Christmas is only two days away, and in spirit of the holiday, we decided to ask each and every Clickster about their favorite Christmas movie. As you might imagine, narrowing it down to just one proved to be quite difficult. So check out our Click Picks below and feel free to hit up the comments to tell us about your favorite Christmas movie, or movies, as the case may be.
Bill Murray in Scrooged
! Because The Night the Reindeer Died
, featuring Lee Majors with a mini-gun, is the best example of why the 80′s were awesome. Plus, it’s Bill Murray playing Scrooge, so that’s priceless in its own way. Die Hard
is a close second.”
'Sam' & 'Joanna' in Love Actually
. I know it’s been said (many times, many ways), but this movie is an annual must-watch. I practically have it memorized, and yet I still crack up every time Billy Mack tells kids not to buy drugs (“Become a pop star and they give you them for free!”) I still get chills when little Joanna starts singing “All I want for Christmas is you,” I still grin like a fool every time Jamie proposes to Aurelia (“You learned English!” “Just in cases.”) and, after little Joanna kisses little Sam on the cheek, I still get teared up seeing his face of pure amazement, joy and triumph as he runs into his dad’s arms…. It just kills me. For I am the sappiest of sappy saps, and whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world (or just need a holiday pick-me-up) I will pop in this movie and renew my faith that love actually is all around.”
'Mogwai' in Gremlins
– Joe Dante’s 1984 classic is a perfect mix of horror, heart, and humor. It’s a film that I revisit throughout the year, but especially around Christmas time and the story Phoebe Cates tells about her father’s demise gets me every single time.”
Ralphie & his Red Ryder bb gun
“A Christmas Story
– Best. Christmas. Movie. Ever.
Elf - What’s better than a Will Ferrell man-child raised by elves?
John Denver & the Muppets: A Christmas Together- Haven’t seen this one in a long time, but it holds a special place in my heart, for sure.”
Bing Crosby & company in White Christmas
– Who doesn’t love this Hollywood holiday heartfest about a successful song-and-dance team who “put on a show” to save the Vermont inn of their former commanding general just in time for Christmas? It’s a must for musical lovers with its snappy dance numbers and Irving Berlin tunes sung by classic crooners Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. The 1954 film also stars Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen and shot in glorious Technicolor from Oscar-winning director Michael Curtiz . While Bing’s rendition of “White Christmas” is always a holiday favorite, don’t miss “We’ll Follow the Old Man” which makes me teary-eyed every time and reminds us what matters most at the holidays!”
The Griswold family in Christmas Vacation
– ultimate favorite CLASSIC Christmas film.
Christmas Vacation – Can watch it over and over again and laugh at all the same jokes every time. (Usually the unrepeatable ones)
Love Actually – Heart warming, feel-good movie that always makes me happy.”
Jimmy Stewart as 'George Bailey' in It's a Wonderful Life
“It’s A Wonderful Life
– An Angel get’s his Wings!! Love that movie… ahhh Jimmy Stewart!
Love Actually – Ditto to Emily’s comments!
The Holiday – Don’t judge me… I love it for the 2 little British girls that play Jude Law’s daughters and have a tent in their room and talk like grown ups. Okay its for Jude Law.”
Winona Ryder & Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands
– Is there anything more heart wrenching than the following exchange between Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp? Winona: “Hold me.” Johnny: “I can’t.” Just typing that made me cry.
Home Alone – Pure fun.”
Michael Caine as 'Scrooge' in The Muppet Christmas Carol
is the best! So many great scenes, like when he is yelling at his old boss “No, you are a hallucination brought on by alcohol… Russian vodka poisoned by Chernobyl!” or getting smacked around by Carol Kane, the ghost of Christmas Present. A timeless adaptation of a Christmas classic.
Since I am on a Dickens’ kick I would also have The Muppets Christmas Carol on the top of that list too! Michael Caine as Scrooge, and Rizzo the Rat narrating with Gonzo, bring another great adaptation to The Christmas Carol. And finally, I can’t have Christmas Eve without watching A Christmas Story at least twice. We even have the “Italian” leg lamp Christmas lights around our tree…Frag-eee-lay.”
Will Ferrell as 'Buddy' in Elf
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
: Not because of whiney little Rudolph, but because the Abonimable Snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius MADE that movie.
Elf: Because both Buddy and I stick to the same four main food groups – candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.”
Sally & Jack Skellington in Nightmare Before Christmas
“In the Camberg household, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without A Christmas Story
. We watch it every year, sometimes more than once, while always quoting our favorite lines. “Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double-beatloaf. I hate meatloaf.”
The Nightmare Before Christmas has also become a must-watch come Christmas time. The score by Danny Elfman…oh, how it moves me, particularly “Sally’s Song”. I also find Sally’s crush on Jack Skellington to be absolutely endearing. Watching unrequited love blossom into a beautiful romance, it just pulls at the ol’ heart strings.”
Happy Holidays from all of your friends at Click!