Picks and Pans Review:
updated 12/20/2010 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/20/2010 AT 01:00 AM EST
5 FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
The 29-year-old star of ABC Family's Dec. 12 film Christmas Cupid reflects on the specials that make her season merry.
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
It still holds up. I love the animation, and it's one of my favorite Christmas songs.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
My mom watched with me, and I will watch it with my daughter [Violet, 9 months]. Charlie Brown's tree was so sparse. It couldn't hold a candle to the Milian trees, which were always big and filled with decorations. They get bigger and bigger every year.
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN
As a kid, this was so good for my imagination. It made me continue to believe in Santa.
THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
What would we do without Santa? Mrs. Claus wears the pants in the family and was ready to take over.
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
Christmas is about imagination. The thought that you put a carrot nose on a ball of snow and it comes to life is adorable. If that could come true, it would be awesome.