…and now it’s time to have a Christmas movie marathon!
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Dreamworks Holiday Classics (2011)
The specials included are Merry Madagascar, Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury, Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular and The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper. These specials would be a good fit if you have small children.
Mrs. Miracle (2009) (TV) (Available Until November 1, 2012)
Yes, I watched this flick cuz I still have a thing for James Van Der Beek. Two people who are grieving begin a relationship with the help of Mrs. Miracle (who may be some sort of guardian angel).
(Both Available Until November 1, 2012)
Both of these ABC Family Channel movies star Christina Milian. In Snowglobe she longs for romance and a traditional Christmas. She also has a loud, stubborn family. She ends up visiting a magical Christmas land that is inside of her snowglobe. She meets a guy there (Matt Keesler) but will she keep seeing him or fall for her new neighbor down the hall? Christmas Cupid is a take on A Christmas Carol. Milian is a workaholic who is haunted by a dead client who tries to get her to find love. Chad Michael Murray costars.
Holiday In Handcuffs (2007) (TV) (Available Until November 1, 2012)
Melissa Joan Hart is a struggling artist and waitress who’s told her Christmas crazed mother that her boyfriend would be joining them this year. Instead he dumps her. She snaps and kidnaps a slick looking Mario Lopez to pose as her boyfriend. Markie Post costars. This movie is so much fun.
(Both Available Until November 1, 2012)
These movies were adorable. I watched them in one day, in fact back to back. Tom Cavanagh (Love Monkey) stars as a newbie Santa Claus who has had a reindeer stolen. While on a mission to retrieve it he meets and falls for Ashley Williams (Huff), who works at a zoo. She also has an evil, interfering ex who acts like a caricature of a character from The Most Dangerous Game. The first film features a lot of cute reindeer scenes. These would be fun for a family to watch together. In the second film Santa has amnesia. Both films operate under a time crunch. What will they do? Christmas is in a couple of days.
The Hebrew Hammer (2003) (Available Until September 29, 2012)
Yes, this one is about Hanukkah. I adore Adam Goldberg so I don’t know why it took me so long to get around to watching this movie. It’s hilarious and he’s fantastic in it. It’s a Jewish take on Blaxploitation movies. Goldberg has to stop the evil Andy Dick (the new Santa) who is trying to get rid of Hanukkah. The very talented Judy Greer costars. The cast also features Peter Coyote, Mario Van Peebles, Sean Whalen, Rachel Dratch and Tony Cox (Bad Santa).
Friday After Next (2002) (Available Until April 24, 2012)
This is my favorite in the Friday series and it’s set during Christmas. Ice Cube and Mike Epps get jobs as security guards. A robber who dresses as Santa Claus robs their home and steals from stores in their strip mall. Katt Williams and John Witherspoon costar.
The Santa Clause 2 (2002) (Available Until June 28, 2012)
In this sequel Santa Claus finds out about the wife clause which requires him to get married ASAP. This film stars Tim Allen, David Krumholtz, Judge Reinhold, Kevin Pollak and Molly Shannon.
Reindeer Games (2000) (Available Until January 1, 2013)
Ben Affleck’s character is fresh out of prison and has decided to pass himself off as his cellmate, who was having a relationship through the mail with Charlize Theron’s character, which seems like the thing to do. However he doesn’t know what is in store for him. Gary Sinise costars. (Also appears in Top Action Movies On Netflix Streaming)
Go (1999) (Available Until March 1, 2012)
This comedy is told in the Tarantino style of separate plot lines for intersecting characters, told out of order. I’ve watched this film so many times and it’s still fantastic. It takes place on Christmas Eve. The lead is played by Sarah Polley. She is a grocery store cashier who decides to do a one time drug deal to make her rent money. Timothy Olyphant plays the hottest fucking drug dealer. Other plot lines revolve around her fellow cashiers. One is a hot Brit (Desmond Askew) who goes to Vegas and ends up on the run from some really shady characters. Scott Wolf and Jay Mohr play adorable soap actors. Pretty much the only peeve I’ve ever had with the flick is that initially Katie Holmes is irritating in it. The film costars William Fichtner, Taye Diggs, Breckin Meyer, James Duval and Jane Krakowski. It was directed by Doug Liman. (Also appears in Top 1990s Movies about Twentysomething on Netflix Streaming)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) (Available Until January 1, 2012)
This Coen brothers film that was co-written by Sam Raimi stars Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman and Bruce Campbell. The inexperienced Robbins is put in control of a failing company as part of a stock scheme. However he invents the hula hoop which becomes hugely popular.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (Available Until February 1, 2012)/
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (Available Until January 1, 2012)
Both of these are about a court case to prove the existence of Santa Claus. The 1994 remake was what caused my initial crush on Dylan McDermott. Elizabeth Perkins and James Remar costar in the remake.
Babes in Toyland (1986) (Available Until January 1, 2012)/
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) (Available Until March 1, 2014)
A young Drew Barrymore finds herself in the magical Toyland on Christmas Eve. Keanu Reeves costars.
In Santa Claus: The Movie a toymaker finds out about the North Pole. Meanwhile an elf goes to work for a rival toy baron. Dudley Moore and John Lithgow star in this film.