50 things you might not know about 15 of your favorite Christmas movies

Associated Press
Whether your Christmas film tastes go for classics like "White Christmas" and "Miracle on 34th Street" or the more modern favorites like "Elf" and "The Santa Clause," there's always something new to discover.

Here's a look at 50 things you might not know about 15 of your favorite Christmas films.
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Altamont, UT

Even though I hate clicking through the list...I LOVED the article.
Didn't know a lot of these things...gives me a greater appreciation of, and desire to watch the movies again.

American Fork, UT

Dysfunctional family, weird food, problematic christmas technology and props. Christmas vacation is the best of the holiday movies.

Arm of Orion
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I dis agree hutterite. The best Chirstmas movie is Die Hard

American Fork, UT

Arm...you're right, Die Hard is a good movie. MrsH is correct, too. This format for lists is excruciating to go through, and a hog when you're using your cel phone data plan from the truck seat. I wish they'd just post the entire list, and let you click on whichever list entry strikes our fancy.

Ivins, UT

Well, while I truly love Polar Express, I am not a big Tom Hanks fan. The actual train sounds are real, and excellent. However, you omitted two of my most favorite Christmas movies. Christmas with the Kranks, and Fred Claus my all time favorite. Neat modern story line, and outstanding music. I watched it with my grandkids last August, and getting ready to watch it again.

Brent T. Aurora CO
Aurora, CO

A list of 15 favorites does include some great films worthy of anyone's top 5. But Christmas Vacation is glaringly absent and the remake of Miracle on 34th Street trumps the earlier one.

Diligent Dave
Logan, UT

I beg to differ. "The Family Man" starring Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni is the modern (or post modern) day equivalent of the holiday perrenial favorite Christmas movie, "It's A Wonderful Life", starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reid. It's our own version of what coulda been, shoulda been flick. And, the value it promotes, above all others, is that being married and having children in the middle class trumps being rich and not married and without children. The biggest decisions in our lives are important. And, their consequences are not inconsequential!

Cleveland, TN

I am so glad Mr. Krueger's Christmas was a part of this list. Even though it was made to fill a half-hour TV slot, I consider Krueger to be at the top of the list as far as Christmas flicks are concerned. Stewart was wonderful. He did more in that 25 min. than other actors can do in two hours.
I also think the George C. Scott version of a Christmas Carol should have been on this list. It is the best version.
Oh, and by the way, June Lockhart had another Christmas tie. Her father, her mother and she, herself were part of the Cratchit family in the Alistair Sim version of the Dickens' tale.

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