Film Synopsis: The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.
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Doesn't that sound terrific? I love Christmas movies! Not the Hallmark kind, really, but ones I've watched since I was small. I love the cartoons like "Frosty the Snowman," "Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer," and "A Charlie Brown Christmas." My husband enjoys watching "Elf" year-round. My children are fans of the Veggie Tales movie "The Toy Who Saved Christmas," "The Polar Express," and "Jingle All the Way." I also enjoy "Miracle on 34th Street" and "The Nativity Story."
By far, my favorite two Christmas movies are "Home Alone" and "The Santa Clause." There is a mix of nostalgia and fun in these movies. I know they aren't about the real story of Christmas - at all! They are completely secular and wonderful. I love watching Kevin McAllister outsmart the bad guys. I love watching Tim Allen transform into Santa.
My favorite "Home Alone" scene is in the church. The children's choir is practicing and Kevin sits by his scary old neighbor who turns out to be not scary at all. I love the music! It's one of my favorite Christmas songs in that scene: "O Holy Night." Just makes me so happy to see it!
My favorite "The Santa Clause" scene is when we see Santa enter a house without a chimney. I grew up without a chimney so there were always those questions of how he got in. This movie made a completely plausible, magical answer!
I know Christmas is about a whole lot more than silly movies. Of course, this is the time we remember Emmanuel: God with us. Such wonderful news that I can enjoy year round. But what a remarkable time we have to share this Good News with others...maybe after watching our favorite movie together!
I love giving away things. This happens to be an incredible giveaway! Grace Hill Media has collaborated with me to give one of you a Holiday movie collection that includes: "The Sounds of Music," "Beauty and the Beast" (the new live-action one!), and "A Christmas Carol." Fabulous!
One entry per person. Please leave a valid email address so I can reach you if you win (if I cannot contact you, you cannot win).
Please leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas movie and why!
That's it, very simple. Remember to leave your email address in the comment. Thanks for reading! GIVEAWAY ENDS Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be notified via email.
Disclaimer: I will receive a Holiday movie collection in appreciation for writing this post and hosting this giveaway. All opinions are my own and will likely vary from others' opinions. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 or over to enter.