40 best Christmas-related pop-culture items (#10-1)

It’s the wrap-up of my seasonal list.  And sure, I was without internet on Christmas day (seems grandmas can do without such things), so my final 10 are a wee bit after the fact, but let’s just consider it a continuation of the holidays.  Enjoy!

10. The Polar Express
Book, Houghton Mifflin, 1985
Written and illustrated by Chris van Allsburg

9. Moroccan Christmas
The Office episode, NBC, 2008
With Steve Carell, Kate Flannery, and Phyllis Smith

8. White Christmas
Film, Paramount Pictures, 1954
With Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney

7. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Television special, CBS, 1965
With Peter Robbins, Sally Dryer, and Chris Shea

6. Home Alone / Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Film, 20th Century Fox, 1990/1992
With Macaulay Culkin, Catherine O’Hara, and Joe Pesci

5. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
The Simpsons episode, FOX, 1989
With Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, and Nancy Cartwright

4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Television special, NBC, 1964
With Burl Ives, Billy Richards, and Larry D. Mann

3. It’s a Wonderful Life
Film, RKO Pictures, 1946
With James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore

2. “The Christmas Song”
Song, Mel Torme and Bob Wells, 1946
Performed by Nat King Cole

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Book/Television special, Random House/CBS, 1957/1966
Written by Dr. Seuss/With Boris Karloff and June Foray

Happy Holidays All!
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One response to “40 best Christmas-related pop-culture items (#10-1)”

  1. joe burns says :

    I love the old Grinch movie!

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