Friday, December 04, 2009

Favorite Holiday Movies (& a Giveaway)

Kelly and I thought it would be fun to check in with some of our favorite YA Fresh author-friends this month and see what holiday films they’ll be watching (again) this year.

To kick things off, click here to see a trailer on the Turner Classic Movie station featuring my all-time favorite, Christmas in Connecticut.

Barbara Stanwyck stars as Elizabeth Lane who writes a Suzy Homemaker-type magazine column--even though she can’t boil water. The owner of the magazine invites a heroic sailor to spend his first Christmas back from World War II on the farm Elizabeth has invented for her column. She knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, and quickly has to invent a farm, a husband, a baby, cooking skills...and if that’s not bad enough, she and the soldier take one look at each other and hear bells...


Christmas in Connecticut is charming, funny, romantic...and a staple in the Ferraro household.

So now for the details on the giveaway! Share with us your favorite holiday movie and be entered to win a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card to use on purchasing that film...or whatever you’d like! Enter as often as you’d like (with a different title each time, please) and check back on Monday to see the name of the randomly selected winner! Good luck!

And remember to keep checking in here at YA Fresh this month to learn more about our author-friends' favorite movies, too!

69 fresh comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like It's a Wonderful Life, but I only have it on an old VHS tape, and I really want to get it on a DVD.

~Katie P.

Anonymous said...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is one I like!!

Sara

donnas said...

One of my favorites is Miracle on 34th Street.

Kelly Parra said...

Aw, haven't seen this classic!!

meg4fancast said...

Love Actually and Elf! Fancast has tons of great holiday movies up now, as well as classic tv holiday episodes. Check it out- http://www.fancast.com/specials/holidays

Cheryl said...

hands down...Miracle on 34th Street. The original version though.

Krysten said...

I love The Muppet Christmas Carol. I watch it every year and know all the songs by heart. My favorite part is when the little frog playing Tint Tim coughs at the end of a song. I actually turn the volume up to here his tiny pathetic cough, awww, breaks my heart every time.

Anonymous said...

Mine has to be National Lampoons Christmas Vacation!!!

Lisa said...

Sorry, I messed something up...My favorite is National Lampoon Christmas Vacation...

The Golfing Librarian said...

I'll split my vote. 2/3 for "A Christmas Story" and 1/3 for "White Christmas". Can I do that? I guess I just did. ;)

Meredith said...

Elf!

~Meredith F.
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Meredith said...

Miracle on 34th Street.

~Meredith F.
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Meredith said...

Home Alone.

~Meredith F.
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Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I'd have to go with The Santa Clause with Tim Allen. I love that movie!

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Meredith said...

Home Alone 2!

~Meredith F.
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Meredith said...

The Santa Clause.

~Meredith F.
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Meredith said...

Three Days. It was an ABCFamily original movie that they only play during the holidays.

~Meredith F.
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Meredith said...

The Holiday.

~Meredith F.
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Meredith said...

White Christmas is one of my favorite classics.

~Meredith F.
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TinaFerraro said...

Wow! So fun! Keep 'em coming!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The Muppet Christmas Carol - we watch it every year! (And cry every time as well... we're such saps for Muppets.)

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jpetroroy said...

Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas

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jpetroroy said...

It's a Wonderful Life

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jpetroroy said...

Miracle on 34th Street

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jpetroroy said...

Elf

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jpetroroy said...

Home Alon

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Erin said...

I have so many favorites that it's very difficult to narrow it down to simply one selection, but if I have to choose I'd say that Love Actually is my modern favorite and It's a Wonderful Life is my classic fave.

donnas said...

Fred Claus was great too.

donnas said...

Deck the Halls was a good one too. Just watched it last night and enjoyed it.

donnas said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas is a great cartoon. Watch it every year.

donnas said...

A Christmas Carol.

Dont know how I was forgetting that one.

donnas said...

Mickey's Christmas Carol. Another that I have to watch every year.

donnas said...

And while on that theme there is Scrooged with Bill Murray. I love the movies during this season.

Sunnie said...

My family didn't really watch Christmas movies that much when I was a kid, so my favorite holiday movie is recent The Holiday from 2006.

Star Shadow said...

My two favorite Holiday movies is

Borrowed Hearts with Roma Downey(touched by an angel) where a Big wig rich guys pays a woman and her daughter to pretend they are a family to close a deal. Its a fantastic movie and love story.

Nightmare before Christmas- Tim Burton is amazing.

sweetmelissa818 said...

I actually am ashamed to say that I haven't seen a lot of the classics. Right now, however, my kids watch Nightmare Before Christmas over and over. Last weekend we had watched it 3 times by 9:30 (in the morning!). So I'll go with that.
I'd like to recommend Love, Actually to anyone and everyone though. If I had time to watch non-kid movies that would be my favorite (and it's my husband's favorite)!

Kelsey said...

I love A Charlie Brown Christmas! It never gets old :)

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

Miracles on 34st

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

Four Christmas's

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

The Polar Express

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

All I want for Christmas

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

Elf

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

The Family Stone

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

Deck the Halls

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Monica said...

"It's A Wonderful Life"
Still cry. Every year.


Monica

Monica said...

Also, "Scrooged". Bill Murray at his finest.


Monica

Kamila said...

My favorite is A Christmas Story. I always laugh.

Meredith said...

I was going through my DVDs and remembered a couple more!!

While You Were Sleeping

~Meredith F.
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Meredith said...

Serendipity.

~Meredith F.
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Aliya said...

All time favorite Christmas Movie:

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.

Love it!

Aliya said...

I already posted my fav but I'd like to add that one of my best friends is epically obsessed with "A Nightmare Before Christmas" and my brother's girlfriend used to watch "Frosty the Snowman" every day starting in the beginning of November until January.

Happy Holidays!

~Aliya

Margay said...

There are so many good ones, but one of my current favorites is The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Jack Black.

Margay

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donnas said...

Surviving Christmas.

Ashlyn Riley said...

Jingle all the way!!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Elf!!!!!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

A Christmas Story - cuz you'll shoot your eye out!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Charlie Brown Christmas!

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Marjolein said...

home alone 2: lost in new york

Taylor P. said...

My absolute favorite holiday movie is Serendipity! =) It's really cute and romantic, and perfect to sit down and watch with a mug of hot chocolate.

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Jill said...

My favorite is White Christmas, i wastch it at least once every year. I haven't seen this one before, I'll have to check it out.

Llehn said...

Scrooged :D

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