Top 20 Christmas movies: #16 ‘Batman Returns’

Posted: December 5, 2012 in Movies


*I will be doing a “top 20″ feature for the best Christmas movies of all time, right up to Christmas – I hope you enjoy!*

#20 – Lethal Weapon

#19 – The Polar Express

#18 – Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

#17 – The Santa Clause 2

It’s not every day we get a superhero Christmas movie, but hey, it’s a Tim Burton Batman film and that’s all that matters.   Batman Returns isn’t your average Christmas film but it’s a film in the holiday spirit starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, and Christopher Walken.

Batman Returns may not be the first Christmas film that comes to mind during these times, but it’s a staple of the holidays in my house.  Michael Keaton reprises his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman where he encounters the lovely Pfeiffer as Cat Woman and a short person with daddy issues going by the name of The Penguin (DeVito) all while managing to keep up appearances as Wayne during Christmas.

The whole movie takes place during Christmas and we even get a few battles between Batman and The Penguin involving a Christmas tree and some giant presents.  To make things better we get some poisonous mistletoe and giant floating rubber duckies.  What more could you ask for from a holiday film starring Batman?

I would expect that, upon reading this countdown, there will be new Christmas movie watching traditions in your household.

Check out one of my favorite videos from any Batman film:





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