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Favorite Christmas Movies, Part Two

If you haven't already read it, don't miss Favorite Christmas Movies This Year - So Far.

Continuing with my list of favorite Christmas movies, I'm digging into some past favorites that I watch every year. I'm sure some of you have already seen a lot of these, and if you haven't, don't wait another Christmas! I don't have cable or subscribe to streaming channels, so I am usually a year or two behind on new releases unless they come available on DVD.

Just like in the last post, I'm going to give these movies the same blanket review since they all have the same things in common. They are heartwarming, charming, are filled with holiday fun, will likely make you laugh or cry or both, and the chemistry between the leads is great.

The Christmas Candle

Specific to this movie: I "fought" watching this movie at first, and I don't recall why since I like both leads. It has turned out to be one of my favorite Christmas movies. The message is beautiful.

An Old Fashioned Christmas

Specific to this movie: I recommend starting with An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving, and then save this one for Christmas. Join this great cast in Ireland for a festive celebration filled with love and laughter.

Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

Specific to this movie: I'm not a fan of one of the leads in this movie, but it's so touching (grab the tissues) that it has earned a place on my favorites list.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Specific to this movie: If you like Christmas movies, I'm sure you have by now seen this one. It earned a firm place on my favorites list the first year it released.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Specific to this movie: I dare anyone to watch this and not be utterly charmed by Warren Christie and Henry Winkler.

Christmas Lodge

Specific to this movie: Is it the snowy landscape that delights me? The beautiful and rustic lodge? The sweet message of hope and love? How about all of the above.

Christmas in Evergreen

Specific to this movie: Lots of smiles! Like many Hallmark movies, this one is chock full of feel-good happiness and small-town charm. I look forward to watching the other Evergreen Christmas movies.

A Season for Miracles

Specific to this movie: Aside from my crush on David Conrad, I like everything about this movie. Let's forget for a minute that there is technically some law-breaking going on and look at the bigger picture. There is so much love, hope, and joy in the story.

Mr. Miracle

Specific to this movie: We can always count on Debbie Macomber to deliver a fantastic Christmas story, and it's fun to see them come to live with the help of Hallmark. I like all of the Miracle Christmas movies, but I'm especially fond of Rob Morrow as Mr. Miracle.

A Smoky Mountain Christmas

Specific to this movie: One of the few movies I still have in VHS, A Smoky Mountain Christmas is a much-loved holiday classic in my house. You have to look past the 1980's production to see what a gem this one truly is.

Snow, snow, snow . . . you know what that is from, right? White Christmas! I'm told I wore out our first copy when I was a kid, and it's probably true. From the classics to new-found favorites, there are so many wonderful movies (AND BOOKS!) to enjoy every holiday season.

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