Mr Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962)

We have reached the fourth and final Festive Friday. I’ll start this by saying that A Christmas Carol is my favorite Christmas story. And to this day, my go-to Christmas movie when I’m feeling nostalgic and need a little boost in holiday cheer is Mr Magoo’s Christmas Carol. I haven’t seen any other Mr Magoo cartoons,…

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

If you haven’t already seen Christmas Vacation…where have you been living? Just kidding. But really, you should check it out if you haven’t already. And how it has managed to become 24 years old is beyond me, but that’s me showing my age a bit. I was a spry one year old when it came out,…

A Very Harry Christmas

The Holidays have hit Hogwarts. I spent the better part of today visiting The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour just outside London – for the third time. Don’t judge me. Throughout December, January, and now into February, they have covered some of their most popular sets and decorations with snow and Christmas flair. The…

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

The version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas released in 2000 with Jim Carrey is fine, but the 1966 TV short cartoon is still my Grinch. It’s one of the classic Christmas shows I always watched this time of year as a child and still makes me happy to watch over again. It’s simple in its…

Love Actually (2003)

For us Americans, it is now past Thanksgiving and that means all things Christmas. It’s time to celebrate with some Christmas music, a warm fire in the fireplace, some hot cocoa, and a Christmas film to finish the night off right. In the spirit of the season, I’ll go back to my favorite Christmas films…