Gremlins 1984 10 out of 10
Gremlins is a classic movie which I didn’t include in my greatest Christmas movie post since I felt it needed its own category and I wanted the best Christmas movie to be about Christmas. In Gremlins a small town at Christmas gets turned into rubble because Billy can’t follow a few simple rules about his cute little new pet. (I still think the Don’t feed them after midnight rule needs to be explained better). Gremlins terrorize the town in this classic 80′s movie–making for one of the worst Christmas’s that anyone can remember (With the exception of Billy’s love interest Kate–she had a worse one)
“Kate: Now I have another reason to hate Christmas.
Billy Peltzer: What are you talking about?
Kate: The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas. Oh, God. It was so horrible. It was Christmas Eve. I was 9 years old. Me and Mom were decorating the tree, waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by. Dad wasn’t home. So Mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. That’s when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He’d been climbing down the chimney… his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that’s how I found out there was no Santa Claus. ”
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