Hello Silverline Best Friends,
It’s the Holidays once more, but this time it’s a little more special. This year you get to spend the season with us! Seriously, you’re trapped in here with us. Don’t bother looking for the door, we already tried.
We figured that while Silverline comics are must-read material all year round, there are some pieces of media that are unique to the Holidays.
Every family and truly every person has their own unique traditions when it comes to celebrating. But here, we are all nerds and that means we watch a lot of movies and read a lot of books. So, I asked the team to share some of their favorite Christmas content and what we will be watching/reading/listening to this month, and what we recommend!
I’ll list everyone’s answer and what medium in case there is anything you need to add to your list, dear reader.
Since I am very much not neurotic, I’ll go first.
Tim T.K. – Nightmare Before Christmas (Movie), August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin Hill (Album)
I was pleased I wasn’t the only one to say Nightmare. In my mind, it is the perfect movie for the last quarter of the year, and watch it at least once at Halloween and again at Christmas. I am also a headbanger with an undying love for metalcore. Traditional Christmas music usually puts me in tears, but ABR did a killer album that shreds.
Now, simply in order of who got back to me first. The Holiday Picks of Silverline Comics.
Mickey Clausen – Die Hard (Movie)
Mickey is a self-proclaimed Scrooge and didn’t celebrate too much growing up or now. While I’m not one to judge how people choose to celebrate the holidays, I will say that if you’re watching Die Hard, you’re doing it right.
Aaron Humphres – Charlie Brown Christmas (Movie)
Aaron gave us a classic that is shared by many others on the list. I haven’t seen it in years, but it might be worth a rewatch.
Haley Martin – Charlie Brown Christmas (Movie), Elf (Movie)
Haley provided us a picture of her OG Charlie Brown VHS which is wicked rad. She included a photo so we can admire the nostalgia factor! Elf is also hysterical and definitely something everyone needs to see at least once.
Mike W Belcher – Miracle of 34th Street (Movie), Trouble in Paradise (Movie)
Mike came in with some classics, and also some strong feelings. When it comes to Miracle, Mike says it’s the OG Bb lack and white or it doesn’t count.
Kurtis Fujita – A Christmas Story (Movie)
Kurtis gave us another classic which reminds me to warn all of you to not shoot your eye out this Holiday Season.
Roland Mann – Twas the Night Before Christmas (Book), The Santa Claus, It’s a Wonderful Life (Movie), and Miracle on 34th Street (Movie)
Roland has quite a few traditions. His family reads Twas the Night Before Christmas and watches a couple of movies. His Immediate family watches the Santa Clause and his extended family watches It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th but the colored version due to complaints from the kids. I assume the kids aren’t welcome at Mike’s.
Roberta Conroy – Nightmare Before Christmas (Movie), The Year Without Santa Clause (Movie), and Charlie Brown Christmas (Movie)
Roberta gave us three different movies. Nightmare made me happy, of course, but you can’t go wrong with The Year Without Santa Clause, and another vote for Charlie Brown.
A.J. Cassetta – Christmas Vacation (Movie)
A.J. watches Christmas Vacation which for a lot of us is the movie that made us fall in love with Chevy Chase. A must watch to be sure.
Wubba Fett – Nightmare Before Christmas(Movie)
Wubba is a man after my own heart and says that Nightmare is a must in his house.
Adelia Gunderson – The Santa Clause 1,2,3(Movie)
Adelia likes to keep her house on brand during the Holidays. As she was growing up her family watched The Santa Clause every year and added on the sequels as they came out.
Well, that’s all from us! Tell us in the comments what you like to watch, read, or listen to during the Holiday Season?