I would like to wish you all a very happy festivus. I thought I would use this entry as an opportunity to list my top ten all time favorite Christmas movies. Since my true number one all time favorite movie that takes place in a Christmas setting is about a young girl and a pair of roller blades with a tragic ending involving a mangy dog can only be seen by a select few, I will list only those movies available on netflix.
10. Gremlins: Great movie with lots of touching tender hearted moments. Like the girl telling the story of how her dad died. Remember, dressing up like santa and climbing down the chimney only to slip, break his neck and become lodged about halfway down. They finally started smelling him a couple of days later. Then there was the bad gremlin that exploded in the microwave.
9. Bad Santa: Probably not the best Christmas movie for the kids, but this is my list. Billy Bob Thorton really shines in this classic.
8. The Lemon Drop Kid: Bob Hope at his finest.
7. The Grinch who stole Christmas: Whoville is the Leola of Seussland.
6. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: Should be number one but most of you wouldn't understand the brilliant direction of Nicholas Webster.
5. Nester the long eared Christmas Donkey: Kinda the rudolph of the Bible. Cast out of his clan because of the freakishly long ears only to give Mary a lift to a stable. Real tear jerker.
4. Elf: Good time had by all.
3. Scrooged: As always Bill Murray = excellence. On a side not this is not my favorite holiday movie staring Bill Murray, that would be Groundhog Day. My favorite movie all time starring Bill Murray is Caddyshack.....or Ghostbusters.....or What About Bob.
2. A Christmas Story: I feel cheated every time I watch that movie because I never got to see Santa and slide down a loopy slide after the visit was complete.
1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Chevy Chase's rant that ends with "Where's the Tylenol." One of the greatest movie scene's of all time.
There you have it. In case you were wanting something to do this weekend, warm up the dvd player and pop you some corn.
The airing of grievances will take place before each individual holiday dinner.