Last time out on Question Time VI, I shocked you all by declaring I am nothing but a pseudonym. To those who still feel betrayed, I apologise. Since it’s Christmas, you have to forgive me, and that brings me on nicely to this weeks Christmas themed Question Time!
Following on from yesterdays review of Die Hard, since some people (my wife, Fogs, Eric for example!) :) don’t class Die Hard as a Christmas movie per se, I figured I may as well ask the question directly to see what everyone’s favourite Christmas movie is. You can answer this however you like. If you interpret the question as to which is your favourite movie set at this time of year, then that’s cool. Alternatively, if you have a favourite film which just always reminds you of this time of year, or one you simply have to watch every Christmas, then again that’s all good! Or answer anything and everything, no rules or rights or wrongs here, just looking for some film titles :)
For me, whilst I love Die Hard and it’s a movie which reminds me of Christmas and absolutely IS a Christmas movie, it’s not my all time favourite. My #1 would have to be a tie between Home Alone & Elf.
I will be talking about Home Alone very soon in my entry into Andy & Misty’s Nostalgiathon project (Misty knows, I’ll be in touch Andy!), so for now all I’ll say is that being the same age as ‘Kevin‘ the first time I saw this, he became my hero, and I always dreamed something exciting like this would happen to me. I still watch it yearly and it never gets old. Plus, who knew good old Joe Pesci would turn into one of my favourite movie heroes, for reasons outside of Home Alone, but still!
Elf on the other hand, is just the perfect Christmas film. Both being about Christmas, and set at Christmas (confusing this…..never really thought the definition of this all until now!) I first saw it on a plane journey, and my wife kept telling me to stop laughing so loud as I was embarrassing her! The cheek of it……..Since then I have seen it about 50 times and it never gets boring, always makes me cry with laughter, and outside of Anchorman is my favourite Will Ferrell movie.
There are my choices, so please play along if you fancy it and let me know what your favourite Christmas movie is. However you interpret it. Whatever your reasons are for your choice, no matter how ludicrous or far-fetched, anything goes here! Thanks for reading :)
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