Wednesday, December 7, 2011

One of Those Interactive Dealies

In case anyone is keeping score, though HR ended up in the big bed at 3 a.m. again, the first wake-up took 4 minutes of soothing instead of 45 before he went back to sleep. I'm calling it progress.

Real quick, what are your favorite holiday-related movies? Not specials - that's a separate post. I'm talking feature films here. In no particular order, here's my top 10.

Let's get the obvious ones out of the way:
-A Christmas Story
-It's A Wonderful Life

I also adore:
-Auntie Mame - the original with Rosalind Russell, not to be confused with the yucky musical version with Lucille Ball.
-The Sound of Music - there are no holidays in this, but it makes me think of the holidays regardless.
-Love, Actually - it just gives me that feeling in the bottom of my soul, you know?
-The Ice Harvest - for those who like a little darkness with their string of lights. Super funny, excellent cast.
-Scrooge, the musical, with Albert Finney.
-A Muppet's Christmas Carol, natch.
-Trading Places - if you have to ask why, you have to watch it. Now.

As with all lists, I'm sure I have left off something big and obvious. But they are all movies that I cherish, especially this time of year. Which do you love the most? Or hate the most? Sometimes that's even more fun to discuss.

As emo holiday music seems to be my theme this week, let's go all in with this classic (which is also from a great movie to watch at Christmastime).


  1. You already mentioned some good ones, here are a few more:

    Here are a few:
    -The Bishop's Wife (the original with Cary Grant and David Niven)
    -National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    -Die Hard (c'mon!)
    -Bad Santa
    -Miracle On 34th Street (original with Natalie Wood RIP)

    I feel like I am forgetting something, but this will suffice for now.

  2. Kev I knew I'd hear from you - and about Die Hard. That is a great one, just not my fave. Good list all around. Never saw Bad Santa - maybe this'll be the year.