A Holiday Movie Guide I Hope You Find Useful (2009 Edition)
Hello, o my fellow divine movie beings!
There are many holiday film lists out there, mostly Ten Best and Ten Worst, that give a nutshell review of the movie. I even have a two-cent listing of some of my favorite holiday movies, but I feel I can do better. In fact, you deserve better. We have wine guidelines for food, and different dessert pairings on fine restaurant menus. Why not a Christmas movie need guide, where I pair a movie for your holiday? Here is a quick reference guide for you, and as always, let me know what I’ve missed!
Oh, and… MERRY CHRISTMAS!
“My whole family is coming over and I need something the kids will love but won’t make the adults want to poke their eyes out with candy canes.”
- Elf (2003)
- A Christmas Story (1983)
- The Christmas List (1997)
- The Santa Clause (1994)
- The original Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
- A Christmas Carol (Pretty much any version, except the Jim Carrey one)
- Home Alone (1990)
“The kids took over the TV. Good. Now the big people can have some quiet time to talk and eat a rum ball or two in the kitchen.”
- Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (any version here; the live-action version buys you more time)
- Any of the Santa Clause sequels
- Anything Rankin-Bass
- The Home Alone sequels
“I’m done shopping, my husband is still at work and his company is springing for dinner, and I have a pint of Häagen-Dazs all to myself.”
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
- A Christmas Memory (1997)
- Friday After Next (2002) (catch it for free, on cable)