People are often surprised to find that behind the glasses, pearls and khakis, my husband and I have a pretty "special" sense of humor. Around here we really get into the Holiday Spirit with a marathon of our favorite movies beginning the day after Thanksgiving and culminating with the 24 hour A Christmas Story broadcast on Christmas Day. For our own amusement we decided a long time ago to classify Christmas movies as any movie with at least one Christmas scene which makes things a bit more interesting...
Here are H and my top 9 favorite movies and some of our favorite quotes (In no particular order):
The Holiday(Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Cameron Diaz)
"I'm a full-time dad. I'm a working parent. I'm a mother and a father. I'm a guy who reads parenting books and cookbooks before I go to sleep. I spend my weekends buying tutus. I'm learning to sew. I'm Mr. Napkin Head! - Graham
Coming to America(Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones)
Ahem. "She's your Queen toooo be.. an object of affection! To be used at your discretion! To quench your royal fire!"- Oha
You've Got Mail (Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Dave Chappelle)
"If I only knew your name and address I would send you a bouquet of sharpened pencils." - Joe Fox
Trading Places (Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd)
"You ain't Jacoozying nobody!" - Billy Ray Valentine
Love Actually (Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson)
[neither understands the other's language]
Jamie: [in English] It's my favorite time of day, driving you.
Aurelia: [in Portuguese] It's the saddest part of my day, leaving you.
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (Chevy Chase)
"It's the holidays, we're all in misery." - Clark W. Griswald/Sparky
A Christmas Story
"Meatloaf, meatloaf, double beat loaf. I HATE MEATLOAF." - Ralphie
A Charlie Brown Christmas (the Peanuts Gang)
"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men" - Linus Van Pelt
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Mr. Grinch & The Whoville Gang)
"And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say - that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day. And then - the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!" - Narrator
The Color Purple is an honorable mention. I didnt include it because although its a phenominal story, its a bit depressing. But of course hands down one of my favorite movies of all time...
What are your favorite Christmas movies? Did I leave any good one's off the list?