Holiday Movies

Holidailies Prompt: Your favorite — or least favorite — holiday scene in a movie.

I am a sucker for a holiday movie. It can be a Santa movie or a holiday romance, and I will watch. I don’t know if there are Christmas slasher movies, but I probably wouldn’t watch those. Any other holiday movie though, and I’m in.  My favorites are the old movies – Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life.

But I have to admit – I really don’t like A Christmas Story.  Oh sure, it’s got great moments.  But I just feel SO bad for Ralphie the whole time.  I guess I’m not a fan of pain and embarrassment as humor.  I’m not sure which moment is the worst to me.  Possibly the whole decoder pin thing – only because I can only imagine how awful that would be to a kid.  Waiting and waiting and waiting and then realizing that you’ve been completely ripped off.

I do like the leg lamp though.

3 thoughts on “Holiday Movies

  1. I have to agree with you on A Christmas Story. It’s cute every once in a while but I have relatives who leave it on all day on Christmas. The story about the decoder is probably one of the saddest parts of the film. 🙁

  2. I agree on the sad, but Ralphie does get his gun in the end, AND he gets to pound the crap outta Scut Farkus. So he does have the occasional moment of good in there too.

  3. Yes, I also see the movie as a triumph for Ralphie. (And it is my 2nd favorite holiday movie, right after It’s a Wonderful Life.)

    I identified with Ralphie. I knew the same kind of childhood. When I was in college I loved to listen to Jean Shepard on the radio, telling stories, many of which were similar childhood stories. It seemed to me as if he were telling stories that could have been set in my neighborhood during my 1940s childhood (even though he was more than twenty years older than me).

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