It’s that time of year again, when you can’t walk around in stores without hearing that Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, how mommy kissed Santa Claus, or that sad Last Christmas song by WHAM! In other words, ’tis the season to pay lip service to the holidays. (Ouch. I sound like a Grinch. Let me start again.)
Even if you’re not Christian, it’s tough to not feel your heartstrings tugged by the onslaught of themed family-friendly films. Now is when family becomes the central theme, and we spend too much money on presents nobody actually needs. At its best, at Christmas, we remind ourselves family shouldn’t be taken for granted; we can forgive familial trespasses, and work on spreading love and cheer to all and sundry. Remember: family isn’t necessarily based on the bonds of blood. Do you care about someone? Let them know!
The RunPee Family is especially thankful to all of you, who’ve either been long term boosters or brand-new fans of the RunPee app: you are the reason we give up our nights, week after week, to see every movie, and share Peetimes with the world.
We thought you might enjoy hearing what our favorite holiday movies are. Please add your own in the comments section! You’re a part of our extended family, after all. 🙂
With no further ado, here are the favorite holiday movies from the members of the RunPee Family: (Note: reviewed movies and family profiles are linked.)
“I’m starting to notice a trend with Shane Black movies.”
Die Hard (“It’s just not Christmas until Hans Gruber falls off the Nakatomi building.”)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (“It’s the one with Yule Ball celebration! Although each Harry Potter film has quite a bit of Christmas in it, to one degree or another.”)
Iron Man 3
“I’m also a sucker for the original Grinch holiday special.”
“These get a watch every year…”
It’s A Wonderful Life (My local cinema shows this every Christmas Eve)
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Deck The Halls (I know it’s awful! I just like it)
Miracle On 34th Street (1947 version please!)
“Others do get watched when I remember them, but these always get a viewing in December.”
It’s a Wonderful Life
“Sooooo! I wanted to share a little tidbit about why I chose Its a Wonderful Life as one of my favorite Christmas movies. As a child, it was the first encounter I had with hearing about a “bank examiner.” Do you remember when George was nervous when the deposit run started, and he said the bank examiner was coming, and he needed money to cover the books? I never knew bank examining was a job or career until that movie. Then I went to college, and low and behold the FDIC was recruiting when I was 18 years old for bank examiners on my college campus. Long story short, until you read it in my book, at age 21 the FDIC hired me…after I stalked them for 3 1/2 years in college. I’ve been employed with them for over 26 years and lived in 5 states via promotions and special assignments. Interesting, uh?!?! Yup, being a Female Masterpiece…It’s A Wonderful Life….pun intended! Wink wink.”
The RunPee Family wishes you and yours a safe, pleasant, and possibly even joyous holiday season — even in the midst of trying times like these. Here’s to wishes and new year’s kisses that next year will be merrier.
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Co-Creator of RunPee, Chief of Operations, Content Director, and Managing Editor. RunPee Jilly likes galaxy-spanning sci fi, superhero sagas, fantasy films, YA dystopians, action thrillers, chick flicks, and zany comedies, in that order…and possesses an inspiringly small bladder. In fact, that little bladder sparked the creation of RunPee. (Good thing she’s learned to hold it.)