My Holiday Programming
Die Hard (1988). Guns, explosions, wise cracks, and Alan Rickman. What more could a girl want?
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990). Loved this one, too, but not as much as the original. And I wasn’t surprised by the “twist” since the whole red tape-blue tape thing was pretty obvious.
Blackadder’s Christmas Carol (1988). The nicest man in Victorian England learns the true potential of greed and selfishness. I know I’m twisted.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). I do love that little tree.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966). Boris Karloff is so much better than Jim Carrey.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). I really only watch it for Animal. There’s just something about drummers.
A Garfield Christmas (1987). Garfield has his moments.
Elf (2003). A family-rated Will Ferrell movie. That’s a Christmas miracle in itself.
Bad Santa (2003). They had me at the title.
Scrooged (1988). Ah, back when Bill Murray was still funny.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). Original plot, original characters, stunning execution. What I wouldn’t give to spend a day with Tim Burton.
“A Pinky and the Brain Christmas” (1995). Ah, Brain does have a heart after all. (But I’m still a little irked because he was SO close to taking over the world!)
Justice League‘s “Comfort and Joy” (2003). The Ultra-Humanite and Flash storyline is the most sentimental, but just adore it. It’s ironic, but this animated show is great at creating villains who are NOT cartoonishly evil.