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 Patrick Morris (operating under the moniker of Class Photo), who released his debut solo album under the moniker back in November of this year. Head below to see what Morris’ favorite holiday films are!
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – This movie is the clearest choice for me. It belongs on my list for two reasons: first of all, I’ll never get tired of the Christmas lights, and second, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine from Seinfeld) plays one of Clark Griswold’s yuppy neighbors. My favorite scene is after Clark Griswold sends an icicle crashing through the yuppies’ window. They come home to find their stereo has been destroyed and bicker about what might have caused it. “Why is the carpet all wet, Todd?”
Home Alone – As cheesy as this movie is, I gotta admit I’m a sucker for this Hollywood classic.
Planes Trains and Automobiles – I’m puttin’ a Thanksgiving movie on my list. It still qualifies as holiday movie to me! John Candy and Steve Martin. That’s all you need to know.
Edward Scissorhands – I’m being a little lenient calling this a holiday movie. But it is Christmas-ish, and in addition to being set in a wintry wonderland, this fairy-tale pulls at the heart strings.
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (1964) – A made-for-TV movie I grew up with. The movie’s impressive stop motion animation gives it character that you don’t get from the new children’s movies.