December 20, 2005

Christmas Movies

It appears that Lee Ann, of Lee Ann's View, is worried about people running out of memes, so she's decided to make up her own... a Christmas meme. The gist of it is "name five movies that you love, that say 'Christmas' to you." Of course, then you're supposed to smack 5 other poor bastards with it.

Since I'm such a painfully nice guy, I'll go along with it.

1. "The Sound of Music"...

While not exactly a Christmas movie, it's easily a favorite. My grandfather emigrated from Germany after the Great War, and we would watch this over at his house. It reminded him of home, and he'd sometimes tell stories about home. I still love this. And besides, Captain von Trapp ends up bagging a would-be nun. That's just awesome! (Did you know that when Paramount first bought the rights to the von Tropp Singers' story, Audrey Hepburn was their choice to play "Maria"? She declined. Probably a good thing, because as bad as nun fetishes can get, she'd have raised the bar to incredible levels...)

2. It's A Wonderful Life...

Just something about this movie that I love. Oh, I don't really care for the end when George is running down the street screaming "Merry Christmas, car! Merry Christmas, dog! Merry Christmas, streetlamp... I love lamp!" That part gets a little too hokie, but overall, with the memories of times together, this is a great movie.

3. A Christmas Story...

What is there to say about this movie, other than it's funny no matter how many times you see it.

4. Die Hard...

It may be an action movie, but it's also a Christmas action movie! Everyone knows that "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfu%#er" is the equivalent of "Merry Christmas," thanks to this movie.

5. A tie goes to Holiday Inn and White Christmas...

Essentially, the same story, with a few different twists. Biggest difference is Astaire is in the Inn, and Danny Kaye is in White Christmas. Obviously, the style of the musical numbers are going to be a tad bit different. Again, it's more about the memories of the family being together, but I enjoy the hell out of both... with the edge probably going to White Christmas.

Now comes the tagging part, which I normally would pass off. BUT... since she's just got it rolling, I'll tag Omnibus Driver (it'll give her something to smack me for when we meet in a couple of weeks), Contagion (because I hear he giggles like a little girl whenever he gets tagged... and I owe him one anyway), The Incredible Key Monroe ( just cause I think she's been waiting to do a meme), Christina (not to punish her for my lousy communication skills, but it gives me an excuse to send an e-mail...), and Redneck (just because I ain't ever tagged him for any of these stupid meme things...).

Posted by That 1 Guy at December 20, 2005 11:32 AM

Oh, honey, for you, anything!!

; )

Posted by: Chrissy at December 20, 2005 11:53 AM

Yessir! (And I'll really try to keep the smacking to a minimum. It'll probably be lip-smacking over the food at Fritz's, rather than anything that might possibly hurt you, though.)

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at December 20, 2005 12:14 PM

Just Prey you don't ever leave anything in my truck. EVER!

Posted by: Contagion at December 20, 2005 12:25 PM

Have you seen the bunnie's version of A Christmas Story? Too cute! :)

Posted by: Richmond at December 20, 2005 07:27 PM

I can just feel the warmth and love comin off of this little ol' post for me. And I'm sure that if I put my little mind to it, I can think up a way to two thank you for your support.repeatedly. {snicker}

As a side...I was wondering if anyone would pick up on the christmas message of Die Hard (I). Love that line! (Honorary member of the Boys Club baby!) :]

Posted by: Lee Ann at December 21, 2005 11:26 AM