Sunday, December 25, 2011

Countdown to Christmas: Top 30 Christmas Films(or Specials):The List

This is a complete list of the films I looked at over the months of November 25th to December 24th.
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#1-A Charlie Brown Christmas
#2- How The How The Grinch Stole Christmas
#3-Die Hard
#4-Merry Christmas Mr Bean
#6-National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
#7-The Polar Express
#8-Lethal Weapon
#10-Bad(der) Santa
#11-Happy Days(TV)Guess Who's Coming to Christmas?
#12-Rudolph the Red Nosed  Reindeer
#13-Frosty The Snowman
#14-A Christmas Story
#15-Trading Places
#16-Prep & Landing 2: Good vs Evil
#17-Santa Claus is coming to Town
#18-Shrek the Halls
#19-One Magic Christmas
#20-It's a Wonderful Life
#21-Frozen River
#22-Nightmare Before Christmas
#23-South Park: Mr Hankey The Christmas Poo
#24-Amazing Stories: Santa
#25-John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together
#27-The Family Stone
#28-Santa Claus: The Movie
#29-Bugs Bunny Looney Christmas Tales

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Anthony Nadeau
Me dressed for my visit as Santa this year at
Fun Farm Daycare in Ruskin BC.


Petrosinella said...

I stumbled upon your blog while doing a Google Image Search for an off duty Santa picture! I scrolled down the page where your 'We are all connected' image & blog post caught my eye. I noticed that you welcomed comments, so here's mine!

You have some excellent classics on your list of favorite Christmas movies! I love Charlie Brown, Grinch, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Muppets, etc. You have some titles listed that I've never seen. I'll be sure to put them on my list to check them out sometime.

I'm curious about why some of these titles appear on a list of Christmas movies. But my memory fails me (A LOT now!) & it's been awhile since I've seen Gremlins & Die Hard, so maybe I've forgotten that the story takes place over Christmas or something?

I have to say, though, I disagree BIG TIME about 'Elf' being a decent movie! Bob Newhart isn't really a diverse actor, but he is always endearing in any part he plays. I'm NOT a fan of Will Ferrell in anything he has ever done. I read that you aren't either, so it surprises me to see this film on your list! The absolute WORST torture I can think up, that any enemy could do to me, would be to subject me to a marathon of Will Ferrell movies!

'Elf' has got to be one of the very worst for mind-numbingly stupid Will Ferrell characters!
And speaking of diabolical enemies, somebody in holiday programming for cable TV must hate me, because I swear 'Elf' has been playing on every channel, every single day, several times a day since Halloween! I do wonder if I might have actually liked the movie if someone else played the part of Buddy the Elf. How could I hate it with, say, Robin Williams as Buddy?

I do have a recommendation for your list. You may not have ever seen this one. If not, do check it out on DVD. There are 2 versions of it, though, and each one cuts out a different scene, according to several Customer Comments on The title is 'Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas' and it features Jim Henson's muppet characters, some old & some new just for this movie. It's a sweet story that appeals to all ages. The tale reminds me of O. Henry's short story, 'The Gift of the Magi'. My sons have decided it should become a family tradition to watch it together with us & their families on Christmas Eve. It brings back happy memories to my now grown sons, and for me as well.

And thanks for your blog post, 'The Worst Movies of 2011' which has probably saved me some precious hours of my life NOT spent watching some really lame movies!

Congrats on your first article to be printed in a US magazine! I didn't happen to catch the name of the magazine. Will it be the February issue or possibly a later issue if it goes to print in February? Here's wishing you continued success in 2012! I basically wanted to say "Howdy & Happy New Year from Maine". I enjoyed what I read here & just joined your blog.

Anthony Nadeau said...

I thank you for you time to respond my request
for comments.
I also than you for your kind words on all the articles you read on here so far, yes Gremlins and Die Hard both take place over the Christmas holidays. The article will be published in Cinema Editor Feb 2012 edition it is a magazine that I am having troubles finding here in Canada. I was told that Chapters carries it but have yet to find a location here.
Hello to you as well and Happy New Year!