My brother, Jay, mentioned a few movies he thinks of as Christmas Movies; Christmas Vacation, Die Hard, and he gives honorable mention to Elf. Not a bad list. Believe it or not, I’ve never seen Christmas Vacation. Die Hard and Elf are great films, regardless of the season.
Here’s the list of movies we watch, I may miss a few, but here goes.
- The Santa Clause
- The Santa Clause 2
- Jingle All the Way
- Home Alone
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- A Christmas Carol – Patrick Stewart
- A Christmas Carol – Jim Carrey
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- While You Were Sleeping
- The Polar Express
- Snow Day
- Christmas with the Kranks
- The Family Stone
- A Christmas Story
Of course we don’t watch A Christmas Story until Christmas Eve when TBS does 24 Hours of A Christmas Story. I watch it a few times while I’m wrapping presents for my wife late into Christmas Eve, because, you know, there’s nothing like waiting until the last minute to wrap your wife’s gifts, right?
UPDATE: 12/24 – Here’s a list that’s a bit on the dark side, I thought I’d add these while I was updating the list above.