Friday, 23 December 2011

What I'm Watching This Christmas

I don’t know about you, but Christmas Eve for me is always a time of ignoring my family to retreat to my room to watch Christmas movies and await my presents the next day. If you’re like me and looking for something to watch tonight, here’s a list of Christmas movies that don’t suck

  1. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
A classic for a very good reason. Jimmy Stewart (aka the love of my life) is miserable on Christmas Eve and considering ending it all when he’s visited by an angel/hobo who shows him how much worse everyone would be if he’d never been born. The fact that it’s about suicide stops it from being too soppy and just the right level of heart-warming.

  1. Love Actually (2003)
I feel it would be entirely unnecessary to explain this film so let’s just cut to why it doesn’t suck. It’s cheesy in a way where you know that the film is laughing with you. There are a few ridiculous moments but the film doesn’t take them too seriously. Most importantly not everyone ends up happy – a necessary element for me to enjoy a romantic comedy. Plus, it is impossible for ALAN RICKMAN to suck. Fact.

  1. Home Alone (1990)
To remind you that there was once a time when Macaulay Culkin was cute rather than kinda creepy and that even if you find your family unbearable on Christmas Day, your parents could be less competent. Also, great ideas for how to protect your home if dim-witted bandits are trying to rob you. RIP John Hughes – Patron Saint of Youth Angst

  1. A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
I freaking LOVE Muppets! A classic Christmas tale turned into a musical and narrated by The Great Gonzo, what more could a girl want for Christmas? In my opinion this film is quite possibly Michael Caine’s finest work.

  1. Die Hard (1988)
First, thanks to my friend Ed for reminding me what a great Christmas film this is. For those who think that something soppy like Love Actually might just induce vomiting, comes a heart warming tale about a family reunited by terrorists just in time for Christmas. Not to mention it provides me with the double dose of ALAN RICKMAN required for a perfect holiday season. I know what I’ll be watching tonight.

Merry Christmas guys

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