I must say that the Muppets Christmas Carol has been my favorite since I was a kid. Michael Caine is a pretty solid Scrooge and I'm a sucker for The Muppets in general (I went and saw the most recent film two years ago and got a kick out of it). Oh and this scene will forever be stuck in my head:
One of my favorite quotes:
Caroline: I had this dream...
Lloyd: Do we have to do dreams?
Caroline: I'm in this restaurant, and the waiter brings me my entree. It was a salad. It was Lloyd's head on a plate of spinach with his penis sticking out of his ear. And I said, "I didn't order this." And the waiter said, "Oh you must try it, it's a delicacy. But don't eat the penis, it's just garnish."
Dr. Wong: Lloyd, what do you think about the dream?
Lloyd: I think she should stop telling it at dinner parties to all our friends.
That movie is actually kinda morbid. Tim Allen accidentally kills Santa Claus, decides to take his clothes and sleigh, and then goes on a joy ride around the world. And then takes the guy's house!
Yeah, I think the first Santa Claus is a good movie. The sequels are absolute trash, don't watch those, but the first one is good.
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is probably my favourite movie for the holidays. It's actually a family tradition to watch it every year. I also really like the Polar Express. We've watched that one every Christmas since we got it as well.
Hell yes! I don't like Polar Express though...
- Die Hard and Die Hard 2
- Lethal Weapon
- Bad Santa
- Santa's Slay
- Home Alone 1 and 2
- Jingle All the Way
- The Ref
- The Long Kiss Goodnight ('cause I'm a bad motherfucker... If you love that movie you'll get the reference)
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
- Trading Places
I like the cut of your jib.
IDK if I agree with the order, but this line-up simply puts all of the other lists to shame. (my own included)
...also "Planes, Trains and Automobiles". (put it in place of "Santa's Slay")
This is the list.
@tsutohiro: I'm pretty sure Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a Thanksgiving movie. Still, I'd count it as a holiday-season movie for what that's worth.
I may be a bit of a grinch on this, but I don't consider Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Batman Returns, etc... "Christmas movies", because while they may take place at Christmas time, the holiday itself has nothing to do with the movie's plot. They could have easily taken place during the Forth of July with limited changes. For me, Christmas movies should be about Christmas and all the traditional elements associated with the holiday. I am probably old fashioned but that would include the spirit of giving and "peace on Earth, goodwill toward men." Now, I believe that Die Hard is the second greatest action movie of all time, but I would not describe it as a Christmas movie. Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, The Bishop's Wife, Holiday Inn, Bad Santa, Scrooged, Christmas in Connecticut, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Arthur's Christmas, and Elf are examples of movies I would say easily qualify by my personal definition.
Anyway, my favorite is Miracle on 34th Street (1948).