born old to begin with. You were born young. You will remain so.”

    Ah, I swoon.

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  12. the paris apartment replied:

    i see why! i’ll watch for that line…anything cary says is swoon worthy!

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  13. Film: A Great List of Retro Christmas Themed Movies | Ultra Swank replied:

    […] Claudia from The Paris Apartment have compiled a list of great Christmas movies from the past that will no doubt get in anyone the perfect holiday jingle-jangle mood! Classics such as Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas and Holiday Inn are just a few of these retro gems from times gone by. Head over to her blog to see the full list of movies. […]

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  14. Kama replied:

    Hi I really enjoyed your blog this old Xmas movies :).

    I hope my blog will successful like your ;)

    Best regards from Poland ;)

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