I know I can be cliche at times, but no, my favorite holiday movie is not A Christmas Story. I watched this movie every year as a kid around Christmastime, but it always freaked me out. The bully with the yellow eyes scared the shit out of me, and I hated the part when Ralphie gets in trouble for saying "fuuuudge." (I have no idea why?) And that hideous lamp the dad buys—ick. I had the same feeling about the TV show Fraggle Rock—I always wanted to watch it, even though I knew it would leave me with an eerie feeling when it was over. Is anyone with me on this one? Somehow, I have the feeling the answer is no.My absolute favorite holiday movie of all time is The Ref with Dennis Leary, Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis. The wit and dry humor is awesome. You know those kind of movies where someone can do something as simple as make a facial expression or say "fuck" a certain way that makes you LOL? That's totally this movie—the comedic timing is genius.
There really are too many hilarious quotes in the movie to pick a favorite, but I love the part when Kevin Spacey says: "You think my life turned out the way I wanted because I live in this house? You think every morning I wake up, look in the mirror and say, 'Gee I'm glad I'm me and not some 19 year-old billionaire rockstar with the body of an athlete and a 24-hour erection!' No, I don't! So just excuse the shit out of me!" Another favorite line is when Christine Baranski says, "Slipper socks...medium." Don't know what I'm talking about? Rent the movie—stat!
So tell me: What's your favorite holiday movie?