Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Movie Mania

When I was a kid, we were big on watching Christmas movies. So I was shocked when I met my husband and learned that he hadn't seen most of them. Especially the classics like White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life.

I took to making it my mission to catch him up.

And these 5 movies are my "Must Watch":

When my brother was little he looked just like Macaulay Culkin. So much so, that my parents got some picture made with my brother making the same face. Plus, the movie was filmed in Chicago and I actually had a friend whose house was in the same neighborhood as the house in the movie.

Favorite Scene: The scene in the church on Christmas Eve. When the choir is singing 'Oh Holy Night and he sees the old man watching his grand daughter sing. Gets me every time.

Favorite Quote: When Kevin goes shopping by himself and is checking out...
"Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association? "
Sales Clerk: "Well, I don't know. It doesn't say, hon."
"Well, could you please find out?"

Not quite a "Christmas Movie" but there is just something about it. The whole plot is just genius and Nick Cage and Tea Leoni play the parts magnificently. I LOVE this movie and watching it always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Favorite Scene: There are so many to choose from but my favorite is scene where they are making brownies and Nick Cage looks at Tea Leoni and tells her she's beautiful and she says "How can you look at me like you haven't seen me everyday for the last 13 years". That scene is so romantic.

Favorite Quote: Besides the one above, the end of the movie when Jack tells Kate the life he sees for them. (I couldn't remember it all so I had to get a little help from IMBD!)

 "We have a house in Jersey. We have two kids, Annie and Josh. Annie's not much of a violin player, but she tries real hard. She's a little precocious, but that's only because she says what's on her mind. And when she smiles... And Josh, he has your eyes. He doesn't say much, but we know he's smart. He's always got his eyes open, he's always watching us. Sometimes you can look at him and you just know he's learning something new. It's like witnessing a miracle. The house is a mess but it's ours. After 122 more payments, it's going to be ours. And you, you're a non-profit lawyer. That's right, you're completely non-profit, but that doesn't seem to bother you. And we're in love. After 13 years of marriage we're still unbelievably in love. You won't even let me touch you until I've said it. I sing to you. Not all the time, but definitely on special occasions. We've dealt with our share of surprises and made a lot of sacrifices but we've stayed together. You see, you're a better person than I am. And it made me a better person to be around you. I don't know, maybe it was just all a dream. Maybe I went to bed one lonely night in December and I imagined it all. But I swear, nothing has ever felt more real. And if you get on that plane right now, it'll disappear forever. I know we could both go on with our lives and we'd both be fine, but I've seen what we could be like together. And I choose us"

Really does this one even need explaining?? A must watch every year!

Favorite Scene: The end when they are in the Chinese restaurant. Fa raa raa raaa ra.

Favorite Quote: "Fra-Gee-Lay. Must be Italian."



This movie quickly became one of my fav's. Will Farrell as an elf? What's not to love??

Favorite Scene: The scene in the boardroom where Buddy call's the little person an angry elf.

Favorite Quote: "SANTA! OH MY GOD! SANTA'S COMING! I KNOW HIM! I KNOW HIM!!"


We watched this movie every Christmas night. It was a family tradition and it never got old. Plus, my father is like Clark Griswold in so many ways. (I swear they got the inspiration for the tree cutting scene from our family)

Favorite scene: The whole scene where Clark puts up the lights and thinks they don't work. And then they do and they blind the asshole neighbors.

Favorite Quote: "The shitter was full"




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