Friday, December 25, 2009

The Top Ten Best Christmas Movies - 4. A Charlie Brown 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......

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


4.) A Charlie Brown Christmas Charlie Brown: "Rats, nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there wasn't a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it."

- Sketch by Nicolas Sienty

Jeff: I truly love this flick as a holiday film but it's the music that really does it for me. It's a
great jazzy Christmasy soundtrack that always gets me in the spirit. I don't really like listening to Christmas music but I have to admit I put this one on repeat quite a bit through the season. Poor Charlie Brown has grown so cynical about Christmas and what it means. It takes a little broken down tree and Linus to show him what it's all about. It's one of the few Christmas movies that actually tells us the story of why we celebrate in the first place. It's a great classic and should be viewed religiously every year, nuff said.

Jen Huber: Every Christmas I got out and look for the "Charlie Brown Christmas Tree". I somehow end up getting the most ugly, crooked tree I can find and I blame this picadillo squarely on Charlie Brown. I love the end of the movie where the kids sing by the tree with their heads turned upward and their mouths make the big O. In fact that scene is the most memorable for me. Charlie Brown is such a funny character but his downer attitude in this flick makes it much more appreciated.

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