Brackets...

I found this Christmas movie bracket on Instagram. It was a sponsored post instead of an account I follow so, no, I’m not going to give them free love here. 

But I will steal their bracket.

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Check it out! There are some really hard choices right in the first round!

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But, here are my choices. Sorry, hon, I went with Love, Actually over her favorite The Holiday. But it was close. Very close. And if I was 10, it would’ve been Story over Vacation, no question. But I’m not.

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Home Alone over Die Hard? Yup. That film has become a go-to in our family. Nathan worships it and I find myself enjoying it so much more now than when I was young. Oh and I couldn’t possibly care less about the lower right bracket. Meh.

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Home Alone versus Love, Actually? And, yes, that very easily could’ve been The Holiday and it still would’ve made it as far.

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Kevin McAllister FTMFW! I feel good about that. I really do. 

How would this play out for you?

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Nicole

I haven’t watched Home Alone from beginning to end in so long I feel like I was watching it for the first time last night. It is a really good movie, although I still personally like Elf the best. I’ve always loved Scrooged a lot too. I saw it in the theater when I was a teenager and had a huge crush on Bill Murray.

kapgar

That’s the thing about Home Alone for me, it is such a great all-ages film. Nathan has been able to watch it for a couple years now. We started him on Elf this year and, while he liked it, it doesn’t hold the appeal of HA. Scrooged, he’s too young for. And I haven’t watched it in probably a decade. Still not sure which Grinch they’re referring to.

Suzanne Apgar

I think The Christmas Chronicles should be included in this list!

kapgar

We just watched that tonight for the first time. Loved it. --

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kapgar


Glad you liked it! We've also watched the second installment and were a little disappointed. Goldie had a larger part in this new one.

On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 8:24 PM Kevin Apgar <kevinwapgar@gmail.com> wrote:

We just watched that tonight for the first time. Loved it. --

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Kevin Spencer

Fun! And some of these were tough. Because Christmas Vacation is one of my favorite Christmas movies. But Love Actually is _really_ good.

This is also the time of the year at work where my team has the "is Die Hard really a Christmas movie though?" debate. Celebrating its fifth debate anniversary :-)

kapgar

A local radio station held that debate the other day and someone chimed in saying something akin to “some random guy is wandering the halls of a building when he’s not supposed to and causing damage and generally making life hell for Alan Rickman. So Die Hard is actually a Harry Potter film.” I laughed hard. --

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Marty Mankins

What?? no Bad Santa on that bracket? he he... I kid... but only a little (I admit to liking Bad Santa a lot, which is obviously a Christmas movie).

From the list on the bracket, mine would have been Elf vs Die Hard on the left and Christmas Vacation and It's A Wonderful Life on the right. With Die Hard going against Christmas Vacation and Christmas Vacation squeaking out a very slim win.

kapgar

A solid Final Four face-off, indeed!--

Kevin Apgar | @kapgar | kapgar.com

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