December 18, 2011

Christmas Movie Favorites In No Particular Order: Part 2

I hope you're all having a relaxing Sunday. I know I am! Next week I'll probably be watching Christmas movies every day so in honor of that I now present you with Part 2 of my Christmas movie favorites!


6. Elf (2003):
We quote this movie year-round, but the quoting factor goes up exponentially once December hits. The quotable moments are magnanimous. I just love this film. It's happy and cute and hilarious. I can watch it over and over.
My sister and I quite often recreate the way one of the arctic creatures cries.


7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966):
You gotta love this 22 minute TV special. The Grinch song is awesome. Have you ever listened to the lyrics? So great.

"You're a crooked jerky jockey, and you drive a crooked horse"
"You're a three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce"
"Your heart's a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots"
I like this animated special more than the 2000 movie. It's a simple, straight-forward rendition of the original book and I like that.
 
 
8. Frosty the Snowman (1969):
This one came on right after Rudolph on the old video tape. I have this one on DVD now too. It's just a nice, short special with a classic song. Who doesn't like good ol' Frosty? (Actually I'm pretty sure this movie annoys my mom. Ha.) I never did like that evil magician though.

9. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (1970):
If you haven't realized by now, I enjoy all these old stop motion/claymation movies. I always liked this one because it gave us Santa's origin story. They came up with so many neat ideas to explain the various facets of Santa. Plus Fred Astaire is the narrator, so that's pretty cool.
 It's sometimes appropriate to break into the "Put One Foot in Front of the Other" song from this movie too.
10. Better Off Dead (1985)
Okay, this isn't really a Christmas movie per say. However it's snowy almost the entire movie and Christmas is included in it so it definitely has a holiday atmosphere. We like to quote this film all the time too. Particularly the way Mrs. Smith says the word "Christmas" while she's trying to get the French exchange student, Monique, to say it. Another favorite is how Lane's mom says the word "French" during the dinner scene.



8 comments:

Sehar Bique said...

So nice of you to spread the festivities and the holiday spirit <3

The Midwest Muse said...

This post is so awesome! I love Christmas movies!

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Laura Go said...

I LOVE the old Grinch cartoon! So very charming.

♥ laura
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fashiongamble said...

oh remember these movies from my child hood

Fashion Addict Style said...

Oh I always have to watch at least one Christmas movie and I'm thinking this year I should watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Love your picks as well.

Indy said...

I love Elf and also quote it year round! So epic!

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