Christmas Wish List 2012

Oh to have an unlimited checking account but since that is such a first world problem and as long as I can keep a roof over my head, clothing, food and keep Wook in the lifestyle which he is accustomed to I can get over the limited funds. But it is always fun to window shop, dream and sometimes even getting said item after saving up for it. I am the very first one to admit that I have champagne taste on a PBR budget but there are times when investing in a higher end brand is well worth it.

Case in point–several years ago I purchased a key chain (with the clip thing for the valet key) from Coach. My only complaint about this key chain is trying to get keys on and off the ring. Stace’s hubby was trying to help me and somehow the spring in the clip portion broke. On a whim and the thought that it never hurts to ask, I stopped in the store to ask about getting fixed. Instead of fixing it the promptly exchange it with a new, working one no questions asked. I had the first one for well over a year but that didn’t factor into their customer service. I still carry the key chain and still share that story with others.

And then there are trends that are just expensive, kind of like those Swatch watches that I had to have well over 20 years ago. I think I still have one or two floating around but the batteries are dead. In fact, I think my home is where all watches come to die. I will want one, wear it for awhile and then stick it in a drawer. Then at some point I will see a really cute one that I just have to have only to be reminded that I have several that I don’t wear and now no longer tell time.

The following are strictly wants, I don’t need any of these items to actually live so I know it isn’t the end of the world if I never get them.

iPad and case. . . sure I have a Kindle Fire and I love it but. . . I am a gadget geek and since I waited like, forever to purchase an iPhone, the Apple fever is starting to come to a head. As an aside, I was never one to make sure I had a case for previous phones and there are times when my Kindle is not in it’s case but for some reason when it comes to an Apple product, I am adamant about having a case for it.

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Hunter Wellies with liners. . .rain boots but not just any rain boots! My love for all things British extend to these lovely rubber boots. There is only one small problem with any type of boot for me though, I am short and my calves are huge, kind of hard to find a comfortable boot that fits them. But I love the red ones and just for giggles, let me throw in the Union Jack liners because I can’t be dorky enough.

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Trip to London. . .well, I believe that is a no brainer for anyone that knows me. I am obsessed with the city. Ideally, I have always wanted to fly Virgin Atlantic across the pond and sleep in one of those pod chairs. But I will settle for economy plus on whichever carrier can get me there at a reasonable price. I need a little wiggle room for that long of a flight. Besides taking in every sight to be seen in London, I would want to see at least one show on the West End, check out the ridiculous shopping, spend time in a pub, lose myself in the city and finally be able to say that yes, I have been to London.

Def Leppard. . .they are playing Vegas in a limited run this coming spring. While Vegas has never been on my must see list, I know I would have fun. I used to totally make fun of a friend who used to spend his vacation time following Dylan around but I get it. Sure, they are an 80s hair band but I love their music and have crushed on Phil Collen since the video for  Photograph came out. Seeing them live is worth the money to me, I get to listen to the music of my youth (dear Lord I am getting old) as well as try to rewrite history thinking that I was a really cool kid. I have also added to my Amazon Wish list (for my eyes only people, it helps me remember what I picked out!) Pyromania and Hysteria since my original copies are cassette tape and I lost the bulk of my music when my laptop crashed. Sad panda. . .

KitchenAid Pro Stand Mixer. . .this would be an upgrade since I already own one of their stand mixers. I love it, use it often but at some point I would like to upgrade to the professional series. I have always loved the red one but common sense would be to get the silver one. Neutral colors are easier to decorate around. Thank goodness for friends and family with this sage advise or I would have ended up with a very loud red couch.

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Plush Organs. . . as Stace would say, this is really just more clutter but I really do think these are just too cute. And what is another three nonfunctional items to add to junk? There are several options to chose from but I would pick the gall bladder, uterus and ovary since those are organs that have been sliced and diced on me. Also, I find it ironic that the testicle is blue. . . yes I am a 12 year old boy at heart, my mom is really proud of that. I do have a point of contention with the company that made these though, ovaries are white, I have pictures of mine although the tubes are pink.

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Manolo Blanick Mary Janes. . .I tried these on when I first moved back to Nashville, I love them, they don’t love my Fred Flintstone feet. Since I have lost quite a few pounds since that little adventure, I may try again. If it doesn’t work out, I will just drool on the picture. Plus, they would add several inches to my very short frame.

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Surround sound. . .thanks to my parents, I know am the proud owner of a really big tv but when watching football or a really good movie, I wouldn’t mind adding a sound bar to the mix. I like it when I can hear the helmets hit each other.

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Cookbooks. . .Of course no list could be complete without a few cookbooks thrown in the mix. The following three are ones that I really need to just suck it up and order them. . .

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I have a list that encompasses lots of cookbooks and just plain old good reads as well but that is really overwhelming to list.

Cooking Gadgets. . .well I think it goes without saying that if I love all things techy, I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets. Currently I am on the lookout for an inexpensive pepper mill, mine broke a couple of months ago. I am always down with the silicon scrappers/spatulas as well as any and all attachments to my stand mixer.

New York City. . .I have been many times to the city that I love but I want to go at Christmas, see the big tree, take in all the beautiful shop windows AND see the real Santa at Macy’s. I joked with a coworker about sitting on his lap and asking for a husband, kid and they lived happily every after. But I am realistic. I would be okay with just visiting with him for a few minutes, get a picture and thank him for all the wonderful childhood memories. I would also tell him that I do still believe in the idea of Santa. But getting a solid week in NYC to take in some shows, shopping, eating and writing would be the ideal trip. I would also like to find exactly where my grandparents got married and where dad was born (South Bronx represent!).

