Friday, December 16, 2022

Vicki Batman's Top Ten Holiday Movies

Vicki Batman is here to talk about her favorite Holiday movies. My favorite is the 1953 black and white version of  "The Christmas Carol". Love that one! Are some of your favorite holiday movies the same as Vicki's?

Top Ten Holiday Movies

I believe my holiday season is complete when I can watch my favorite holiday movies. Recently, I watched "The Shop Around the Corner," which became a mega-hit with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail." I found it interesting to hear some of the same dialogue and scenes. I like to watch "While You Were Sleeping" to see my friend in the role of a doctor, toasting the new year. 

Some of these favorites you will certainly know, but maybe you'll discover others:

"It's a Wonderful Life" - The brother's tribute: "To George. The richest man in town," makes me sob. We could all aspire to be thought of this highly.

"Star in the Night" - I highly recommend this Academy award-winning nativity story set in an auto court, which sometimes airs on TCM. I finally DVR'd last year. Go to: A Star In the Night - 1945 original short movie - YouTube

"Millions" - Danny Boyle directed this one before his Academy award-winner, "Slumdog Millionaire." Two brothers find a duffel full of money and try to spend it or give it away while the bad guy is looking for it.

"Charlie Brown Christmas" - who else cries during "Hark the Herald Angels Sing?" And Linus' speech about the true meaning of Christmas is beautiful. I bet I've watched it every year since it first aired. 

"Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer" - I am partial to the "Misfit" song.

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" - The Grinch gets a nasty song - "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," cause he's a nasty wasty skunk. 

"Miracle on 34th Street" - I miss it not airing after Macy's Parade on Thanksgiving Day. The scene at the end focusing on the cane by the fireplace is priceless.

"Christmas in Connecticut" - Lots of lies twist up the heroine and unroll into romance. Barbara Stanwyck has a wonderful part, pontificating on "I'm tired." LOL.

"Love Actually" - Billy the rock star is hilarious. I love the sign scene, too.

"White Christmas" - "Sisters" is a favorite song of my sisters and me. The ending scene at when snow is falling, and the cast is singing "White Christmas" - sob. 

Hopefully, some of you will find time to indulge in holiday movies. To hold a special beverage and snack, snuggle on the couch (possibly with friends or family), and immerse in the joy. 

What's your favorite holiday movie?

And in between all these favorites, curl up with these holiday stories:

Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming holiday tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

The Great Fruitcake Bake-off: When a five-time baking champion teams up with her new neighbor for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, they discover baking a prize-winning entry is complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and first prize isn't just about a ribbon.

Christmas Romeo: When two feuding co-workers win Christmas river cruises at the company holiday party, they discover each other isn't so bad after all.

Twinkle Lights: When the owner of a Christmas tree stand has a heart attack, a do-gooder and a reformed high school delinquent-turned-lawyer meet the challenges of running the establishment; yet, when revenue goes missing, fingers are pointed.

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Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman's stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers. She has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.

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  1. Vicki - you and I share a couple of faves! nice post.

    1. thank you so much! I hope you can watch Star in the Night. I get super teary. Happy holidays! vb

  2. I loved reading this. I didn't know about some,so I will be looking for them.

    1. My sister discovered Star in the Night a while back. It's been a favorite ever since and I tell everyone about it. Happy holidays! vb

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by, Pam! I'll see you tomorrow. vb

  4. Thanks for sharing. I love It's a Wonderful Life and we'll be watching it this week. I had never heard of Millions and I'll be watching that this week as well. Plus Star in the Night. I have not seen that one and want to watch it. Merry Christmas dear one.

    1. I think you will love Millions and Star in the Night. It's on Youtube. ox, dear one. vb