Christmas Movie Marathon
Christmas Movie Marathon
Hey there people, hope you are all feeling as good as me! I am feeling amazing, writing again for my Arts and Entertainment blog and for the first time this year! By the way, happy New Years and Merry Christmas everyone! We had a great little Christmas, even though me and my partner are both thousands of kilometres away from home. To make it feel more Christmasy this year, I found a ton of used Christmas DVD’s online at http://www.for-sale.com/ and we marathoned those movies, watching one with dinner nevery night for the week until Christmas and then wathcing a actual marathon of them for bothe Christmas eve and Christmas day. Because of my recent marathoning, I decide to compile a list of some of the best Christmas movies for all you to enjoy.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
I was born in Canada, and my girlfriend in the UK so there National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was a tradition that was shared this Christmas. Watching Chevy Chase try to give his family the best Christmas he can, only to fail at every possible chance was a staple of my childhood, and I am happy to share that with people. This was one of those movies that would be playing countless times during the winter season, and if you missed it you had to actually be trying. Some of the jokes may be a little risque today ( Fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra) but this film still ushers in the holidays for me.
Ah, Home Alone. The movie that made me think I could defend my house against burglars, as long as I had a BB gun and firecrackers. I used to watch Home Alone all year round, and didn’t even realize that people considered it a Christmas movie. Now it is considered a much watch a Christmas, if only so that I have an excuse to watch Joe Pesci get outsmarted by a pre-teen, plus it's nice to compare how I spend my days home alone now. I’m just glad my girlfriend doesn’t throw my plane ticket away when I spill the milk!
If you don’t know the movie ‘Elf’ starring Will Ferrell, then you must have been living under a rock for the last decade. This movie came out in 2003, and since then has become a quintessential Christmas movie for so many people. I know parents who show their kids this movie every year, something that you don’t hear often regarding Will Ferrell. My girlfriend's family watches it every year, and it even gave us some inspiration for some arts and crafts gifts.
A Christmas Story
Another film that was an iconic piece of my childhood, but when talking to people born outside North America they have never seen or sometimes even heard of it. The Red Ryder BB gun, sticking your tongue to a cold metal pole, and gigantic snow suits are things that all North American kids know all too well, and regarding the metal pole have done on numerous occasions. This is one of those movies that if you don’t watch you will miss out on countless pop culture references and more importantly, a story about the average family Christmas.
Nightmare Before Christmas
When you are thinking Christmas movies, Tim Burton is usually one of the last people you think of. Unless you are a fan of the now cult classic ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ that is. A movie done completely in claymation, with lots of creepy crawling bugs and creepy faces doesn’t seem like a great movie for Christmas time, but the effort that one Jack Skellington puts in to change from the Pumpkin King to Santa Claus, and then having to save Christmas at the last second makes this a classic.
The Santa Clause
Watching ‘The Santa Clause’ with my dad is one of my oldest Christmas memories, and started a tradition of us watching it every year. That tradition has now changed to watching the Rose Bowl game, but we still try to fit in a showing of ‘The Santa Clause’ every year. A great father son movie, this masterpiece was mine and many other kids first experience with Tim Allen.
Those were some of the movie that we made sure to watch this year, what ones did you guys watch? If you liked this post, check out my latest article about 2017 Rock and Roll. See you later guys.