Christmas is only 2 days away but thought we'd still share some our holiday favorites.
We love the holiday season, especially because it gives us a chance to revisit all our favorite Christmas specials and movies.
You probably have your own list of go-to films – here are a few of ours!
Rich Little’s Christmas Carol – Rich Little was a master impressionist, and his version of the Dickens classic is a stunning one-man show. Little reimagines the story by populating it with caricatures of W.C. Fields, Johnny Carson, Richard Nixon, and John Wayne – and his impressions of all of them are completely spot-on.
The Year Without a Santa Claus– The Rankin/Bass stop-motion Christmas specials are all golden. This one showed us all that Santa can never take a sick day. And no one who’s seen this even once can forget the Heat Miser and Snow Miser songs.
Clarkworld– On any Christmas movie best-of, “A Christmas Story” is a given, seeing as 38.4 million people watch it every year. Contrary to popular belief, it didn’t miraculously descend to earth from the heavens. Clarkworld introduces us to Bob Clark, the immensely talented director who brought us “A Christmas Story”, as well as more questionable titles like holiday/slasher flick “Black Christmas.”
The Simpsons Roasting On an Open Fire – The series premiere of the longest running cartoon on television was a Christmas special – and an excellent one at that. Homer’s disastrous night at the dog track ends on a happy note with Santa’s Little Helper joining the Simpson family.
A Charlie Brown Christmas – Of course this will wind up on anyone’s list, but A Charlie Brown Christmas is one Christmas special no one can get enough of. We’re of the opinion that this special’s excellent soundtrack by the Vince Guaraldi Trio is an album that can – and should – be played year-round.
Of course we can’t come up with an exhaustive list. If you’re shocked that we managed to overlook one of your childhood faves, leave us a comment! The more the merrier.