I have a confession: I’m not a big fan of Christmas specials, movies or very special episodes of our favorite sitcoms. It’s rare for me to enjoy a Christmas special in general. Every once in a while, I hear about a special or movie I should check out… but I never do. Here are a couple:
This came out when I was still trying to figure out if I actually enjoyed Will Ferrell or not. Sometimes I’m still trying to figure that out, actually. But when I saw the trailers for it years ago, it just didn’t look all that interesting. Am I wrong?
2. It’s a Wonderful Life
Yeah, I know. This is one of those “how could you not have seen it??” films. But here I am, having never seen it. Nor do I plan to.
And then there are the “classics” I’ve seen and really, really hate. Here are two of those:
1. Home Alone
Seriously. This movie is everything that is wrong with an entire generation.
2. Jingle All the Way
No… just, no.
However, lest you think I am a complete Scrooge, there are a few I genuinely enjoy. Here are two:
1. A Muppet Christmas Carol
This is one of my favorite takes on Dickens’ classic story. Michael Caine is wonderful in this.
2. Die Hard
Second-most violent Christmas movie ever made (behind Home Alone):
Honorable mention: Community—“Regional Holiday Music”
Glee parodies + Jehovah’s Witnesses + Christmas = the greatest espionage story ever rapped.