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Yes Virgina There Were Christmas Movies Before Hallmark!

Like everyone else, Hallmark Christmas Movies are on a constant loop on our TV even when we are not actively watching TV. I know they are kitschy and predictable and their aggressive movie scores often compete with the actors for our attention as if say "listen to me...I'm a cello and I can make this tear jerker scene with Candace Cameron more powerful if you just focus on me". But I can't quit them. They are like a TV version of an IV drip slowly numbing us from the pain of a world that is seemingly spinning off of its axis.


There are times though when I'm reminded by Turner Classic Movies that there are so many truly great Christmas classics that don't even get a fraction of the attention that the Hallmark movies get. There are the obvious ones like "It's A Wonderful Life" and "White Christmas" but there are so many others like "All That Heaven Allows" and "Christmas In Connecticut" that deserve our attention.


So I put this music video together for a song I wrote called "It's Christmas Time" from our "Hereafter Musical" movie...a future Christmas movie classic! Frankie Keane (who stars in the movie with Danny Aiello) sings the song accompanied by clips from forty two Christmas classics which you all should watch!

MOVIE CLIPS FEATURED IN "IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME" VIDEO
  1. "Robin And The 7 Hoods" w D. Martin, F. Sinatra & S. Davis Jr

  2. "Heidi" w Shirley Temple

  3. "It's A Wonderful Life" w J. Stewart, D. Reed & Karolyn Grimes

  4. "Meet Me In St Louis" w Judy Garland

  5. "An Affair To Remember" w Cary Grant

  6. "White Christmas" w Rosemary Clooney, B. Crosby & D Kaye

  7. "The Meaning Of Life" w Graham Chapman

  8. "Holiday Inn" w Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby & Marjorie Reynolds

  9. "Home Alone" w Macaulay Culkin & Roberts Blossom

  10. "Holiday Inn" w Marjorie Reynolds

  11. "It's A Wonderful Life" w Jimmy Stewart

  12. "All That Heaven Allows" w Jane Wyman

  13. "Miracle On 34th Street" w Natalie Wood & Edmund Gwenn

  14. "Frank Sinatra Chrsitmas Special" w F. Sinatra & Bing Crosby

  15. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

  16. "When Harry Met Sally" w Meg Ryan & Billy Crystal

  17. "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

  18. "Christmas In Connecticut" w Barbra Stanwyck

  19. "Radio Days" w Diane Weist

  20. "It's A Wonderful Life" w Jimmy Stewart & Donna Reed

  21. "Home Alone"

  22. "Holiday Inn" w Bing Crosby & Marjorie Reynolds

  23. "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"

  24. "The Lemon Drop Kid" w Bob Hope & Marilyn Maxwell

  25. "Bing Crosby Christmas Special" w B. Crosby & David Bowie

  26. "Miracle On 34th Street" w Natalie Wood

  27. "Heidi" w Shirley Temple

  28. "A Christmas Story" w Peter Billingsley

  29. "The Bride Wore Boots" w Barbra Stanwyck & Bob Cummings

  30. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" w Chevy Chase

  31. "A Christmas Story" w Darren McGavin

  32. "Home Alone" w Macaulay Culkin & Catherine O'Hara

  33. "The Middle"

  34. "White Christmas"

  35. "The Bishop's Wife" w Cary Grant

  36. "Robin And The 7 Hoods" w D. Martin, F. Sinatra & S. Davis Jr

  37. "A Christmas Story" w Peter Billingsley & Ian Petrella

  38. "Love Finds Andy Hardy" w Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland

  39. "The Polar Express"

  40. "A Christmas Carol" w Alastair Sim

  41. "Home Alone" w Macaulay Culkin & Roberts Blossom

  42. "It's A Wonderful Life" w J. Stewart, D. Reed & Karolyn Grimes

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