Things I learned this Year from Christmas Movies (2018)
List of movies I watched this year:
Black Christmas (1974)
Tales from the Crypt (1972) – Specifically for the Joan Collins story.
A Christmas Horror Story
You Better Watch Out
Silent Night, Bloody Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night
The Dorm that Dripped Blood
The Nightmare before Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Christmas Chronicles
The Muppet’s Christmas Carol
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Santa Clause
Things I learned:
Gas used to be 74 cents in the late 80s (Die Hard).
Twinkies are popular around Christmas. (Several movies)
Trump wasn’t liked even in the 80s (Scrooged – as Frank Cross was in the sewers he asked, “What is this, the Trump Tower?”)
Christmas can be a horror for lots of people. Or, horror isn’t exclusive to Halloween.
When you are in one Christmas movie, you are bound to be in another. (I mean, Alan Rickman. Really? All the Harry Potter movies, Love Actually, and Die Hard.)
Hallmark has capitalized on reusing actors/actresses from big screen Christmas movies.
If you are making a Christmas movie, what the hell, make another one and start a series.
Kevin never called the cops in Home Alone because the police didn’t believe John McClane, and he was a cop. Why would they believe an eight year old?
Just because you are Jewish, does not mean you can’t be Santa Claus (Ed Asner for one in Elf).
If you can be Elvis in one movie (Kurt Russell in Elvis – 1979), you can impersonate him in another (The Christmas Chronicles) and another (3,000 Miles to Graceland) after doing his voice (Forest Gump). But I guess after touching Elvis (In 1963, Kurt Russell, age 12, kicked Elvis in the shin in A Day at the World’s Fair), he becomes a part of you and you may not have a Blue Christmas.
Richard Donner was born to make Christmas movies (Just from my list above: Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, and Scrooged). Could be his last name.
Danny Elfman likes to do Christmas movies. (Could be his last name too. You get to look up his list because I did not see all he did this year.)