Christmas is around the corner. People standing in the cold to get a video game system, office parties, and everywhere we look Christmas. This meaning two things on the TV and Radio, Christmas movies and music 24/7. There are a lot of list of the best Christmas movies and specials, so I will make my own list. Here are 12 of my favorite Christmas movies. Why 12? Because of the 12 days of Christmas. Let's begin.
1. "It's a Wondeful Life" (1946)
It really isn't Christmas without this classic. Even in the darkest of times, this movies makes all of us have faith and hope in humanity. Remember, no man is a failure without friends.
2. "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (1992)
As you know, I am a sucker for "The Muppets". This is my favorite telling of the Dicken's classic. It's the charm of "The Muppets", Michael Caine's brillant performance, and the whitty writing that makes this the best adaptation of the classic novel.
3. "Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas" (1977)
Another Jim Henson creation, this time based of the story booky by Russell Hoban. It tells the story of Emmet, a young otter who enters a talent contents to get a gift for his mom. It's one of the most criminally underrated Christmas specials of all time. Just don't put no hole in the wash tub
4. "The Night Before" (2015)
Yes this is new, but it's probably one of the best R rated Christmas Comedies since "Bad Santa". It's a great movie about friendship and it's one of Seth Rogan's best movies. It may be a year old, but it's should be come an instant classic
5. "Bad Santa" (2003)
This movie is rude, crude, and very mean spirited. But strangly, it works. The charm of the kid, Billy Bob Thorton's Willie Soke, and strangly has a lot of heart in the last third of the movie. It's one that shouldn't be watched with young kids, but will still put you in the spirit of Christmas.
6. "Scrooged" (1988)
A modern take on "A Christmas Carol" with Bill Murray. It's funny and a tradition in the Vogel household each time we put up a Christmas Tree. Funny and dark, something great for everyone
7. "Christmas Vacation" (1989)
It's not Christmas without speading it with the Griswolds. The humor of John Hughes and Chevy Chase shines in this 80's classic invovling wrapping cats, s***ers being full, and kidnapping your boss, because he gave you a subscription to the jelly of the month clubs.
8. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965)
Well, guess why this is on here. The simple, but yet effective story. No wonder it has been a holiday stapel for 51 years.
9. Arthur Christmas
Out of all the moder Christmas movies, this has to be one of the most underrated and underappreciated movies. It's whimshical, magical, and it's a really good take on a Santa's brother story. Give it a watch, you won't regret it.
10. "Die Hard" (1987)
11. "Love Actually" (2003)
I just have a soft spot for this movie.
12. "Rocky IV" (1985)
Rocky Balboa ends the Cold War on Christmas. What more could you ask for.