Christmas Movies: What Is Your Family’s Classic?
One of the best things about the Christmas season is watching classic Christmas movies. My husband’s favorite is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. My favorites are It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story. I just realized that they all have a long-suffering wife/mother figure. Something about the stress of the holidays, huh? Poor Ellen Griswold is always running around, simultaneously trying to support Clark while cleaning up his messes. Mary Bailey has four little ones to look after, and a husband who’s miserable. (Remember the scene where he yells at the kids’ teacher on the phone?) And Ralphie’s mom is a classic representation of motherhood: always making dinner, trying to keep the Old Man happy, and lovingly raising two boys. She’s my favorite.
What movie does your family watch every Christmas?
Here’s one of my favorite scenes from A Christmas Story, re-cut for some added laughs.