Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Movies

I was on a quest to find a snapshot of the scene in “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” where a couple of elves are being tossed around in the wind in a huge snowstorm.  The reason for the quest doesn’t really matter.  I somehow got sidetracked into finding the best Christmas movies –EVER. I searched list after list and found that people who put these lists together are complete idiots.

First of all any person who lists “A Christmas Story” in the top ten has never seen a good movie. Okay, maybe I shouldn’t just come out and say that. But really, that movie, even with its great cast, is not a great movie. It just isn’t. And if you listed it as #1 you really need to see a psychiatrist pronto!

If your list does not include “Desk Set,” with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, just go into your little corner now because you realize you have made an enormous error in judgment and need an extensive time out.

If you have listed “Miracle on 34th Street,” or “The Grinch who Stole Christmas,” other than the originals or “A Christmas Carol” that was not the 1951 classic. You get coal in you stocking and nothing under the tree.

If you have listed “The Santa Claus” or “National Lampoon’s Christmas” before “Elf” you are doomed to hell.

The ten best Christmas movies ever:

1. A Christmas Carol/Scrooge – 1951

2. Desk Set

3. It’s a Wonderful Life

4. Meet Me in St. Louis 

5. Little Women 1949 & 1994

The following are of equal value -
6. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - 1966

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
7. Miracle on 34th Street -1947

8. Elf

9. Bad Santa

10. Home Alone

Honorable mention

Love Actually

While You were Sleeping

Thanksgiving movie greats

Nobody’s Fool

Hannah and Her Sisters

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I know there are more, I just can't think of them right now.