December 24, 2020
What would Christmastime be without your favorite holiday movie playing on the TV? I know for our family, the Christmas season hasn't officially begun until we see Scott Calvin float up into the air with Santa's bag of toys and then slip right down the chimney. And if we would let them, our kids would watch The Grinch on repeat for hours on end. Whatever your taste, the Christmas movie category has got something for just about everybody.
This year, we wanted to give you some insights into what's playing on our TV's at home this season. Check out the list below for each of our holiday favorites in the Dodds Wealth Advisors office.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Pat Dodds and Nate Dodds
This one was a shoe-in. As a matter of fact, if this movie WASN'T somewhere on the list, I imagine you all could have woken up tomorrow morning with your heads sewn to the carpet and not been more surprised.
A Christmas Story - Scott Steiner and Vicki Gleaves
Because of this Christmas classic, I spent many an hour as a child running around the school playground in the winter wondering to myself, "What really would happen if I licked that post?"
The Santa Clause - Troy Hermon and Travis Hermon
No surprise to see the twins in the office have the same taste in Christmas movies. This Tim Allen classic will forever live in the highest esteem within any Hermon households!
Elf - Brian Dodds
SSSSAAAAANNNNTTTTTAAAAA!!!!!!! If you can't find your Christmas cheer after watching the story of Buddy the Elf navigate the streets of New York to find his father, then you may want to check your pulse.
Diehard - Ben Dodds
And here is where the list hits its first controversial entry. Can Die Hard really be considered a Christmas movie? It's become a hotly debated topic over the years but for Ben, there's no question. Favorite Christmas movie of all time.
Any claymation movie (Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, etc.) - Cheryl Langston
Admittedly, the claymation movies may not be for everyone. They are sometimes particularly difficult for the kids these days to get into. But there is no doubt that they deserve a spot on our list. And Cheryl was happy to put them there as her favorite holiday flick.
Miracle on 34th Street - Brenda Landis
While either version is a quality watch, Brenda prefers the 1994 film over it's 1947 origins. If you are looking for a way to still believe in Santa Clause, Richard Attenborough and Dylan McDermott may be able to provide some assistance in this feel-good film.
Four Christmases - Kiersten Thornton
In what I view to be the biggest surprise on the list, Kiersten submits that this Vince Vaughn flick is worthy of being considered a #1 Christmas time favorite. I guess we know that if Kiersten takes off work around Christmas time for "charity work" then maybe we should actually check the beaches of Fiji, just to be sure.
Honorable Mentions: These weren't listed by anyone in the office as their all-time favorite, but I feel like I'd be doing a disservice if I didn't at least mention some of them!
Home Alone, Home Alone 2, It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Polar Express, The Muppet Christmas Carol
Well, that completes my Iconic Christmas Movies list for this year. If there are any on the list that you've not yet seen, and you're looking to kill a couple hours, you can't go wrong with any of these classics!
Merry Christmas and happy movie watching!