Thursday, December 12, 2013

12 Days of Christmas - Day 5

Today, I have another 12 movies for you. These are ones you will want to watch before letting your child watch them, as many are not really for kids.

Christmas Vacation
The Griswolds are getting ready for a big family Christmas. Everything goes wrong, in true Griswold fashion. Things just get worse as family shows up.

A more comedic version of A Christmas Carol.

Bad Santa
Billy Bob Thornton plays a conman who, with his partner, poses as Santa in order to rob department stores on Christmas Eve.
With quite a bit of sexual content, this is not one I would recommend for family viewing.

Love Actually
This is another I wouldn't watch with the kids due to the sexual content & nudity. It does make a great date night movie, though.
This movie focuses on multiple couples dealing with life & love, each in their own ways, during the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Die Hard
John McClane, NYPD, tries to save his wife and several others who have been taken hostage by a German terrorist, Hans Gruber, during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Considered the ultimate Christmas movie by many.

Black Christmas
Description from IMDB:
A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

A remake of the above movie.

Another Christmas horror movie. Description from IMDB:
A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.

Lucy works in a token booth for the train. One day, she sees a man get pushed onto the tracks & saves his life. She then pretends to be engaged to him & is accepted by his whole family, except his brother, Jack, who has doubts about the engagement. 

Description from IMDB:
A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Christmas with the Kranks
Description from IMDB:
With their daughter away, her parents decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holidays at the last minute.

It's a Wonderful Life
Description from IMDB:
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.