What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 25, 2010

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”

“Merry Christmas, you old building and loan!”

These are two memorable quotes from Christmas movies that will live in the hearts and minds of those who love movies at this time of the year.

The Star-News started a Facebook call, asking people what their favorite Christmas movies are, and why.

In 1984’s “A Christmas Carol” with George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, Ann Kosinski said it has a good mixture.

“I grew up with it and it was a really good mix of creepy and melancholy,” Kosinski said. “And I love it when Scrooge changes in the end.”

Staying in the 1980s, “A Christmas Story” tells the tale of a young boy, Ralphie, in search of a new Red Ryder BB gun.

Tyler Anne Snell said she loves “A Christmas Story” because it reminds her of watching it with her dad.

“My dad used to watch it with his dad every Christmas, and now I watch it with my dad every Christmas,” Snell said. “Plus, the dad in the movie reminds me of my dad.”

Emily Ham said “The Ref” captures the true spirit of how blessed we all are in life.

“It reminds me that no matter how crazy your family is, there is always another family that you wouldn’t trade yours for (because the dysfunction is even worse),” Ham said. “It also reminds me that you can’t ever tell what life is going to turn into…sometimes the most unlikely people bring you blessings and start to mean the most to you!”

Sue Kelley said she thinks “It’s A Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart is her favorite Christmas film.

“The hardships George Bailey faces makes me think of some struggles of my own in years past, and how people should love and help his fellow man,” she said.

Other films that are favorites include, “Bad Santa,” “White Christmas,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Santa Claus,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “This Christmas” and “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”