Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Christmas Videos

I've seen some, but not all, of these, and the links go to my blog posts where I've written them. I'm reviewing the links in the posts and am in the process of replacing links to videos that are no longer available. I had thought I'd get DVDs of some of the ones we hadn't seen so we could watch new ones this year, but I've been focusing on comedies for The Husband and let the season slip up on me. So many DVDs, so little time...

A Christmas Carol (1910)
The Insects' Christmas (1913, animated short)

Santa's Workshop (1932, animated short)
The Little King: Christmas Night (1933, animated short)
The Night Before Christmas (1933, animated short)
Babes in Toyland (1934)
Scrooge (1935)
Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936, animated short)
Things to Come (1936)
The Little Match Girl (1937)
Bachelor Mother (1938)
The Captain's Christmas (1938, animated short)
A Christmas Carol (1938, Reginald Owen)
Peace on Earth (1939, animated short)

Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
Remember the Night (1940)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
The Night Before Christmas (1941, Tom and Jerry animated short)
Holiday Inn (1942)
I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1944, animated short)
Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Santa's Surprise (1947, animated short)
The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
Holiday Affair (1949)

Castle Films: Christmas Toyshop (195?, mix of live action and animation)
A Christmas Wish (aka The Great Rupert) (1950)
A Christmas Carol (1951, Alastair Sim)
Frosty the Snowman (1954, cartoon short)
White Christmas (1954)
Good Will to Men (1955, animated short)
Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Christmas Pudding (1955, made-for-tv)
We're No Angels (1955)
The Christmas Visitor (1959, animated short)

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962, animated)
What Child is This? (1963, animated short from a Tennessee Ernie Ford tv special)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964, animated tv)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965, animated short)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966, animated short)
Frosty the Snowman (1969)

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (1970, Rankin Bass)
Scrooge (1970, Albert Finney musical)
Santa and the Three Bears (1992 edit of a 1970 release, animated short)
A Christmas Carol (1971)
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974, animated short)
Silent Night, Holy Night (1976, animated short)
A Cosmic Christmas (1977, animated short)
Emmett Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977, animated short)
It Happened One Christmas (1977)
A Christmas to Remember (1978)
An American Christmas Carol (1979)

A Christmas Without Snow - (1980)
The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983)
A Christmas Story (1983)
A Christmas Carol (1984)
The Blue Carbuncle (1984, Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes)
The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)
Brazil (1985)
The Fourth Wise Man (1985)
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)
Santa Claus (1985)
The Christmas Star (1986)
A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)
The Dead (1987)
A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)
The Christmas Wife (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1988, BBC)
Scrooged (1988)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Prancer (1989)

Home Alone (1990)
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991)
A Christmas Carol (1992, Northern Ballet Theatre)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
The Santa Clause (1994)
Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1995, David Suchet's Poirot)
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Christmas in My Hometown (1996)
Jingle all the Way (1996)
Mrs. Santa Claus (1996)
The Toy That Saved Christmas (1996, animated)
A Christmas Wish (1998)
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
Jack Frost (1998)
A Christmas Carol (1999, Patrick Stewart)

The Angel Doll (2000)
Christmas Party (Nero Wolfe, 2001)
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)
Silent Night (2002)
The Star of Christmas (2002, animated)
A Carol Christmas (2003)
Elf (2003)
Eve's Christmas (2004)
The Polar Express (2004, Disney)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Joyeux Noel (2005)
The Holiday (2006)
The Three Little Pigs' Christmas Surprise (2006?, animated short)
Bleak Midwinter (2007, Foyle's War episode)
Little Theodore and the Green Candy Piece (2007, animated short)
A Christmas Tale (2008)


  1. I used to have a personal tradition of watching a particular performance of The Nutcracker during the Christmas season, but I haven't seen it in years.

    Now, I just watch Miracle on 34th Street, which is awfully sentimental, but good writing and good directing.

  2. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Formidable list. That will take a lot of popcorn.
    A Pal

  3. Thanks for sharing the Christmas videos. Reading this blog totally made my day. Thanks for the laughs. I love your family!

  4. What a sweet thing for you to say. :) Thanks!