Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Movie Watching List 2014

I know that Christmas has already come and gone, but to me it left all too soon so I've vowed to continue to watch Christmas movies throughout my holiday break. Here's a list of the Christmas movies that I've watched so far:
  1. I Am Santa Claus (2014) This documentary follows 4 real life Santa Clauses including former WWE wrestler, Mick Foley. 
  2. A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) Despite having a cast of great talent such as Robin Williams (R.I.P.), Joel McHale, Lauren Graham and Candice Bergen, this movie has gotten terrible reviews, but I liked it. 
  3. Home Alone (1990) You can rarely go wrong by watching a John Hughes movie, and this movie is just as fun and nostalgia filled as you can remember. I also recommend following this up with Home Alone 2.
  4. All I Want for Christmas (1991) This movie features that kid from Dutch (Ethan Randal aka Ethan Embry), that girl from Hocus Pocus (Thora Birch), and the same plot as The Parent Trap. All in all it's pretty good!
  5. A Christmas Story (1983) This movie is a time-tested Christmas cult classic. I still regret not visiting the Christmas Story Museum in Ohio when I had the chance.
  6. Elf (2003) I own this movie so I have to watch it every year.
  7. The Holiday (2006) My mom got me this as a Christmas gift this year so I had to watch it. The movie follows two women (One American, one British) who decide to swap houses, following break-ups, for the holidays (this was pre- AirBnB mind you!). It's a very cute and sappy film. 
  8. Love Actually (2003) Sure this film opened up a can of bad movies featuring too many "it celebrities" with too many story lines to follow, but this one is still good.
  9. Christmas with the Kranks (2004) Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis have an empty nest and decide to skip Christmas to go on a cruise, much to their neighbors dismay. Then their daughter decides to randomly return for Christmas and they drop everything to put on a last minute Christmas celebration for her. I think it's a little far fetched.
  10. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) First Ernest messes up Christmas and spends the rest of the movie trying to fix it.
  11. Comedy Central's All Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special. This seemed like a good idea and promised guest appearances by Stephen Colbert and others, but was disappointing to watch. 
Television Specials:
  • The Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)- If you haven't heard the news, Pee Wee's Playhouse is available to binge watch on Netflix. The Christmas special is great and features a ton of surprise celebrity guests including Whoopie Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello just to name a few. 
  • The whole BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 Christmas line up: including The Downton Abbey Christmas Special, The Derek Christmas Special/ finale, The Dr. Who Christmas Special, The Miranda Christmas Special/ Finale, The Call the Midwife Christmas Special and Esio Troi.
Have you watched any good holiday films or specials lately? Let me know in the comments below.

2 comments:

  1. Great list! Love Christmas movies!

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thanks! I've found a few extra Christmas movies on Netflix to watch. I might have to add a few more to the list.

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