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 sixth piece this month comes from Nominee, who just recently signed with Smartpunk Records and dropped a new song, “Hypertension.” Head below to see what their favorite holiday films are!
Steve – A Muppet Christmas Carol – I chose A Muppet Christmas Carol because my parents raised my sister on the muppets. I loved the characters in my childhood and really enjoyed how they retold classic stories I a new way that felt so familiar to me. Long live Muppets.
Chris – Christmas Vacation – My favorite holiday film is definitely Christmas Vacation. When I was a kid, we would meet at my uncles house every Christmas. One year, Christmas Vacation came on and my dad recorded it to a VHS tape but he ended up missing the first 5 minutes or so. Every year following we would gather as a family and always put on that VHS. To this day, I still watch the movie, skipping through the first five minutes.
Andy – How The Grinch Stole Christmas – How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey. It’s as much a holiday tradition to watch this as it is opening presents Christmas morning. If you so much as utter one syllable against this movie I’LL HUNT YOU DOWN AND GUT YOU LIKE A FISH. If you’d like to fax me press the star key.
Cameron – Nightmare Before Christmas – I know it may be a little cliche or predictable, but my favorite holiday movie would have to be The Nightmare Before Christmas. As a kid, I would fall asleep to it every night from Halloween to Xmas. It was the first Tim Burton movie I fell in love with and my first time experiencing the whimsical sounds of composer Danny Elfman.
Dean – Jingle All The Way – Jingle All the Way is Schwarzenegger and Sinbad at their finest. A classic 90s “it’s so bad it’s good” Christmas Action Comedy. I mean, who doesn’t want to see Arnold fight a bunch of Santas. IT’S TURBO TIME!!