We do love Christmas at Pop Up Screens Towers, basically we start thinking about it in about August and then get to play with it until November and then release our version of Christmassy goodness on you guys in December complete with snow! Yes we really do have a Tower, no it’s not very big… Anyway in preparation for our Christmas excitement we’ve pulled together a list of our favourite 10 Christmas Movies:
Don’t expose them to bright light. Check. Don’t get him wet. Check. Don’t feed them after midnight… oooh balls. It’s a lot to take on board and at Christmas too. Watch as the cutest TV obsessed thing in turns into something mental that wants to eat your face. It’s ideal to settle down and watch with the family on Christmas Eve.
9. Trading Places
Dan Aykroyd gives Billy Bob Thornton a run for his money as the grubbiest Santa after falling fail of a one dollar Duke Brothers bet, to see if he can back on top after they trade his privileged life with that of the down and out Eddie Murphy’s.
8. Miracle on 34th Street
It’s the film that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, as you watch Richard Attenborough convince a little girl and a courtroom that Father Christmas is real and that you should believe.
7. Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton and fluffy Christmas goodness goes hand in hand right? OK, maybe not but Halloween definitely does and this begs the questions who’s in charge of Halloween and why does it only have one night? Well Jack Skellington (he’s the guy in charge or course) is about to take Sandy Claws on and find out.
6. Bad Santa
A safe cracking Santa Claus, why it’s multi-tasking in it’s purest form. Throw in a manicured Bernie Mac, a shoot out and some awesome one-liners and it’s the perfect alternative Christmas movie.
5. It’s a Wonderful Life
If Miracle on 34th Street makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside than It’s a Wonderful Life uses an industrial flame thrower to deliver it’s dose of Christmas cheer as an angle helps show James Stewart what life would be like if he never existed.
4. Muppets Christmas Carol
“There’s magic in the air tonight, there’s magic in the air”, along with a dozen other memorable songs that penetrate your head and stay there forever, along with the Muppets and Michael Caine that help retell Dickens classic Christmas story. No doors were blown off in the making of this film.
3. Santa Claus the Movie
If you’re of a certain age and a product of the 80’s then this movie will have been as much a part of your childhood as The Goonies or My Little Pony. It’s 1985, Dudley Moore’s got his best elf hat on and the manipulative John Lithgow is planning to capitalize on Christmas with candy canes that make you fly. It’ up to Santa, played by the Big Lebowski, to swoop in and save Christmas for all his Little Urban Achievers.
2. Home Alone
“You guys give up, or are you thirsty for more?” Self-protection just got brutal and a 10 year old Macaulay Culkin is in charge as he attempt to save his home from the Wet Bandits with the help of blow torches, paint cans, nails, Christmas ornaments and a tarantula.
Saaaaaaaannnntaaaaa… No one can hold an excited, yelp like Buddy as he embarks on his quest through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, through the Sea of Swirly Twirly Gum Drops and then through the Lincoln Tunnel to find his Dad, who turns out to be a bit of a cotton-headed ninnymuggins.