These movies are great to have on while wrapping presents, drinking coffee, or waiting for family and friends to arrive. They’re especially great when people are running late due to work, traffic, or the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.
Plus they’re all streaming on Netflix. I doubt Santa could make it any easier. Here’s the list, in no particular order.
1. Love Actually, actually is a good movie but tis very long too. My advice, fast forward through any bits that don’t have Bill Nighy on screen. His character’s struggle to have Britain’s #1 Christmas single is full of humor and wit.
It’s also full of lines only an aged, debauched rock star could believably utter. It’s a winning combination that ends in it’s own touching way which you can see below.[youtube.com/watch?v=-EuO6OFypLo&w=600&h=385&end=150]
2. Scrooged starring Bill Murray is perhaps my favorite version of the Charles Dickens’ tale. The only better one is Mickey’s, A Christmas Carol.
Bill Murray’s really a good actor, good enough I might do a “best of” list of his movies. One that definitely won’t make the post, Ghostbusters 2. Even as a child, I didn’t like it. But I do like this movie, it’s appropriately dark befitting the original story.
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas, combines Halloween and Christmas, splendidly. That’s probably ’nuff said for most, but it’s the season for sharing.
In general, the music’s charming, characters endearing, and the holiday shenanigans original. The song, “This is Halloween,” is catchy enough to sing year round. There’s even a ghost dog too boot.
4. Plains, Trains, & Automobiles is holiday slapstick at it’s finest. ‘Nuff said![youtube.com/watch?v=VWGqGHMO294&w=600&h=385]
5. And finally, Earnest Saves Christmas. This might be an 80’s kick, I admit. But this reminds me of college and good friends. It’s the kind of movie that plays better in big groups. So it’s a great reminder of fun times.
What are your go-to holiday movies?
Indian Macgyver says, Merry Christmas Y’all! Oh and Indian Macgyver’s sister says, While You Were Sleeping, another terrific holiday movie, is also streaming on Netflix. Happy Holidays!
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