Onionhead: What constitute as a Christmas movie?
Firm Tautology: oblig:1. Estranged family where Dad is trying to make it home for the holidays on Christmas Eve.2. Greedy, Grinch-y villain3. Ironic Christmas references: "Now I have a machine gun, ho-ho-ho..."4. Anti-consumer-capitalist message (sort of).5. McClane's wife's name is freakin' Holly.6. McClane learns the spirit of Christmas: You clearly have sacrifice for the community and family. McClane's gun is wrapped with Xmas tape on his back before giving a bullet to Hans.7. It "snows" at the end.8. There's a "stuck in a chimney" scene.9. Stuffed with Christmas music. You perhaps didn't know that Silent Night was composed by Franz Gruber.
Sailing Starflower: You Americans are all alike. Well, this time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.
Bedstead Polisher: Don't forget those of us who don't think of the movie at all because we've never seen it.
Explodo: Since I'm shocked at the number of people who say it's not, I'll chip in:Die Hard is the best christmas movie because I can't think of a single other one that I would even want to watch again.Then again, I also detest parades.
bark_atda_moon: 2 weeks agoMy 8 yr old son: "Can we watch a Christmas movie tonight?"My wife: "It is too early. We haven't even had Thanksgiving yet."My 8 yr old son: "It is never too early for Die Hard".
cookiedough: Personally, I watch The Day After Tomorrow every Xmas
mjones71822: Our new Christmas holiday movie tradition.[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pJ3woTPYKjE]
ar393: I can't think of any other Christmas movie I would watch.
dstanley: Sailing Starflower: You Americans are all alike. Well, this time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.It was Gary Cooper, asshole.
bark_atda_moon: ar393: I can't think of any other Christmas movie I would watch.We also like National Lampoon's Christmas vacation, Gremlins, and Home Alone. My wife loves Elf so we end up watching that too.
Rapmaster2000: cookiedough: Personally, I watch The Day After Tomorrow every XmasWhenever I see The Day After Tomorrow, I think of The Day After. You should have your kids watch that and then tell them, "You better enjoy those presents we got you, because you and them could all be instantly vaporized at any second."It's how I grew up. Sometimes I see a flash of light in the corner of my eye and I think "this is it" because of that movie.
ar393: bark_atda_moon: ar393: I can't think of any other Christmas movie I would watch.We also like National Lampoon's Christmas vacation, Gremlins, and Home Alone. My wife loves Elf so we end up watching that too.I could get on board with the first.I watched home alone and gremlins as a kid. I might be down to watch either again but it would take a really really good reason.I'll give elf a shot, but some of those SNL alumni movies are just awful and really not funny. sure they may have a great joke/bit here or there, but overall, not funny (to me)
fark_the_herald_angel_sings: Silly twits.. Life of Brian is an EASTER movie, not a Christmas movie..
cfreak: fark_the_herald_angel_sings: Silly twits.. Life of Brian is an EASTER movie, not a Christmas movie..Bah. I took too long to write mine so you beat me to it.
gopats: This list fails without Gremlins.[68.media.tumblr.com image 500x268][View Full Size image _x_]
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