Getting into that Christmassy spirit isn’t that easy, especially this year since you don’t really get any extra free days from work (or school), you always seem to be expected to be jolly without getting a nice little cooldown period before the festivities. That’s why they invented Christmas songs (that play from November onwards and selfdestruct by the end of December) and Christmas films (that they show everyday for weeks). So with all that is plenty in the world of Christmas cheer, which films are the ones that give you the most joy and a great film experience? This came out to be a heavily 80’s influenced list, but I guess these are the Classics (at least in my eyes). Merry (almost) Christmas!
Kate McCallister: How could we do this? We forgot him.
Peter McCallister: We didn’t forget him. We just miscounted.
Kate McCallister: What kind of a mother am I?
Frank McCallister: If it makes you feel any better, I forgot my reading glasses.
Kate: Now I have another reason to hate Christmas.
Billy Peltzer: What are you talking about?
Kate: The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas. Oh, God. It was so horrible. It was Christmas Eve. I was 9 years old. Me and Mom were decorating the tree, waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by. Dad wasn’t home. So Mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. That’s when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He’d been climbing down the chimney… his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that’s how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
Kim: You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren’t up there now… I don’t think it would be snowing. Sometimes you can still catch me dancing in it.
Nightmare Before Christmas
Santa: ‘Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place perhaps you’ve seen in your dreams. For the story you’re about to be told began with the holiday worlds of auld. Now you’ve probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven’t I’d say it’s time you begun.
John McClane: Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.
P.S. I L O V E that old voiceover guy!