We Swedes seems to have a thing about traditional repeating of tv shows. For example we have now seen the same Disney compilation, Kalle Ankas Jul (Donald Duck’s Christmas in Swedish), between 3 and 4 PM every Christmas eve since 1960, seriously!, reclipped every year to have the latest Disney movie trailer at the end. No one really watches it any more, but its a nice time table setter, “we will leave for grandma and grandpas after Kalle Anka ” or “we will start opening presents after Kalle Anka” all according to your family traditions.
So my favourite Christmas movie, is obviously one of those shown every year, this one between Christmas and New Years Eve: Ivanhoe. (the 1982 version)
The thing is I have always seen the story a little different, I focus on the drama between Rebecca of York and Brian de Bois-Gilbert. And I have made a “small” series of clips of how I see it. Spoiler Allert! It might be good to actually have seen the movie/red the book to really understand.
The story of Rebecca and Brian.
By Frida Åberg.
I added some lines, and sorry for the spelling, no spellcheck.
If you want a more traditional Christmas movie I recommend “The Bishop’s wife”, with Christmas spirit, love, Cary Grant and everything.