A Christmas Carol, with Alastair Sim is tied with A Christmas Story by Gene Shepherd for my all time favorite Christmas movies. Oddly, I’ve never seen “Its a Wonderful Life” but since I love Jimmy Stewart (especially in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window) I am sure i’ll like it as well.
The acting and cinematography in these movies is tops. I’m not a big movie watcher, but if Alfred Hitchcock or Rod Serling directed it, I most likely love it. Speaking of Rod Serling, while not a holiday movie I watched “Patterns” by Serling the other day and was mesmerized. It actually has a similar message to A Christmas Carol.