My favorite Christmas movie is "You've Got Mail." It is a soft and sweet romantic comedy, and it plays on the early computer culture that I grew middle-aged with. I like that everything doesn't work out perfect, but it does work out good enough.
My favorite Christmas TV special is "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town." I always enjoyed it the most as a kid. I loved they way they incorporated explanations for so many holiday stories. I love that some of my children really like it too, and we watch it most years. (It is on ABC next Tuesday!) "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" is a close second favorite.