Thursday, December 24, 2015

Non-Christmas Christmas Movies

We watched Trains, Planes and Automobiles on Thanksgiving and it got me thinking about the movies we usually watch around Christmastime. Sure, there are the classics like White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street, and my personal favorite Christmas Comes to Willow Creek, but there also some great ones that aren't technically considered Christmas movies. Here are a few of my favorites:

Little Women ~ This movie still makes me cry after all these years. I remember seeing it in the theater when it first came out. Long before he became a huge movie star (and Batman!) I had a huge crush on Christian Bale. I first fell in love with him in Newsies, but that's an entirely different blog post.

Courage Mountain ~ A great adventure! The scenery is gorgeous and there's even a little romance story on the side.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ~ This is a pretty crazy movie and not necessarily a feel good Christmastime flick, but it sure is entertaining and Val Kilmer is great alongside Robert Downey Jr.

Just Friends ~ Ryan Reynolds is awesome in this movie and the scenes with him and the guy who plays his brother crack me up.

Funny Farm ~ I love movies about writers and Chevy Chase doesn't disappoint in this funny movie about a writer who moves to the country with his wife.

What are some of your favorite non-Christmas Christmas movies?

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