My Christmas list: The bests and worsts

Megan Kaiser-Staff Writer

Low on holiday cheer? Feeling like a Scrooge? Well it’s probably because you have five tests next week, but that is not near a good enough of an excuse to be low on that holiday-hoobie-whatty (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas? Anyone?). I am here to tell you about the highs and lows of the season

Remember, this is MY list. Not your list. Not your cousin’s dad’s list. MY list.

 

Best Holiday Movie: Jack Frost (1998)

Now do not get this 1998 Jack Frost film mixed up with the 1996 film about the serial killer that dies and then comes back as a snowman. The Jack Frost I’m talking about is the one where a kid’s Dad dies and then comes back to life a year later, only he comes back to life as a snowman. Same premise as the other one, just, you know, minus the serial killer part. I absolutely love this movie. It’s hilarious. I don’t care if you saw this movie when you were a kid and thought it was the dumbest thing ever. It is sad how he comes to be a snowman, but THE DUDE TURNS INTO A SNOWMAN.

THAT’S RAD.

 

Runner Up: Elf (2003)

Cliché? Who cares!

 

Worst Holiday Movie: Frozen (2010)

It’s not technically about Christmas, but it is just ridiculous. Three people get stuck in a chairlift while on a ski trip. I mean, come on. The whole movie is about two dudes and a chick chillin’ (definite pun intended) out on this lift, hoping someone will find them. Maybe you saw this film and loved it—I don’t know you. It’s just depressing. Happy ending? You aren’t going to get one. Santa doesn’t show up in his sleigh, pick up these goons and then fly off into the night sky. Somehow, I think that would have probably made the film even worse. All I can say is, don’t trust the ski lift guy.

 

Runner Up: Jack Frost (1996)

Don’t make me repeat myself.

 

Best Holiday Song: Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry (1958)

I have heard plenty of covers of this song, and I love the guitar riffing ones. I mean it’s uber catchy. Go find your favorite version. Now. Or don’t.

 

Runner Up: All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey (1994)

I’m going to kick myself later for fessing this up, but I cannot help but love this song. I know. I hate myself too.

 

Worst Holiday Song: Funky, Funky Xmas by New Kids On The Block (1989)

“He said hay – said what – he said you – I said what. He said you left the fire burning and I burnt my butt.” Who legally said that this song was ok? New Kids On The Block? Leave.

 

Runner Up: I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas by Gayla Peevey (1953)

No. No you really don’t. So stop.

 

So there’s my brief list. If you would like more information, please check out the website that I don’t have. In the meantime, thoroughly enjoy your Christmas break and save your wrapping paper. Just kidding. Don’t be that person.

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