What to Watch? Name Your Favorite Holiday Movies!
by Alex Billington
December 24, 2008
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house… Inspired by SlashFilm's Question of the Week, I've decided to start a similar discussion on Christmas Eve today with all of our readers, with an extra suggestion to include movies set during any holiday (including Hanukkah). I always love this time of year, catching up with loved ones, enjoying some rest and relaxation, and of course, spending plenty of time revising all the best Christmas classics and holiday favorites. So name your own favorite holiday movies and give me (and anyone reading this) the best suggestions for a movie to watch on this wonderful night.
Without question, the three ultimate Christmas classics I've got to start with are: A Christmas Story, Home Alone, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. These have been a part of my own Christmas heritage since before I even remember watching movies. And next I've got to also mention the first Santa Clause, which is still a favorite of mine, and Bad Santa, another Christmas guilty pleasure. And to top it all off, I can't forget Die Hard, Gremlins, Love Actually, Elf and TV's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie. And as a final tip, I'll throw in The Hebrew Hammer as well.
So bring on the holiday joy and give me your own best unexpected Christmas movie suggestion. Who knows, I might just end up watching it tonight if you name one that I really can't pass up.