Not your cookie cutter Christmas fare, but a holiday classic nonetheless. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr celebrate the New Year together on a cruise ship, finding as they do so, that love may have come to late. Deborah Kerr's character memorably says, "Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories... And we've already missed the spring!" They arrange to meet later six months later at the top of the Empire State building (the "nearest thing to heaven in [New York]") to see how they feel then but an accident keeps them apart and it is only a moment of circumstance that causes them to meet again, for the last and beautiful time.
Truly, A love story to remember which is why it makes my favorite list.