My next selection is a film that I have bee watching for over 20 years now. Before the 24 hour marathons and later plaudits A Christmas Story would receive, there was simply a great movie that I watch with my dad and one of my brothers on VHS:
What I enjoyed about this film is that it harkened to a time and place that was so far removed from my own experiences growing up. In addition, as we watched the film my “old man” relayed some of his own personal relatable experiences growing up during the similar time that this story takes place. So my pleasure in this film goes beyond the film itself but is inextricably tied to my own Christmas memories.