Five Great Christmas Movies

Here’s my personal list of the five best Christmas movies ever! These films are not presented in any order of preference but it has been a long-standing mandatory tradition in my house that the Christmas movie we all watch together is the 1988 holiday opus Die Hard, possibly the greatest Christmas-themed film ever made.

1) Hogfather (Have you been naughty…Or nice?)


2) Die Hard
(“Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho”)


3) Christmas Vacation
(“MRRR-OW!”)


4) Emmett Otter’s Jug-band Christmas
(“No one oils their snakes anymore!”)


5) How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(Pooh-pooh to the Whos!)

Yes, it was the same person

TODAY

Angry Customer: Is somebody going to help me in the bakery or not? I need someone to write ‘Happy Birthday’ on a cake.

Me: Well, at this late hour the bakery is closed and with the bakery staff gone we are not able to do much other than supply bags and boxes. None of the front end staff have Food Handler certifications and we are not allowed to prepare food for anyone.

Angry Customer: So I waited in line all this time for nothing? Thanks for nothing! All I wanted was someone to write on a damn cake.

Me: Ma’am, the law states we can’t. It’s for your protection.

Angry Customer: It’s just a cake! So you refuse to help me?

Me: It isn’t that. Again, the law says no one not certified in food preparation can do that for you. Surely you wouldn’t want someone not trained, perhaps careless with what they’ve handled to touch a cake.

Angry Customer: That’s ridiculous! I just want someone to write on a cake! I’ll get someone else to help me.

Me: I’m sorry. I won’t allow anyone without certification to use the bakery equipment or go behind the counter. I’d feel terrible if some child became sick. We have many cakes in the case that already have ‘Happy Birthday’ written on them. Can I get you one of those?

Angry Customer: Thanks for nothing!

TWO WEEKS EARLIER

Angry Customer: You. I wanna talk to you. I have a complaint.

Me: OK. How can I help you?

Angry Customer: That girl in the deli. She touched the slicer without changing her gloves before helping a customer. That’s disgusting.

Me: I’m very sorry. I’ll take care of that right away.

Angry Customer: Don’t they take a class or go to school or something to learn about that? Don’t they need to pass a test or something?

Me: Yes, they do. I’ll take care of it right away. I’m sure it was a mistake and it won’t happen in the future.

Angry Customer: It better not! That’s disgusting.

All this occurred without any apparent irony or self-awareness on the part of the customer.

The Post of Christmas Past

A few links to some Holiday stuff of latter years from Lady, That’s My Skull.

Aw, cute!

Thor and the Christmas Miracle!

The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping!

Frosty the Golem!

They should never have called him Mutie!

Lazy, crappy Holiday comic strips!

Sorry, kids!

An oldie but a goodie from MAD Magazine, If Kids Designed Their Own Xmas Toys!

Links from other places:

Retrospace Christmas Music Mix Tape!

A Riverdale Christmas by Bully!

20 Geeky Xmas Decorations (NSFW sidebar)!

Golden Age Comic Book Stories has lots of nifty Xmas images and stories!

The Monkees sing Xmas acappella!

And last but not the least from LTMS, an old Silver Age comic book favorite: Invaders from the Ice World!