Rusty P. Hayes: Sweet Jesus! We kidnapped a turd!
Screwed is not going to win any awards for screenwriting or acting, but it has its own charm. This dark comedy starring Norm McDonald, Dave Chappelle, and Sarah Silverman that most people probably skipped back in 2000 is about a chauffeur who attempts to kidnap his boss's dog for ransom, but instead ends up kidnapping himself. The Christmas elements are barely there, but those with a sick sense of humor will love Danny Devito as the undertaker accomplice.
Norman Bates: Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies.
Unobservant viewers may miss the subtitle at the beginning of the film that states that the murderous events that are about to unfold happen in mid December. Apparently the city in which Alfred Hitchcock was filming would not take down the christmas decorations, so he shifted the story's time of year to accommodate.
8.) Lethal Weapon
Roger Murtaugh: Remarks like that will not get you invited to Christmas dinner. Martin Riggs: My luck's changing for the better every day
7.) The Shining
Stuart Ullman: Physically, it's not a very demanding job. The only thing that can get a bit trying up here during the winter is, uh, a tremendous sense of isolation. Jack Torrance: Well, that just happens to be exactly what I'm looking for. I'm outlining a new writing project and, uh, five months of peace is just what I want.
6.) Trading Places
Billy Ray: When I was growing up, if we wanted a Jacuzzi, we had to fart in the tub.
Santa Claus: What would you like for Christmas? Little girl on his lap: My own credit card.
A family is sitting down to enjoy a silent night around the Christmas tree when their apartment is raided by police who drag the father off in a body bag for questioning. That is one of the opening sequences of Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam's science fiction opus Brazil. It is pretty obvious while watching the movie that Gilliam could not make a movie version of 1984 so created his own story, which i ultimately prefer. It is a nice touch to set a spend- crazy capitalist future gone wrong during the Christmas holiday. If you haven't seen this movie yet, do yourself the favor and watch it, it still holds up.
4.) Ghostbusters II
Janine Melnitz: So, do you live alone? Louis Tully: I used to have a roommate, but my mom moved to Florida.
Alright, I'll admit that the plot of Ghostbusters II deals more with New Years Eve, but it still takes place in my favorite place/time, New York City during Christmas time. Plus, nothing says holiday fun like ghosts kidnapping children to steal their bodies to take over the world.
3.) Batman Returns
The Penguin: I could really get into this mayor stuff. It's not about power, it's about reaching out to people - touching people - groping people!
2.) Die Hard
John McClane: Got invited to the Christmas party by mistake. Who knew?
Billy Peltzer: It's the creatures! Sheriff Frank: [angered] Ah, the creatures. Billy Peltzer: The creatures are making it look like an accident!
Oh and one last thing about Gremlins, Howie Mandel did the voice of Gizmo. That is right, the bald host of Deal or No Deal did the voice of one of the cutest things ever.