Top 5 Xmas Movies!
Tis the season for movies. I thought it would be appropriate to create a top 5 movies of Christmas. Take note, I have not seen It's A Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street. Or Godfather. Please don't castrate me.
Honorable mention: Gremlins
This movie just scared the hell out of me. I did want to put Gizmo in my pocket forever though.
5. Jingle All the Way
Poor Arnold. When he forgets to get his son the only gift he wanted for Christmas, a Turbo Man doll, he goes on an unforgettable journey to track one down. On this adventure, he must battle an angry postman played by Sinbad (remember him?), an army of midget Santa Clause's, and a bike cop who happens to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I don't care what you say, this movie is filled with great Arnie one liners and rocks come Christmas season. Or maybe this was the only film Suncoast Video would let us play on Christmas when I worked there.
Fun fact!: After all of the ending credits, there is a short film about what happened that Christmas night for the family.
In the tradition of me loving Bill Murray, this is reason number 72 on why I love Mr. Murray. This modern day telling of mean ole' Scrooge casted the perfect rat pack of the 1980's, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, the guy that looks like Benicio Del Toro, and of course, Bill Murray.
Fun fact!: Sam Kinison was originally slated to play the part of Eliot Loudermilk. The part eventually went to 'Bobcat Goldthwait' due to his friendship with Bill Murray.
3. National Lampoon's A Christmas Vacation
Whenever something goes awry or crazy around my 'hood this time of year, I think of the Griswalds. You can't help but love Chase's Clark failing miserably at the perfect Christmas. This story is filled with something every can enjoy: crazy in-laws, rude neighbors, bad turkey, a young Juliette Lewis (before she started a terrible band), and a WT randy Quaid!
Fun fact!: Clark and Eddie drink from "Marty Moose" glasses, the theme-park character from the first Vacation film, Vacation.
2. Home Alone
For the ones that are around 23-28, this is the classic of our generation. Macaulay Culkin kicked major robber asses and took names. Every kid wanted that ugly red sweater and the chance to be left behind on Christmas. Not really, I wouldn't have survived day one.
Fun Fact!: 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.
1. A Christmas Story
As a boy, I always wanted to know what it felt like to stick my tongue on a pole during the winter time. That is until I saw this movie. I was always haunted by what happened to poor (forgot his name). Thank God nobody double dog dared me to do anything as a boy.
PS If you know where I can get one of those leg lamps, e-mail me!
Fun fact!: In high school a long time ago, close friends of mine formed the punk band Scut Farkus 5 in honor of the bully in this film.
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