In need of some Christmas-themed movie ideas to watch as the family gathers around the fire roasting chestnuts this year? Threatening to shoot your own eyes out if you have to sit through the 24-hour broadcast of A Christmas Story one more time? Well, here are some alternative movie options for you to consider which should go along with that mug of mulled wine and eggnog quite nicely. From action to comedy and horror to the cringeworthy, there is something here for everyone!
Continue below now to check out some of my top yearly holiday favorites!
For those who celebrate Wookiee Life Day as opposed to all of the other end-of-year holidays, we have a treat for you… the Star Wars Holiday Special in 5 minutes, specially edited to only focus on the “live-action” stuff. Watch it here below.
If you haven’t seen the Holiday Special before, it’s certainly a gem from its time. If you thought Expanded Universe debates and Originals vs. Prequels debates turn out to divide fans, wait until you get in the middle of an argument about this thing.
Complete with Bea Arthur and Jefferson Starship, The Star Wars Holiday Special first aired in November 1978 and also featured Han and Chewie, Luke Skywalker with the WORST possible haircut ever, and Princess Leia singing a song that is sure to induce brain hemorrhages.
The original full special also marked a few firsts: one of which was the very first appearance of Boba Fett (before his debut in The Empire Strikes Back) in a short animated story involving Luke, Han, Chewie, the Droids, and some weird beast of burden Fett rides.