Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find why you should watch A Christmas Story before you die; see what superheroes text each other on Christmas; the top 10 movie Santas; and A Charlie Brown Christmas: 50 years later. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
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A Christmas Story – What to Watch Before You Die
A Christmas Story combines all the elements of a great Christmas movie. You’ve got mid-century nostalgia. A kid’s-eye view of the world. There’s hope, and imagination, and just a hint of magic. And if all that sounds maudlin and gag-worthy, don’t worry. A Christmas Story is also, smart, self aware, and just cynical and sarcastic enough that even Scrooge-y grown-ups will get a kick out of it.
The ThinkGeek Star Wars Holiday Special: Episode IX
Part 9 of 9 in our epic battle to make sense of the travesty of the 1978 disaster.
Top 10 Movie Santas
Santa Claus is coming to town, and these are the actors that play the big guy on the big screen best! Join WatchMojo.com as they count down their picks for the top 10 movie Santas!
Top 10 Animated Christmas Villains and Doubters
Ho, ho…ah, bah-humbug! Join WatchMojo.com as they count down their picks for the top 10 animated Christmas villains and doubters.
Top 10 Christmas Themed Episodes
Get your Santa hat on and prepare for some good old-fashioned holiday hijinks. Join WatchMojo.com as they count down their picks for the top 10 Christmas-themed TV episodes.
Top 10 Alternative Christmas Movies
‘Tis the season for a different kind of holiday film. Join WatchMojo.com as they count down their picks for the top 10 alternative Christmas movies.
Source: Texts from Superheroes
“I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. I just don’t understand Christmas, I guess. Maybe it’s because I’m Jewish.”
Lionel Richie Calls The Wrong Number
An unexpected person answers Lionel Richie’s call.
Stephen Colbert goes all Hobbit on EW
Check out Stephen Colbert behind the scenes at his Hobbit-themed cover shoot. Watch as he transforms into Bilbo Baggins, Legolas, and Gandalf.
Artist: Billy Butcher
That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.