You’re choosing your 24-hour loop viewing for Christmas Eve. What do you choose?
J.T. Landry: Finally. Someone is giving me my own network to program. Also, we will be commercial-free Christmas Eve. You’re welcome. Oh, and I know it’s “loop viewing” but I need to fudge a bit. It’s my network, ok?
12 a.m. – White Christmas
2 a.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas
2:30 a.m. – Mickey’s Christmas Carol
3 a.m. – The Family Stone
4:50 a.m. – Ryan Gosling Looks Back Fondly on His Favorite Christmas Memories
5 a.m. – The Holiday
7 a.m. – Love Actually
9 a.m. – Miracle on 34th Street (the original)
10:45 a.m. – Christmas Carols with Justin Timberlake
11 a.m. – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
12:45 p.m. – Cookie Decorating with the Cast of Scandal
1 p.m. – More Cookie Decorating with the Cast of Scandal
1:15 p.m. – Cookie Decorating Clean-up with the Cast of Scandal (It’s HANDLED.)
1:30 p.m. – Mickey’s Christmas Carol
2:00 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas
2:30 p.m. – A Very Brady Christmas
4 p.m. – Love Actually
6 p.m. – White Christmas
8 p.m. – Santa Watch with the Cast of Mad Men
8:30 p.m. – It’s A Wonderful Life
10:30 p.m. – A Christmas Carol
Laura McClellan: Duh. A Christmas Story. Plus TBS has already done it for you.
Brooke Rousch: Growing up, my family usually watched A Christmas Story or It’s a Wonderful Life for the Christmas movie marathons. There are several non-obvious choices I could select such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Just Friends, Meet Me in St. Louis, or While You Were Sleeping; however (if I wanted something to really put me in the Christmas spirit) I think I would go with Elf. There was a strong case for Love Actually in my brain, but the endearing innocence of Elf won out.
Elizabeth Hyndman: Christmas Vacation. My entire family still laughs out loud (literally) every. single. time.
Jen Clapp: I always go with A Christmas Story – for at least eighteen hours, anyway. I might sneak in one reel of Elf, one reel of Christmas Vacation and then probably spend some time on the Claymation stories (love that little Elf Dentist), then find a good sports movie (Field of Dreams, We Are Marshall, Hoosiers – not holiday related, but definitely feel good). That’s my Christmas Eve. Leading UP to that, though – LIFETIME AND ION CHRISTMAS MOVIES ALL THE TIME! If it stars one or more people from the casts of Clueless or Beverly Hills, 90210, even better. Christmas Day? Holiday Inn over and over and over and over, only breaking for It’s a Wonderful Life.
What are we forgetting?
Check back next week when Haley Bragg reviews her favorite made-for-TV Christmas movies!