One of my favorite parts of the holidays is the movies, White Christmas, A Christmas Story, and Elf being three of my particular favorites and after seeing it recently, I think the British film Millions will also be up there for me as a holiday film. I remember watching White Christmas as a kid when we lived in Hawaii and loving the songs, dancing, and snow at the very end. A Christmas Story just cracks me up ("You'll shoot your eye out, kid!" Fraaageeelay, that must be Italian or something! Honey, I think it says fragile") and even more fun for my family is that the main character, Ralphie loooks exactly like my dad did as a kid. Exactly! And last, Elf. A newer movie, that in my mind is destined to become a classic. None of the usual Will Farrell potty humor, just sweet, cute, holiday fun. And I love that I can watch it with my son and he likes it, too.
Now for my blasphemy.
I've listed the movies I do like, but the ones I really can't stomach are the good old stand by classics! I know! I'm terrible! But Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town and Rudolph do absolutely nothing for me. The animation is totally cool, but the stories themselves, to me, well, kinda, sorta...um...suck. The animation dosen't outweigh the fact that they are boring! It's not just me, my husband isn't a fan either. Just call us grinches, which, for the record, I love the original (but can dump Jim Carrey's version)!