Gift ideas for the movie buff
Published Monday, December 21, 2015 3:17AM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 21, 2015 6:38AM EST
Gift ideas for the Movie Buff
- Christmas Vacation Clark Griswold Moose Mugs
- Star Wars: First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
- Star Wars: Poe's X-Wing Fighter
Blu ray Box Sets:
- The Hobbit Extended Edition
- Harry Potter Hogwarts Edition
- DC Comics Starter Pack
- Magic Mike XXL
- American Sniper
- The Man from UNCLE
- Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook
- National Treasure; Nicolas Cage
- How to Watch a Movie by David Thomson
- The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray
- The Martian
Christmas Movie Suggestions
Many years ago, on the first Christmas the PMC - my Preferred Movie Companion - and I spent together, I threw the Black Christmas DVD into the player and by the time the sorority sisters started dropping like a greased up Santa down a chimney chute, I thought I may have brought about a stop to the relationship before it had a chance to really get going. I love the slaying slasher story. Her, not so much. I quickly rebounded with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, which made the yuletide bright once again. Thanks, Chevy Chase, for saving Christmas and my relationship!
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
Looking for holiday laughs? According to Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, in Heaven it is Christmas every day, complete with dancers dressed as sexy Santas. In Trading Places we first see Dan Ackroyd, drunk, dressed as Santa on a bus, eating crusted food stuck in his beard. Even more alarming is Ferdinand the duck’s exclamation that “Christmas is carnage” in the movie Babe.
Let’s face it, Christmas brings up a whole gamut of emotions, not just love and goodwill, and that’s precisely why Yuletide scenes are so effective in dramas. Far From Heaven, the Todd Haynes film about family secrets uses a drunken Christmas party to unveil some hard truths and, of course, without the Christmas scene in Citizen Kane there’d be no Rosebud mystery.