Thanksgiving is over and we're sailing full steam into the holiday season. This time of year is all about traditions and one of mine is filling weekend nights with my favorite holiday classics. Oh sure there's Frosty, and Rudolph and a Chistmas Carol, but these movies, these are what show the holiday season is all about. Adversity during the holidays making the bonds of friends and family even stronger.
Each movie has it's own synopsis on Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB, but I think these more aptly describe these holiday classics.
I'm too old for this shit
Roger Murtaugh is a LAPD detective who is pondering his life as the holidays approach and he celebrates his 50th birthday. Roger's life gets a little too interesting after being assigned a new partner, Martin Riggs. Martin is struggling with depression this holiday season due to the loss of his wife. Murtaugh and Riggs have to get over not killing each other as they learn to work to stop a gang of drug smugglers. They soon discover that maybe they're the support they need this holiday season.
Welcome to the party pal
John and Holly have a strained marriage due to living apart. Both are dedicated to their careers, but hers required moving to Los Angeles, while John stayed in New York. At Christmas, they are re-united at her company's holiday party. The uneasy tension of seeing each other is broken when a group of unknown terrorists crash the party. John is challenged to find a way to keep his wife and her coworkers safe as the
As the holidays approach, a fued between two long time neighbors, John Gustafson and Max Goldman, is rekindled when a new 'hot to trot' neighbor moves in. Each of them vie for their neighbor's attention, but only one can win her heart. John and Max learn to look past their own desires and find what their friendship really means during the Christmas season.
So get the popcorn, grab your favorite blanket, and curl up on the couch with one of these holiday classics.