Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Jen’s Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.
I’d like to share my seven favorite Christmas Movie/Special Quotes!
1. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
Clarence to George: “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” (This is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies and this is one of the best pro-life quotes there is…) This is my all time favorite Christmas movie. Find more information about the movie here: It’s A Wonderful Life.
2. Elf (2003)
Buddy: “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
Elf has become my second all-time favorite Christmas movie. Here’s Elf’s profile on IMDB.
3. A Christmas Story (1983)
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] “Oh, life is like that. Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at it’s zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us.” Find out more about “A Christmas Story” here.
4. Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962)
The poor Bob Cratchit (played by Jack Cassidy) and family, singing the Lord’s Bright Blessing: “We’ll have the Lord’s bright blessing of knowing we’re together, knowing we’re together heart and hand; we’ll have the brightest Christmas, the very brightest Christmas, a Christmas far more glorier than grand.” (I loved this annual special when I was little!)
5. White Christmas (1954)
Bob singing Counting My Blessings: “When I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep and I fall asleep counting my blessings.” White Christmas is one of the most popular and watched Christmas movies every year.
6. The Polar Express (2004)
The Conductor: “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” Learn more about this beautiful Christmas movie here.
7. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
Linus: “Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights, please. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’ That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
(Also another favorite of mine from my childhood years…)
More about this special here.
What is your favorite Christmas movie quote?