Sled Your Way into My 6.5 Essential Christmas Movie Picks
I love movies. I love the big screen experience. I want to write this later and go to a movie right now. What I have for you are the top 6 and a half Christmas movies that I love. You will see some classic and not-so-classic films on the list. Let's get started.
#1 The Santa Clause from 1994
This is a fun film that you can show the kids and it has some jokes for the grownups too. It was perfect for Tim Allen and Judge Reinhold.
#2 Scrooged from 1988
One of the cleverest versions of Dickens Christmas Carol I have ever seen. It’s priceless and a little dark. The casting is spot on and that makes it for me.
#3 Die Hard from 1988
I think I’m seeing a trend here.
Yes, I know Bruce Willis says it’s not a Christmas movie but you know what? He’s wrong.
#4 White Christmas from 1954
It seems like I wind up watching this movie at least once a year. It winds up on the TV schedule and I turn it on. I know it’s old and it seems a little corny but watching Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye work is great.
#5 Home Alone from 1990
The first one is the best one. Watching Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) revel in his solitude and then outwit a pair of dim-witted burglars is fun.
#6 Love Actually from 2003
This is another film I will watch any time it shows up on the TV schedule. It’s not a movie for kids. I like the way they take the multiple storylines and have them intersect with each other.
(And a half): Gremlins from 1984
No, not really a Christmas movie. It’s set in the Christmas season and it’s kind of a monster movie so how can you go wrong? Well, you could do a sequel that kind of sucked (in my opinion).
Look, I know there are many other great Christmas movies out there. In fact, there's research out there showing what each state's favorite holiday movie is. Make your own list.
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