Monday, December 22, 2008

What are the top five greatest holiday movies?

17 comments:

Courtney said...

Love Actually
Elf
It's a Wonderful Life
Love Actually
and new to the list: Fred Claus.

andrew said...

- It's a Wonderful Life
- A Christmas Story
- Love Actually
- White Christmas
- Merry Christmas Charlie Brown

Dan said...

In no particular order:

Christmas Vacation
A Christmas Story
Scrooged
Elf
Gremlins

Aimee said...

The Family Stone
Elf
Scrooged
Miracle on 34th Street
Christmas Vacation

Karen said...

no particular order (and i had to put 6):

-White Christmas
-It's a Wonderful Life
-Christmas Story
-Love Actually
-Elf
-Miracle on 34th St. (Natalie Wood version)

also note i consider tv specials a separate category, so my list does not intentionally snub classics such as Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

John said...

5) tie of Die Hard or Lethal Weapon

4) A Christmas Story

3) Edward Scissorhands (a holiday movie in my book)

2) Elf

1) tie of Scrooged and Love Actually

Leslie said...

Love Actually
Scrooged
Miracle on 34th Street
The Holiday
Lethal Weapon

John said...

Good call on the Lethal Weapon Leslie. I don't know about you, but everytime I hear "rockin around the christmas tree" I think of a coked-out hooker falling to her death.

tamika said...

*Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown
*Love Actually
*How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)
*It's a Wonderful Life
*The Wizard of Oz (it comes on during the holidays every year, so I'm counting it)

Leslie said...

I love all of the Lethal Weapon movies. And Die Hard. Also a great Christmas classic. I've never seen A Christmas story but I have seen Letha Weapon about 100 times thanks to my mom.

Karen said...

For anyone who hasn't seen Christmas Story, I highly recommend it, and it's on 24 hrs starting Christmas Eve on TBS. So it's easy to catch and it's more fun than actually, like, talking to your family and stuff.

andrew said...

I totes agree with A Christmas Story. I definitely want a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and a thing which tells time and I don't care if I shoot my eye out.

Cate said...

The best ever: It's a Wonderful Life

Elf
White Christmas
Love Actually
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

Lil Sis Liz said...

It's a Wonderful Life
A Charlie Brown Christmas
White Christmas
Home Alone
Elf

Lil Sis Carrie said...

You're all forgetting Muppets' Christmas Carol

Leslie said...

A. I love, love, love that the Gormleys are answering qotd.

B. It's a Wonderful Life is so boring and completely over-rated.

C. Carrie is right. The Muppets' Christmas Carol is awesome. Almost as good as the Great Muppet Caper...

Scottie said...

A Christmas Story is probably my all-time favorite...best thing about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day after all the insanity has died down is watching this movie three or four times :)

Others:
Love Actually
Christmas Vacation
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Die Hard (The circuits which cannot be cut locally are cut automatically in response to a terrorist threat--you asked for miracles, I give you the Eff-Bee-Eye)

And Leslie, you clearly do not have a soul. How can you not love It's a Wonderful Life?????