Staff Writer Peter McMurray lists his favorite holiday films
Christmastime is here once more! There are more movies than ever celebrating this wonderful time of year. Some of them move you to tears, others leave you wishing you’d done something more productive with the past two hours. It’s often hard to tell which movies are worth watching and which ones are worth skipping. Here are a few of my Christmas movie recommendations:
Will Ferrell is at his best in this merry tale about an orphan who spent his youth being raised as an elf. After discovering that he is a human, he embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father. Even though I have seen it numerous times, I still find it hilarious – I highly recommend it.
THE SANTA CLAUSE
After Santa falls off his roof, Tim Allen becomes the new Santa Claus in this amusing movie that is a Christmas classic of the 90’s. I was raised on this film and it has become a traditional movie in the McMurray household.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
This 1946 Jimmy Stewart classic is an absolute must-see. It follows the life of George Bailey as he sees the world in a new light with the help of a guardian angel. It has fantastic writing and acting, and should not be missed.
This movie is adapted from the Dr. Seuss book. Although some prefer the cartoon version, I personally enjoy the “real-life” and full-length version. I find it most humorous and I recommend it!
If you’re a fan of classic musicals (in VistaVision!) then there is no way you can miss this one! Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play a famous musical act that decides to put on a great Christmas show to help out their former General from World War II. This one is a must!