This is a charming, heart-warming, endearing and lovely movie, thanks to the amazing chemistry between Lenny Henry and Alan Cumming. It's the best Xmas movie out there and never fails to induce Holiday Spirit.
Takes the Scrooge convention and flips it on its head, with Ebenezer Blackadder learning, with the help of the spirits, that he and his future progeny would be better off if he turned into an utter bastard. Hysterically funny, and featuring new scenes from BAII, BAIII and a look at Blackadder...IN SPACE!
Best line: "Baldrick, I want you to go out and buy a turkey so large, you'd think its mother had been rogered by an omnibus."
I've seen "Santa Claus vs. the Martians" on other Christmas lists, but you have to watch this version, where Joel and the 'bots make with the wisecracks over this atrocious holiday tale. Also, Crow's original holiday tune "A Patrick Swayze Christmas" is a one-of-a-kind treat you won't want to miss.
Ok, I'm breaking my own rule with this tradtional holiday favorite, but the Grinch is a total anti-hero so I'll give myself a pass. Also, I adore the Grinch, even when his heart is several sizes too small. I love little Max as well!
I love Olive! This cartoon is so sweet, cool and funny. Kudos to Drew Barrymore, who perfectly voices the spunky and optimistic Olive, who saves Christmas. Has a great roster of guest-star voices, including Michael Stipe of REM. Very conducive to holiday happiness.
These are the movies, shows and episodes that get me into the holiday spirit. Traditional favorites like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer are, like the batteries that run your Christmas presents, probably not included.