Christmas may have come and gone but the holidays are still upon us, so why not maintain that seasonal spirit with a little festive viewing. The following are My Top 10 Christmas Favorites.
Some are movies. Some are t.v. specials.Some are only slightly Christmas-related. Regardless, every one of them never fails to put me in a holiday mood.
A surreal, under-appreciated comedy that happens to be set during the holidays. A sexy French exchange student, an obnoxious rival (named, appropriately enough, Stalin), a claymation dancing hamburger sequence, and a very determined paper boy are just a few of the elements that make this movie joyously bizarre – and immensely entertaining.
A Christmas movie only insofar as it happens to be set during the holiday season, A brilliant WWII movie starring William Holden as a roguish POW suspected, by his fellow prisoners, of being a traitor.
Michael Caine is terrific as Scrooge, but he’s upstaged by the likes of Kermit the Frog’s Bob Cratchit. One of my favorite Muppet outings.
What the hell happened to Eddie Murphy? Long before Pluto Nash came this wonderful comedy set during the holiday season. Murphy was at his best and Dan Aykroyd was actually funny. It seems like so long ago…
Oh, say what you will about the sequels, but the original shines as a truly inspired kid-centric holiday movie.
Nothing takes me back to my youth like the Charlie Brown holiday specials. As great as it is, this one still runs a close second to It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
I’ve watched it every Christmas for as long as I can remember. Love that dog!
The quintessential Christmas actioner.
Like you’re Christmas holidays dark? Then look no further. Billy Bob Thornton is great as the degenerate would-be Santa, but he’s upstaged by Brett Kelly as the lonely Thurman Merman.
Not just a great holiday movie but a great movie all around. This is one my “desert island picks”, a movie I could watch over and over and over again.
Agree? Disagree? Are there any favorite you would include? Let’s hear ‘em!