Link to Hompage
The Author Button - Main Navigation The Books Button - Main Navigation Video Button - Main Navigation Contact Button - Main Nagivation

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday Movies

I know I said baking was the thing that most got me into the holiday spirit, and that's true--but music and movies help, too! My family and I have a somewhat eclectic collection of Christmas classics (at least, they're classics as far as we're concerned) that we watch every year. Some of them you might watch, too--some are so weird, you might never have tried them! But all of them are fun, so I'm listing my favorites for you.
It's a Wonderful Life - Still one of the best movies ever made, and egregious overplaying of it all through December can't change that.
The Ref - Possibly the most profane of our holiday faves, Denis Leary is hysterical as a thief who takes the world's most contentious couple hostage. This is a GREAT movie, and almost no one has ever heard of it.
Miracle on 34th St. - The old one, with Maureen O'Hara. It's lovely! Baby Natalie Wood will break your heart. Christmas in Connecticut - Barbara Stanwyck and a memorable cast of secondary characters make this cute romantic comedy about a Martha Stewart-esque writer who doesn't actually know how to cook sparkle! Trapped in Paradise - Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey are brothers--and it just gets less plausible from there. Tons of fun!
Scrooged - Of course. Bill Murray? Stapling antlers to mice heads? David Johansen of the New York Dolls as the Ghost of Christmas Past screaming "It's a BONE!" at a dog in a children's show? I'm there.
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - Both the cartoon and the Jim Carrey version. I love them.
Mixed Nuts - Steve Martin heads up this incredibly wacky, sweet, slightly sicko movie about a band of do-gooders, a pregnant Juliette Lewis, a cross-dressing Liev Schrieber, and a serial killer. It's a comedy. I swear!
Love Actually - One of our newest additions, and I can't wait to watch it every year. Probably my favorite storyline is Liam Neeson and the adorable little boy who's in love for the first time. But Bill Nighy as the aging rockstar is a close second. Oh, they're all good!
Die Hard - A holiday tradition in my family that I've since found in other families, and it's one of those things that lets me know right away that we can be close friends. Like choosing Pride & Prejudice over Wuthering Heights, or football over baseball. If you watch Die Hard at Christmas, you're my kind of people.

So what are your favorite holiday movies? Anything weird I might not have seen? I love to discover new xmas faves, but I warn you now, anything with stop-animation creeps me out, so I won't be watching that one where Santa is a young Dutchman, or whatever.


A Christmas Story. I know, I know, such an obvious choice, but I never get tired of that movie.

Die Hard and Scrooged, yes! One of my favorites is The Ref.

Fun list!

The Bishop's Wife
The Nightmare Before Christmas

I have eclectic tastes, too. lol

Once you've seen Emma Thompson break down while listening to "River," how can you choose anything else? God, I love her.

Oh, and: A Muppet Christmas Carol. That's a big one in our house. Also Rudolph!

It's a Wonderful Life, The Family Man (such a great romance!), Die Hard, White Christmas (love the dancing and singing!) and of course, Home Alone.

I'm probably the only person in the world who doesn't like Love Actually. It really depresses me! The only story line I like is the Hugh Grant one (so cute!) I would have loved to have seen an entire movie based just on that one;)

I'm crazy for Love Actually and Rudolph the old claymation and the Grinch the orig.

I love the old christmas cartoons. and the grinch with jim carrey. hubby says if I watch it again he's going to leave me. I will miss him lol

Post a Comment

Newer Post Older Post Home


Home | The Author | The Books | News | Blog | Video | Contact

Copyright 2009 - All rights reserved.