now for a challenge. As you guys know, I kike to take a bad movie and
find good things about it. Since it’s Christmas, I knew the perfect
choice for this. The problem? I really hate this one. But can I find
five positives anyway? Let’s discuss:
I heard Tim Allen say that he was going to make this on The Tonight
Show and my reaction was, what the heck is the plot going to be? Twelve
years after the first movie, we got this unnecessary sequel, The second
movie managed a premise that made sense. Enough sense anyway. This one
was pushing things but to be honest, I was in on the premise. It sounded
like a neat idea. Santa gets disgruntled and wonders if he should have
ever become Santa at all. Ok, not original but it had promise. It
didn’t work out quite that way,
With the stupid Canada joke we get a good look at the sets for the
north pole here,and they are very well done. Of course the Hall of Snow
Globes is amazing, and they did a real good job changing the set in the
alternate tine lime so that it almost doesn’t even look like the same
I love Christmas episodes and some series really go above and beyond, like this one…
The reason I am focusing on this show is that it did something which
was kind of unqiue. It managed a Christmas episode every single year. I
was going to say this was the only show that did that, but there are a
few others that did especially “The Middle” which I never watched. I
thought it would be fun to go over these episodes and see which was
better. Oh you may be wondering, if Home Improvement had 8 seasons how
can this be a top 10? I’ll explain the two honorary episodes as we go.
#10.”No Place Like Home” (Season 6)
Ok ok, I have talked about this episode before and how awful it is.
And not just as a Christmas episode either, it’s one of the worst
episodes of the series. I honestly think they threw the Christmas
elements in there because felt they needed a Christmas episode again.
Even though Christmas is barely in it and it has none of the elements
that make the other Christmas episodes so memorable. I think they meant
the Thanksgiving episode that year to be the official Christmas episode
in heart, since that episode mentioned the lighting contest and had a
tribute to the old Rankin/Bass stop motion shows.
spent a lot of time this year discussing some big anniversaries that
happened to be this year. One area I missed was Christmas movies. And
believe it or not, a few have notable anniversaries in 2019.
Christmas with the Kranks-15th
Ok this isn’t the best Christmas movie ever made, by far!, but it’s
still worth a mention. Where many films fade away (anyone remember Deck
the Halls?) this one has managed to stay alive in people’s thoughts.
Maybe because it starts Tim Allen? Flawed, but not as jaded as some
other movies that have come out in the last 15 years that were really