And finally a few simple things, pedis on a much regular basis, a massage once a quarter, a membership to the Y and some personal training back in the mix. I would love to get to the point where I could take off for a weekend to visit friends in Chicago, Baltimore, Kansas City and really take advantage of the fact that I am single and should be enjoying all of these things.

Christmas isn’t about the gifts, the parties or anything as trite as that, it is about spending time with your loved ones. This year I will be preparing a beef tenderloin for my parents, spending time with Bird and the girls and knowing that while I love and miss everyone there, I will get to come back home, to Nashville. I am beyond grateful to have found a great group of people to work with, reconnect with old friends and know that I really did make it through living in Chattanooga. Those two and a half years were rough but I managed to prove that I was stronger than that.

I may never all of my wants but sometimes that is okay. Now I am going to go cuddle up with the most lovable, loyal little man ever, my Wook makes me smile as I walk through the door each night. I may suck at men but this ball of gray fur has my back.

Silence and Support for Sandy Hook–A Blogger’s Day of Silence

I am skipping Tuesday Randomness today to honor everyone affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy.


We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:

“Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.

ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING.”

Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

We can’t imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let’s make a difference and use blogging in a positive way. Thank you in advance for participating.

Love,

The Blog World

12/12/12

Check one, check two. . . is this thing on?

Just like a few friends on my Facebook, I kept mixing up the whole 12/12/12 and end of the world thing. And it is with great sadness that this is the last triple date that I will see (unless I somehow manage to find a magic pill that keeps me at age 38 FOREVER). Then those crazy Mayans ran out of room on their calendar, called it a day and everyone is preparing for the end of times!

I read something awhile back that said actually, they miscalculated and it was really a year or two ago their calendar ended. Meh, I don’t really get all up in arms over this stuff mainly because if the world was really going to bite the big one next week I can’t actually do anything about it. My super powers are contained to my car and then it only manifests itself by becoming invisible.

Moving on, I believe I want to live in Lindsay Lohan’s irrational reality. . .where else can you not pay taxes, hit people, wreak cars and come into some really nice pieces of jewelry (all allegedly of course) yet maintain that it wasn’t you and someone else must have done it. For someone who had potential years ago, this particular 26 year old seems washed up and looks haggard. I guess Hollywood really does chew you up and spit you back out. . . there are pictures of me in my early 20s and people think those are pictures of when I was 12. I will go ahead and straight up thank my popa for those genes.

I completely understand trying to find yourself, losing your way, experimenting and going a bit wild but when you become the butt of everyone’s jokes AND you spend more time and money on lawyers, I believe that is when I would say uncle. Done. No more clubs, driving and I would find a very responsible handler to take care of anything doing with money.

Or maybe I can get nipped, tucked, sucked and stuffed to rival Coco or Heidi Montag. While I would love a flat tummy and thinner thighs, I would prefer not to go the cartoon character route. Plus, those huge boobs have to hurt your back and shoulders. Nor would I care for the trout pout or filling my face with botox so it looks all puffy. I wouldn’t mind a very minor nose job but only because I have my dad’s nose and could deal with just a bit smaller.

Maybe I should have put all of this under my Tuesday Randomness because this is more random than my normal musings. I blame it on 12/12/12 and the crazy Mayans. For now, I think I will just stick to normal, plain Jane looks and a quiet life. High drama has never been my thing.

 

Tuesday Randomness

Let’s just jump right into this week’s randomness shall we?

  • I am over the almost Sybil like weather around here, pick a season and stick with it. Between trying to pick out something to wear daily, my sinuses/allergies cannot take this much longer. 
  • While cheesy, I did enjoy The Mistletones Sunday evening but I beg Tori Spelling to lay off of the fillers or whatever she is doing to her face. It was so puffy and at least to me, that isn’t an attractive look.
  • Confession: I purchased Taylor Swift’s song “I knew you were trouble” over the weekend. I have probably just lost about 100 cool points for that.
  • I have lost my baking mojo. . . I feel like a total failure.
  • I had to say goodbye to my stinky boyfriend, aka Shadow, my BFF’s dog over the weekend. I was keeping E while she and her hubby went out for a bit and Shadow had a seizure. A horrible, full on seizure.
  • I can handle about 98% of things good and bad but this fell into that 2% category. I felt helpless, scared, freaked out and most importantly, not in control. A kid gets sick? I know what to do and how to handle it. A dog that I love very much and know he is very sick but can’t tell me anything, I can’t handle it.
  • He has been my date for New Year’s Eve and a sundry of other things over the years. I loved my stinky as much as I love Wook.
  • It feels like everyone I love and care about leave.
  • I get that this isn’t really the truth but it seems like that is all I have been doing the past few years and that gets old.
  • And I already know that He doesn’t give you more than you can really handle but geeze, really? I am starting to think there is a black cloud floating over my head.
  • How the Steelers lost Sunday, I haven’t a clue; I finally took a nap-haven’t done that in awhile.
  • Facetime with Son and Snug always makes me smile
  • I have finally managed to go into Tiffany’s to browse and come out with not one thing marked to add to my wish list. . .
  • Of course to balance that out, I have fallen in love with several pairs of drool worthy shoes
  • In the world of weight loss. . .if I go by what I weighed when I started all of this a year and a half ago, I have lost almost 40lbs but if I go by where I was in September/October of this year (since I stalled and gained some back) I have lost almost 30lbs.
  • I will take either number though because I am below 180
  • Looking at old pictures from college over the weekend. . .umm, I cannot believe I thought I needed to lose weight. Holy cow, I wish I was that skinny again! Apparently after college I felt the need to eat for ten people at times. . .
  • Researching flights and costs for London. . . doesn’t anyone have frequent flyer miles they want to donate to me? Dear lord, this is going to be pricey. I don’t mind the cramped seat from Nashville to wherever I fly out to London but I would prefer to have the room when I fly over the ocean. Must start researching gambling or how to pick winning lottery numbers.

