So there are a lot of great Christmas movies (especially all of those Hallmark Christmas specials), but I'm limiting myself to just 5 films (which honestly, is almost impossible and even caused an argument for me at home =)
Anyways, here goes:
This is one of the most underrated Christmas movies of all time and has one of the most fun and moving endings ever. When I saw it in the theater as a kid I was 16 years old and with my family - at the end of the film the whole movie theater stated singing together the closing song, Put a Little Love in Your Heart. It was a classic Bill Murray moment and I'll never forget it! A very cool memory!
Not a Christmas movie you say? I beg to differ! The opening song in the movie is by one of the greatest Christmas acts of all time, RUN DMC =)
But for me, this has to go on the list! I not only love this movie, but just think for a minute about this very christmasie plot - Officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes on a group of highly organized criminals led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who perform a heist in a Los Angeles skyscraper under the guise of a terrorist attack using hostages, including McClane's wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), to keep the police at bay. What couldn't be more Christmas than that?!
So this is probably the first obvious one on the list.
I love, love, love this movie and as a family we could and have watched this thing over and over again. It's just so darn funny! I actually met someone yesterday who said that they haven't seen Elf yet. I think that this must be the unpardonable sin!
For the longest time, this was my favorite all time Christmas movie. A staple in our house. I loved Chevy Chase growing up and in this film, he's at his best. I think this is even my favorite of all of the Vacation movies (definitely better than Vegas Vacation!). Any way, my dream is to have my home decorated like theirs - too funny!
It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by the legend, Frank Capra. This movie is on my all time greatest film list - not just Christmas movie list. I'll even watch it when it's not Christmas time. But because of the film, I know, that every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings... so there's that.
Listen, I love all of those movies, and this was painful leaving some of them off, BUT, it's my list =)
What would be your top five and in what order?