Whila Isa and the boyf are in Buenos Aires working tank tops, Jen and the Irishman have been huddling against the chilly Paris evenings in front of a laptop screen. Right now they're working their way through the Die Hard quadrilogy (the original from 1989 could be no. 4 on this list), but here are some of the other holiday movies we'll definitely be watching this month.
3. A Muppet Christmas Carol
Checkmarks for teaching kids a little about English literature, being clever, and singing. Who can forget Scrooge's intro where all of London, from the shopkeepers to the cabbages, is singing about his crimes against humanity (muppetity?). The whole thing is cast perfectly, but making Gonzo the narrator - i.e. Gonzo journalism - brilliant.
2. The Santa Clause
Remember when you found out Santa was your parents? How much of a buzz kill was that? How much more materialistic did you become once you knew who to ply for presents? In the Santa Clause, Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) goes from capitalizing on Christmas to saving it from cynical school teachers, cops, and step-parents. Of course, he gets some help from his spunky young son and group of kick-ass elves.
Did anyone else have a crush on Bernard?
1. Love, Actually
For all the ridiculous ways love and Christmas drive you crazy and redeem your spirit, this one has our vote for best Christmas movie of the 00's.