Saturday, December 22, 2012

Hello, Alan Rickman. The Christmas Post.

I adore Christmas. I always have. I decorate the house, put Christmas music on, cook a crazy in this hemisphere it’s so hot turkey, ham and all the roasted trimmings.

At this time of year our movie favourites come out. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Scrooged, A Muppet Christmas Carol… all quality stuff on high rotation around here when it’s time to get your Yule on.

These are all standard Christmas movies. About Christmas. Set at Christmas time.

I have another collection of Christmas movies that are a bit different. These are the ANTI-Christmas movies. These are the ones set at Christmas time, but not about Christmas.  
Trading Places. This came out in 1983 - WHEN I WAS 15 PEOPLE JAYZUZ I’M OLD –
and is one of my all-time favourite movies regardless of genre. YEAH.

See the movie, then you’ll get the joke. YEAH. Hilarious image from here.

Gremlins - 1984. Don't get him wet, or feed him after midnight.
Image from here.
Die Hard - 1988. Bruce Willis and HELLO, ALAN RICKMAN*.
Way to crash a Christmas party, John McClane. Image from here.

Ghostbusters 2 – 1989. A sorry follow-up to the original but a worthy
ANTI-Christmas movie just the same. Image from here.
Lethal Weapon 2 – 1989. No pics of Mel thanks. Image from here.

Hmmm**. People losing all their money, forging unlikely allegiances, children disobeying instructions, people trying to kill each other, houses being wrecked, spirits rising from the dead  and HELLO, ALAN RICKMAN.****

Maybe they were about Christmas after all…

Have a cool Yule y’all and be kind to each other.

Can you name any other ANTI-Christmas movies?


** The 1980s was the decade of anti-Christmas movies. Or am I just showing my age.***

*** Don’t answer that.

**** OK so Alan Rickman isn’t directly related to Christmas but HELLO, ALAN RICKMAN.
HELLO, ALAN RICKMAN. Hans Gruber taken from here.


  1. Heeeeello indeed Alan Rickman. Soon as I heard the first few notes of Alan's caramel smooth voice I was no longer rooting for Bruce Willis. (Fact is was never a Bruce Willis fan but anyhoo).
    Actually did my own dedication to Alan here

    1. Very very cool! I commented. Merry Christmas love! x

  2. Hey there, I reckon you have too many followers for this, but what the hell I have tagged you for the Liebster blogger acknowledgement/award thingumy in my most recent post:

    Glad I found you again on Twitter!

    Happy holidays :)

    1. Thank you so much!!! I have a few followers on Twitter, but less than 100 elsewhere so I think I qualify? Thank you either way - will be responding on the blog after Christmas. Have a lovely festive season yourself :-) x

  3. Love every one of your movie choices but my absolute favourite from your list is Trading Places.Brilliant.
    My 18yr old daughter is always hearing me say....oh you have to watch such and such a movie from when I was young(er).She rolls her eyes at me but once she has seen my must see movie she loves it too.
    Don't they just bring back the memories?
    Love to you.Xx

    1. Deb she's lucky to have someone like you - with such good taste - to recommend movies to her ;-)


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