By now, if you’re reading this, it’s very likely that you’ve consumed some form of holiday entertainment whether you like it or not. It might be an osmosis-type thing where you ingest the familiar festive fare like subconscious comfort food. Or maybe you’re even one of those rabid participants bingeing “A Christmas Story” on 24-hour repeat. Whatever the case, you know it’s here, so why not have a little fun with it?
What is YOUR all-time favorite Holiday movie, show and/or music? We asked the ALIBI team to weigh in and get things started. Here’s what they think:
I still like the animated Rankin/Bass “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” TV show, of course. I mean it has everything: old school stop-motion, memorable original songs and Burl Ives as a snowman/narrator! Plus, wow, it reveals the ugliest side of humanity (greed, shaming, bullying) and the best (finding the good in everyone). I am weepy just thinking about it.
My favorite ALIBI holiday song is the trailerized
My favorite holiday album of all time is the Lower Lights’
“Scrooged” (1988) has a great blend of dark comedy, ‘80s cheese and even some horror elements, all with a sentimental undertone and a wonderfully gothic score by Danny Elfman.
Generic, but “A Christmas Story” gets more sophisticated every time I watch it! The kitsch music is perfect.
Mitch Miller’s “Holiday Sing Along with Mitch”
“The Ref” (1994) starring Dennis Leary truly puts the fun in dysfunctional families. Favorite quotes: “Lady, your husband isn’t dead. He’s hiding.”
“Die Hard” (1988) starring Bruce Willis. After a Christmas at Nakatomi Towers, all other holidays pale by comparison. “We’re gonna need some more FBI guys, I guess.”
My favorite Christmas movie is “White Christmas” because we always watched it as a family when I was growing up. It always makes me feel closer to my (now deceased) parents and our holiday rituals. Also makes me feel warm and hopeful for the new year ahead.
As someone who despises seeing holiday things coming out earlier and earlier each year (this year I saw things at least two weeks before Halloween), my favorite holiday song is
While we don’t have a song that goes completely in line with that, I would have to go with our
I don’t really have a favorite holiday movie or show, but we can put “Gremlins” since that takes place over the holidays.
“Christmas Vacation.” Christmas aside, I actually like all of the “Vacation” movies because, no matter how hard you try to avoid them, there will be roadblocks along the way, and nothing’s perfect other than just being together.
My favourite movie is “The Holiday,” which is probably a nostalgic thing, as I've seen it a few times now. I love that the two lead characters come from such vastly different backgrounds -- one is a trailer producer in sunny Los Angeles and the other is from a quaint little village in rainy England, much where I grew up! I guess there's something quite relatable about that, considering my own work and background! And it's just a lovely story with a soppy ending that gets me every time.