Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A few really good Christmas movies.

In no particular order:

The Ref
The is a nice, warm type of movie that will warm the cockles of your heart. Nothing better than a realistic portrayal of a family Christmas, and what you really want to do to them.

Christmas Vacation
Come on, you know that you laughed out loud at this classic family tale. Clark Griswold at his finest as the family comes for the holidays.

A Christmas Story
Yes, "you'll shoot your eye out". I had to say it once. I remember the first time I say this movie, and I thought it was a classic then. Now, it is one of the greatest ever made. Just ask TNT.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
My wife and I make it a point every year to watch this movie. It is a great, and realistic, message about the consumerism that is rampant at this time of year. Besides that, Snoopy rules!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Not that crappy, Jim Carrey version, but the old school cartoon is an excellent holiday classic that makes even the grumpiest grinch smile.

It's a Wonderful Life
Can you believe that this was the first year that I saw this film? Not only is it a great Christmas film, it is simply a great film. Instant must see by Frank Capra for the entire family.

Based on "A Christmas Carol", only a whole lot funnier. Bill Murray plays Scrooge to a "T" as a modern day corporate jerk. The ghosts are enjoyable, but it is the ending that will grab you.

Die Hard
"But it's not Christmas!!!!" Ahhh, wrong, check out the entire environment and you will see that the movie has a massive Christmas theme. Check out the soundtrack! Add in the fact that this movie is on of the greatest action movies of all time, and has one of the great villains of all time (pictured: Alan Rickman), and you have a Christmas masterpiece. For the guys at least.

Love Actually
Eight different couples get into romantic and relationship entanglements during the holidays. Masterfully written and acted, but some of the storylines are a little sad. Still, it is a very good overview of love.

Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer
The original claymation style movie still fills kids with wonder as the little "reindeer that could" becomes Santa's hero.

Rent them and feel the warmth of the holidays!
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