Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Best Christmas movies

Time for another guest blogger. I wanted to make a list of the best Christmas movie, but then I realized I really don't like Christmas movies and I was so exhausted after writing my epic movies of the decade post, so I went back to my friend Amy, who has previously graciously supplied us with best horror movies and best vampire movies lists. Here is her list of Best Christmas Movies, and I have to say this is a tough task because there are so many horrible Christmas movies.
Enjoy. (My comments will be in italics)

Ok. So here goes.After much debate with nick I think that I have come up with a list for you.

Honorable Mention:
The Polar Express: The animation irritates me in some parts of the film which is why it's not on the list. It is a good holiday movie. But that hot chocolate song is soooo annoying
Black Christmas: The original mind you, not that shitty remake. It's a creppy horror film. Enough said.
The Santa Claus: Tim Allen is funny. The movie is Funny. The sequels are not
White Christmas: I wanted to put this on the list but the Boyfriend insists that is not a Christmas film. I digress.

10. A Christmas Story: Here is the reason why this one is number 10. OVEREXPOSURE!!! This IS a really great Christmas movie but it is played to death around the week of and on Christmas Day. Leg Lamp

9. Bad Santa: Ok, ok I know that this may not be considered a Christmas movie to some but I think that it is one of the funniest movies out there that happens to be about a Bad Santa (pun intended) who has a heart of gold (well kinda).

8. Muppet Christmas Carol: Muppets + Michael Caine = Holiday classic gold.
I too love the Muppets and enjoy Michael Caine, but I feel the use of Muppets is kinda poor here. They aren't as funny as they could be. For classic Muppets Christmas, look no further than The Muppets and John Denver Christmas Special - the best ones here and here

7. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Based on the popular song, this animated classic from the sixties is an original that has withstood the test of time.
An Elf that wants to be a dentist, Yukon Cornelius, a squirt gun that shoots Jelly, Yeti, I love it

6. Miracle On 34th Street: A little girl is raised to believe there is no Santa Clause. This charming film brings out the child in everyone and makes us believe that maybe there still is a Santa Clause

5. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation: My favorite scene is when they bring back the tree and cut in open and it breaks every freaking window in the living room. Oh and when they turn on the Christmas lights and blind the neighbors. Chevy Chase at the top of his game.
This is probably the only one that is Christmas tradition. It will be watched every year.

4. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Sold Christmas: No not that crap movie with Jim Carey. I'm talking about the animated one that comes on Cartoon Network every year. What better way to teach us about the real meaning of Christmas then a Dr. Seuss story?

3. Elf: Oh god do I love this movie. Will Ferrell is at his comedic best. Funny, cute, and happy this movie is a must to put you in the holiday spirit.

2. It's a Wonderful Life: Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart at his best. A film that shows us how important we are to people around us.

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas: What can I say that hasn't already been said about this made for tv classic. With an awesome soundtrack and a great message who doesn't love them some Charlie Brown?

Thanks Amy, quality list. I would definitely include Home Alone, and another family favorite A Garfield Christmas


Exclusive Movies said...

Nice list im thinking about making a list just like this..with diffrent xmas movies.

Carolyn said...

Nice list - I'm always on the lookout for people writing about It's A Wonderful Life. I wrote a song called George Bailey, would love for you to take a listen via my website or watch the youtube video. Thanks and happy holidays!

Carolyn Sills