What a great idea for a thread! I probably haven't had enough caffeine yet to get my list complete the first time but I will give it a whirl-
It's a Wonderful Life- tied for number one. I saw both when I was in my teens and both had an impact on me.
In no particular order:
A Charlie Brown Christmas- cried like a baby at the end and still do. I also remember the Hostess Snowball commercials (ice cream rolled in coconut flakes with a candle) that used to air during commercial breaks.
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer -I had no idea I would grow up to become the ringleader of the Island of Misfit Toys gang but if my small gang of college friends I still see every month is any indication, they tell me I did. And I still remember Santa riding the Norelco razor commercials!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas "Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville - did not. The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season. Now, please don't ask why; no one quite knows the reason." Priceless!
Christmas in Connecticut- who wouldn't want that house and "Cuddles" Sakall to come cook for you?
Meet John Doe- because I still miss someone.
Die Hard- who doesn't include this?
Love, Actually- "let's go get our butts kicked by love" and watching Emma Thompson's heart break is heart wrenching.
A Christmas Story- you'll shoot your eye out! Always reminds me of my family.
The Ref : "You know what I'm going to get you next Christmas, Mom? A big wooden cross, so that every time you feel unappreciated for your sacrifices, you can climb on up and nail yourself to it." The movie that always makes me think of my dysfunctional family during the holidays.
Lynn in Lake Balboa
"Film is history. With every foot of film lost, we lose a link to our culture, to the world around us, to each other and to ourselves."
"For me, John Wayne has only become more impressive over time." Marty Scorsese
Avatar-Warner Bros Water Tower