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Top Ten Not-Christmas, Well Sorta Movies #1 Gremlins


Top 10 Not – Christmas well sorta movies Number 1

Christmas in July, already.  It’s hard to believe that we’re over halfway to the big day.  Time flies when you’re having fun.

Thinking about Christmas in July, it’s fun and it’s practice for some.  The staging point, a milestone and a little innocent fun to be had, but it’s not really Christmas.

That’s what got me thinking about movies set during Christmas, but not really about Christmas.  You know those movies that make a passing mention of the holiday or it’s outdoor scenes that are snow covered or you see the decorations, but it’s not integral to the plot.

So in honor of Christmas in July, I present the Top Ten Not-Christmas but Kinda Christmas Movies……

A recap before we get to #1!

10.) Funny Farm

9.)  Die Hard 2

8.) While You Were Sleeping

7.) The Ref

6.) Trading Places

5.) Serendipity

4.) Batman Returns

3.) Lethal Weapon

2.) Die Hard

and #1……..

Gremlins

What’s it about:

Miniature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. ‘Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house. (IMDB)

So what’s not love about furry and fuzzy Gizmo, the ultimate Christmas gift that doesn’t come with all too clear instructions.

Christmas abounds in this classic.  As Shatner would say, “there’s something out there on the wing!” or rather the sleigh.

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