Tuesday, December 7, 2010

FMN - Jack Frost

We were again too busy this weekend to do a real Family Movie Night, but Adam came home a bit early last night and we caught the 1979 claymation special Jack Frost.  As Adam said, it sucked.  Or, as I said, it blew.  Sam was mildly entertained and the popcorn was good, though.

We've been recording airings of all of those old Christmas specials from our childhoods off the TV for the past couple of years - Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch, etc.  But they don't seem to be airing the claymation Rudolph anymore, so I'm going to have to get it on Netflix.  I wonder what's up with that.

What's your favorite Christmas movie or TV show?


  1. "A Christmas Story." Perhaps a regional bias -- I'm from Indiana. Another very amusing special is "Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas" -- hasn't been aired in years but is available on DVD.

    CBS has had the broadcast rights to Rudolph for some years, and it was on last week.

  2. I sort of remember those claymation movies as a child, but I used to watch the Nutcracker on PBS every year. I was especially fond of the version starring Macaulay Culkin. :)

  3. My favorite? The original Grinch, bar none. Still is. Every time the sleigh slips a little farther, I hold my breath, terrified that Max will be pulled to his death. Hurry, hurry, hurry--I tell that little, shriveled heart inside the nifty x-ray box--hurry up and grow! What a relief when it does. And the song is hummable all Christmas long.

  4. Love Actually or A Christmas Story for grown-up movies, and I agree with Annette about the original Grinch. I simply cannot get enough of that weird Who Christmas song. And that movie has permanently etched the term "roast beast" into my family's vocabulary. Yay Christmas!
    Oh, I almost forgot A Charlie Brown Christmas. I do love me some Peanuts.

  5. I think I like the claymation rudolph the best. I love how Herbie stands up to those other elves to become a dentist.

    Also *I* would play with a Charlie-in-the-box!