Wednesday, 22 December 2010

My Top Ten....


Christmas Movies

10. Santa Clause the movie: Dudley Moore as an Elf, quality Christmas entertainment!

9. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation: Chevy Chase and the national lampoons at their very best!

8. Home Alone: Festive Family Fun with lethal traps!

7. The Nightmare before Christmas: Tim Burtons imagination and Danny Elfmans musical stylings at their peak!

6. Planes, Trains and Automobiles: "Those aren't pillows!" Bloody Brilliant Comedy!

5. Scrooged / Groundhog Day: I put these together because Groundhog Day isn't usually considered a Christmas movie and its like a Bill Murray tribute at number 5 as both these films are excellent Festive comedies!

4. Muppets Christmas Carol: I nearly put the version with Patrick Stewart as it is excellent but this one featuring those loveable muppets is just fun for all the family!

3. Elf: Inspired casting of Will Ferrell and superb comedy writing make for a real sleeper hit, "Buddy the Elf, whats your favourite colour!?"

2. It's a Wonderful Life: Try doing a list of best Christmas movies and leaving this classic out!

1. Die Hard: I don't care what anyone sais, Die Hard is a Christmas movie and it has everything! Action, Comedy, Family Drama and Alan Rickman saying "Now I have a machine gun, ho ho ho"

4 comments:

rorydean said...

Hey Peter, returning the holiday shenanigans your way while making the rounds from the folks database. I write reviews over at http://www.rorydean.wordpress.com - drop by and say hello.

Nice list of Christmas favorites. I have to agree with you regarding Die Hard, it might just be the quintessential holiday film for men, action and holly berries - what else does one need but those little cocktail weenies and a twelve pack. Well, there's more but everyone needs a starting place!

Groundhog day is good any time of the year and while I didn't like Elf all that much (as I recall, choosing to hold further judgement until I can watch it again)Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and Christmas Vacation are definitely must see holiday cinema.

cheers
rory

Peter Bee said...

Thanks for reading Rory, I'll be sure to pop over and give your site a read in the new year.

Pete

Dan said...

Groundhog day is set an entire month after Christmas! Pushing the definition a bit surely? Even if you are doing it for the right reasons.

Otherwise, a good list :)

Peter Bee said...

Dan, I've just always associated Groundhog day with this time of year since i first saw it and it is "my" list.

Thanks for reading and the appreciation.

Pete

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