Christmas Movies We Can Do Without
In yesterday’s post I told you about the Christmas songs that make me want to dive headfirst into a den of angry wolves. Lest ye think that only one type of media angers me, here’s what I don’t understand about Christmas movies:
First, what defines a Christmas movie? Apparently the good folks over at ABC Family haven’t quite figured that out. Oh sure, I can understand How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys. But what’s the deal with those Harry Potter movies? True, I’ve never actually seen a Harry Potter movie (I’m typically busy reading Leviticus and praying for you witchcraft-practicing necromancers who have), but am I missing something? Does Santa swoop down at the last minute and deliver presents to all the good little wizards? And I’m sorry, ABC, but showing The Incredibles on Christmas Day makes no sense. Yes, Mr. Incredible is a fat man in a red suit, but he ain’t the same one!
And then of course, everybody from ABC Family to Lifetime has to come up with a dozen new Christmas-themed movies each year. Just a few names that I am not making up include Holiday in Handcuffs, Cranberry Christmas, 12 Men of Christmas, Holiday Switch, A Very Merry Christmas, and my personal favorite, The Year Without Any More Stupid Christmas-Themed Movies. (Okay, I made that last one up.)
So I asked you yesterday, and I’ll do it again today, which Christmas movies grate you?