Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Critics Agree With Us: Christmas Edition

Miriam Bale at New York's The L Magazine polled a bunch of Critics We Like about their favorite underrated Christmas movies, including Molly Haskell, Andrew Sarris, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Dave Kehr and others.

Here's my own Top 5 Christmas Movies:

1. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
2. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940)
3. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)
4. Meet Me In St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
5. Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1989)

And here's Mike's:

1. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
2. A Christmas Story (Bob Clark, 1983)
3. Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)
4. Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff, 2003)
5. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Jeremiah S. Chechik, 1989)

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