I know this is quite random, but we all have movies and other special programming we associate with Christmas.
Here’s my list. These are the things we must watch between now and Christmas.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Ron Howard Movie)
- A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart)
- A Christmas Carol (Disney Animated Film)
- It’s a Wonderful Life (Jimmy Stewart)
- Jingle all the way
- Christmas with the Kranks
- A Christmas Story – my all time favorite
- Jack Frost
- Snow Day
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer
- Frosty the Snow Man
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- A Year without a Santa Claus
- The Santa Clause
- The Santa Clause 2
- Santa Claus is coming to town
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
I see a lot of lists that mention Die Hard and Christmas Vacation. I have never seen Christmas Vacation.
CriticWire: “At CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week, several movie exhibitors exhibited a willingness to relax their restrictions on cell phone use in their theaters. The kids today, you see, with their iPhones and iPads and IDon’tCareIfIRuinTheMovieForYous, want to be allowed to text and tweet and talk everywhere. Exhibitors worried about the loss of their core audience, are considering caving to their demands.”
Allowing phone calls and text messaging during a movie would be a really bad idea.
Yeah, I like to go to the movies. Here’s what I’m planning to see, I won’t make them all, but I’ll certainly try.
Just for grins, here’s last years list.
Newsweek: “3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension. Hollywood’s current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal. It adds nothing essential to the moviegoing experience. For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches. It is driven largely to sell expensive projection equipment and add a $5 to $7.50 surcharge on already expensive movie tickets. Its image is noticeably darker than standard 2-D. It is unsuitable for grown-up films of any seriousness. It limits the freedom of directors to make films as they choose. For moviegoers in the PG-13 and R ranges, it only rarely provides an experience worth paying a premium for.”
I’m not all that impressed with 3D, I can live with or without it, and to top it off it makes my wife nauseated.
If we have the choice we’ll go to the 2D version of films. I must be getting old.