Oh, is it the holiday season? We're told that it is, which means another movie showdown is in order! In this installment, we pit our favorite holiday screen stories against each other in a battle to the death. Because, you know, the season of candles and trees and reindeer is also the season of family meals and frostbite and the Snowman House of Horror.
This time around we had a little help from our friends gin and tonic, along with a merry drink you can call on for those times when you just want to say "I've given up" without actually saying "I've given up." Behold, the power of Irish cream:
Bailey's Chocolate Cherry Martini
1.5 oz Vodka
2 oz Bailey's Chocolate Cherry
Measure ingredients, or don't. Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a martini glass. Start political arguments with fringe relatives about fringe issues.
Happy holidays, and happy listening!
ROUND ONE (Winners in bold)
#1: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) vs. #32: Happy Christmas (2014)
#16: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) vs. #17: The Santa Clause (1994)
#9: Die Hard (1988) vs. #24: About a Boy (2002)
#8: Gremlins (1988) vs. #25: Elf (2003)
#4: White Christmas (1954) vs. #29: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (2005)
#13: Home Alone (1990) vs. #20: Jingle All the Way (1996)
#12: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) vs. #21: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
#5: A Christmas Story (1983) vs. #28: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
#2: It's a Wonderful Life (1946) vs. #31: The Holiday (2006)
#15: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) vs. #18: Little Women (1994)
#10: Scrooged (1988) vs. #23: Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
#7: Muppet Family Christmas (1987) vs. #26: Love Actually (2003)
#3: Miracle on 34th Street (1947) vs. #30: The Family Stone (2005)
#14: Batman Returns (1992) vs. #19: While You Were Sleeping (1995)
#11: When Harry Met Sally (1989) vs. #22: The Family Man (2000)
#6: Lethal Weapon (1987) vs. #27: Bad Santa (2003)