After all the hard work of the holidays – the decorating, the shopping, the wrapping, the shipping, the traveling, the cooking/baking, the eating, the cleaning, the sugar comas, the opposite of sugar comas: the sugar rushes, the anxiety, the occasional meltdowns, and the putting together of things – what’s left to do but sit back with a glass of wine (or beer, or whatever liquid you choose to consume) and wait for Santa?
And what better way to wait for Santa than by enjoying (vintage holiday) movies? If you have little ones, let them watch (or re-watch) these classics:
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Frosty the Snowman
- Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas
For the rest of us, there are the old classics:
- Holiday Inn
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- Miracle on 34th Street
- A Christmas Carol
- Babes in Toyland
Or, if you’re me, you watch these (and yes, anything before 1997 counts as vintage to me where movies are concerned!):
- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- A Christmas Story
- Die Hard!!!!
I’ll even throw in one of my more recent favorites, Four Christmases. To me it’s already a must-see comedy classic although it still has a ways to go before becoming vintage.
What are your favorite vintage Holiday movies?