Okay, now what movie do you watch every year without fail? I have lots of favorites, including the original version of The Bishop's Wife, with Cary Grant, where he plays a sexy angel that makes you think devilish thoughts!
I also love the original of Miracle on 34th Street, mainly for the scene where the postal carriers dump all of those letters to Santa on the judge's desk! And of course, the final kiss at the end, when the hard-hearted single mom finally gives in to her own feelings for the noble hero. <sigh>
Then there's White Christmas and Holiday Inn, both of which my family gave me so I could watch them whenever I want to...but only in the month of December!
But there is one movie I absolutely HAVE to watch every December, and you have probably never heard of it: The Cheaters, from the 1950s, with Joseph Schildkraut, and Billie Burke, the woman who played Glinda the good witch in the Judy Garland version of The Wizard of Oz. This movie is about a fairly well-to-do family facing hard times because the economy isn't so good, and the wife lives to spend money on clothes and other expensive trinkets. The daughters barely talk to each other, and their brother is a self-centered jerk away at college. When a rich old uncle dies, they expect him to leave them his fortune...but he was an eccentric old coot who leaves it to a showgirl he saw perform as a child, and with whom he used to exchange letters when she was young. The family decides to find the girl, now a grown-woman, in order to keep her from finding out about the fortune since the will states that if she isn't found in a "reasonable amount of time", they will get all of his millions. What happens is a classic re-telling of how people learn what is really important in life, based on their experiences during the holidays. I love this movie, and cry through parts of it every year! I strongly recommend it as the quintessential Christmas movie!
But if you want a more traditional choice, the only version of A Christmas Carol that I like is the one with Alistair Simms as the crusty old miser who reconnects with his own soul, thanks to his old friend Marley's ghost.
Now how about you? What is your favorite Christmas movie?