Friday, December 25, 2009

The Top Ten Best Christmas Movies - 2. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Hey Everybody,

We had such a good time doing our Halloween top ten that we thought we would do another one! Christmas is upon us and we thought we would try to come up with the ultimate top ten list that, in our minds, embodies the true meaning of Christmas.

Now, lately it seems as if the networks aren't interested in playing the classic Christmas movies of old. I keep seeing these crappy Scrooge rip offs over and over on all of the various networks. Like Mrs. Scrooge, Ebenezer, A Diva's Christmas Carol, A Carol Christmas. (With Tori Spelling, need I say more?) Not to mention these vapid, crappy and sacchrine kid flicks that are so PC they make me want to vomit. Thankfully I got our artist friends over at Cave Drawing Ink to help us conceptulize those memorable Christmas flicks of old. You can see our top ten here on the Bucket and on the Cave Drawing Ink site. Enjoy and have a Happy Holiday!

So far......

3,) A Christmas Story
4.) A Charlie Brown Christmas
5.) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
6.) The Nightmare Before Christmas
7.) Scrooged
8.) Elf
9.) Santa Claus: the Movie
10.) Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer


2.) How the Grinch Stole Christmas Narrator (sings): "You're a vile one Mr. Grinch / You have termites in your smile / You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile / Mr. Gri-inch / Given the choice between the two of you. I'd take the uh...seasick Crocodile." - sketch by Ori Ayalon

Jen Huber: I have been watching this particular movie for as long as I can remember. I love the Grinch's dog especially when the Grinch goes to put the antlers on him and he tips over, so cute. I also love the image of the Grinch cutting the Roast Beast at the Who table. Cindy Lou Who is friggin adorable and the Grinch song is absolute classic. No more remakes-this movie is just too good.

Jeff: As classic as they come, perfect Dr. Seuss with the addition of the vocal talents of Mel Blanc how can you go wrong. It's short it's sweet and it wraps up a common thread that is at the heart of Christmas, that if it all goes away tomorrow, all the presents and pretty things, that the spirit of Christmas will soldier on regardless. That's the beauty of it and the reason the Grinch's heart grew ten sizes that day. Blanc's Grinch is deliciously evil as he slinks through the houses stocking up on Who Toys, even the Who Hash. This will always be a classic for every generation and every religion. Our artist Ori being the example to this rule, he's a Jew but he loves him some Grinch. This is required viewing for all, no exeptions. You can bet your Kan-tankers on that, my friend.

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