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The 30 Best Christmas Movies Ever
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The 30 Best Christmas Movies Ever | 24. Lethal Weapon
24. Lethal Weapon

Year: 1987

Director: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitch Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love

Of course it’s a Christmas movie: it opens with Jingle Bell rock, includes a scene in a Christmas tree lot and finishes with the family around a tree on Christmas day. And like all good Christmas movies it’s a morality play, with Riggs learning the value of continued existence over suicide and Murtaugh learning not to judge crazy cops by appearances, or to unquestioningly trust old friends. It also has one of the most moving Christmas present selections ever: Riggs gives Murtaugh the bullet he had intended to use to commit suicide. Admittedly, we’re not sure where he’s going to put that or whether he wouldn’t have preferred a nice new pair of socks, but it’s the thought that counts.
 

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1 A Christmas Story
This list is all wrong, A Christmas Story is obviously the best Christmas movie ever made. More

Posted by marinehokie on Tuesday December 9, 2014, 02:22

2 I have two Christmas films and neither are here.
What about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) or In Bruges? More

Posted by Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D on Thursday December 4, 2014, 13:03

3 Star Trek Generations?
Picards nexus... More

Posted by jackcarter on Thursday December 4, 2014, 10:56

4 Right Now, Denis Leary is Crying
Where's The Ref??? More

Posted by CaptainAverage on Tuesday December 10, 2013, 06:40

5 Erm...
Where's Titanic? Nothing should be watched more than Titanic on Boxing Day! More

Posted by pablo94 on Tuesday December 25, 2012, 12:46

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brilliant shout with mickey's christmas carol was devastated to find out my video copy of it last year was broke, damn nearly ruined my christmas found it online, and brought back the great memories of my childhood christmases More

Posted by jordieb on Thursday December 22, 2011, 23:20

7 Christmas
What kind of list is this? I do not know how you created ths list. Christmas in Connecticut is not even on the list. I think you need to rethink what Christmas is all about. More

Posted by bugsyb62 on Friday November 11, 2011, 16:18

8 RE: Bah Humbuggery
you evil!! :)) More

Posted by doncorti on Sunday December 26, 2010, 12:53

9 RE: Bah Humbuggery
Thanks for the kitten abuse! I'm off to spend Christmas kicking some cats into snow. More

Posted by Arfpint on Wednesday December 22, 2010, 18:03


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