It’s a Wonderful Life: A Christmas Classic for 70+ Years (Day #24)

Title: It’s a Wonderful Life

Release: 1946

Director: Frank Capra

Writer(s): Philip Van Doren Stern (story), Francis Goodrich / Albert Hackett / Frank Capra (screenplay)

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers

*Warning, this review may

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Miracle On 34th Street: Over 70 Years of Santa and Miracles (Day #23)

Title: Miracle on 34th Street

Directed: George Seaton

Release:  May 2nd, 1947

Starring: Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart,

Natalie Wood, Porter Hall, William Frawley, Jerome Cowan, Philip Tonge

*Warning, this review may contain spoilers

If I didn’t …

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Home Alone: The Birth of a Christmas Sociopath (Day #22)

Title: Home Alone

Release: November 10th, 1990

Director: Chris Colombus

Writer(s): John Hughes

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara

*Warning, this review may contain spoilers.

We have finally reached the final five movies for this …

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The Original Grinch Still Steals My Heart (Day #21)

Title: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Release: 1966

Director: Chuck Jones

Writer(s): Dr. Seuss (story)

Starring: Boris Karloff, June Foray, Dal McKennon, Thurl Ravenscroft

*Warning, this review may contain spoilers.

Having had the pleasure of growing up in a strong …

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Stay Home for Christmas Vacation (Day #20)

Title: Christmas Vacation

Director: Jeremiah Chechik

Writer(s): John Hughes

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

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It’s that time

Christmas time is here

Everybody knows there’s not a

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Tokyo Godfathers: The Best Christmas Movie To Come Out of the East (Day #19)

Title: Tokyo Godfathers

Release: August 30th, 2003

Director: Satoshi Kon

Writer(s): Keiko Nobumoto, Satoshi Kon

Starring: Toru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto

*Warning, this review may contain spoilers.

Finally, the main entrant that I fought for, as this is a …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas: 1960s Anti-Commercialim Through a Charlie Brown Lens (Day #18)

Title: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Release: December 9th, 1965

Director: Bill Melendez

Writer(s): Charles M Schulz

Starring: Peter Robbins, Chris Shea, Kathy Steinberg, Tracy Strattford,

Ann Altien, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Karen Mendelson, Geoffrey Ornstein

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White Christmas: Embracing Christmas Without Children and Santa (Day #17)

Title: White Christmas

Directed: Michael Curtiz

Release: October 14th, 1954

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney,

Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger

*Warning, this review may contain spoilers

I have to mention I am thankful that we decided to take on this …

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A Christmas Story: A Christmas Classic Frozen in Time, Filled With Christmas Spirit (Day #16)

Title: A Christmas Story

Directed: Bob Clark

Release: November 18th, 1983

Starring: Melinda Dillon, Daren McGavin, Peter Billingsley

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Mickey’s Christmas Carol: Dickens’s Classic Story Painted With Disney Flair (Day #15)

Title: Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Directed: Bunny Mattlinson

Release: December 16th, 1983

Starring: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan, Eddy Carroll,

Patricia Parris, Dick Billingsley, Clarence Nash, Tony Anselmo

*Warning, this review may contain spoilers

Yes, we know…another Charles …

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