Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Top 20 Christmas Movies


I need to share my Christmas movie watch list with someone - and that someone is YOU.

So here they are in no particular order.  Unless the order is "the order in which I remembered they existed":

  • Christmas Vacation
    • This movie cracks me up everytime I watch it.  I can't help it.  I'm actually saving it for closer to Christmas, that's how much I love it.
  • Home Alone
    • We just watched this the other day.  Kevin McCallister is a sadistic little bastard.  Why didn't he call the cops? Because he's Liam Neeson as a child. That's why.
  • The Holiday
    • Shut up. You don't get to judge me.  I watched this Thanksgiving night, drinking in my bed alone at 9pm. And I cried (I'm a weeper). And I laughed. And you can suck it.
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Obviously. Everyone loves this.
  • The Family Stone
    • I want to be part of this family.  But I have my own crazy family that's perfect.  But this story is so nice and quirky and again, I cried.
  • Miracle on 34th Street
    • The old one.  Not the new shit with Mara Wilson.  Classic Kris Kringle.
  • It's a Wonderful Life
    • This is the only movie on this list that John approves of.  And I think it's because it's a good film on it's own.  It tells a great story and it's nostalgic for everyone, you know...because it's old.
  • White Christmas
    • I don't care that most of my family hates this movie.  It's one of my all time favorites.  I love cheesy musical numbers. Sisters!
  • Muppet Christmas Carol
    • Again, obviously.  
  • Love Actually
    • So many adorable love stories mixed up in one great present of a film.  The scene with Hugh Grant dancing is adorable.  
  • Scrooged
    • This is the only Christmas movie that my step mom absolutely has to watch every year and it's obvious why. It's fantastic!
  • Die Hard
    • It's a Christmas movie. 
  • Elf
    • I'm actually watching this over several lunch breaks at work.  And cracking up out loud watching it.
  • Jingle All the Way
  • The Santa Clause
    • I hadn't seen this movie in a long time so I rented it this year and guess what? It's still great.  Tim Allen at his best. bahaha that's a great sentence.
  • A Christmas Story
    • I don't care if you hate that it's on for 24 hours every year. It's on for a reason. And that reason is - it's amazing.
  • Little Women
    • The movie that brought on a sizable crush on Christian Bale.  I still think it's a Christmas movie.
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
    • Bumbles bounce!  Such a classic.  So much so that I have a stuffed Rudolph under my tree.
  • Charlie Brown Christmas
    • Come on.  No one can deny this one.  It's got breakaway dance hits!
  • Frosty the Snowman
    • I love the old claymationy movies.  I just wish I remembered the one that talks about waffling.