Everyone has their favorite movies to watch during the holiday season, these are my top five!
1. Die Hard
Yes, like many others, Die Hard is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the film actually takes place at Christmas, but I watch this every year without fail. There’s nothing like a good 80s over-the-top-violent-action film to bring about holiday cheer! (Or at least prepare me for the mall lol!)
Another 80s classic. Bill Murray’s performance in this movie is amazing. It’s such a great re-telling of “A Christmas Carol,” and still holds up to this day. I usually end up watching this movie right after Thanksgiving to get myself in the Christmas spirit. In fact, I fully intend on watching it right after I finish this blog post!
3. Home Alone
I watch this with my mother and my sister every Christmas Eve since it came out on video! It’s a family tradition I love. I grew up watching John Hughes films and I know some consider Home Alone to be his big “sell-out,” but I find it a perfect mixture of fun, action and heart-warming-awesomeness! Plus, it’s always worth it to hear Daniel Sterne’s blood curdling scream when the tarantula is placed on his face. I usually rewind that at least three times!
4. South Park Season 3 Episode 15 – Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics
Okay I know this isn’t a movie, but my holiday season isn’t complete until I watch this episode. My favorite numbers being when Cartman sings “O Holy Night” and the Christmas medley sung by Jesus and Santa. I usually play this while decorating the house or tree.
5. Galaxy Quest
And last but not least: Galaxy Quest. I know this isn’t even a Christmas movie, but I watch it every year and it always makes me excited for the holidays. It’s one of those warm-fuzzy movies that makes you laugh, cry and cheer. Plus: Alan Rickman. He’s the highlight of Die Hard as well. I’m so sad he’s gone, but his movies are immortal. His portrayal of Alexander Dane was priceless. “By Grabthar’s hammer…what a savings." And Sam Rockwell! I can’t even. This movie is one of my favorites any time of year, but it’s spirit fits the holidays perfectly!
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