With all the holiday music I hear in stores and the radio and all the decorations I see on the street, I can’t help but think of my favorite Christmas movies and songs. Today, I will give you my favorite Christmas movies and songs.
1) Love Actually
I know what you’re thinking. “That’s a chick movie.” “Is he gay?”
No. I am not gay, but you are probably correct in your categorization of Love Actually as a chick movie—there were several romantic storylines. However, this movie was thoroughly enjoyable.
For starters, it had an All-Star cast that included the likes of Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, and a cameo by the legendary Billy Bob Thornton. (Why is Billy Bob Thornton legendary? He slept with Angelina Jolie for an extended period of time. And, to my recollection, none of us can claim that feat.)
You’re an asshole if you weren’t rooting for that young boy to succeed at learning drums so he could play for his crush during the Christmas talent show. Also, I found the secretary, who was pursued by Hugh Grant, to be pretty cute. Colin Firth playing his classic Colin Firth role of a loveable, self-conscious idiot was genius. Lastly, who could forget the scene with Hugh Grant dancing to “Jump” by the Pointer Sisters?
“SANTA! OH MY GOD! SANTA'S COMING! I KNOW HIM! I KNOW HIM!”
3) Home Alone
Not only did this movie make me want to come up with contraptions to stop potential criminals in my house, but it also reminds me of the first time my mother warned me about the dangers of Playboy.
You probably remember the scene where Kevin first realizes he’s been left home alone, and he’s going through all of Buzz’s stuff. He finds a Playboy and is awed at the sights on the inside pages. I was around 8 years old when I first saw Home Alone, so I had no idea what Playboy was, nor should any 8 year old know what it is. In any case, my mother, being protective of her baby, her first born, took this opportunity to tell me that I should never look at a Playboy. As any inquisitive child told not to do something, I asked, “Why?” She responded with something along the lines of “It’s bad. It’s not a nice magazine.”
At that point I dropped the subject and continued watching the movie as I admired how he set up all the mannequins to make it look like there was a party going on in the house. I wish I were that clever in my youth.
1) “Last Christmas” by George Michael
Just because George Michael gets caught lewd acts in
2) “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey
Vintage Mariah on fire. She was a very close 2nd to the lead singer of Wham! This song also was heavily featured in my favorite Christmas movie, Love Actually.
3) “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” by
Who knew chipmunks could hit such high notes?
I have some ideas for a few December posts. I swear I won’t leave you hanging for another 18 days.