Christmas has been celebrated in movies as well, with many films like It’s A Wonderful Life, the ten-twelve versions of “A Christmas Carol,” and the list goes on and on. These remain my favorite.
First I just want to point out my favorite Christmas special: “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Why not? There’s millions of Charlie Browns in the world, but he’s the Charlie Browniest. Haha…aw, screw you that was funny!
Here comes the top five:
5. The Polar Express
I get a lot of crap for this, but I don’t care. I loved Polar Express, and after owning it for five years, I still watch it on Christmas Eve. The technology is beautiful, despite certain “eye opening” moments. Tom Hanks does great as every character in the film….no, not really, but I’d be thrilled if that happened. It just a film that gets me into the spirit of Christmas in Zombieville-I mean Motion Capture Land.
4. Die Hard
Not exactly a “Christmas” movie, but who doesn’t have this on their list? Best Action film to take place during the holiday season. And as the kid said in the ending, “If this is what Christmas is like, I can’t wait for New Years!
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
This can also be considered a Halloween movie as well. Many people are now absorbed and used to 3-D animation (not that there is anything wrong with that). This is one of those films that you watch and remember that stop motion animation isn’t dead. Hell, we have Coraline and Fantastic Mr. Fox come out this year and many people loved it. This is such a great film, which some of the best musical numbers I’ve ever heard, and I don’t even like musicals. I actually thought the “follow up” film Corpesbride was actually better.
2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Hap-Hap-Happiest Christmas Since Bing Crosby danced with Danny Fucking Kay! I grew up watching this film since I was five (that was also the age I watched Titanic with Kate Winslet’s boobies), and I’ve loved it ever since. The scene where he goes off and talks about how bad his boss is and ends with “Where’s the Tylenol?” has been dubbed by my Grandparents as the “Shane Scene.” Best prayer ever, best Cousin Eddie ever, and the funniest Turkey I’ve ever seen:
And finally, my number one favorite Christmas movie:
1. A Christmas Story
Oh, Fudge! I love Christmas Story. It captures my imagination, gives us laughs, and remains a classic that I’ll be watching to the day I die.
So, what are your favorites? Any you like to add?