ReWard: “For your holiday viewing pleasure.”

With Christmas but a week away, I’m reminded that I’m already behind on my holiday movie re-watching. Curse you, novel deadline! That said, I’ve got some vacation time coming and so I hope to make good on annual film traditions. With that in mind, I bring you an entry from my archives, which itself points to an even older set of blog posts I wrote for my good friends over at Forgotten Flix. How’s that for recycling?

(Um, I mean…”ReWarding.” Yeah, that’s it.)

If you follow the schedule outlined below, you’re already starting late, but I have full faith in your ability to make up for lost time. Alternatively, feel free to offer up your own suggestions.

So, let’s get on with it. From a post originally written on December 16th, 2011: “For your holiday viewing pleasure.”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Ah, Christmas. Food, family, friends, gifts and all that great stuff.

(“You forgot football!”)

Yes, and football. What else? Movies! Holiday movies!

Wait. Holiday movies suck. Well, most of ’em, anyway.

Last year, in a guest blog column I wrote for Forgotten Flix, I provided a list of ten “atypical” holiday films, which I called “Ten Christmas Flix for People Who Don’t Like Christmas Flix.” Now that the holidays are upon us and we are TEN DAYS AWAY, I’ve decided to dust off the links to that 2-part column in order to provide you with some possible alternative holiday viewing. That’s right, kids! Each day between today up to and including December 25th, you can take in one of the Christmas-ish titles from this list:

(Click on the links to read my reasons for including each of these cinematic jewels to your holiday viewing rotation. Do it.)

“Ten Christmas Flix for People Who Don’t Like Christmas Flix, Part 1”
16th: Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
17th: Bad Santa (2003)
18th: Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
19th: Gremlins (1984)
20th: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

“Ten Christmas Flix for People Who Don’t Like Christmas Flix, Part 2”
21st: Home Alone (1990)
22nd: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
23rd: Lethal Weapon (1987)
24th: The Ref (1994)
25th: Die Hard (1988)


2 thoughts on “ReWard: “For your holiday viewing pleasure.”

  1. I actually like the cartoon “A Wish for Wings That Work” by Berkeley Breathed. “Is this Cross Dressing Cockroaches Anonymous?” Anything with that line has to be good!


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