Killer Christmas Movies - Page 4
The tagline says it all... "Forget Milk and Cookies... HE WANTS BLOOD!!!"
6) Scrooged - Released in 1988 by Paramount Pictures.
This movie is a great twist on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Bill Murray plays Frank Cross a miserly, mean, but hella funny TV network executive who is taught the true meaning of Christmas in typical Scrooge style — one dead boss, three Christmas ghosts, one sick kid. But this rendition features great hilarious performances by an all-star cast. Bobcat Goldthwait plays a rifle-toting, gone-postal, fired employee who sings Christmas carols whilst hunting down his prey; the boss who fired him. Frank Cross. Carol Kane is absolutely magnetic as a sadistic Ghost of Christmas Present. But they are just a couple of the standouts amongst many that make this Oscar nominated Christmas comedy fun to watch again and again.
7) Elf - Released in 2003 by New Line Cinema.
This movie may lack blood, gore and foul language, but Will Ferrell is just stupid funny as Buddy the human elf, and sometimes, though admittedly rare, stupid funny can be just as much fun as blood-splatter-patterns on a camera lens. Ejected from the North Pole because of his size, goofiness and tendency to destroy everything he touches, Buddy the Elf goes to New York City to find his real father.
Will Ferrell's performance in this movie makes it one of my top ten non-holiday favorites, he just plays goofy so well. But it is the innocence of Buddy that makes this movie awesome. I'm a huge Will Ferrell fan, but his characters in movies like Talladega Nights and Step Brothers do tend to come off more than a little over-the-top and contrived; I think he's at his absolute best when he's playing characters who are not quite so cocky and sure of themselves, like this movie and my other Ferrell favorite, Stranger Than Fiction.
This movie also stars the always oddly sexy Zooey Deschanel as Jovie, the mall elf. Even if you hate Christmas movies — truly loathe Christmas movies, you have to admit, you can't go wrong looking at Deschanel for an hour and a half. Even the dead dig Deschanel.