Monday, December 22, 2008

Favorites at Christmas

On Saturday night, RECK and I braved the elements and drove down to the South Shore for a holiday party at M & C's. (I am dead serious about the brave part - it took us nearly two hours to get there and nearly two hours to get back - normally it would take 40 minutes each way, tops.)

At the party, someone mentioned that a friend of theirs blogged recently about the best movies that happen to be set at Christmas, but aren't necessarily Christmas movies. Here are some of the ones that we came up with:
  • Die Hard (1 & 2)
  • Bridget Jones' Diary
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
  • Love Actually
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Home Alone
  • The Family Stone (there was some debate about that one - my argument was that it could have been set at any point in time when the family came together)
  • The Holiday (ditto)

  • I thought it would be good to list some of the best Christmas movies too:
  • A Miracle on 34th Street (I dare you not to cry)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (seriously, I dare you not to cry)
  • A Christmas Story ("You'll shoot your eye out! You'll shoot your eye out!")
  • Christmas in Connecticut (Barbara Stanwyck can't cook either!)
  • Elf ("HEY! There's no singin' in the North Pole!")
  • Meet Me in St. Louis (okay, whether this is a Christmas movie is debatable, but you have to love the "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" scene)

  • Please feel free to agree, disagree, or add to this list in the comments.

    1 comment:

    1. I watched "While You Were Sleeping" just last night! I was digging through my movie collection for Christmasy movies!



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