Naturally, I love Charlie Brown, the Grinch and the entire Rankin/Bass holiday catalogue.
But here are my top ten picks for holiday viewing:
1. A Christmas Story - no explanation needed. ("Mother's little piggie!")
2. A Christmas Carol (1951),(B/W) - the one with Alastair Sim
3. Toys - with Robin Williams. No one liked the movie when it came out in 1992, but I love the daylights out of this movie. Plus, it is the source of one of the most beautiful songs of the season. Called "At The Closing Of The Year", it never fails to make me cry.
4. Scrooged - again, no explanation is needed.
5. Die Hard - probably the only Christmas movie you'll see with the line: "Yippee-kay-yay, M*****-F*****". (Although, maybe not.)
6. The Thin Man - Nick and Nora Charles drink their way through a murder mystery. (This is my absolute favourite holiday movie!)
7. The Nightmare Before Christmas - Yes, I know that they show this on tv around Hallowe'en, but it is definitely a Christmas movie.
8. Edward Scissorhands - Well, it's got Depp....got a problem with that?
9. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - for all of us who have labored hard to create the perfect family holiday.
10. Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas - a Jim Henson from the mid-70's, without a Kermit or Miss Piggy in sight. This is a great one for families with children but suitable for all ages.
So, now you know what to rent on Friday night!
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