Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Christmas Countdown

So, with that time of year fast approaching, how about something to make you think back on simpler and happier times whilst you worry about working out whether the turkey you bought will be big enough to feed everyone? So, as the King that (still) is John Cusack once said in "High Fidelity"..... Top Five all time:

1. Det. John McClane - Die Hard
2. Clark Griswold - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
3. Jack Skellington - The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. George Bailey - It's A Wonderful Life
5. Ebenezer Scrooge - A Christmas Carol

Christmas presents
1. Cloak of invisibility - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2. Gizmo the mogwai - Gremlins
3. Sledge called "Rosebud" - Citizen Kane
4. A full-sized heart - The Grinch
5. Santa's sleigh bell - The Polar Express

Christmas Santa's
1. Sir Richard Attenborough - Miracle On 34th Street
2. Tim Allen - The Santa Clause
3. Edward Ivory (voice of) - The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Billy Bob Thornton - Bad Santa
5. David Huddleston - Santa Claus: The Movie

Christmas Songs
1. Christmas Is All Around - Love Actually
2. Christmas In Hollis - Die Hard
3. What's This? - A Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Put A Little Love In Your Heart - Scrooged
5. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Christmas kids
1. Kevin McCallaster - Home Alone
2. Susan Walker - Miracle On 34th Street
3. Buddy - ELF (technically he acts like a kid!)
4. Tiny Tim - The Muppet Christmas Carol
5. Cindy Lou Who - The Grinch

Christmas villains
1. Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) "SHOOT the GLASS!" - Die Hard
2. Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) "Call off Christmas" - Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
3. Oogie Boggie Man "Are you a gambling man, Santa?" - The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. The Wet Bandits (Joe Pesci & Daniel Stern) "Maybe he committed suicide." - Home Alone
5. Grinch (Jim Carrey) "Hate, hate, hate. Double hate. LOATHE ENTIRELY!" - The Grinch

Christmas destinations
1. Christmas Town - The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. New York - Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
3. The North Pole - The Polar Express
4. Hogworts / Hogsmeade - Harry Potter franchise
5. Barrow, Alaska - 30 Days Of Night

Agree? Disagree? A subject I missed out?


  1. How can you get so Christmassy when your a professed grinch... ;o) I also think Bedford Falls should be in top 5 Christmas destinations..

  2. I also want to add Jack Black to Holiday Heroes from 'The Holiday'..

  3. your list is very good, remind me not to show the family as we have an even bigger debate, than me and you :)
    BTW best xmas film ever, Miracle On 34th Street
    2, Jingle all the way with Arnie.

    Best Present Diamonds

  4. Right, I've looked at the list, I've checked it twice and.... there is NO Miracle On 34th Street! What are you going on about?!? I need to know!!!

  5. What I meant to type was that there's NO Miracle On 34th Street 2!!!

  6. Have to add Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones to the mix for Heroes and Daniel Cleaver from the same film for villains.. and so said she...