Now I must get back to figuring out what to get mom for Christmas, she is the hardest person to shop for. . .well besides Wook.

Happy Christmas Theme

I decided that since I have been decking the halls at my place, I needed to do the same around here. This will also give me some time to think about revamping the site. I know zilch when it comes to web design, so hopefully giving myself a little less than a month to really work on it might inspire me.

  • I also owe Son a little project
  • I need to finish dealing with the explosion of decorations at my place
  • Wrap presents
  • Finish shopping
  • Bake a cake
  • Exercise
  • Kidnap a friend’s dog
  • Review dad’s Christmas list of 1,257,875 items he wants
  • Possibly take Wook to see Santa at Green Hills Mall
  • Design Christmas cards, get them printed and send them out
  • Get my hair highlighted and trimmed
  • Get a pedi before the Queen disowns me (confession, last one was October 13th)
  • Organize my iPod
  • Do some crafting
  • Get Sock Monkey hat (very important)
  • Feed the world
  • And finally, find the answer to world peace and share (I maintain that it stems from a snow enchanted night atop the Empire State Building after a few slices from Lombardis pizza)

And that to do list is only through this coming Friday, so all in all, not a lot going on around here. . .

Tuesday Randomness

After some interesting games this past weekend I figured I would be in the clear for an uneventful week. But like with most things in my life, something odd always pops up.

  • After running a few errands Saturday, I came home and camped out on the couch for football. . .it was a sad day, Texas and Georgia lost
  • I kept staring at the tree, trying to pluck up the energy to get the rest of the ornaments on
  • And then I rubbed my eye. . .
  • It was sore, really sore. I went to the bathroom, removed my makeup and inspected my eye.
  • Nothing was amiss, no bloodshot eyes, no eye boogies, anything; the soreness could best be explained as it felt like a bruise
  • I tried to keep my hands off of my eye and got ready for bed
  • I woke up the next morning, the corner of my eye was still really sore but the pain jutted up the nose and around to the start of my eyebrow. . .HUH?
  • There was some bruising but again, the eye itself was fine. I popped some ibuprofen, got ready and headed out to pick up Stace for the football game
  • All I can say about the Titans/Texans game is, well the seats were awesome and the weather was perfect but the consistency of the Titans was lacking
  • Towards the end of the game the pain had gone down and around my cheek. This is all on the right side of my face.
  • After a restless night of trying to keep enough ibuprofen in me, I broke down and called my doctor
  • This pain just isn’t normal, I have had a million sinus infections but this was nothing like those in the past
  • A visit to my doctor, where I stumped her, they threw out possibilities of very few options, none of which sounded appealing, starting with a CT Scan
  • Finally I walked out with a round of antibiotics with a promise to monitor the pain and let them know what was going on Wednesday
  • Two days of antibiotics down and I feel much better, I am still tender, the swelling has gone down and the bruising is not noticible
  • I am beginning to think I need to become a science experiement
  • Dad added another item to his Christmas list. . . I believe I know where I get this from
  • I am finally below 180lbs. . . I now weigh 179
  • I still have a lot of work to do but I am losing it and that helps me feel better
  • I have to make peanut butter chocolate balls for Bird, these might be the death of me
  • I am also making a birthday cake for my BFF, I can’t wait to see how I do with the frosting–it has been awhile
  • I am watching all kinds of Christmas movies in between football, I am also getting a bit sad that football is winding down
  • The sad panda face might be coming out soon

And I am begging Mother Nature to please, please get the weather under control. It needs to be much cooler than it is. . . I don’t want to wear shorts and flip flops now. So bring on the snow!

25 Days of Christmas

Alternate title. . .a great excuse to snuggle up on the couch and watch the boob tube 24 hours a day for 25 days.

Back in my retail days I detested the holidays, by the time we closed Christmas Eve any shred of holiday spirit I might have clung too was gone as last minute shoppers blamed me for not getting their shopping done. I have always thought that Christmas came, like clockwork, on December 25th; sadly that wasn’t the case for those special snowflakes who scrambled every year at 7:45pm December 24th shouting they hadn’t finished their shopping.

Luckily a couple of years out of retail and I am more or less like my eight year old self, watching anything that referenced Christmas as well as listening to all the songs. Some years I started several months out and others I limped into December reminding myself that I needed to watch this special or that movie.

I have a running list in my head of movies and specials that I have to see each year; thankfully between ABC Family, Netflix and my DVD collection I can watch about 99% of those and about a million more. Some are easy to find on tv and DVD, such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, but others took many years to track down and purchase (John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together). Some classics like A Christmas Story didn’t make it into my rotation until a few short years ago and others like It’s a Wonderful Life have not been watched but they are on my list.

I also have certain movies that I associate with the holiday season, some were watched Christmas evening in the theater with mom and Bird. With each year, my list gets longer and longer and with all the cable channels churning out new movies each year, I may never get to see all of them.

I started scouring the internet last week in hopes of finding some kind of comprehensive list of Christmas movies and specials. I wanted to see exactly how many I have seen and what I needed to add to my must see list. The best I could come up with is from Wiki; take a look and see if there is anything you may want to add to your list during the next 25 days. . .

If you need me, I will be curled up in my chair with the cat overdosing on all the holiday goodness.

