Well, Christmas Eve is upon us. There is very little time to get a few more Christmas movies in before the joyous day itself passes. At this point, you may have already had the opportunity to take in It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, The Santa Clause, A Christmas Carol, and all of the other staples. Here are three more underrated and or lesser known Christmas movies to check out before the holiday season comes to a close.
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas – This Jim Henson feature doesn’t have the production value of a polished Muppet movie but it has all the heart and then some; plus the folk and bluegrass music is charming. Always a must for me during the holidays.
Christmas in Connecticut- This Christmas classic always seems to get lost in the shuffle, buried under It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, and Holiday Inn. However, this comedy is full of laughs that stand the test of time. The plot centering on a prestigious food writer struggling to maintain her image is also very of the moment. Hilariously silly fun.
The Year Without a Santa Claus- Okay, Okay this one is not that obscure, but it is better known as “the one with the Heat Miser that’s like Rudolph.” This one doesn’t seem to get as much air time as the classic featuring our shiny nosed protagonist, but I think the Heat Miser and the Snow Miser are the second and third best characters to come out of the Rankin/Bass universe. Behind Yukon Cornelius of course!
Happy Viewing and Happy Holidays!!!