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Holiday DVD Roundup: Win Classic Christmas Favorites!

 I love so much about the holiday season: decorating the tree, baking cookies, singing carols, spending time with family…dressing my baby up in cheesy outfits. (That’s him in the Santa suit and me in the reindeer antlers!) But most of all…I love the way the holiday season inspires kindness from strangers and brings out the best in people.

In the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I get into the holiday spirit by watching classic Christmas movies. While some might find them a bit too sacherine or cheesy, these heartwarming stories with positive messages and happy endings are an essential holiday tradition in my house.

Classic Christmas Movies:

  • It’s a Wonderful Life–  If you’re ever feeling depressed or as if you don’t matter, turn on this movie. It makes me cry every single time! 
  • Holiday Inn– Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas.” Fred Astaire dancing. If you watch American Idol or Dancing with the Stars, you’ll love the singing and dancing in this movie. (Warning: please note that there is a short scene in which one character wears blackface makeup as part of a minstrel show. I recorded this movie off of network TV years ago, and the broadcast version does not have this scene. However, TCM shows the original uncut version and some DVDs contain the uncut version as well.)
  • The Bishop’s Wife– This movie stars Cary Grant at his most charming.   
  • Miracle on 34th Street– I prefer the original 1947 version to the big budget one released in the 90s. This DVD set contains both the original black and white picture and a colorized version of it. Only a real Scrooge could dislike this move.
  • A Christmas Carol (Ultimate Collector’s Edition)(B/W & Color)– Speaking of Scrooge, the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim is my favorite version of the classic holiday story by Charles Dickens.

Christmas Comedies:

  • A Christmas Story– I love how this movie plays continuously on Christmas Day on TNT. I watch it every single year. There are so many good one liners and great scenes. My favorite is when Ralphie meets the department store Santa.
  • Elf and The Santa Clause– Always make me laugh.
  • Fred Claus– Vince Vaughn stars as Santa’s brother. If your kids have any sibling rivalry, this is a great movie to watch together. Plus…it’s funny.

 Children’s Christmas Movies:

All DVDs are available at Amazon. If you order by December 17th, you can get them by Christmas with free super-saver shipping. Or if you sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime, order as late as December 22nd with free two-day shipping on any size order! Christmas DVDs make great last minute presents and stocking stuffers.

We have a copy of Classic Christmas Favorites (Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! / The Year Without a Santa Claus / Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July / Rudolph’s Shiny New Year / and More)and of Jack Frost  to give away. To enter, just leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm EST on December 20, 2008 letting us know your favorite holiday movie. (U.S. Shipping only for this contest)

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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367 Responses to "Holiday DVD Roundup: Win Classic Christmas Favorites!"

  1. Aniela R. says:

    My new favorite holiday movie is Elf.

  2. Lily Kwan says:

    I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  3. Melissa says:

    Christmas isn’t Christmas without The Christmas Story!

  4. Barbara Long says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Scrooged!

  5. Tamara Burks says:

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

  6. Dom says:

    Although my favorite Xmas movies are French, such as the original version of “Mixed Nuts” or “Dial Up Santa Claus”, il particularly like “The Bishop’s Wife” as well as “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”. Watched this one a thousand times!!!!

  7. cathy says:

    love to win this

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  9. Quotter says:

    Hoow!!! little Santa! So nice :)

  10. Edward Young says:

    Vince Vaughn is one of the best comedians today, he is also a very good looking guy.*:’

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