I have to get something up to move that last post down the page. I’m glad I got it off my chest, because I found that my head and heart were much clearer for it last night. But on the other hand, I do feel some shame having put that out there. And, for the record, there WILL be milk and bread. Kile always has a plan, even if I don’t. And I don’t generally ask about his plan, in an effort to reduce my own stress. Sometimes, however, it just happens to be a little counterintuitive. Heh.
So… this morning we’re going to go over my favorite moments from my favorite Christmas movies. Or rather, my favorite moments that I could find on YouTube. So sit back, relax and partake of the Yuletide Joy that these scenes invoke.
This movie is the grand-daddy of all the Christmas movies in my book. I may be able to make it through a Christmas without watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”, but in my opinion it’s not Christmas if I haven’t watched “Christmas Vacation”. And I’m just APPALLED that so many of you didn’t guess my “Christmas Vacation” quote on that quote list a couple weeks ago. What the heck, people??
Of course, you have to include Clark’s rant about his boss cutting bonuses in favor of a Jelly of the Month Club.
This one is also classic. “Blousing… browsing, smelling…. smiling…” We quote this ALL THE TIME. It doesn’t even have to be Christmas.
Alas, I couldn’t find a clip on YouTube (and I will admit, I didn’t look too hard) that had the whole “Don’t throw me down, Clark” thing in it but OH WELL.
A Christmas Story
This movie pretty much speaks for itself. And thanks to TBS and their 24-hour marathon each Christmas, everyone and their dog can pretty much recite it from memory.
You pretty much can’t talk about scenes from this movie without including this clip. Poor Flik. If you start paying attention, he really gets the shaft in this movie.
I would have loved to have included some more clips here, but I couldn’t find them (particularly the one where the Bumpus hounds get ahold of the turkey.) And I didn’t particularly feel like including the leg lamp scene since that is just SO CLICHE. Whatever.
This is a new classic but it doesn’t make it any less classic, you know? I mean, COME ON. Will Ferrell thinks he’s an elf. When does that not get funny?
Besides the fact that Kile and I love to duet this song, this scene is just so funny.
“I just like to smile, smiling’s my favorite.”
Buddy meets his first “fake” Santa. It doesn’t end well.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I know a lot of you probably think it’s grand heresy to include this version of such a classic story, but I have to admit: I enjoy Jim Carrey. And this version never fails to bring a smile to my face.
Probably my favorite scene in the whole movie. I just love him trying to freak her out.
I love the bit with the dog towards the end. It is SO TRUE. Dogs always find that boundary and then fling themselves over it, don’t they?
It’s a Wonderful Life
Yeah, there are some GREAT scenes in this one and to single out just a few is pretty hard. And I’ll be darned if it’s all but impossible to find any of my favorites on YouTube! Sacrelige! How about when George steps on the belt to Mary’s robe and she hides in the hydrangea bush and he threatens to sell tickets? That’s just AWESOME. Then there’s George’s rant to Mary about the stupid house and why do they have all these kids. That wasn’t on YouTube either. Gosh. Well, you’ll just have to imagine them in your mind. Luckily, this is another “recite it from memory” movie and you shouldn’t have any problem.
Okay… I gotta go get on with my life here. Harry’s clothes aren’t going to wash themselves (though, boy howdy, I sure wish they would because YIKES) and I need to get a few things done while Evie is napping. But in the comments, I want to hear about YOUR favorite Christmas movies and what YOUR favorite scenes are. Share! (Tis the season, and all.)