5 Non-Christmas Christmas Movies

Do Thy Worst

There are many excellent Christmas movies to watch this time of year. ‘A Christmas Story’ and the 1951 version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ are my 2 favorites. But I also enjoy watching some non-Christmas Christmas films during the season. Movies that are not particularly about Christmas but either take place during the holiday season or contain a certain type of magical flavor that goes good with egg nog and colored lights.

The following are my top 5 of this underrated genre. They are not necessarily in order of importance…I’d hate to make the others jealous by naming a favorite…

Ben Hur (1959)

Probably the best of the huge Biblical epics of the 50’s. The film parallels the life of Jesus with that of Ben Hur and we are shown brief yet moving vignettes of His life including (in my opinion) the best film depiction of the nativity. Still one the best action/adventure films of all…

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