Friday, December 3, 2010

Fatblog's Favourite Festive Flicks

It's almost Christmas time, and it's also that time of the year where we're all scrambling together lists - best-of-year lists, shopping lists - so here's a list of classic and slightly unorthodox Christmas films for your viewing pleasure.

10. Black Christmas - I really don't expect anyone to be actually sitting down during Christmas watching this naaasty movie, but it's one of my favourite '70s slashers - and I guess if you're feeling er, masochistic or something, by all means check it out (forget the remake).

9. Batman Returns - best of those '90s Batmans. Who better to ruin the Christmas spirit than the Penguin?

8. Brazil - another kinda bummer/cynical pick; like no Christmas you'll ever have experienced.

7. Gremlins - GIZMOoooo!!

6. Miracle on 34th Street - the best heartwarming Santa movie ever

5. Home Alone - very fond memories of watching this one when I was a kid...

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas - enchanting stop-motion animation beauty from Tim Burton + terrific songs by Danny Elfman

3. Die Hard - yippee-ki-yay mofo, the most fun time you'll spend at a hostage situation during Christmas!!

2. It's a Wonderful Life - you thought this was going to be no. 1 right? no. 2 is still pretty good. Jimmy's always welcome at this time of the year.

1. Bad Santa - the best arsehole Santa movie ever. Not for the easily offended, but if you're a bit adventurous and like your humour a bit off-colour, you can't beat Billy Bob Thornton in a Santa suit cursing at kids and urinating in his pants.

1 comment:

  1. It's a wonderful life - one of my all time fav. Glad you didn't miss it!