Top 20 Christmas movies – #8 ‘A Christmas Story’

Posted: December 13, 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

#16 – Batman Returns

#15 – The Family Man

#14 – Home Alone 2

#13 – Die Hard

#12 – The Nightmare Before Christmas

#11 – The Muppet Christmas Carol

#10 – It’s a Wonderful Life

#9 – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

 

“You’ll shoot your eye out!”  Words never forgotten during the holidays.  The countdown to the number one Christmas movie rolls along and we’re now into the nitty-gritty portion.  The films from here on out are not up for debate just mandatory viewing while you’re hanging your stockings by the chimney with care.

A Christmas Story has its own marathon on Christmas day on TBS, that’s how much of a staple the movie is in households across America.  The 1983 Christmas classic starring Peter Billingsley as Ralphie is about as darkly humorous as a Christmas movie is going to get.  The fact that so many families take time during this time of the year to watch this romp is quite the feat.  From getting your tongue frozen to a flagpole to enlisting the help of Santa Claus in your pursuit for a Red Rider BB gun to your father yearning for a sexy leg-lamp, Christmas was never crazier in 1940’s Indiana.

They sell leg-lamp Christmas lights at Walgreen’s for crying out loud.  While it’s not my favorite Christmas film, it’s certainly a favorite among most people and is well deserving of a place within my top 10.

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