12.22.2012

25 Days of Christmas Movies Day 22: The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer

 
LAST MOVIE WATCHED: Elf
TO WATCH OR NOT TO WATCH: This movie is absolutely hilarious. It's one of the few modern day (modern meaning almost ten years old now....whoa) Christmas classics out there. In fact, it may be the only one! It's top notch all the way around, but Will Ferrell must be given a lot of credit for the film's success by giving the performance that he gave. For an actor who definitely can err on the side of too much, his Buddy walked the perfect line of being funny without being obnoxious....and that made him endearing. The set design and direction of the film also stand out to me in giving the film the lighthearted touch that made it unforgettable. This is definitely one of my favorite Christmas movies, and I have  been saving it for the last days of the season. It always puts a smile on my face and chances are it will put one on yours as well.
EMILY RATING: 9.5/10
UP NEXT: Miracle on 34th Street

7 comments:

Gabriela Martinez said...

Not gonna lie, one of my absolute favorites!

Sarah said...

I LOVE this movie. Definitely one of my favorites. It was amazing that they were able to keep this movie so pure, childlike, kid-friendly, etc. in this day and age!

Amelia said...

I just love every little bit of this movie!

Teea Lamb said...

"Watch out for the yellow ones, they don't stop!"

Howard said...

Before I got around to seeing this one, I vowed that I would NEVER watch another Will Ferrell movie. I do not find his humor funny.

However, your portrait of him here, makes me wonder if I should consider watching this. Nah!

seanmackay.net said...

I enjoy this film.

Johanna said...

Howard, seriously this is not your normal Will Ferrell movie. There were parts where I thought, "Here it comes...he's gonna cross the line." But he never did. He remained childlike throughout the entire movie. The director must have kept a really tight rein on him, but it's one of the few Christmas movies in the last few years that deserves to fall in the classic arena. I think it will be around for a long, long time.