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There are so many wonderful things about the holiday season, and at Sain Associates, we really love Christmas movies. So much so that in years past we’ve held our holiday party at the Alabama Theater to watch movies. Those parties have always been big hits, but every year around this time you’ll hear us quoting our favorites around the office.
And we have some strong opinions about what the best ever Christmas movie is. This year, we asked everyone to share their personal favorite, and the results are pretty interesting. We couldn’t choose just one!
The winners are…………National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Elf! Enjoy these two fun clips from each:
Here are many of the responses from our employees, including their favorite quote from the movie.
Laura Beth Yates – It’s a Wonderful Life: “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”
Lauren Nickles – Christmas Vacation: “…he’s been holding out for a management position.”
Matt Hogan – Christmas Vacation: “This year Clark, I’d like to get you something real nice.”
Steven R. Hall & Tony Montanaro – Christmas Vacation: “Can I refill your eggnog? Get you something to eat, drive you into the middle of nowhere, and leave you for dead?”
Becky White – Christmas Vacation: “Oh, Eddie… If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.”
Jenny McClellen – Elf: “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
Dan Mellott – It’s a Wonderful Life: “I wish for a million bucks …. Hot dog!!!” and “You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll put a lasso around it a pull it down.”
Jennifer Brown – Elf: “Smiling’s my favorite!”
Julie Conn – Elf: “Francisco…..fran…ciiiiisss….cooooo. That’s fun to say!”
Richard Holt & Diane Hammonds – A Christmas Story: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
Alicia Bailey – It’s a Wonderful Life: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings”
Mark Randall – It’s A Wonderful Life: “Remember, George. No man is a failure who has friends.”
Jeff Stephenson & Lance Lenoir – Elf: “You smell like beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa.”
Erin Curry – Home Alone: “Keep the change, ya filthy animal!”
David Russell – White Christmas: “This is nice. Boy, girl, girl, boy”
Jim Meads – Home Alone 1 and 2: “You can mess with a lot of things, but you can’t mess with kids on Christmas”
Joe Moon – How the Grinch Stole Christmas: “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
Jake Ballentine – Meet John Doe: “You’re walking along, not a nickel in your jeans, your free as the wind, nobody bothers ya. Hundreds of people pass you by in every line of business: shoes, hats, automobiles, radios, everything, and there all nice lovable people and they lets you alone, is that right? Then you get a hold of some dough and what happens, all those nice sweet lovable people become helots, a lotta heels. They begin to creep up on ya, trying to sell ya something: they get long claws and they get a stranglehold on ya, and you squirm and you duck and you holler and you try to push them away but you haven’t got the chance. They gots ya. First thing ya know you own things, a car for instance, now your whole life is messed up with a lot more stuff: you get license fees and number plates and gas and oil and taxes and insurance and identification cards and letters and bills and flat tires and dents and traffic tickets and motorcycle cops and tickets and courtrooms and lawyers and fines and… a million and one other things. What happens? You’re not the free and happy guy you used to be. You need to have money to pay for all those things, so you go after what the other fella’s got. There you are, you’re a helot yourself.”