If you’ve been reading Substream for a while, you may have seen our weekly Take Five column, where we highlight our five favorite songs from the previous week. For the month of December, we wanted to highlight of our love and appreciation of the holidays by doing something special for our readers. So for this month, we present you with a special variation of Take Five with the Holiday Five.
We’ve gotten together with some amazing artists and music industry people to chat about their five favorite holiday movies. This will be more than a weekly column, so be sure to check in every day to see who joined us to talk about their favorite holiday movies.
Our second pieces comes from another one of our favorites, gritty rock and roll band Flight Club! We’ve been non-stop listening to them since we premiered one of their singles a few months back, and we were excited to catch up with them again. Check out their favorite holiday films below!
1) Santa Clause 2
Tim Allen returns as Santa in the sequel to the hit movie, Santa Clause 1. This movie rocks because Tim Allen overcomes a cocoa addicted Santa to regain his position as THE Santa Claus. Charlie saw this movie with his mom after watching 8 Mile at the age of 8 and then sneaking into the theater to get a second film in. We have cool parents.
2) Home Alone 3
Harry feels like Macauly Culkin gets too much credit for the Home Alone series. Alex Linz had to up against FOUR intruders and barely got any praise for it. He even used more clever booby traps. That kid was smarter then than we are now.
3) Polar Express
Who doesn’t like trains? Alex has been trying to learn how to punch train tickets like that guy since the movie hit theaters. The only downside to the movie is now we nervously shake Christmas bells worrying we won’t hear them one day. So far, so good
4) It’s A Wonderful Life
An all-time classic Christmas film. Sam grew up watching this every year with his parents every year on Christmas eve. It’s a quirky old-time film with a good message of the value of your own life even when you don’t see it
5) The Office – “A Benihana Christmas”
Ok so this one isn’t really a movie but who could deny The Office? A great story of overcoming selfish ways and coming together to get drunk with your coworkers. Watching Michael rebound from his breakup and drunkenly mixes up his date(s), the divided party planning party committee puts their differences aside and throw a rager, and Dwight ends up on the roof waiting for a helicopter that isn’t coming and is instructed to destroy his phone. Classic.