...is one of my favorite Christmas movies. Paul Williams music, forced perspective sets, Michael Fucking Caine. And, believe it or not, one of the truest adaptations to A Christmas Carol out there. Hang with me on this concept, yo. Get your hands on a copy of this movie and Brain Henson lays it all out for you in the commentary. The fact the Gonzo actually narrates with passages from the book and many of the characters take their lines directly from the pages had a few movie critics admit that this movie was pretty accurate...even with Muppets flailing about. Caine did an amazing job acting alongside his foamy costars.

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smiley9.gif Speaking of A Christmas Carol ... one of my favorite adaptations of that story of all time (even more than my kindred Muppets) is SCROOGED. Bill Murray's best role outside of a Ghostbusters franchise.

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smiley9.gif I've always loved the Rankin and Bass Christmas specials: Rudolph, Frosty, Nester The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey. I didn't link the official Rankin & Bass site because it looks like Geocities came back form the dead and took a great, big shit on my monitor. Rankin and Bass also did some amazing things outside of holiday specials: The Hobbit, The Last Unicorn, Silverhawks, and Thundercats.

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Sing to me like Burl Ives, pretty horsie.

smiley9.gif Charlie Brown Christmas Special is all about how awesome the music is. The message is sweet, but there is only so much "Oh sweet baby Jesus, I'm a god damn loser" I can take...even for a 20 minute cartoon.

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smiley9.gif And last, but certainly not least: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.
My favorite in the National Lampoons franchise. My family saw it in the theater 3 times in one week. We love this movie ...more than Charlie Brown. More than the Chuck Jones animated Grinch. More than anything claymations holiday cartoons could ever do for us. This movie takes all of the craziness of the holidays, gives a kilo of cocaine, and lets it run free; naked in the streets. God bless us, everyone.

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smiley9.gif My favorite holiday-esque movie that has nothing to do with Christmas other than the story taking place during Christmas...

Kiss, Kiss Bang, Bang

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That reminds me: Robert Downey Jr sings a gorgeous cover of "River" by Joni Mitchell. A nice addition to anyone's Christmas music collection.

smiley9.gifSo tell me, Rooster Teeth Community ...What are your favorite Holiday movies?

P.S. They don't need to be holiday themed...they could simply just take place during Christmas time!
Some ideas for you:
Die Hard & Die Hard 2, Gremlins, Lethal Weapon, Jaws 4, Batman Returns, Home Alone...