Let's talk Christmas movies, shall we…
These aren't the typical, sappy, warm-fuzzy Christmas films. I get as misty as everyone else watching "Miracle on
34th Street" and "It's a Wonderful Life," but these aren't my favorite holiday movies.
Lethal Weapon -- If you recall, we first get to see Mel Gibson's character in action in a Christmas tree lot where he does his Curly impression. It doesn't get any better than that.
Die Hard and Die Hard 2 -- The quintessential fish-out-of-water plot, Bruce Willis' character finds himself all that stands between a group of terrorist thieves in
, and his wife and her coworkers. Yippee ki yay mother…, well, you get it. Nakatomi Plaza
Trading Places -- Great comedy by Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, not to mention Jamie Lee Curtis topless. It may well be my favorite holiday comedy ever.
Enemy of the State -- Will Smith is out Christmas shopping when he runs into an old friend who is killed in front of him. Gene Hackman plays the cynical, off-the-grid ex-NSA agent who grudgingly winds up helping him against rogue
intelligence agents. U.S.
And finally, for my gal pals, here's a chick flick that I also happen to like -- mostly because it co-stars Kate Beckinsale -- Serendipity. It's a love found, love lost, love found movie that also stars wing-nut liberal John Cusak. I recommend it anyway.
There you have it: Christmas movies you can watch any time of year.