Animated

Title Description
A Very Merry Cricket 1973 We find Harry Cat, Tucker Mouse feeling down about all the commercial selling in the Big City of New York. People have forgotten the meaning of the Holiday, so off they go to Sunnyslope, Connecticut in search of Chester the musical cricket.
The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas 1973 The story focuses on Theodore Edward Bear (Ted E. Bear for short) who is curious about Christmas, and who decides to go searching for it while the other bears hibernate for winter..
The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree 1979 Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.
Annabelle’s Wish 1997 A young calf aspires to become one of Santa’s flying reindeer.
Arthur Christmas 2011 Santa’s clumsy son Arthur goes on a mission to save one child’s Christmas.
Babes in Toyland 1997 An animated adaptation of the Herbert operetta.
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas 2006 This animated parody of A Christmas Carol casts Daffy Duck in the Scrooge-like role, with the rest of the Looney Tunes characters offering support.
Barbie in a Christmas Carol 2008 An adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring Barbie.
The Bears Who Saved Christmas 1994 A family gets stranded in a cabin on Christmas Eve, and two teddy bears – Christopher and Holly – venture into the woods to find a Christmas tree and save Christmas.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997 A holiday-themed sequel to the animated Disney theatrical film.
Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night 1998 An animated story about the creation of the song “Silent Night”.
Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol 1979 An animated television special featuring the various Looney Tunes characters, with the role of Scrooge going to Yosemite Sam.
Casper’s Haunted Christmas 2000 Casper the Friendly Ghost must scare someone before Christmas Day or be banished from the mortal realm.
A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965 A 28-minute animated special in which Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas, by directing a Christmas play while shunning the hyper-commercialization of the holiday.
A Chipmunk Christmas 1981 A sick boy makes Alvin realize the true meaning of Christmas.
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol 1962 An animated and musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famous book, A Christmas Carol, with Mr. Magoo as Scrooge.
Christmas Is Here Again 2007 A disabled orphan girl sets out to find Santa’s stolen toy sack.
A Cosmic Christmas 1977 Three aliens visit Earth to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.
The Fat Albert Christmas Special 1977
Frosty the Snowman 1969 Animated special. A Magic hat brings snowman to life.
Frosty Returns 1992 Animated special. A Summer Wheeze aersol spray threatens Frosty.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1966 A mean and stingy green creature wants to ruin Christmas. (Animated; musical)
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus 2000 A human orphan raised by the Faire Folke becomes the benefactor of all human children.
Olive, the Other Reindeer 1999 A dog called Olive wants to be a reindeer at Christmas time.
Shrek the Halls 2007 Animated special. An ogre prepares to celebrate Christmas with family.
Twas the Night Before Christmas 1974 A mouse and a clockmaker try to appease a disgruntled Santa after he has received an insulting letter.
The Wish that Changed Christmas 1998 Based on a 1958 children’s book named The Story of Holly and Ivy — A story about an orphan girl named Ivy who gets off a train at the wrong stop and ends up finding a family who adopts her and her Christmas doll, Holly.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus 1974 An animated account of young Virginia.
Ziggy’s Gift 1982 Ziggy and his faithful dog Fuzz take a job as a street Santa to raise money for the poor.

Stop Motion

Title Year Description
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow 1975 Stop Motion special.
Jack Frost 1979 Stop Motion special.
The Little Drummer Boy 1968 Stop Motion special. An orphan drummer boy who hates humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.
A Miser Brothers’ Christmas 2008 Stop Motion sequel to The Year Without a Santa Claus.
Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey 1977 Stop Motion special.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964 Stop-motion adaptation of the popular song. Rudolph, and Hermey the Misfit Elf, overcome rejection for their differences and help Santa Claus make his Christmas Eve trip.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year 1976
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July 1979)
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town 1970 Stop Motion special.
The Year Without a Santa Claus 1974 (Stop Motion) Santa decides to take a holiday one year. So Mrs. Claus corrals Heat Miser and Snow Miser, along with children of the world, to show Santa that people still believe in him.
Will Vinton’s A Claymation Christmas Celebration 1987 A stop motion claymation featuring the California Raisins and many Christmas songs.

Puppets

Title Year Description
The Christmas Toy 1986 Jim Henson tale of toys who come to life on Christmas Eve.
A Classic Christmas From The Ed Sullivan Show 1993 This VHS compilation includes a Muppet segment with Santa Claus’ reindeer from 1968.
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas 1977 Jim Henson’s telling of the true meaning of Christmas based around a struggling mother and son who each sacrifice an item of great importance in order to give the other the perfect gift for Christmas.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town 1970

The Muppets

Title Year Description
It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie 2002 Kermit is shown what life would be like for the rest of the Muppets without him, in this spoof of It’s a Wonderful Life.
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together 1979
A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa 2008 After mistakenly intercepting three letters sent by children to Santa Claus, the Muppets must head for the North Pole to get them delivered before Christmas.
A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear’s mother’s farm. Muppets from both the Muppet Show and Sesame Street are featured, as are Fraggles. Includes a rare cameo appearance by Jim Henson himself.
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.

