Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Must-See Christmas Movie List

The best BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will be closed on Christmas Day so that we can spend it with our loved ones.  Wobbly Boots Roadhouse will be open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day, then back open for the weekend. Since we won't be there (for one day only) to entertain you, we decided to list a few of our favorite holiday movies to keep you busy.  If there are any on this list that you haven't seen yet, we highly recommend that you check them out.  

Rudolph & Hermey the Elf (photo from Wikipedia)


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, The Year Without a Santa Clause... or any other of these stop-action and animated Christmas classics.  You seriously never get too old to enjoy watching one of these old favorites again. 

A Christmas Carol
There have been many versions of the Charles Dickens classic novel brought to the big screen.  While the story itself is a classic, you should be able to find a perfect version of this one for any age and everyone's taste in movies  

Miracle on 34th Street
A very nice old gentleman claiming to be Santa Claus is institutionalized.  A litle girl convinces a young lawyer to prove to the court that this is actually the real Santa.  

It's a Wonderful Life
A frustrated businessman is convinced that the world would be a better place without him in it, and an angel shows him how very wrong he is.  

A Christmas Story
A 1940's family goes about a regular Christmas holiday for most people of the time while young Ralphie comes up with ways to talk his parents, his teacher, and Santa himself into believing that he is old enough for a Red Ryder BB gun.  You'll probably see your own family members in these characters, and you'll definitely have a good laugh.    


An adopted elf, who turns out to be much larger than all of the other elves at the North Pole, is sent to the U.S to find his real father and his own true identity.  The best way to describe how silly this adventure gets is to mention the star, Will Ferrell.  Now you have some idea of how much you will be rolling on the floor laughing!

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
This time around the Griswold family tries to have a happy holiday vacation at home, but their odd relatives plus their own crazy antics turn everything into a big, hilarious disaster.  Chevy Chase once again leads this family through a funny and thoroughly entertaining movie.    

Yet another twist on Dicken's "A Christmas Carol," this time around a selfish t.v. executive played by Bill Murray learns some valuable lessons on Christmas Eve from the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.  

Just Friends
You can't go home for Christmas as an adult without feeling like a kid again. When Ryan Reynolds' character comes face-to-face with his childhood crush, he really resorts back into his old high school self and straight back into the "friend zone."  


Home Alone
Kids never seem to get tired of watching 8-year-old Kevin defend his home against sneaky burglars when his family accidentally leaves him home alone while they go on vacation.  

The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppets put their famous, entertaining spin on a holiday classic tale.  It's a fun way to introduce children to the story of Ebenezer Scrooge.   

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
It doesn't matter if it's the classic cartoon or the live-action version, Dr. Seuss's Christmas story about how a cranky Grinch learns the meaning of holiday is always a favorite.  

The Polar Express
Beautifully animated and masterfully told, this children's book turned movie tells the tale of a young boy's magical adventure by train to the North Pole.  

Jingle All the Way
Parents will empathize with the familiar gift-buying panic while kids will get a good laugh.  Two dads race across town to find the hottest toy of the season for their sons after finding out they are sold out everywhere.  


These are now Christmas classics in their own way, but make sure any kids around are sound asleep in another room before pushing play.  These are geared toward a much more (im)mature audience.  

Bad Santa
A conman and his partner decide to pose as Santa and his little helper so that they have access to stores to rob on Christmas Eve.  After accidentally befriending a young troubled boy, attitudes begin to change.  

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas
These two buddies with perpetual "munchies" accidentally burn down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree, and it seems to keep getting worse for them after that.  

Die Hard
You might think of this as more of an action movie than a Chrismtas one, but it was on every single top Christmas movie list we looked at, plus it's simply awesome!  John McClane saves several hostages during a Christmas party in a skyscraper.  Yippee-Ki-Yay...

We bet even the big man himself sits down to enjoy a few of these holiday favorites after a long night of delivering gifts.  Sit back, rest up on Christmas Day, and enjoy a movie marathon of some of the movies listed above.  You'll be refreshed and ready to get out and visit the best BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday.  Then you can have a seat and relax for a bit with us right here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse.  It will be the weekend, after all.  Have a very merry Christmas, and we'll be seeing you real soon.  

by Lake Lifestyles Readers' Poll!!

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