Tired of the umpteenth version of a Christmas Carol on TV? Are you amazed that "Santa Claus the Movie" is being shown again? (And are you shocked that you were that crazy about it when it was being promoted in the mid 80's?)
Then I have the solution for you! A selection of my favorite movies set during Christmas...but not necessarily about Christmas.
Trading Places---Christmas to New Years with Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd. (Looking good Louis!)
A Christmas Story---Do I really need to add more? (My old man worked in profanity the way other artists worked in oils or clay.)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service---The only James Bond movie that takes place over Christmas. (This never happened to the other fella)
Miracle on 34th Street---original version...I'm a sucker for that movie. (Since the United States Government declares this man to be Santa Claus, this court will not dispute it! Case Dismissed!)
Scrooged---Bill Murray AND Robert Mitchum with Bobcat Golthwait AND Robert Goulet. (With Mary Lou Retton as Tiny Tim)
Oceans Eleven---The original takes place between Christmas and New Years. (Ain't that a kick in the head!)
Please feel free to add more.