Sesame Street / Elmo’s World

Title Year Description
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978
Elmo’s Christmas Countdown 2007
Elmo Saves Christmas 1996
Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays 2002
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol 2006
A Special Sesame Street Christmas 1978

Live action

Title Year Description
An American Christmas Carol 1979 In this adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the “Scrooge” figure is a miserly businessman in Depression-era New England.
The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue 1996 A Family Channel TV production: Three children travel to Washington in the hope of convincing President Hoover to release their wrongly convicted father from jail in time for Christmas.
Bad Santa 2003 A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure 2011 A Christmas elf accidentally takes off in Santa’s sleigh, crash lands in a small town, and loses the magic toy bag. Beethoven must rescue the elf, recover the bag from greedy crooks, and return the sleigh to Santa in time to save Christmas.
Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story 1978 Popular screen pooch meets Kris Kringle while preparing for a Christmas parade in Switzerland.
The Best Christmas Ever 1990 A Wee Sing production where a family helps an elf by traveling to the North Pole.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 1983 A church Christmas pageant touches the hearts of a family of juvenile delinquents.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2010
Borrowed Hearts 1997 A wealthy manufacturer pays an impoverished single mother who works in his factory, and her daughter, to pretend to be his “family” at Christmastime, in order to impress a visiting old-fashioned tycoon interested in buying his company.
A Boyfriend for Christmas 2004 Santa plays matchmaker and sets up a young couple for Christmas.
Call Me Claus 2001 Santa Claus is preparing to retire, and grooms an American businesswoman (Whoopi Goldberg) to be his replacement.
A Carol Christmas 2003 In a modern comic retelling of A Christmas Carol, Carol Cartman says “Bah, humbug” to the clichés of her fellow talk-show host, Dr. Bob, and especially to a live Christmas Eve show her producer has planned.
Carol for Another Christmas 1964 This modernization of A Christmas Carol was produced to promote American support for the United Nations.
A Chance of Snow 1998 A divorced couple get snowed in at Christmastime.
Chasing Christmas 2005 In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a “mission” and leave his “target” stranded in 1965.
Christmas at Water’s Edge 2004 An Angel teams with spoiled college coed to organize Christmas concert at community youth center.
The Christmas Box 1995 Based on the bestselling book of the same name, a couple and their daughter move in with a widow and discover a box containing the answer to the first gift of Christmas.
The Christmas Card 2006 A soldier serving in Afghanistan receives a Christmas card from a Californian woman he has never met.
Christmas Caper 2007 A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown for Christmas. Can the spirit of Christmas, combined with a stint babysitting her niece and nephew, rid her of her wicked ways?
The Christmas Cottage 2008 Tells the story of the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade‘s painting The Christmas Cottage, and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home.
Christmas Cupid 2007 Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin dies and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her unethical ways needs to change and reuniting with a past jilted lover may be the answer.
A Christmas Carol 1984 Starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Carol 1999 A Hallmark Channel adaptation of the famous novel by Charles Dickens. Starring Patrick Stewart as Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge and Richard E. Grant as Bob Cratchit.
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek 1987 Two truck-driving brothers attempt to transport a load of Christmas gifts from California to an economically strapped Alaska town.
Christmas Do-Over 2006 In a remake of the plot from Groundhog Day, a man has to repeat Christmas Day over and over until he realizes how selfish he has become and has to change his ways.
Christmas Every Day 1996 In a juvenile reworking of Groundhog Day a self-centered teenager is forced to relive the same Christmas over and over again after his sister wishes it were Christmas every day.
The Christmas Gift 1986 A widowed architect and his daughter visit a town where everyone believes in Santa Claus.
Christmas in Boston 2005 Two pen pals who have never met, decide to meet up at one of their home towns in Boston during the Christmas holiday. Only one problem though, they have both sent pictures of their better looking friends to each other.
Christmas in Connecticut 1945 A homemaking magazine columnist, who is single and can’t cook, is forced to entertain her boss and a war hero at a Connecticut farm for Christmas.
A Christmas Kiss 2011 A romance movie.
Christmas Lilies of the Field 1979 Seasonal sequel to the theatrical film Lilies of the Field (1963) has its African-American protagonist returning to the chapel he had built in the Arizona desert for a group of German nuns.
The Christmas List 1997 A woman makes a list of things she wants for Christmas and learns the lesson, “Be careful what you wish for.”
Christmas Mail 2010 A Postal worker falls for a mysterious woman who answers letters to Santa.
A Christmas Memory 1966 Award-winning adaptation of Truman Capote’s poignant, nostalgic reminiscence about his childhood best friend — a childlike elderly relative with whom he makes fruitcakes and other gifts, in Depression-era Alabama.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey 2007 A bereaved boy and his widowed mother commission a grumpy woodcarver to carve a nativity set and thus form a relationship that enables them all to put their sadness behind them and move on.
Christmas on Division Street 1991 A young boy befriends a homeless man, against the wishes of his mother.
A Christmas Romance 1994 A bank vice president is forced to spend Christmas with a woman whose house he was about to repossess after a blizzard hits.
Christmas Rush 2002 Suspended Chicago cop battles hostage-taking shopping mall thieves on Christmas Eve.
The Christmas Secret
(aka Flight of the Reindeer)
2000 A scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly, and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family, and Christmas.
The Christmas Shoes 2002 Trio of interlocking stories, adopted from the hit song of the same name.
Christmas Snow 1986 A widowed mother struggles to prevent her candy shop from being put out of business by a hard-hearted businessman.
A Christmas Snow 2010 A woman must face the hurts of her past while trapped with two strangers in her house for Christmas.
