My Top Ten Christmas Movies

I hope you all have a great Christmas tomorrow! And, if I don’t see you before then, here’s to a safe & happy New Year as well. đŸ™‚

Sorry I’ve not been around throughout December – I find it very hard to keep up on the blogging in the run up to Christmas. Bring on 2016!! In the meantime, here’s a hastily thrown together post of My Top Ten Christmas Movies (full-length films so this list is excluding TV specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas). I did a top five at the start of my blog so I figured I should update it. At the end I have a list of full-length movies I’ve excluded, as I don’t really see them as “Christmas” movies.

So here’s my Top Ten counting down to my favorite. Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! đŸ™‚

10. Bad Santa

9. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

8. Elf

7. The Muppet Christmas Carol

6. Home Alone

5. Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

4. A Christmas Carol (1951) (aka Scrooge in the UK)

3. A Christmas Story

2. TIE: It’s A Wonderful Life & National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

1. Scrooged

Movies I Excluded (but I like ’em! Gremlins would be my number one if I’d included it):

Krampus (more Christmassy than Gremlins but am leaving it out since I left Gremlins out)
Gremlins (it’s only set at Christmastime)
Die Hard (ditto what I said for Gremlins)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (sorry – I watch this for Halloween!)

Kids From Classic Christmas Films – Where Are They Now?

I knew what had happened to most of these “Christmas movie kids” but there are a few interesting facts in this NME article HERE.

I figured I should mention Jake Lloyd as I hear there’s some new Star Wars movie coming out this week (which, by the way, I will try to review here on Thursday afternoon if I can stay awake long enough to write something about it!). The Phantom Menace was disappointing but, to be fair, I have to say that Jingle All The Way was far worse. I don’t think I ever even bothered to watch that all the way through. Well, the last any of us heard of Jake Lloyd was when he was arrested for reckless driving this year. Hopefully he can sort his life out – it’s a shame how fame ruins the lives of so many child stars.

It’s surprising that Nicholas Hoult has ended up being one of the more successful “Christmas movie kids” (he was in About A Boy. was that a Christmas movie?? I clearly don’t remember it now). You can’t top being in Mad Max: Fury Road! Peter Billingsley (from A Christmas Story) is strangely attractive now & we all know Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone!) went a bit weird but I loved this little tidbit: “He rarely acts these days, but recently took to the stage in his pizza themed Velvet Underground cover band, The Pizza Underground.” Ha! Seriously? Do they do a song called “I’m Waiting For The Pizza Delivery Man“?

Well, you can also read about Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Taylor Momsen (from The Grinch – probably my most hated movie of all time), Corey Feldman, Kieran Culkin, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Mara Wilson, Eric Lloyd, and Daryl Christopher Sabara HERE.

Oh – and I have to quickly mention this: Apparently, these life-sized Victorian dolls are roaming around London to promote some new Derren Brown attraction opening in Thorpe Park. Egads! NO THANK YOU!!!! Creepy as hell.