CHRISTMAS MOVIES I OBSESSIVELY WATCH
Even though my family begs me to stop. All of these movies feature redemption via some kind of divine intervention. They are great to watch if you're struggling or questioning your place in the world.
- •THE FAMILY MANNicolas Cage and Tia Leone play a couple in alternate universes of coupling. Great supporting cast featuring Jeremy Piven and Don Cheadle. Critics say it's too schmaltzy but I disagree.
- •THE PREACHER'S WIFEAnother great cast with Denzel, Gregory Hines, Whitney Houston and Lionel Richie. Basically modern (urban) update of "The BIshop's Wife." Funny and touching.
- •IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFEPerennial classic with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Only on TV once a year (and apparently once in Spanish) but still worth seeking out.