Get ‘em while they’re corny
by Ethan Butterfield
It’s the holiday season once again and just like those that came before, apparently November is the jumping-off point. Yes, the amount of decorations and festivity is well beyond my breaking point (It’s barely even December people, relax!). So, in an effort to find some early joy in the holidays, I’ll be presenting my top five best Christmas movies!
Elf – SANTA!!! Will Ferrell plays ‘Buddy the Elf’ as he goes to New York and tries to reconnect with his father. Along the way, there’s dancing in the mail room, syrup on spaghetti and Peter Dinklage. What more could a movie need?
Love Actually – Well it wouldn’t be a Christmas movie list without a rom-com crowbarred in there somewhere. Now, I’m not really a fan of the genre, but I must say I actually love Love Actually…uhhh, I mean, I quite enjoyed Love Actually. A feel good movie in every sense of the word, we see what it takes for relationships to survive the holiday season. Here’s a clue, a lot more then you would think.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Ain’t nothing like a classic and that’s exactly what Christmas Vacation is… a classic. Chevy Chase is back as Clark Griswold and everything goes wrong; that’s literally the blurb you could put on the back of the case. With squirrels in trees, crappy RV’s and dry turkey with beans, it’s a side-splitting comedy that will have you laughing all the way through. If not, then you don’t deserve gifts this year.
Die Hard – Next up, one of my personal favourties and pretty much the G.O.A.T. in regard to action movies, Die Hard. It stars Bruce Willis as John McClane, a guy who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. This movie has it all, from blowing shit up to quirky dialogue. It’s amazing from start to finish. Who knew a holiday could kick this much ass? Yippee ki-yay mother… ahem.
It’s A Wonderful Life – Well here it is, number one. It’s A Wonderful Life is quite simply beautiful, a true gem with a message that stands the test of time. Starring James Stewart as George Bailey, it’s the tale of man that wishes he was never born and the wish becomes reality. He then discovers that he is more influential to his town then he had originally thought. Honestly, if you haven’t seen this movie you’re missing out. It’s pure Christmas magic.
Well there it is, my top five Christmas films. Hopefully you enjoyed what I had to say. Now I don’t know about you guys, but I think it’s about time to get out the egg nog and rum, sit back in the Lazy Boy, and ignore the ominous amount of homework I have building up in the corner of the room. What a magical time of year. Merry Christmas everyone!