Monday, December 20, 2010

An InfiCollection Of Holiday Motion Pictures

For many, the holidays reunite families and provide a break from normal schedules, creating opportunities for movie-watching. Some worthwhile holiday films (you should try to watch all of them before year-end):

It's A Wonderful Life (1946): It's a wonderful film. Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed.

Planes, Trains And Automobiles (1987): This Thanksgiving film is one-holiday-fits-all great. Steve Martin, John Candy (left).

Trapped In Paradise (1994): Best crime-as-comedy holiday film you've never seen, set in Pennsylvania. Nicholas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey.

Bad Santa (2003): Funny as hell, but not before the children are asleep. Billy Bob Thornton (right).

Die Hard (1988): John McLane survives the worst holiday party ever: "Come out to the coast [for Christmas], we'll get together, have a few laughs ..." Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman.

Home Alone (1990): The rare, if not unique, kid-outsmarts-adults movie that works. McCauley Culkin, Joe Pesci.

Trading Places (1983): Hilarity with a sociology lesson. Eddie Murphy (left), Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Jamie Lee Curtis.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989): The Griswold formula -- strive, fail, recover -- at Christmas. Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo.

A Christmas Carol (1984): George S. Scott (right) as Ebenezer Scrooge, Charles Dickens at the pen.

Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). So cute most don't notice Burl Ives is preaching tolerance.


Anonymous said...

Anyone who has time to watch these movies before the end of the year must be Jewish or a member of another group that doesn't celebrate Christmas.

Infinonymous said...

How would spending time with loved ones (or friends, or the dog and a bowl of popcorn), watching one fine film per night, interfere with celebrating Christmas (either the secular Christmas or the religious Christmas)?