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What Is Your Favorite Christmas Movie?

The Christmas Spirit

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin  will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 

Pic of Ray 11302014OK – just a simple question this morning – not much of a devotional thought – but what is your favorite Christmas movie of all time?  With Christmas being abused by commercialism – what Christmas movie or even TV show – do you think brings out the spirit of Christmas the best.  It doesn’t have to be a religious movie – but one that reminds you the most of the true Christmas spirit.

My favorite of all time would have to be It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed made in 1946.  There is just something about the older movies – maybe it is the morals and values – that speak to me! Just a fresh movie with no foul language or nude scenes. I also think many of us have thought of what life would be if we weren’t here.

Another Christmas movie that is a favorite is A Christmas Story – based on a family in the 1940’s.  The Red Ryder BB gun – the pink bunny suit – the tongue stuck to a pole in the freezing cold are all images that stick (no pun intended) in my memory.  The family is a big part of Christmas – even when our family is ideal.

What is your favorite Christmas movie?  How can we make Christmas a time to remember Jesus and family this year?

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

Look for other questions during this Christmas season.


December 16, 2014 - Posted by | Advent Thought, Christmas, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Personal | , , , , , ,

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