It’s time to celebrate the Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanza/ Festivus Holiday season, so here at Cinema Blend we’re enjoying Twelve Days of Christmas. Yes, we know traditionally the “12 days” start with Christmas, but we plan on being celebrated out by that time, so we’re pushing the twelve days leading up to the holiday.
Here at Cinema Blend, we’re celebrating by revisiting some of our favorite holiday movies. These aren’t the 12 best movies out there by any means, just twelve of our favorites. Some of them you might enjoy like we do. Others you might want to check out for the first time.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
It’s actually hard to believe we’ve gotten halfway through our list to Christmas without hitting on Charles Dickens’s classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol. After all, it’s probably the most remade story of all time. While we may have made it this far without tackling it, this won’t be the last time it shows up on our list.
For my tastes, The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of the best adaptations of the story to ever grace the large screen. It’s got Muppets. It’s got Michael Caine as an exquisite Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s got some fantastic songs and musical numbers to connect all of the pieces together. What more can you ask for?
As a pretty dedicated fan of the Muppets, I was pretty tough on their Christmas Carol initially, as the movie was the first production after creator Jim Henson’s death. As time has passed the movie has proven to have some endurance, and shown that the Muppets can continue on without their creator, even if we wish he was still around to guide them.
That classic holiday moment…As with most of the Muppet films, the music is infectious. I love most of the songs, but “Only One More Sleep Till Christmas” takes the prize as a Christmas classic.
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