Tis the season… To count down our favourite Christmas movies. I’ve seen a few so far, but it’s time for the most important one… MINE!
10. Elf: I am not usually a fan of Will Ferrel movies, but this one was magic. Also, always adorkable Zooey Deschanel is perfect. Watching a guy who was raised at the North Pole by an elf adjust to the jaded hustle and bustle of New York City and bring the spirit of Christmas back to a world that has stopped believing in Santa Claus was quite enjoyable.
9. The Santa Clause: Tim Alan as Santa Clause. I mean really he IS Santa Claus. Go ahead try to convince me that he isn’t I dare you! Movies don’t lie to me!
8. Scrooged: Bwahahaha! This movie is hilarious. It’s an interesting take on the classic Charles Dickens classic Christmas Carol tale. Lets face it, it is one of the best incarnation of the Ghost of Christmas Present.
7. Olive the Other Reindeer: It’s dog voice by Drew Barrymore who saves Christmas… This plucky little dog goes to extraordinary length to join Santa’s crew. I fell in love with this movie when I first saw it on TV and went to great length’s to find it on DVD. It very much is meant to remind us of Rudolph, and attains that goal.
6. Eight Crazy Nights: While not technically a Christmas move, its still a wonderful holiday movie. It captures the spirit of the holidays that I love so very much.
5. Nightmare Before Christmas: Umm… do I really need to explain this? Jack Skellington manages to encompass my feeling of wonder for Christmas every year. Yup the first snow falls and I turn into the pumpkin king. This is one of Tim Burton’s best movies. Don’t ask me to pick a favourite, it just can’t be done.
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The animated version silly. Don’t get me wrong I can enjoy the live action version if I turn off my brain and focus on Jim Carrey. As for the animated version, it captures the wonderfulness of the book. Also I’m still waiting for my Max headdress people, I would settle for a green onsie… Who am I kidding, no I wouldn’t.
3. Muppet Christmas Carol: Picking a favourite Muppet Christmas movie is no easy task, but this one has to win hands down. It was the first movie to be released after the untimely and heartbreaking death of Jim Henson. And they were concerned that it would not do justice to the spirit of what he had created. Well I have to say that they created a master piece that holds up. It is my favourite version of the Christmas Carol as well. Michael Caine is the perfect Scroodge.
2. Love Actually: I’ve said this before, but the key to making a great Christmas movie is Alan Rickman. This movie follows the lives of different people. The opening sequence in Heathrow Airport showcasing real people reuniting will warm the heart of any Scrooge or Grinch. Every one does not get a happy ending, which is life. I love this movie and like my other top three, this is a movie that I will watch every Christmas time.
1. Die Hard: DIE HARD! I’m sorry but I have nothing else to say. Ok… There are explosions, which is great! Also Alan Rickman. Some people keep trying to tell me that this is not a Christmas movie, to those people I say, Suck It. You wanna take my all time favourite Christmas movie away, well you can go play in traffic.