Christmas Spirit 2011 A mystical Christmas Spirit visits a cynical boy whose mom is about to lose her job. The boy entrusts her to help his family find their holiday spirit and, along the way, learns how to revive the happiness within himself.
The Christmas Star 1986 Two kids befriend an escaped convict who they believe is Santa Claus.
A Christmas Story 1983 Nine-year-old Ralph “Ralphie” Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB Gun with a compass in the stock, and “this thing which tells time” (a sundial).
A Christmas Too Many 2007 A Hollywood legend invites her not so normal family home for the holidays.
Christmas Town 2008 A single mom visits her estranged father for Christmas, and is surprised to discover his hometown oddly resembles the North Pole.
A Christmas Visitor 2002 A family decides not to celebrate Christmas for 11 years after their son dies, but when a stranger visits them for Christmas, they realize he is the miracle their family has been waiting for.
A Christmas Wedding 2006 2 people who meet on Christmas Day plan to marry on Christmas Day two years later.
The Christmas Wish 1998 A businessman tries to uncover a family secret for his grandmother after he returns to a small town to modernize his family’s real-estate company.
Christmas with a Capital C 2010 Small Alaska town erupts into conflict over public Nativity scene.
Christmas With The Kranks 2004 When their daughter is away for Christmas, a couple decide to invest the money they would normally spend ($6, 132) on a ten-day Caribbean cruise. As result, they decide to essentially boycott Christmas. Local businesses and various groups in the community are indignant that they have lost the Kranks’ custom. The Kranks are stubborn and stand their ground and are packing on Christmas Eve to leave for their vacation when their daughter calls and tells them she is at the airport and coming home with her new fiance. Comic chaos ensues as the couple finds themselves trying to decorate the house and coordinate a party with only twelve hours to spare before their daughter and future son-in-law arrive.
A Christmas Without Snow 1980 Church choir members try to balance personal issues with practice as the holiday approaches.
Christmas in Wonderland 2009 Two children find a bag full of counterfeit money and Santa too.
Comfort and Joy 2003 Single businesswoman wakes up married and a mother after a car accident.
Crazy for Christmas 2005 A female limousine driver takes an eccentric elderly rich man around town on Christmas Eve, and it turns out he’s her long lost biological father, that she didn’t know she had.
A Dad for Christmas 2006 When a young man discovers that his girlfriend intends to give their baby up for adoption, he brings the baby to his grandmother for the holidays.
Deck the Halls 1994 Two orphans decide which one of their two relatives they want to spend Christmas with, their mean aunt or kind uncle.
A Dennis the Menace Christmas 2007 Dennis tries to inject his grinchy neighbor Mr. Wilson with the holiday spirit, with the help of an Angel of Christmas Past Present and Future.
A Different Kind of Christmas 1996 After the death of his wife, a father starts to act like Santa Claus and turns his house into a year-round wonderland. Unfortunately his daughter is a big city attorney who has been given the job of making sure her father’s illegal all-year Christmas business is shut down.
A Diva’s Christmas Carol 2000 A TV movie that premiered on VH1, now on Lifetime, portraying Vanessa Williams in the Scrooge role as “Ebony” Scrooge, one third of a late-’80’s pop trio called “Desire” and now an egotistical, arrogant, grouchy solo diva.
A Dog’s Christmas Miracle 2011 A mischievous but lovable puppy, named Cinnamon, is determined to break-up her devoted “mummy’s” new relationship.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas 2009
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation 2010
Ebbie 1995 Made by Lifetime Television, this retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol features Susan Lucci in the title role of Elizabeth Scrooge, a hard-driven department store owner with no compassion and no time for Christmas joy until she receives a visit from three Christmas spirits. This is Dickens turned on its ear as all the major roles in this classic tale have been converted to female characters.
Elf 2003 Directed by Jon Favreau and staring Will Ferrell, this story is about one of Santa’s elves who learns of his true identity as a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father, spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes.
Eve’s Christmas 2004 A wealthy and successful career woman gets a second chance in life when a magical wish transports her back in time eight years to when she walked away from her fiance to lead a business life in New York.
A Fairly Odd Christmas 2012 A Christmas-themed live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s animated series The Fairly OddParents.
The Family Holiday 2007 A conman must show the executor of his uncle’s will that he has changed his lifestyle, in order to receive his uncle’s fortune.
The Family Stone 2005 An uptight businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his family’s annual Christmas celebration.
Four Christmases 2008 An upscale San Francisco couple are happily unmarried and child-free, and both have divorced parents and warring siblings. In an effort to avoid these families at Christmas time, they pretend to be engaging in charitable work but instead escape to exotic sun-spots, such as Fiji. Unfortunately, this year they are trapped at San Francisco International Airport by a fogbank that cancels every outbound flight. They are caught on camera and then interviewed by a CBS 5 news crew, revealing their whereabouts to their families. With their lies foiled and no excuses to make, they find themselves unable to avoid a Christmas at home with their respective families; Brad’s father, Kate’s mother, Brad’s mother and finally Kate’s father and thereby celebrating four Christmases in one day.
The Fourth Wise Man 1985 The story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King.
Fred Claus 2007 Fred Claus, Santa’s bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole.
The Gathering 1977 A dying man attempts to reconcile with the family he had abandoned years earlier, by having them come to visit for Christmas.
The Gift of Love 1978 An orphaned heiress in 1900s New York falls in love with a poor but honest immigrant in this moving adaptation of O. Henry’s timeless Christmas story, “The Gift of the Magi.” Marie Osmond, Timothy Bottoms, David Wayne, June Lockhart star.
The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story 1983 A woman reeling from business and marital failure is visited in a Christmastime dream by her deceased mother, who takes her on a journey back through her childhood.
A Grandpa for Christmas 2007 During the Christmas season, an old-time film-star/singer/hoofer, who is estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, suddenly finds himself bonding with his granddaughter when her mom is hospitalized.
Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! 2011 Based on the Disney Channel Original Series Good Luck Charlie, the film follows the Duncan family, who get separated at Palm Springs on their way to visit Grandma and Grandpa Blankenhooper for Christmas.
The Greatest Store in the World 1999 A family lose their home at Christmas and in desperation, stay in a department store over the Christmas period.
His and Her Christmas 2005
A Hobo’s Christmas 1987 A hobo decides to return home after being away for 25 years.
Hogfather 2006 It’s Hogswatch on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.
Holiday in Handcuffs 2007 A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.
A Holiday to Remember 1995 Carolyn is leaving the big city with her daughter Jordi for her childhood village, deep in the forest.
Home Alone 4 2002 A made-for-TV sequel to theatrical original
Home Alone 5 2012 Another made-for-TV sequel.
Home for Christmas 1990 A thief befriends a young boy at Christmas.
Home for the Holidays 1972 Four sisters return home to visit their father for Christmas, only to discover that someone is trying to kill him.
Home for the Holidays 2008
A Home for the Holidays 2005 A woman struggles to adopt her orphaned relatives.
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story 1971 On Christmas Eve in 1933, the Walton family of rural West Virginia awaits the return of the father, who had gone to look for work in a distant city. This film served as a pilot for the series The Waltons.
The House Without a Christmas Tree 1972 A widower, still grieving from his wife’s death, refuses to allow a Christmas tree in the home, to the dismay of his young daughter.
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 1984 After suffering a fatal heart attack, a man (Mickey Rooney) is granted a brief return to life so that he can show his California-bred grandson his first white Christmas in New York.
It Happened One Christmas 1977 A young businesswoman, despondent over the circumstances of her life, contemplates suicide, but is shown the value of her life by a guardian angel, in this feminist remake of It’s a Wonderful Life starring the then recently liberated Marlo Thomas.
It Nearly Wasn’t Christmas 1989 A disillusioned Santa Claus (Charles Durning) quits Christmas. Through the selflessness of a little girl looking to reunite her parents for Christmas (and the help of his bumbling chief elf, Philpot (Bruce Vilanch)), Santa and the child travel across America and Santa discovers that people really do need him and care about other people.
It’s A Wonderful Life 1946 Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. An angel convinces a disheartened businessman of his life’s importance by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born.
Jingle All The Way 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger. A harried father decides to dream the impossible dream, to get that year’s hot toy for his son just before Christmas Day.
John Grin’s Christmas Carol 1986 A miserly African-American businessman is shown the spirit of Christmas by three ghosts in this update of A Christmas Carol.
Joyeux Noël 2005 French, German and Scottish soldiers fighting in the First World War in December 1914 call a Christmas truce.
J.T. 1969 Troubled inner-city youngster adopts a stray cat for Christmas, and must hide it from his financially strapped mother.
Like Father, Like Santa 1998 A ruthless toy tycoon who is also secretly the son of Santa Claus travels to the North Pole to put an end to an attempted coup.
Love Actually 2003 Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit 1979 The lives of three different men are transformed by a magical Santa Claus costume rented to them by a mysterious shopkeeper.
The Man Who Saved Christmas 2002 Fact-based drama of toy inventor A.C. Gilbert, a pacifist toymaker who is forced by the U.S. government to turn his factory into a munitions plant during WWI, and is asked to convince consumers to buy bonds instead of toys.
Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas 2011 A girl stumbles upon the mystery of a long forgotten Christmas while visiting her school’s forbidden attic.
Mary Christmas 2002 Widower’s young daughter asks Santa for a new mother.
Miracle on 34th Street. 1994 A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle – Santa Claus…
Meet the Santas 2005 Sequel to Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus.
Moonlight and Mistletoe 2007 A man runs a year-round Santa Town.
A Mom for Christmas 1990 A young girl desires to have a mother in her life gets her wish at the department store.
The Monster’s Christmas 1981 A young girl helps the monsters from her storybook defeat an evil witch that has stolen their voices because they sang better at Christmas carols than she did.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 2008 A Retired policeman attempts to kindle romance between his daughter and a visiting chef.
A Mouse, A Mystery and Me 1987 A world-class mystery-writing mouse spends Christmas Eve with his sleuthing partner tracking down a missing Santa.
Mr. Krueger’s Christmas 1980 A widowed apartment janitor daydreams to escape his lonely life.
Mr. St. Nick 2002 An aging Santa Claus is ready to retire but first he must convince his son to take over his job.
Mrs. Santa Claus 1996 Santa’s wife ends up in New York in the early 1900s near Christmastime.
Mrs. Miracle 2009 A widower gets a babysitter for his twin sons in the form of a woman called Mrs. Miracle, who quickly becomes an irreplaceable nanny, chef, friend… and matchmaker!
Mrs Miracle 2: Miracle in Manhattan 2010 Sequel to Mrs. Miracle.
Must Be Santa 1999 Santa must pass his powers on to his chosen successor, but mistakenly passes them on to an ex con.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure 2004 Cousin Eddie and his family get stranded on what they think is a deserted island for Christmas.
The National Tree 2009 A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree. He and his father end up driving the Tree throughout the country and the tree become a national icon.
Naughty or Nice 2004 A Chicago sports radio shock jock is changed by a Christmas season encounter with a 15-year-old fan who is dying of cancer who forces him to be nice for a day.
The Night They Saved Christmas 1984 An oil company dynamites in the North Pole in search of an oil field, unaware that they are endangering Santa Claus.
Once Upon A Christmas 2000 Santa’s daughter tries to change a family so they are no longer on the Naughty list, or else Santa will cancel Christmas.
Picking Up & Dropping Off 2003 A divorced father and a divorced mother start to meet at Denver International Airport when picking up and sending off their children to ex-spouses for holidays.
Prancer 1989 An 8-year-old girl named Jessica whose mother died of unknown causes finds a hurt reindeer who she believes to be Santa’s reindeer Prancer.
Recipe for a Perfect Christmas 2005 A struggling chef agrees to date a food critic’s mother.
