For the End of the Holiday Season, Who is Your Surprisingly Sexy Christmas Crush? Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, Bill Murray in Scrooged, Someone Else?

This might be in a very narrowcasting category. Or maybe not! I’m not saying you need to have seen all of these, just respond for the ones you do know. And feel free to add on more.

Angie just saw It’s a Wonderful Life for the first time which reminded me of the surprising sexiness of Jimmy Stewart. Along those same lines, who are the sexiest characters in Christmas classics top to bottom?

Jimmy in It’s a Wonderful Life

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Edward Gynn in Miracle on 34th Street

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John Payne in Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Nephew Fred, Any Version of A Christmas Carol

Nephew Fred - Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol (1938)

Bill Murray, Scrooged

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Bing Crosby, White Christmas/Holiday Inn

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Hugh Grant, Love Actually

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Alan Rickman, Love Actually

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Bill Nighy, Love Actually

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When I was a teenager, a family friend came over and asked me about my crushes and then said, “but, they’re all DEAD!” Which had never really struck me as odd before.

Anyway, with that in mind, here are my predictable sexiness rankings:

Jimmy in It’s a Wonderful Life

He’s responsible, he’s mature, and he’s got that kind of angry dangerous edge.

John Payne in Miracle on 34th Street

He’s a lawyer, and a caring stepfather, and a supportive boyfriend.

Bing Crosby in White Christmas

He’s Bing Crosby!

Alan Rickman in Love Actually

Okay, yes, unfaithfulness is a big turn off. But before that, he is dry witted and wears glasses and is Alan Rickman.

Hugh Grant in Love Actually

He is not unfaithful, and he goes above and beyond for True Love.

Bill Murray in Scrooged

Haven’t actually seen it, but it’s Bill Murray, so I assume he is so funny that it becomes sexy.

Bill Nighy in Love Actually

He’s kind of old and weatherbeaten and cracked, like a leather chair. But still charming.

Edward Gwynn in Miracle on 34th Street

Santa!

Nephew Fred, Any Version of A Christmas Carol

Ugh, Nephew Fred! So well-meaning, and so tiresome.

13 thoughts on “For the End of the Holiday Season, Who is Your Surprisingly Sexy Christmas Crush? Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, Bill Murray in Scrooged, Someone Else?

  1. This post reminds me I must watch Miracle on 34th Street. I saw the 90′ version few times, because it’s my husband’s favourite Christmas movie, but we have never seen the old version.

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        • Yes! Also, Maureen O’Hara’s coat shoulders are so tough and awesome.

          But mostly it’s that he really really does feel like Santa. And his chemistry with Natalie Wood is perfect.

          Remake, in India, Maddy as John Payne, Parvathy as the tough single Mom, some cute little girl as the cute little girl (Roohi?), and Shahrukh as Santa.

          On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 4:32 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • Even without Santa it would be great movie: Maddy as sexy, single lawer falling in love with Parvathy and her daughter. Something like Quarib Quarib Single but sexier and with better sari in the end.

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          • But, then there wouldn’t be a plot? Gotta be something we can use instead of Santa. Maybe someone who claims to be a reincarnation of Gandhi? YES! And she is working at a mall and hiring Gandhi impersonators for the big Gandhi Jayanti sale.

            On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 2:43 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Hugh. 100x Hugh. Although if I do choose someone dead I’ll go off list and pick Danny Kaye over Bing. I just find him more relatable and my parents used to tell me I should go live with him and his family (they were Jewish like us) as I wanted to live in LA from the time I was about 10.

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