5. The Hebrew Hammer
Hammer is a hilarious little gem from Writer/Director Jonathon Kesselman, starring Adam Goldberg. Goldberg plays a Jewish super hero called the Hebrew Hammer who fights against the crazy Santa (Andy Dick) who is out to destroy Hanukkah. Love it!
4. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
This film is a dark and original look at Santa Claus. It's not your every day Christmas story. This Santa is an ancient beast that punishes all children that are bad. Don’t expect a typical horror flick however - this is a modern day fairytale. We see the story unfold through the eyes of a child and as dark as it gets, the fantastic story wins you over in the end.
3. Jingle All the Way
First question: Whatever happened to Sinbad?
Second question: Why is this movie not quoted more? Schwarzenegger gives us some pretty great mockable lines in this tale about a man trying to find the season's hottest holiday toy. The movie from start to finish is riotously bad, which makes it oh so good.
2. Home Alone
Macaulay Culkin was the premiere child actor of the 90s, which is extremely evident in Home Alone. The precocious Culkin drives this Christmas adventure comedy, which did extremely well in theaters and continues to be a Christmas film staple.
Critics may have torn this film to shreds upon release, but there really isn't much justification for it. Director Jon Favreau opens the doors of the imagination, and allows anything and everything to cross the threshold. Will Ferrell is a blast in the film, Zooey Deschanel is awkwardly adorable, and veteran James Caan is excellent as the Grinch in an Armani suit. Forget every negative review you've ever read about this film, there's a deep sense of humanity in this picture, and the hope tucked away in the story leaves a long lasting impression - just ask my nine year old daughter who has loved it since the first time she saw it seven years ago.
What movie will you be watching tonight?