Red Boots for Christmas 2004 A bitter shoemaker gets a visit from an angel shortly before Christmas.
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish 1998 After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas Richie Rich, the richest kid in the world, wishes he’d never been born.
(Rich Little’s) Christmas Carol 1978 Comedian Rich Little plays all of the characters, using his unique skills as an impressionist to apparently fill the cast with some of Hollywood’s best-known stars.
Road to Christmas 2006 A high powered fashion photographer finds herself stranded in middle America on her way to her wedding in Aspen, Colorado. She gets a lift from a widower and his daughter, setting off a change of events that will change their lives forever.
Roots: The Gift 1988 Kunta Kinte and Fiddler, from Roots, accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape.
Samantha: An American Girl Holiday 2004 A wealthy girl visits an orphanage during the holiday season, and tries to house them.
Santa Baby 2006 Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is a highly successful business executive – who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she left behind to take over for her dad and implement her innovative ideas for running Christmas.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe 2009 Santa needs his daughter, Mary Class’ help again.
Santa Buddies 2009 Puppy Paws, the only son of Santa Paws, does not want to follow in his father’s footsteps. He then hi-tails it to Fernfield, Washington to be a normal puppy, just like Budderball (who is on Santa’s naughty list for eating the Thanksgiving Turkey). Meanwhile, the icicle that holds the magic of Christmas is melting away due to children’s and puppies’ belief in Santa and Santa Paws dying. It is up to Puppy Paws and the Buddies to rediscover their belief in Christmas and save the holiday.
The Santa Clause 1994 Directed by John Pasquin. It stars Tim Allen as an ordinary man, Scott Calvin, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall to his death. When he finishes St. Nick’s deliveries, he goes to the North Pole and learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed Father Christmas.
The Santa Clause 2 2002 Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn’t find a Mrs. Claus.
The Santa Clause 3 2006 Scott Calvin faces his most chilling challenge when rival Jack Frost tries to steal Christmas and put the holiday in a deep freeze!
Santa, Jr. 2002 Santa’s son, mistaken for the “Christmas Bandit”, is held under house arrest two days before Christmas.
The Santa Suit 2010 A greedy toy CEO, who refuses to give his staff Christmas bonuses, is magically transformed to look like Kris Krandall (a department store Santa).
Santa Who? 2000 Santa (Leslie Nielsen) suffers an attack of amnesia shortly before Christmas, after falling out of his sleigh. Only the innocence of a small child can save Christmas for thousands of people around the world.
Scrooge 1970 Scrooge is a 1970 musical film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic 1843 story, A Christmas Carol.
Scrooged 1988 A cynical television executive (Bill Murray) experiences ghostly hauntings reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
The Search for Santa Paws 2010 Sequel to Santa Buddies in which Santa loses memory in New York and it’s up to his new friend Paws to save him.
A Season for Miracles 1999 A homeless woman and her niece and nephew attempt to outrun the authorities during the holiday season.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! 1989 Horror sequel
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation 1990 Horror sequel
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker 1991 Horror sequel
Silent Night 2002 Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front.
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus 2004 A high-flying career woman and single mother with no time for love or Christmas is unexpectedly wooed by Santa’s son and heir, Nick who must find a wife before Christmas because his father wants to retire.
A Smoky Mountain Christmas 1986 A singer retreats to an isolated mountain cabin for a quiet holiday, but finds seven orphaned children there.
Spot’s Magical Christmas 2000 Spot the dog’s magical Christmas adventure.
Snow 2004 With only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden, heir to a certain Arctic toy business, must work hard to save Christmas after someone steals Buddy the reindeer and takes him to a California zoo.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze 2008 Sequel to 2004’s Snow.
Snowglobe 2007 A young woman discovers a Christmas-themed dream world inside a magical snow globe.
Sons of Mistletoe 2001 A cold businesswoman threatens to close a boys foster home during the holidays, when she returns to her home town to settle her late father’s estate.
Special Delivery 2000 A bumbling courier at a private adoption agency botches the delivery of a baby to its new parents in time for Christmas, when he misplaces their baby en route.
Stealing Christmas 2003 A criminal hides in a small town and takes a job as a Santa.
Stubby Pringle’s Christmas 1978 A Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation about a young cowboy (Beau Bridges) who discovers that the joy of Christmas is in the giving, rather than the receiving.
CBC‘s The True Meaning of Christmas Specials 2002 Hosted by Dave Foley, this parody of Christmas specials and many classic Christmas stories follows David and friends as he seeks to learn the meaning of Christmas Specials, beyond selling knickknacks for $49.99.
Three Days 2001 An angel offers a literary agent, whose wife of ten years died just before Christmas, a chance to relive the last three days of his wife’s life.
The Three Kings 1987 3 Mental-hospital patients escape from a Christmas pageant and go search for baby Jesus while in costume as the Magi.
Three Wise Guys 2005 Three Gangsters are hired as hitmen during the Christmas season.
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve 2004 A dying man has 12 days (12 chances) to achieve the “perfect” Christmas.
Twice Upon a Christmas 2001 Santa’s daughter has lost her memory, and her new family is determined to help her get it back.
‘Twas the Night 2001 A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa’s new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.
The Ultimate Christmas Present 2000 A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus to make it snow on Christmas Day, but the machine breaks, and causes an out-of-control snowstorm.
Unlikely Angel 1996 A singer must work with St Peter to earn her wings at Christmas by re-uniting a family.
Breakfast With Scot 2007
Vendetta: A Christmas Story 1997 1980s cop show spoof has two agents taking on Santa Claus. 
Will You Merry Me? 2008 A Lifetime film, in which a newly engaged couple, one Christian and the other Jewish, must survive their families meeting for the first time during Christmas.