As we get closer to Christmas, I feel more and more like holing up in my house and vegging out in front of the TV with some quality movies, so I figured this to be a good time to discuss Holiday Movies. I know that the standard fare here is stuff like "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Can I take something out for you?)," and while those movies aren't bad, they don't hold the same kind of precious memories for me as they do for most others.
Instead, I look forward to watching "Drei Maenner im Schnee" when I go home. It involves a number of people pretending to be someone they aren't, becoming great friends, drunkenly building snowmen, and falling in love.
How could this movie not be more fun than a barrel of monkeys?!:
And, as much as it embarasses me, no Christmas could be complete without watching Alec Guiness's cold heart be melted by a young, golden-blond Ricky Schroder.