Ah Christmas, the time of year where blogs are filled with ‘top Christmas movies to make your party perfect!’ posts and other such nonsense. Here at Media Devour we decided to come up with the top 7 list of Christmas movies that are just plain fun to watch, with a little Christmas spirit added in! Take a look at the list below and pop these on during Christmas Dinner, I guarantee Grandma will stay awake and keep her teeth in!
#7 Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Perhaps I should add this as a nominee for infamous movie sequel titles, ‘Die Hard 2: Die Harder’ features John McClane, officer of the NYPD and hero of the Nakatomi Hostage Crisis, attempting to avert disaster as rogue military officials seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. on Christmas day.
#6 Bad Santa
Certainly not for the kids (or most adults) this extremely improper Christmas-set film is hilarious, Billy Bob Thornton is perfectly cast as a miserable conman and his partner who pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. They run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
#5 Batman Returns
Chtristmas isn’t the first thing you think of when you think Batman or Gotham city, but this is the exact setting Tim Burton decided to use for his follow-up to the hugely successful 1989 film ‘Batman’. When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
One of the most iconic films of the 1980’s, Joe Dante’s ‘Gremlins’ stars Zach Galligan as a boy who inadvertently breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolent mischievous monsters on a small town. Unfortunately Phoebe Cates does not take off her top in this film.
#3 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Another Tim Burton film (perhaps the king of macabre has a thing for Christmas?), this animated piece tells the story of Jack Skellington, the king of Halloweentown, who discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.
A modern-day re-telling of the classic ‘Christmas Carol’ story, this one stars the brilliant Bill Murray as a cynically selfish TV executive who gets haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
#1 Die Hard
John McTiernan’s epic action film that created an entirely new genre of film, this film weaves Christmas themes throughout even though at its core, the film is a shoot-em-up hostage crisis. Bruce Willis stars as John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.