Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Favorite Christmas Movies

BRRR! It was cold in LA today. 48 degrees leaving work! Now I'm totally in the Christmas spirit, ready to watch some Christmas movies.

Christmas Vacation
Clark Griswold. This movie is a dynasty. The entire movie makes me laugh out loud. The awkward mall scene. Clark's evil boss canceling the Christmas bonuses, leading to Clark's psychotic rampage. Aunt Bethany saying grace, aka The Pledge of Allegiance. The squirrel. Uncle Louis burning down the tree. O the tree, the glorious tree that fits so nicely on top of the family station wagon. Sadly, I think my family only has a VHS of this beloved movie. Time to upgrade to DVD.
Clark: Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny ******* Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white *** down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of ******** this side of the nuthouse.

Home Alone
If you don't like this movie, I don't like you. No, seriously. The original Home Alone (not the sequels) is an all time classic in my eyes.
Did You Know: The concept for this movie originated during the filming of a scene in Uncle Buck (1989) in which Macaulay Culkin plays a character who interrogates a would-be-babysitter through a letterbox. Although the part was written especially for Macaulay Culkin by John Hughes, several hundred other boys were auditioned by director Chris Columbus just because he wanted to confirm that Culkin was right for the part. The role of Uncle Frank was written for Kelsey Grammer. Robert De Niro turned down the role of Harry, which was played in the film by Joe Pesci.

Love Actually
Call me a girl, but I love this movie. Charming & Cozy .... Bill Nighy. Hugh Grant. Colin Firth. Liam Neeson. Alan Rickman. Laura Linney

4. Miracle on 34th Street
Definitive proof that Santa really does exist.

The Santa Clause
Features one of Tim Allen's few successful big screen performances. So full of heart and charm it's becoming a holiday season staple.

The Holiday
Hans Zimmer creates an enchanting music score for this film. Cameron Diaz has an amazing wardrobe. Jude Law is charming as ever. I actually grew to like Jack Black after he puts on the charm in this movie. And Kate Winselt is endearing as always.

And there you go. I might be the only person who's not a fan of A Christmas Story, but I cannot stand that movie. That narrator is so annoying. The movie is boring. Buy the kid the bb gun already.