Friday, July 10, 2015

Top 10 Christmas Movies Part 2

Yesterday we started talking about the top 10 Christmas movies of all time. I shared the first five with you on the list and now we are going to round out to the top.

5 .Home Alone 1 and 2
Home Alone 1 and 2 stars Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) a young boy who is accidently left alone at home during the holidays. In Home Alone 1 Kevin is accidently left behind while the rest of his family flies to Paris from Chicago. Soon he realizes that burglars are casing his family home. Once the fear passes, he realizes it's up to him to protect it. In Home Alone 2 an unfortunate mix up leads him to being in New York City while the rest of his family is in Miami, Florida. There he will run into old enemies with no where familiar to hide out.

4. White Christmas
White Christmas is a classic film. It stars the dynamic entertainment duo Wallace & Davis (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye). Wallace and Davis meet while serving in the war and become an entertainment duo. When they are out touring, they watch a sister act as a favor to a friend they had in the Army. The sister act is Judy and Betty (Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen). Quickly they become fast friends and head to Pine Tree Vermont to spend some of the holiday with them. There the guys run into their old General who has fallen on hard times since Vermont hasn't received any snow. To help save his lodge they'll bring their entire show there. What unfolds is funny, entertaining and heart warming.

3. Jingle All The Way
Jingle All the Way is Arnold Schwarzenegger's holiday blockbuster hit where he stars as Howard. He's a successful executive who doesn't leave much time for his wife (Rita Wilson) and son Jamie. This Christmas his son Jamie is obsessed with the television show about Turboman. A superhero who can save the world along with his sidekick Booster from the evil Dementor. Turboman can fly with his jet pack, send boomerangs into the air and professes that you can always count on Turboman. So what does Jamie ask Santa for? A Turboman doll. On Christmas Eve, having not listened to his wife he goes out looking for the most popular toy of the season... the Turboman doll.

Howard knows that he can't come home without it. While he's out searching the town of Minneapolis, his neighbor Ted (Phil Hartman) is trying to put the moves on Liz (Howards wife). Howard begins to get frustrated and finds himself in crazy situations. When he runs into another dad (Sinbad) who's looking for the same doll he realizes people are willing to do anything to get their hands on the doll. The craziness continues till the evening comes.

2. Love Actually
Love Actually is set in London, England at the holidays. It follows the lives of 8 different families/friends who are struggling through the holiday season. You've got the new Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) who thinks he has a crush on his secretary Natalie. Then you've got John (Liam Neeson) who's just lost his wife and is left taking care of his step son. The step son thinks he's in love and he's only about 10 years old. There is an aging rock star Bill (Bill Nighy) who's trying to stage a comeback with the help of his manager. Then there's two best friends who one just watched the other get married but can't communicate with his best friends wife. Plus a husband who's debating cheating on his wife.

While all of these people are trying to live their lives their also trying to have a good holiday and make it through the season. The movie may sound depressing but it's actually really uplifting and full of love.

1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation follows the Griswold family on their quest to having a big family Christmas. Clark (Chevy Chase) has invited his parents, his wife Ellen's parents and even his aunt and uncle. To set off this massive family Christmas, Clark has decided to go all out and decorate his house. To be able to do that he'll need the help of his son Rusty. Once the extended family descends upon his house, he realizes why they haven't all been under one roof together in decades. When an uninvited guests shows up, Clark and Ellen have to roll with the punches. To add even more stress to his life, Clark has banked his whole Christmas bonus on an in ground pool for the house. He's even maxed out his account for it until it arrives. Watch what unfolds in this crazy and hilarious Christmas vacation.

Honorable Mentions
All I Want For Christmas
The Holiday
The Santa Clause
It's A Wonderful Life
A Muppet Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Holiday Inn
Finding Christmas
Christmas with Holly


Anonymous said...

We get the National Lampoon movie on tv every xmas. I always love the bit where he's talking to the neighbour who says something about where's he going to put the tree and Chevy says bend over and I'll show you. That was such a line back then I think everyone used it.