‘Tis the season for holiday movie-watching. We asked our Herald & Review staff their favorite flick picks. Share yours at facebook.com/heraldandreview.
"Buddy the elf. What's your favorite color?"
— Donnette Beckett, reporter
“National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
“Dad, this tree won't fit in our back yard.”
“It's not going in the yard, Russ. It's going in the living room.”
— Chris Coates, executive editor
“Without a doubt, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’”
“Remember George, no man is a failure who has friends.”
— Joel Fletcher, general manager
“It's a Wonderful Life”
"No man is a failure who has friends."
— Claire Hettinger, reporter
“It’s a Wonderful Life”
— Debbi Hicks, multi-media sales executive
“‘Groundhog Day,’ if that's not the right holiday then ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles.’”
“Do you have any idea how fast you were going?”
“Funny enough, I was just talking to my friend about that. Our speedometer has melted and as a result it's very hard to see with any degree of accuracy exactly how fast we were going.”
— Tom Lisi, reporter
“A Christmas Story”
“Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?”
— John Reidy, deputy managing editor of digital
It’s got a great cast (Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel McAdams, Luke Wilson, Craig T. Nelson, Dermot Mulroney, Claire Danes) and it’s a story that reminds me of some of the hectic family Christmases when I was growing up. Check it out if you haven’t seen it.
“I like it when Sybii Stone (Diane Keaton) reminds her son (Luke Wilson), ‘Christmas is not clothing-optional this year. We have a guest.’”
Mark Tupper, executive sports editor
— Ryan Voyles, reporter
“‘Scrooge,’ with Alastair Sim. It has to be THAT version.”
“When Scrooge gives Mrs. Dilber a guinea on Christmas morning for a present, she stares at it, and he asks her if she knows what it's for, and she says, ‘For keepin' me mouth shut?’”
— Valerie Wells, reporter