Monday, November 15, 2010

Movie Monday: Bells Will Be Ringin'

Can you believe that there are people out there who have never seen A Christmas Story? I met one recently. She mistakenly thought we were discussing a movie version of the Nativity. That is, until mention of the leg lamp was made.

Perhaps it was this conversation--or maybe it's just because it's chilly out and I'm already bundling up in sweaters and slipper socks--but I feel like the holidays have come early. So, to celebrate, I've decided to compile a list of must-see (or must-see-again) holiday movies (of the mostly irreverent variety). Enjoy, boys and girls.

Why it's good: Any movie that gets played for a full 24 hours during Christmas has to be at the top of the list.

Why it's good: Randy Quaid is funny before he actually goes crazy, and Clark Griswold tells it like it is: Hallelujah! Holy ****! Where's the Tylenol?

Why it's good: Well, Bill Murray, for starters. Who doesn't want to watch him slowly lose it as he is visited by three weirdo ghosts?

Why it's good: The perfect mash-up of fright and cheer...and you gotta love a holiday movie with a black light.

Why it's good: My mom will be happy to see this here...and anyone my age will understand. Macaulay is, essentially, Ralphie Redux.

1 comment:

Donna Cappello said...

Thank you Katie for including Home Alone - you know I watch this each and every Christmas along with the sequel - love them both!