5. Miracle on 34th Street
It’s kind of dark, putting Kris Kringle on trial to make sure he’s actually sane, but it ends well, and it’s a lot of fun, and it’s got a very young Natalie Wood. Did we mention how much fun it is?
4. The Bishop’s Wife
So, let’s see here, Cary Grant is your guardian angel, but you, David Niven, don’t want him to be? Do we have that straight? One viewing of this witty and charming 1947 hit will make you want to return to this Bishop’s church.
3. Holiday Inn
We know we also have this movie on our Thanksgiving list, but we don’t care. We like it too much to argue.
2. White Christmas
Wait, we get Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye? This tale of a pair of GIs who come home from World War II, fall in love with a couple of singing and dancing sisters will have you saying, “Awww,” and liking it.
1. It’s a Wonderful Life
We watch it every Christmas Eve, without fail. And every year, without fail, we get teary at the end. Never gets old. Ever.
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