I’m sure you know most of these but here are my picks for Christmas movie entertainment….
A Christmas Story
No Christmas would ever be complete without a 24 hr Christmas Story marathon. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to tell you this. The movie was made in 1983 which means it’s closing in on 30 years. What I find so fascinating is that every year I do, in fact, tune in at least 3-5 times a day to watch certain scenes. True story.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
It’s just an all around classic and a must see for me.
What holiday would be complete without a little bit of Bill Murray to make you feel happy? I particularly like the fact that Buster Poindexter is the Ghost of Christmas past and the dude from Dynasty plays Bill Murray’s old boss. You got Carol Kane and, hell, even Bill Murray’s brothers are in the film.
It’s a Wonderful Life
Come on. It’s a given.
Honestly, I could watch this movie at any time of year. It really doesn’t matter. It might be in my top 10 funniest movies of all time. I know that’s a bold statement, but Billy Bob as an alcoholic, depressed, store robbing Santa is one of the greatest characters ever created. Plus the little overweight kid with the red hair is easily one of my favorite supporting characters of all time: “It’s a wooden pickle.”
Will Ferrell at his best. I watch it every year.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
This made for TV movie was absolutely awesome and even in this technological age it still holds up as a classic.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
I bought the soundtrack, I have the tree ornament that plays dialogue, I have the Charlie Brown Christmas tree up in the living room... I love all Peanuts, all the time.
But especially at Christmas.
UPDATE:I was just alerted by the love of my life that I have forgotten one...