Contributor's Corner: What Film Fills You With The Most Holiday Cheer?
During the dawn of Viddy Well, we asked each interested contributor to fill out the same questionnaire. The questions spanned from grave to goofy, but the replies were nearly always unexpected. This week we'll take a look at the following question:
What film fills you with the most Christmas cheer?
Lately, Christmas Vacation. I get schnockered off my cockles, and I let the eggnog and bourbon cheer flow!
White Christmas...I'm a sucker for Vera Ellen and Bing Crosby's velvety voice.
A Christmas Story, since it's a bit more of a real depiction of Christmas. It has the real mindsets of a kid, and tells a story that's both fantastic and wonderful, but still very much rooted in reality. That's real Christmas: magical and miserable, but good or bad, they make the kind of memories that bind you with your crazy family.
There have been so many adaptations of this one, but I'm gonna go with A Christmas Carol (1984). I have vivid memories of watching it during the holidays as a kid while the adults made food.
Home Alone. It was the Christmas film I watched the most as a kid, so much so that I probably had the whole thing memorized. Nowadays, with me being so far away from family on the holidays, it makes the film's plot continue to resonate. Growing up in northwestern Indiana with Chicago only a few hours away, it has a familiar and homey sense about it as well. It's still pretty damn funny, and it’s also the last great film John Hughes ever wrote.
What film fills you with the most holiday cheer? We want to know. Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, and as always, remember to viddy well!