In our house these days, we are all about the holiday movies. We scour the ABC Family daily schedule deciding among such classics as Frosty the Snowman 2 (where Frosty takes a wife) and The Muppets Christmas Carol (with Michael Caine playing a very convincing Ebenezer Scrooge).
But when we are choosing a movie to watch as a family, there are two films that never fail to disappoint and hold up year after year in our home.
Elf and A Christmas Story.
We find ourselves quoting the films and even debating each and every year about whether this is the year we should finally break down and get my dad the leg lamp we know he secretly really wants.
Is there anything funnier in the world than Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf?
I honestly wish smiling was my favorite, too Buddy. But, alas, it is not.
And then we come to A Christmas Story, which is such a classic that TNT runs it for 24 hours straight every single Christmas. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite part, but this scene definitely makes my children do the deep, falling over on the couch belly laugh.
Oh Ralphie, I feel your pain.
I got to thinking the other day as we were debating between watching Elf or A Christmas Story for the 37th time this month what I would do if I could only watch one of these movies each year. Which one would I choose? And what if I knew I were locked into that decision forever? Like I couldn’t alternate each year? That would make it so much worse.
I feel like if I have to suffer through these hypothetical scenarios, then you have to suffer, too. When I asked Lisa what her answer would be, she pretended she didn’t hear me. She tried to refuse to choose an answer, like this was just some game we were playing for fun or something, but I reminded her of the stakes…pretty sure it was something about peace on earth and goodwill to all men. She finally gave in and chose Elf. If push came to shove, I would have to choose A Christmas Story.
We are a split decision over here at The Dose of Reality. So, we are looking to our Dose Peeps for answers. Which movie would you choose if you could only watch one?
Would you rather watch Elf or A Christmas Story?