Sunday, July 27, 2014

Must See Christmas Movies for the Whole Family

Christmas is in the air!!! I know sitting in front of the tube during the holly jolly month of December is a lame way to spend your days...but for those days when you have some spare time to curl up in front of the TV under a blanket why not embrace some of that Christmas spirit by watching one of these excellent Christmas movies?
My favorite all time Christmas movie hands down goes to A Christmas Story.
I'm sure you all know this one right?
We all know and adore Ralphie. Ralphie has been drooling over an official Red Ryder BB Gun...but throughout the movie he is told that he will shoot his eye out if he gets the gun. He asks Santa for the gun, but is denied in the same manner that everyone else denies him 'you'll shoot you eye out!'
Watch and find out if Ralphie gets his official Red Ryder BB and see if he shoots his eye out.
Seriously, A Christmas Story is a fun, wholesome Christmas movie that the whole family will enjoy.
Next on my favorites list goes to Scrooged.
Sigh....Niagara Falls...
We all know him, we all love him; Bill Murray stars in this modern look at 'A Christmas Carol'.
Frank, who is played by Bill Murray is a greedy, selfish television executive who is visited by 3 ghosts. The ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.
Scrooged is another one of them wholesome Christmas flicks that helps you get in touch with your own Christmas spirit. It will have you laughing, crying, and best of all, wanting to give.
This one is a must for the whole family.
Santa Claus: The Movie (the 1985 version) was a childhood favorite of mine. Although Santa does not take on the appearance (does not wear the red and white suit for the majority) that most children recognize him as throughout the film, it is still adorable, and very believable.
In this film, an elf who works in Santa's workshop rebels, and decided to make toys on his own. Santa though holds no grudges; he is after all, Santa.
Santa Claus: The Movie, is a visual beauty, and a must see during the holiday.
You can't celebrate Christmas without seeing How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch is the nasty green creature who lives up in the mountains away from the Who's down in WhoVille. He hates seeing them happy, and with Christmas right around the corner...he has a sinister plan up his sleeve. The Grinch wants to steal Christmas!
Jingle All The Way is another Christmas film that our family watches year after year. This movie introduced TURBO MAN...and if anyone remembers, this movie actually managed to turn this fictitious super hero into a Christmas MUST HAVE toy for young boys.
This Christmas adventure stars Arnold Schwarzenegger who plays Howard. Howard's son Jaime is disappointed in his father time after time. It's really due to the fact that Howard is busy with work, and tend to break promises (like Jim Carey in Liar Liar).
When Jaime asks for the hottest toy on the market Turbo-Man. Howard promises him that he will get him the toy. Howard didn't realize that obtaining the hottest toy, was no easy task.
Follow Howard on his hilarious adventure into seeking out Turbo-Man for his son.
Jingle All The Way is another must see Christmas movie.
Deck The Halls was just released to DVD, and already has joined the list of my favorite Christmas movies. This one stars Danny Devito and Matthew Broderick.
When a new neighbors (The Halls) moves in next door to Steve Finch and his family, all hell breaks loose over Christmas lights. This flick is hilarious, and not to be missed.
Mickey's Christmas Carol has always held a place in my heart around this time of year. This animated cartoon is basically A Christmas Carol adapted into a Disney cartoon.
Mickey plays Bob Cratchit who works for Scrooge. He is poor, paid very little, and can barely afford food for himself. Scrooge is asked time and time again for donations to the poor, and each and every time he declines in the cruelest of ways.
You know where this is going right?
Yep, he is visited by ghosts of the past, present and future, and sees things that wake him up and make him change his ways before it is too late.
This animated cartoon is meant for young children...but adults can enjoy it just as much. For me it is a beautiful masterpiece, to be shared with everyone.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Ah the Griswold's! You love to love them, and without them Christmas wouldn't be as fun.
This movie follows the life of Clark Griswold who is played by Chevy Chase. He is planning a gigantic family Christmas gathering at his home this year. He wants things to be perfect...from the lights, to the bonus he thinks he is getting from his boss.
Things though take a turn for Clark. Nothing goes right; everything goes wrong that it is right.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is probably the funniest Christmas flick I've ever seen. If you are going to watch anything involving Christmas this year, then this is the flick!
Last but not least is Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer...seriously, what is Christmas without the red nosed misfit, who saves Christmas with his bright red light for a nose?
More films that you may want to check out this holiday season is Frosty The Snowman, Miracle on 34th Street,The Nightmare Before Christmas,The Santa Claus, and Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas.
Enjoy the movies, and have a happy, safe, and wonderful Christmas.

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