One Christmas Movie – Sound and Fury

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Everyone has their favorite Christmas movie, but if you could only watch one for the rest of your life, which would it be? We discuss.

Doctor: With zero hesitation: Scrooged.

Jeffrey Simpson Day: Agreed.  And it’s not particularly close.

My second choice might be a bit surprising, though: Love Actually.  I’ve always found that movie funny, but it’s like three times funnier now that what’s his name is the lead on The Walking Dead.

Joe Bianchino:  Scrooged is a solid pick, but remember, per the rules we worked out a few Christmases ago, that means you can never watch Die Hard again.

Or Die Hard 2 for that matter.

Jeffrey Simpson Day: Fair point.  Die Hard may now be my number two, but Scrooged holds the top spot.

Junior: Die Hard is my one.  Love Actually is my number two, but they might flip flop depending on my mood. I just love Colin Firth.

Joe Bianchino: My first thought for this was It’s a Wonderful Life.  If I could only watch one, I think I’d want one with that old school, Christmas classic, Christmas spirit feeling, and it’s got more of that than anything else in the Christmas movie game.

But, admittedly, the more I think about it, the more trouble I’m having never watching Die Hard again.

Doctor: I still reject the argument that Die Hard is a Christmas movie.  To your point, there’s no glow of gratitude, there’s no feeling of warmth or tenderness or compassion, I don’t see how it qualifies

Junior: What about when he shoots Ellis in the face?  That doesn’t count?

Doctor: Regardless, I’m sticking with Scrooged.  I watch the end scene once a month to renew my compassion.

“For a few hours out of the whole year, we are the people we always wished we could be.”

I just teared up typing it.

Only Bill Murray can deliver 90 minutes of main stream, accessible hilarity, and then seamlessly close with the meaning of life.

Jeffrey Simpson Day: Plus the line “the bitch hit me with a toaster” will never not be funny.

As told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. – Shakespeare

Author: Joseph White

Joe Bianchino is a writer, producer, and radio host located in upstate New York. He is a life-long New York sport fan, Chelsea supporter, and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon enthusiast. Follow him on Twitter @JoeBNTS. Email him at