3,5,11 Usually on these lists, I have trouble coming up with the full compliment of three, but I legitimately had trouble narrowing these down to three.
I eliminated Die Hard on a technicality (also known as cheating). I am fine with classifying it as a Christmas movie in the age-old debate. But the viewing experiencing isn’t impacted in the least for me if I watch it in July. I eliminated it from the debate, without eliminating it entirely.
@Fuzzalini@xobzoo@ybmuG@Kyeh i think i would much prefer the museum experience over the nightmare of seeing the movie in IMAX 3D in an overcrowded theater. It was a nice idea to see a movie with my nieces, but it turned into a slightly nauseating ordeal when we ended up having to sit in the 2nd row due to the wall-to-wall school groups on field trips. So, that one definitely would never make my list!
@callow@sammydog01 I can’t wait to see it, that looks like my kind of holiday fare! Since i don’t make it to the movies these days, i was excited to see that it’s due to stream on Peacock at some point, probably early in the New Year. Yay!
@callow@sammydog01 Oh, too bad the trailer (or someone promoting the movie?) already gave it away, it’s none other than Mrs. Clark Griswold, which is a big bonus for me, since Christmas Vacation is my all-time favorite holiday movie!
@callow@sammydog01 The weird thing is, I’m terrible at recognizing people IRL, but I’m much better at making connections with actors & their characters. Things that make you go, Hmm. In fairness to you, though, she IS a lot older & has had quite a bit of “maintenance” work done over the years!
@ircon96@sammydog01 Absolutely loved it!
We watched The Ref 1994 the other night and laughed because they have a similar story line: A burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.
Highly recommend both movies!
Oops, i missed this one. Mine are 1, 5 & 10. “Christmas Vacation” is my all-time favorite (i much prefer subversive, slightly cynical stuff like that & “Bad Santa”), “Rudolph” for childhood nostalgia (although i prefer “Year Without a Santa Claus,” cuz the Miser brothers are my jam ) & it’s a tough choice for 3rd place, but i love Jimmy Stewart & the message in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”