Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Movies

I love movies. I especially like listening to the dialogue in movies and picking out that one special line that immortalizes it in my mind. It might be the writer in me, but it's why I can watch a movie over and over again and find something different every time I see it. This time of year, I'm especially attracted to the Christmas stories. I've watch them year after year and I never grow tired of them.

Just for fun and because I'm feeling unusually capricious tonight, here are some of my favorite lines from some of my favorite Christmas movies:

"You'll shoot your eye out."
A Christmas Story

"But for now, let me say - Without hope or agenda - Just because it's Christmas - And at Christmas you tell the truth - To me, you are perfect - And my wasted heart will always love you"-
Love Actually

"I'm giving thanks that we don't have to go through this for another year. Except we do, because those bastards went and put Christmas right in the middle, just to punish us."
Home for the Holidays

"You guys give up yet? Or are you thirsty for more?"
Home Alone

"Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?"
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

"When what's left of you gets around to what's left to be gotten, what's left to be gotten won't be worth getting, whatever it is you've got left."
White Christmas

"Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings!"
It's a Wonderful Life

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
Miracle on 34th Street

"My family's in Florida and I'm in New York!"
Home Alone - Lost in New York

"The main trouble is there are too many people who don't know where they're going and they want to get there too fast!"
The Bishop's Wife

Off to watch Home Alone,
Walden Fan

1 comment:

Peachy said...

I just LOVE Home for the Holidays. I don't care how many times I watch it, I crack up. The dinner table scene with the aunt ROTFL Hilarious! I gotta get that one out and watch again this weekend.