My Favorite Holiday Movies

I’m happy to welcome back award-winning author Vicki Batman. Today, Vicki shares her favorite holiday movies and new release, Sommerville Holidays Too.

Here’s Vicki!

During the holiday season, if a holiday movie is on TV, I’ll watch. I can’t say the number of times I’ve seen some of them. They are a part of me and my holiday season as much as buying a Christmas tree, baking goodies, and partying with friends and family.

So here goes my top ten list of My Favorite Holiday Movies:

White Christmas –I have three sisters and this is a favorite of ours because of the “Sisters” number. The best time is when a lot of my family is together to watch this one, and we sing all the songs.

Stalag 17 – Why a WW2 movie set in a German prisoner of war camp? Because it is set on Christmas Day. And William Holden is incredible in it.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Seriously, doesn’t your heart melt when the Grinch’s heart grows three sizes that day?

Charlie Brown Christmas – I LOVE the part when Charlie Brown discovers the beautiful little tree, jumps up and down, and the friends sing “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.” I have to sing too.

Millions – Came out years ago. When England is switching their currency to Euros, two brothers discover a bag of pounds. There is a beautiful scene when they see their late mother who is on her way to sainthood.

Love Actually – I’ve actually heard people say they aren’t fond of it, but I love it. The guy with the placards, the rock star, the writer, and many more find and lose love at Christmas. Great cast.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – I remember when this one released and being entranced. And yes, I love the songs, too.

The Bishop’s Wife – classic Cary Grant as an angel, helping a minister find his way at Christmas time.

Star in the Night – This one is a must see! A Western take on the Nativity Story. It’s short and tender and won an Oscar.

While You Were Sleeping – an adorable film with Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman who find love during the holidays.

I love to write short stories and have written many holiday ones. I’m happy to share my latest—Sommerville Holidays Too, three delightful tales full of fun and forever possibilities.

Blurb

Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming holiday tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

The Great Fruitcake Bake-off: When five-time baking champion Samantha Greene teams up with new neighbor, Dixon Roberts, for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, they discover baking a prize-winning entry is complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and first prize isn’t just about a ribbon.

Christmas Romeo: When two feuding co-workers win Christmas river cruises at the company holiday party, they discover each other isn’t so bad after all.

Twinkle Lights: When the owner of a Christmas tree stand, which benefits the children’s hospital, has a heart attack, a do-gooder and a reformed high school delinquent turned lawyer show their holiday spirit and staff the business. The twosome meet the challenges of running the establishment and begin to fall for each other. Yet, when the revenue goes missing, fingers are pointed.

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Author Bio and Links

Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and, most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocoholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki’s latest stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers.

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8 responses to “My Favorite Holiday Movies

  1. Thank you for sharing this holiday book!
    I do like watching A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott in the main role. Love Actually? I watch it every year. A;long with it’s a wonderful life, the original!

  2. “The Cheaters.” No, seriously, if you’ve never seen it, you don’t know what a great Christmas movie it is! Billy Burke, who played the good witch Glynda in the Wizard of Oz is the mom in it, so that gives you the time frame. It’s set during the 40’s. We taped it years ago off TV, then bought a copy from the guy who bought the estate of the female lead in the movie.

    Also, Alistair Simms version of Christmas Carol. Spooky at times, yet makes me cry every year!

    Re: The Bishop’s Wife–I STILL say she should leave that nerdy David Niven for that sexy angel Cary Grant! Maybe that’s just me? LOL.

  3. Hi Vicki and Joanne. Love White Christmas–my sister and I sing it for everyone when we get together too! And the Bishop’s Wife–remember the scene where David Niven get stuck to the chair? Hilarious.

    • Hi, M S Spencer! Thank you for sharing your favorites. I love the scene at the end when the singers open the barn doors and reveal the snow. It’s so heart tugging. And the Bishop’s Wife-the chair scene is hysterical. And who doesn’t love Cary Grant. Hugs!

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