November 12, 2007

Sarah: Christmas Movie Roundup

Because I've given in completely to my love of Christmas and the over-commercialized season that skips Thanksgiving almost completely (hey, I still might purchase some gourds or something. How do we feel about be-glittered gourds? A catalog seduced me and it could be a fun and messy craft project...), I have a quick list of some favorite Christmas movies, in no particular order.

Love Actually
[Love Actually]

Love (unrequited and otherwise), Christmas, Hugh Grant dancing, Colin Firth existing: how could this movie go wrong?

Nightmare Before Christmas
[Nightmare Before Christmas]

I think you can watch this movie an unlimited number of times from October to January without being judged. It's a Halloween movie and a Christmas movie. Plus, Tim Burton can be appreciated year round.

A Christmas Story
[A Christmas Story]

I love twisted, disfunctional families. And detailed daydreams. But I hate that kid with the yellow eyes.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
[A Charlie Brown Christmas]

I get sort of sad just thinking of Charlie Brown's pathetic little tree.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
[The Grinch!]

I've never seen the live-action version starring Jim Carrey. I support the old cartoon version. Why mess with a good thing?

What are your favorite Christmas/holiday movies? I need to stock up, since I have 44 days until Christmas.

Posted by sarah at November 12, 2007 09:42 PM

My favs?? The Ref, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone(I know, I know), Elf. I'll add more if I think of them

Posted by: Jeremy on November 12, 2007 11:38 AM

What about the many many Christmas claymations?

Last year I bought a DVD pack of all of them. We should watch them, while eating popcorn.

Posted by: Mallory on November 12, 2007 11:43 AM

My friend plays in a band called The Scott Farkus Trio. "So help me God, YELLOW EYES!"

Posted by: Angie on November 12, 2007 01:43 PM

My friend plays in a band called The Scott Farkus Trio. "So help me God, YELLOW EYES!"

Posted by: Angie on November 12, 2007 01:43 PM

Sparkled Gourds, genius. Yes, do it now. The only thing that would produce more holiday cheer is bedazzled gourds. Have these ideas been patented.

Posted by: Blake on November 12, 2007 02:11 PM

Blake, stop mocking me. I hate you so much.

Posted by: sarah on November 12, 2007 03:25 PM

I have never seen Love Actually all the way though. Can we enjoy it together this holiday season?

Posted by: Marci on November 12, 2007 03:42 PM

I am not mocking you. I love the idea. No judgement but I do want pictures if you add glam to a gourd. You could maybe sell them as glam gourds which also include bedazzled ones.

Posted by: Blake on November 12, 2007 04:49 PM

oh wow. i think you covered all of mine. i was really excited the other week because the DC theater was playing The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D. i love that movie so, so much. and love actually is another favorite. can never get too much of that hugh grant.

Posted by: nicole on November 12, 2007 05:56 PM

oh... i didn't mention Elf. but i watch that movie year round, so maybe it doesn't count anymore.

ps. does syrup have sugar in it???

Posted by: nicole on November 12, 2007 05:57 PM

What, no mention of "It's a Wonderful Life" or "Miracle on 34th Street"? Ovilla ensures that we watch both of those _at least_ once every holiday season.

And an honorable mention goes to "Gremlins." mmmmmmm . . . Phoebe Cates . . .

Posted by: Dave on November 13, 2007 10:30 AM

Sarah, I have one for you. "Holiday Inn." It's an oldie, but I promise you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. It's about all holidays, so I watch it year round. Rent it or buy it, you won't be disappointed (I'd lend you my copy, but some jerk borrowed it (can't remember who) and I don't have it anymore. I'll be buying it as soon as I see it out this year).

Posted by: Meredith on November 13, 2007 05:10 PM

It's not Christmas without Christmas Vacation! "Its a BEAUT Clark!"

Posted by: Jen on November 13, 2007 05:53 PM

I've been informed that I will also be watching "While You Were Sleeping" this holiday season.

Of course, I knew all of you would want to know.

Posted by: Dave on November 13, 2007 06:36 PM
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