The Actor's Holiday Movie Checklist (Part 2)

THE BEST WAY TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER...

PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY

PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY

Is singing loud for all to hear? No. It's watching and sharing the best of the BEST holiday movies from the perspective of a trained actor (or in my case, a blogger with good taste). Hopefully you caught up with the first half of the list, because we're about to dash away all through the rest of the top Christmas movies for actors (and everyone else).

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas- Okay, you got me on this one. There really isn't much acting at all in this nearly dialogueless cartoon. But it's still a heart-warming classic for even the Scroogiest of actors. 
  • Scrooged- Speaking of which, this hilarious comedy starring the great Bill Murray (whose performance is always wildly entertaining), puts a modern spin on Dickens' tale with hidden references to the classic story.
  • The Holiday- With a full cast of award winning actors like Kate Winslet, this holiday movie is more of a romance than a Christmas story, but it's still sure to bring you some warm fuzzy feelings in this cold winter season. 
  • Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer- Much like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this kids' movie leaves much to be desired in the acting aspect, but you won't find a more Christmasy claymation movie on this side of The Island of Misfits. 
  • Miracle on 34th Street- Whatever rendition you prefer, this beautiful story showcases some extremely talented child actors. Watch this before you consider not leaving cookies for Santa.
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol- Voice acting at its best! Another twist on the Dickens' classic, this furry fairytale will warm your heard with splendid performances and tremendously composed musical numbers. (A personal favorite, if you can't tell).
  • The Santa Clause- Though I wouldn't recommend the many sequels, the original holiday flick is a magical Tim Allen movie that not only provides a beautiful interpretation of Santa, but also an even better picture of a modern, non-traditional family structure.
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas- Good grief, how could we forget this one?! Our final must-see holiday movie is one of the first of its time and genre to hire real children for the voice acting, making for the wonderfully innocent tale that tackles the true meaning of Christmas. 

Hope you like our list and have fun watching! We wish you a Merry Christmas, and hope that you enjoy celebrating the holiday season with family and friends, as we will also. The next blog will run January 13 in recognition of the Christmas holiday and New Year. 

Written by Katherine White / December 16, 2016