November 28, 2006
About the author : Graduated University of Florida 2005, liked it so much went ahead and graduated again in 2006. Teaching 7th graders American History and coaching the hell out of Middle School Girl's basketball. Currently in the Fort Myers, FL area.
The topic is pretty self-explanatory.Â It is a difficult question to ponder however, do you prefer the warm and fuzzy feel-good crap, or does a more depressing flavor wet your appetite?Â As for me:
5. Love, Actually.Â Does a good job of intertwining the storylines, you’ve got Christmas as a backgound for some solid dry, British comedy.
4.Â Home Alone (1 and 2).Â I group these films together for obvious reasons.Â I like New York as a backdrop in the second film, but the house of tricks in the original trumps the abandoned brownstone in number 2.
3.Â Scrooged.Â The type of movie I have to watch whenever it is on tv.Â The best version of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”, and Bill Murray is just at the top of his game.
2. It’s a Wonderful Life.Â Most people put this at number 1, which is why I put it at number two.Â Underrated for it’s comedic moments.Â Donna Reed may be the hottest actress of the black and white era.
1.Â National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.Â This one has it all.Â Nothing beats Randy Quaid pumping out the septic tank or Clark’s rant at the end of the film.